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    Posted: 11 January 2016 at 12:00am

CHALLENGE: Catformer

Create a mock-up of a platform game where the player controls a cat (any kind of cat is fine).

Canvas Size - Max 320 (width) x 240 (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 Catformer 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 TheBigang Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2016 at 7:26am
Not my submission but this is one testing project of mine which is called Catformer.

(Running Unity Web Player)
Here you can download it. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ob9d3rsln96tfig/AABlM-J8mwmUo5Rdqw4a-eGia?dl=0
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Quote Howl Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2016 at 8:14am
Was inspired by one of Vierbit's pieces for this one :o Not gonna reveal what my idea is just yet >:D

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Quote Lusque Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2016 at 12:57pm
Any suggestion ? I think I might be doing it wrong.
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Quote 8TheKat Replybullet Posted: 11 January 2016 at 3:08pm
First challenge I'm going to participate in, here's my progress:

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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2016 at 5:10am

I'll keep them coming, it's fun to be back to tilesets ;)
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Quote TheBigang Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2016 at 6:17am
My animation's background is ready:

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Quote trough Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2016 at 10:23am
For reference:

Animation of a running cat, from Richard Williams' "Animator's Survival Kit".
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2016 at 10:31am
Originally posted by TheBigang

My animation's background is ready:


You should try to pixel this cleanly in all your pixels.
You often tend to overpixel uncontrolled.
This here is nice and is a nice surprise
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Quote 8TheKat Replybullet Posted: 12 January 2016 at 7:47pm
Some more progress:

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Quote saulc12 Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2016 at 1:23am
Originally posted by Coco88888888

Some more progress:



That's looking great - the cat looks a bit gloomy though and the ramp somehow looks wrong as though it should be shaded a little more heavily.

What are the enemies, they look like pickles?

Lovely work, looking forward to more...
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Quote saulc12 Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2016 at 1:25am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius


I'll keep them coming, it's fun to be back to tilesets ;)


This is really nice work. I think the over land scene looks better than the underground. Great detail and use of colour on both though.
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Quote Lytschi Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2016 at 3:38am
Originally posted by Coco88888888

Some more progress:



No joke man, but my cat for this challenge looks so much like yours. https://orig15.deviantart.net/3e0d/f/2016/011/9/f/katze_by_lytschi-d9nk5yh.png
Just so you know that I didn't copy it or anything xD luckily I uploaded it on deviantart just before you made this post.
And I also had the same Idea as you with the cat tree theme and such but I already changed that.
I'm pretty amazed how much we thought about the same thing (probably Soulmates or something)
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Quote TheBigang Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2016 at 5:53am
Originally posted by jalonso

You should try to pixel this cleanly in all your pixels.
You often tend to overpixel uncontrolled.
This here is nice and is a nice surprise

Glad to hear that I'm improving. Just wait for what I have in my mind for animations.
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Quote 8TheKat Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2016 at 12:16pm
Originally posted by saulc12

Originally posted by Coco88888888

Some more progress:



That's looking great - the cat looks a bit gloomy though and the ramp somehow looks wrong as though it should be shaded a little more heavily.

What are the enemies, they look like pickles?

Lovely work, looking forward to more...


Thanks! And yeah I'm going to work on the shading a little more before I submit it.

The enemies are supposed to be cucumbers :P Cats are apparently traumatized by then lol.

Originally posted by Lytschi

Originally posted by Coco88888888

Some more progress:



No joke man, but my cat for this challenge looks so much like yours. https://orig15.deviantart.net/3e0d/f/2016/011/9/f/katze_by_lytschi-d9nk5yh.png
Just so you know that I didn't copy it or anything xD luckily I uploaded it on deviantart just before you made this post.
And I also had the same Idea as you with the cat tree theme and such but I already changed that.
I'm pretty amazed how much we thought about the same thing (probably Soulmates or something)


Haha well it's a pretty basic tabby cat look, doubt any feuds would have happened over it.
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Quote vvight Replybullet Posted: 13 January 2016 at 5:08pm
Hi! I'm trying to enter every contest (with no illusions about winning) for the practice. I just finished my cat, any suggestions welcome. Next step is the actual "platformer" part.

