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CHALLENGE: One Letter Short

Inspired by this series of images by Austin Light: create a scene or mock-up representing an already existing video game title with one letter (or number) missing. You can also modify punctuation and spacing (the letter order needs to stay the same though).

Make sure you mention what the original game title is.

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Canvas Size - Max 320 (width) x 200 (height).
Colours - Max 16.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.


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 One Letter Short 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 StoneStephenT Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 12:14am
Dis gon' be fun. Already trying to come up with a good title to work with.
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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 12:17am
Hmm...
Mineraft?
Hal Reach?
Mario Art?
Super Mash Bros?

Super Mash Bros. Done. I'll have Mario, Link and pikachu baking potatoes.
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Quote StoneStephenT Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 2:18am
Here's a very small list of names I ran down thanks to TVTropes before I hit on the one I'm going to try for (which is not on this list):

Ad Racer [Rad Racer]
Blackhorne [Blackthorne]
Erobiz [Aerobiz]
Nina Gaiden [Ninja Gaiden]
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Quote Photocopier Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 5:48am


Finished.
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Quote StoneStephenT Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 8:45am
I GET IT. 
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Quote Volrak_Rutra Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 8:51am
inside a tar-filled sky?))

Since most game covers and posters are in portrait rather than landscape, can we flip the canvas around, or is it set in stone as is?

Also, calling ALF-Life before anybody else thinks of this.


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Quote pavanz Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 10:35am
Calling TEA FORTRESS 2

@Volrak_Rutra Alf-Life, I thought that too xD
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Quote StoneStephenT Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 11:07am
Well, if we're calling dibs on ideas, I call Fatal Fur
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Quote SpeedyCube Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 11:58am
Ew, Super Mario Bros.
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Quote caninam Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 12:08pm
If we're calling, I call Ex! (Anyone remember Gex Gecko?)
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Quote skittle Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 1:19pm
A bountiful bum from (M)Ass Effect?


Chose this over Orderlands, a game about a delivery boy.



Edited by ADrawingMan - 10 November 2014 at 1:23pm
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Quote JaredOnYT Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 5:35pm
I'm Doing Counter-Trike
Let's see what happens
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Quote DatMuffinMan Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 7:05pm
some "Cat(t)levania" tiles. need more bricks and cows.



Edited by DatMuffinMan - 10 November 2014 at 8:49pm
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Quote murri Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 7:45pm
Pretty obvious I think. I'm new to pixel art, any tips appreciated! :)


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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 10 November 2014 at 11:39pm
Very early WIP of Super Mash Bros

If I complete this, it will be my fifth piece to include Mario. In fact, I've drawn all of these characters before :D

UPDATE:



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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 2:15am
Originally posted by murri

Pretty obvious I think. I'm new to pixel art, any tips appreciated! :)




Moral Kombat?
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Quote Kosvid Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 5:45am
Strong old
FatOut
Or, may be, "Sam and ax"? :)
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Quote peyj Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 6:37am

The other ideas here are way better, but I'm doing Gunpint (Gunpoint). Not the best idea or execution, but heres a WIP, even though I consider it pretty much done.. Any critique?
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Quote Otto Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 6:40am
What about Wii (p) lay, for all those who are actually too lazy to engage in any sort of physical activity.


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Quote Volrak_Rutra Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 10:04am
Tea Fortress, daym that's good! can't wait, make it worth it!
Also, Moral Kombat is cool.

Lots of good ideas here.
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Quote kedume Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 11:58am
Hello, I tried to do Tom Raider, with Tom Hanks as Lara Croft.



Comments are very wellcome :-/
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Quote Reo Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 12:48pm
Originally posted by kedume

Hello, I tried to do Tom Raider, with Tom Hanks as Lara Croft.



Comments are very wellcome :-/


I tried messing around with your Tom. One important thing to think about when doing tiny pixel art portraits is to try and focus one the person's distinguishing features ( which can be pretty hard with a face like Hank's ). For Hank, he has a bit of a double chin, a bulbous nose and an awkward smile and a high forehead. I wouldn't say my edit nails the likeness very well either though! It's tricky!
As for the general pixelart you gotta use way more contrast than that!

Edited by Reo - 11 November 2014 at 1:24pm
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Quote kedume Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 1:02pm
Wow. I have a lot to learn :-O

The contrast it's always my failure (one of more).

I'll try to improve the image and contrast.

Thanks!

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Quote Froste Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 1:05pm
Ok, I was trying to get away from pixel art due to my lack of artistic skill. I though I would pop on here to see what was going on and this one seemed like to much fun to pass up. I hope this qualifies. "Assassin's Reed"





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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 2:24pm

Works for me.
(img)http://i.imgur.com/41uAJ2r.png(/img)
just use the square brackets instead of the round ones.


