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Quote administrator Replybullet Topic: CHALLENGE 5/21/2012: Steamy Icons
    Posted: 21 May 2012 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Steamy Icons

Make an icon for a new and original game - à la the ones found on Steam (examples below).

Pick from one of these two sizes:

184 x 69; example:


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120 x 45; example:


Canvas size
- Exactly 184 x 69 or Exactly 120 x 45.
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.


CHALLENGE RULES

  • Participants have until this upcoming Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) to submit their entry (strict). Don't forget to check the 'Submit to weekly challenge' checkbox.
  • Only new pixels allowed.
  • Open to all members.
  • Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART.

CHALLENGE JUDGING

  • Every Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific) the previous week's entries are judged.
  • Every week a new voting poll will be posted for previous week's entries.
  • Winner announced the following week.

CHALLENGE PRIZES/GOODIES

  • Top three finishers will receive an award displayed in your PJ gallery profile for all to see and envy.
  • Top finisher gets to call the following week's challenge...sweet.
  • 'Participation' ribbons will be given for all who enter.
  • No matter what happens you get challenged :)

CHALLENGE VOTING

Vote now for your favorite pixelart in this week's challenge!

CHALLENGE AWARDS

The Steamy Icons pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge!

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Quote SturmgewehrKreuz Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 12:08am
does that mean you'll have to come up with a genuine game title? looks fun, gotta try it.:)
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 12:13am
Originally posted by SturmgewehrKreuz

does that mean you'll have to come up with a genuine game title? looks fun, gotta try it.:)


You definitely should come up with a name for the game (I have yet to come across a icon on Steam that doesn't show the game's name...)
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 2:21am
Digging this challenge. I love small canvases. We can enter multiple times, right?
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 2:22am
Originally posted by AngelOTG

Digging this challenge. I love small canvases. We can enter multiple times, right?


As many times as you like.
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Quote Bam112 Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 2:50am
Something I started. Feedback?
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 2:54am
It would be better if the slimes had rounded bottoms, and maybe a little slime trail behind them.
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Quote Bam112 Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 2:56am
Originally posted by AngelOTG

It would be better if the slimes had rounded bottoms, and maybe a little slime trail behind them.


I wanted them to be sort of squished into the ground.I'll play around with adding a slime trail. Thanks!
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 3:58am
A couple of ideas I'm batting around. I still haven't decided if I want to do a landscape or something more like a portrait/sprite with an abstract background. My mind is wandering towards a landscape...



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Quote moondrome Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 8:18am
I started a black and white sketch today and I feel the pixel force is strong in this one :) the problem will be adding colors :(
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 8:48am
I don't like how the birds came out, and I'm not sure if I should texture the rocks normally or just add more elements like the vines to give it depth.

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Quote Christoballs Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 9:51am
The red AA is bleeding, I suggest you use a more desaturated colour to AA so that there's less noise. Looking good otherwise!
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Quote SturmgewehrKreuz Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 11:52am
uh, this may sound dumb, but how can I post WIP pics? :-(
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Quote PixelIvan Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 12:26pm
can i make a diablo 3 title in pixel ?
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 12:59pm
Originally posted by PixelIvan

can i make a diablo 3 title in pixel ?

No, It must be a new and original title thought up by you.
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Quote orange08 Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 1:17pm


Here's hoping I can finish this.
Any advice appreciated.
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Quote Bam112 Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 2:58pm
Edited it some more:
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Quote coolsarahkry Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 5:15pm
Originally posted by SturmgewehrKreuz

uh, this may sound dumb, but how can I post WIP pics? :-(


You can upload it on imageshack or photoshop, then click the little 'insert image' icon while your posting and link to your art.
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 7:07pm
Update. Reduced the bleeding you pointed out Chris, but I still need to fix the orange color too.



Also need a name for this game, lol. Maybe I should have thought of that before doing the image... :P

Edit: Maybe "Genesis: World Builder"

Edited by AngelOTG - 21 May 2012 at 7:09pm
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Quote SturmgewehrKreuz Replybullet Posted: 21 May 2012 at 11:51pm
does my work look good?(translation:please comment.)
WIP


The title is Mekk Arms 1944( I know what you're thinking: it's lame..). The game is all about a spy sent to investigate (and fight) these fascists with metal arms.(DUH)
it's my first time to join a challenge. does the anatomy look good? is my font good?any comments, violent reactions, criticisms, and threats are welcomed. thank ya all.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2012 at 4:48am


Dunno if I'll manage to finish this. I'm kinda fond of the old guy for some reason.
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Quote oka Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2012 at 4:50am
Mrmo Tarius- awesome!!
such a cool challenge...
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Quote A2J2TIWARI Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2012 at 5:39am


This is a WIP. I dunno why but I find my own idea bit weird...

Anyways, I am going to name this Skate Trauma.

C and C welcome.
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Quote Bam112 Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2012 at 5:54am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius



Dunno if I'll manage to finish this. I'm kinda fond of the old guy for some reason.


Nice work.
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Quote moondrome Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2012 at 7:22am
here's my sketch. it's a post-nuclear war, apocalyptic game.



I don't have a title yet...

Edited by moondrome - 22 May 2012 at 7:23am
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Quote AirStyle Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2012 at 9:23am
Mrmo, have you ever considered working for Nitrome? You kind of have their style.
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Quote reis Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2012 at 11:56am
Starting work, all ideas are welcome!