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Quote Kaminari Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2016 at 1:55am
Hello! I want to join to challenge, but my work was rejected. Reason "Its not a platformer".
Here is my art:
http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/100993.htm

But how about the game "Snake Rattle N Roll" in isometric platformer?
So, I still want to join (:
Regards, Kaminari.
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Quote Aureliano Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2016 at 12:49pm
Mrmo I was so excited to see this!! Is this your first use of the new db16 palette? Superb as per
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 14 January 2016 at 2:46pm
Originally posted by Kaminari

Hello! I want to join to challenge, but my work was rejected. Reason "Its not a platformer".
Here is my art:
http://pixeljoint.com/pixelart/100993.htm

But how about the game "Snake Rattle N Roll" in isometric platformer?
So, I still want to join (:
Regards, Kaminari.


Platformers have to have the obvious to really fall in the genre.

Snake Rattle N Roll has 'platforms' but that is simply terrain, not platforms. Iso games can be platformers.

A game can have a ship that shoots and not be a SHMUP.
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Quote Kaminari Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 12:38am
Thank you for the explanation.
Now I working on remake.
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 6:56am
I made that 13-color palette for that palette contest, with some invaluable advice from DB :)
*edit* this is most of the things I have so far!


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Quote Lytschi Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 7:05am


Hey guys I really need some feedback. And keep in mind I can't change the whole thing, since there are only 2 days left.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 7:28am
Originally posted by Lytschi



Hey guys I really need some feedback. And keep in mind I can't change the whole thing, since there are only 2 days left.


I like it and I'm ready to play it.
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Quote Lehmure Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 9:52am
Originally posted by Mrmo Tarius


I made that 13-color palette for that palette contest, with some invaluable advice from DB :)*edit* this is most of the things I have so far!




Wow, this looks wonderful. I really loved the first panel and the khajiit reference. Great job, MRMO.
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Hm, i kinda have a silly idea on my mind but don't know how it's working right now.
So i have this:


And the clouds back there will do a parallax that keeps moving.


But i still don't know how to do the sprite or the background, any tips? And sorry for my english.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 10:02am
Great looking clouds Lehmure
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Quote Lehmure Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 10:24am
Thanks, Jalonso.
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Quote TheBigang Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 12:52pm
It has been very busy week, so I started animating my platformer as late as today.

I am making a cinematic platformer (if we believe in Wikipedia). Hopefully this counts as a platformer, if not, it will be cool animation! :p

This is basis for the animation:


@Mrmo Tarius

Have you inspired by this (at least that lurker at background)?
http://sootsprite.tumblr.com/post/12749026961
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Quote Mrmo Tarius Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 1:22pm
Well, it's my old thing, so yeah, I really wanted to put that summoner guy and Baalphraegor in this game :)
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Quote pixelplonker Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 2:34pm
Originally posted by vvight

Hi! I'm trying to enter every contest (with no illusions about winning) for the practice. I just finished my cat, any suggestions welcome. Next step is the actual "platformer" part.



For some reason I imagine your cat in that old game "impossible mission", might be worth taking a look at that.
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Quote jalonso Replybullet Posted: 15 January 2016 at 2:50pm
Originally posted by TheBigang


...Hopefully this counts as a platformer...




hmmmm? maybe not unless there are some form of actual platforms.
I'm not a formal challenge mod so maybe cinematic platforms are accepted :/

You know its a cat theme challenge right?
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Quote TheBigang Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2016 at 12:25am
@Mrmo tarius
😃 I think, new version is better.

@Jalonso
If you watch closely there is a cat in first 20 frames. Others are just for basis.


Ps. I'm probably stream making this piece at twitch.com/antsu1337 at the weekend. You just can come to say hello, I appreciate that.
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Quote Howl Replybullet Posted: 16 January 2016 at 5:25pm
Done... :o

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