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Quote Froste Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 2:53pm
thx, couldnt remember the tags
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Quote skamocore Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 7:14pm
Originally posted by kedume

Hello, I tried to do Tom Raider, with Tom Hanks as Lara Croft.



Comments are very wellcome :-/


Before you get too much further - the canvas needs to be rotated (320 x 200 not 200 x 320).
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Quote DrTripwire Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 8:00pm

[F]Lappy Bird!
My water is basically the worst thing. Dirty pixels galore. I'll go post on WIP forums.

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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 11 November 2014 at 11:11pm


I think that's Pikachu and Samus done.
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Quote the pixel chicken Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2014 at 7:48am
im gonna do metal (g)ear solid
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Quote CooliePixel Replybullet Posted: 12 November 2014 at 8:13pm
some more ideas:
dead poo [dead pool]
super eat boy [super meat boy]
nake[d], sake [snake]
star raft [star craft]
sms city [sims city]
atch dogs (hatch dogs if it counts), watch ogs [watch dogs]
need for seed, need for peed [need for speed]
cash of clans, clash of cans [clash of clans]
andy crush [candy crush]
lender man, sender man [slender man]
hi man [hitman]
pc-man [pacman]
red dad [red dead]
left for dad [left for dead]
tomb aider [tomb raider]

and i saved one for myself, i'll probably challange.. hihihi...

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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2014 at 1:44am

That's Mario done. Just Link to go, now.

Feedback is appreciated!
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Quote Limes Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2014 at 12:12pm
Conkers Rad Fur day!
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Quote Drazile Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2014 at 2:19pm

That's about as good as I can get Link to be.
Colour adjusting time!
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Quote StoneStephenT Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2014 at 5:22pm
I just realized I'm not yet good enough with my pixelling skills to take on a challenge like this (at least at the level I want it to look), so if anyone wants to take on Fatal Fur, feel free. 
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Quote DrTripwire Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2014 at 8:48pm
How are you going to improve if you don't challenge yourself?
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Quote StoneStephenT Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2014 at 10:05pm
It's not a matter of challenging myself as much as it is knowing my limitations. My skills are limited right now (especially with backgrounds), and I don't want to make something that looks half-assed for the sole purpose of getting an entry into this week's challenge.

But I've still got my work file, and I'll go back to it as my skills improve (i.e. as I get in more actual practice for my pixelling). Who knows, maybe I'll turn it into something worthwhile by the end of the year.
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Quote kedume Replybullet Posted: 13 November 2014 at 11:19pm
Thanks for the feedback again. I finally quit the challenge. The idea was more ambitious for my pixel art level. I must continue practicing.

Thanks again.
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Quote Gecimen Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2014 at 1:34am
Discouragement growing like a snowball. 
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Quote StoneStephenT Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2014 at 1:46am
If I discouraged you from doing anything, I apologize for it. My intent was merely to free up a "called" suggestion for someone else and admit to my own shortcomings vis--vis my pixelling skill level. I never intended to discourage anyone else from working on their own entries for the challenge, and I'm sincerely sorry if you or anyone else interpreted my posts like that.
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Quote Dunlan Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2014 at 2:18pm
Dibs on Pants vs. Zombies
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Quote Volrak_Rutra Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2014 at 2:42pm
oh well, seems like someone done alf-life already. i can't participate anyways so best of luck to all who enter!
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2014 at 2:51pm
Originally posted by Volrak_Rutra

oh well, seems like someone done alf-life already. i can't participate anyways so best of luck to all who enter!


I see some calling dibs but there is no such rule on this challenge. Multiple entries of the same name should be ok.
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Quote Rydido Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2014 at 7:26pm
Working on a "cutscene" image for Guitar Her, a musical fighting game (super rough ATM, trying out one of the color palettes)

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Quote Volrak_Rutra Replybullet Posted: 14 November 2014 at 9:16pm
Originally posted by jalonso

Originally posted by Volrak_Rutra

oh well, seems like someone done alf-life already. i can't participate anyways so best of luck to all who enter!


I see some calling dibs but there is no such rule on this challenge. Multiple entries of the same name should be ok.


Thanks for encouragement, but I got real-life things to deal with, such as new job. I may make time for it but I doubt it. Oh well, there's always next challenge!
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Quote Rydido Replybullet Posted: 15 November 2014 at 4:44pm
After a day's work, more progress! CnC appreciated

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Quote Ozcr Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2014 at 3:22am


Mine(C)raft

Work in progress, comments and critics welcome!
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