Edited by lfspr - 22 May 2012 at 11:56am
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Quote SturmgewehrKreuz Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2012 at 1:03pm
Here's another of my creation.

WIP


this game is all about panzers!
need comments and suggestions please.thanks PJ community.
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2012 at 8:26pm
Since it's about Panzers, maybe add a panzer to the image somewhere?
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Quote SturmgewehrKreuz Replybullet Posted: 22 May 2012 at 8:34pm
Originally posted by AngelOTG

Since it's about Panzers, maybe add a panzer to the image somewhere?


all right. maybe some tank sillhouettes will do.:)
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Quote SturmgewehrKreuz Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2012 at 1:03am
Here's another version:
WIP (nearly done!)



I cant think of other things to put in this canxas.:(
any comments/suggestions?:)
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Quote shampoop Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2012 at 9:50am
Bullet hole in the metal or a small explosion in the background are two ideas. I realize there isn't a lot of real estate around the label but this is where you could improve your piece.
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Quote SturmgewehrKreuz Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2012 at 11:11am
Originally posted by shampoop

Bullet hole in the metal or a small explosion in the background are two ideas. I realize there isn't a lot of real estate around the label but this is where you could improve your piece.


i'll try... there's still little space, im afraid. still, thanks for the idea!
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Quote Blackparade Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2012 at 4:59pm
This is my first pixel art submission, first draft.
WIP

Comments or suggestions appreciated! Thanks!
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Quote reis Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2012 at 6:58pm

I tried another technique, which will blend more with the name, because soon I'll use this in my next mockup. Tomorrow I'll get the background, and some other details soon! Tips are welcome! :)
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Quote SturmgewehrKreuz Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2012 at 7:07pm
Originally posted by Blackparade

This is my first pixel art submission, first draft.
WIP

Comments or suggestions appreciated! Thanks!


Cool Gibson SG pixel!
I think that the title is somewhat too general, too vague..
but this is cool!
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Quote AngelOTG Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2012 at 9:35pm
I have no clue how to make the title not look like crap.

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Quote x-death Replybullet Posted: 23 May 2012 at 10:50pm
Originally posted by AngelOTG

I have no clue how to make the title not look like crap.


as the first letters of your title go over the lighter colors. it makes it harder to see. but if you notice the "NE" in your title are over the darkest area and they seem to look much better.

so this proves in-order to get a better result there needs to be more contrast between the title and the background. 


Edited by x-death - 23 May 2012 at 10:50pm
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Quote moondrome Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 10:17am


skull on the right wall and car on the front may need some work but what you can see right now is near to my final version... I feel I can't add much more to this one
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Quote moondrome Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 11:04am
Originally posted by x-death



Originally posted by AngelOTG

I have no clue how to make the title not look like crap.

as the first letters of your title go over the lighter colors. it makes it harder to see. but if you notice the "NE" in your title are over the darkest area and they seem to look much better. so this proves in-order to get a better result there needs to be more contrast between the title and the background.


looks really cool, but on my monitor is hard to see the figure standing on the rock. perhaps you could add some more light to him ( after all he is holding a torch)
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Quote Arkan85 Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 12:04pm
That's my entry... for a Cthulhu related game...

Comments are welcome...
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Quote Arkan85 Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 12:07pm
Originally posted by AngelOTG

I have no clue how to make the title not look like crap.



If you want to make the title more readable you can try to add a small black border around the letters...
Great work, however!
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Quote Skoby Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 12:42pm
I've still got to come up with a name but heres my entry so far


Going for a Reservoir Dogs/Pulp Fiction feel crime game. Not sure on the street background, I like the brick walls but will probably change the houses and the road.

Edited by Skoby - 24 May 2012 at 12:42pm
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Quote SJL Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 3:39pm
Hi im new here :D this is my first post and (obviously) my first challenge entered. Looking at stuff by Mrmo and Angel makes me feel inferior though :P
I call it the Leaning Tower of Pizza
Still a WIP
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Quote SturmgewehrKreuz Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 5:40pm
Originally posted by SJL

Hi im new here :D this is my first post and (obviously) my first challenge entered. Looking at stuff by Mrmo and Angel makes me feel inferior though :P
I call it the Leaning Tower of Pizza
Still a WIP


cool!i also considered doing iso.maybe do the title in iso?
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Quote greenmango Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 5:52pm
I'm probably gonna do a regular old match three :) Here's my rough sketch of what the banner will look like:



(and yes, my symbols do look suspiciously like mathematical symbols :P)

Still no name yet though...
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Quote SJL Replybullet Posted: 24 May 2012 at 7:02pm
Originally posted by SturmgewehrKreuz


Originally posted by SJL

Hi im new here :D this is my first post and (obviously) my first challenge entered. Looking at stuff by Mrmo and Angel makes me feel inferior though :P
I call it the Leaning Tower of Pizza
Still a WIP
cool!i also considered doing iso.maybe do the title in iso?

That was the idea. I'm probably going to spend the rest of tomorrow doing that ha
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Quote oka Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2012 at 4:08am


Sadly, thats basicly all i have-
dont know where to take it from this point.
only detailed the ends of the sword...

edit-

Edited by oka - 25 May 2012 at 7:03am
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Quote EME Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2012 at 5:11am


Help?
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Quote jeremy Replybullet Posted: 25 May 2012 at 6:06am
it needs to be a new and original game.
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