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Title: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on April 30, 2017, 01:42:32 AM
Deadline for submissions: May 27th (11:59 PM PST)
Judgement: by tribunal and popular vote from May 27th to June 1st at midnight and Winners announced on June (whenever the all judges are done)

Volunteer Judges:

Theme: Design a familiar
Prizes: Award medals for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Guidelines for Participants:
-Provide your sprite in 1x and 2x zoom at least if your sprite is small. (High resolutions sprites need not have a 2x version)
-Contestants can post as many entries as they want and may update their entries freely before the submission deadline.
-You may withdraw any entry at any time before the judgement begins.

Guidelines for Judges:
-Judgement will use a point system.
-4 points awarded for your first place choice.
-2 points awarded for your second place choice.
-1 point for your third place choice.
-When posting your scores write up an explanation/critique of your judgement.
-Additional rounds of judgement will be used for tie breakers.
-Judges cannot participate in the contest.
-There will be a poll to vote for the most popular sprite and this popular vote would serve as an extra judge.

Entries:
Jop's Headless Familiar
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2F8jMwskE.png&hash=872334078fbf630fd501bdcdc66b4e11)

FanOfDracula's PokemonSkull
Throws bones that hit enemies this produces hearts
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcastlevaniadungeon.net%2Fforums%2Findex.php%3Faction%3Ddlattach%3Btopic%3D9123.0%3Battach%3D4874%3Bimage&hash=e419c615e411ab5049828cd9c49bbb70)

Bloo's Weapons Master 2nd place
It'd be about half the size of a Human, and can shoot its weapons around like P EW.
It can also zip around to enemies and kinda blitz with its swords. Once it's leveled high enough it can duplicate for a short period of time and attack multiple enemies.
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FrKdUxz0.png&hash=f382982dd0469688213b1e00abb0f775)

Dracula9's Wood Card 1st place
"The spirit of an eons-old deity from an ancient civilization, contained within a corporeal form. Protects the player by using forbidden and unspeakable dark magics to slaughter any and all foes that would threaten its master.

...those poor fucks have no idea what nightmares await them."

(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimgur.com%2FLx3podR.png&hash=17d22e403fd8b452ca49b3086a5ae26a)

FeRcHuLeS's Master Bat 3rd place
A giant bat capable of killing a grown-up man by its own.
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcastlevaniadungeon.net%2Fforums%2Findex.php%3Faction%3Ddlattach%3Btopic%3D9123.0%3Battach%3D4880&hash=7e44cdf9b07174b5290b740c6afbad97)

FeRcHuLeS's Master Eagle
This loyal creature fights even if its lord died.
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcastlevaniadungeon.net%2Fforums%2Findex.php%3Faction%3Ddlattach%3Btopic%3D9123.0%3Battach%3D4881&hash=0c62ed6f6e666f18ec06a6a9cf33c586)

FeRcHuLeS's Master Ball Eye 3rd place
Magically animated being that hits as hard as an iron ball.
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fcastlevaniadungeon.net%2Fforums%2Findex.php%3Faction%3Ddlattach%3Btopic%3D9123.0%3Battach%3D4882&hash=3c906d05b7ede596edabb93cd53a4dfd)
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Dracula9 on April 30, 2017, 03:02:59 AM
You have opened the gates of Fire, of Wood, of Stone. You have found the nth Gate, and broken its threshold. The horrors within shall be unleashed.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Jop on April 30, 2017, 07:57:10 AM
Okey back to work, so i can use any style isnt? im going to use a style similar to CotM.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 01, 2017, 01:30:00 AM
You have opened the gates of Fire, of Wood, of Stone. You have found the nth Gate, and broken its threshold. The horrors within shall be unleashed.

Can't wait to see it. hahaha.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Vesperaevis on May 06, 2017, 06:34:52 PM
Hello! For this contest, are the sprites required to be completely made from scratch? If not, can I ask what the guidelines on acceptable entries are?
This prompt is giving me a bunch of good ideas, and I'd love to enter.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 06, 2017, 10:54:32 PM
To answer your question, yes, the sprites have to be your own.
If you are having trouble, you can use a base sprite to help you out. But the final product must look like it is an original.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Vesperaevis on May 07, 2017, 02:36:50 PM
Ah, I see. Thank you for the explanation.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: FeRcHuLeS on May 17, 2017, 01:39:53 PM
I would like to enter the competition with the flying enemies for Spectral Interlude I'm retouching, they aren't going to be familiars in the game but lesser enemies, is that allowed?? My main goal as I stated before is not to change their original look too much (but 2 of them are a lot different now).   
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 18, 2017, 02:12:02 AM
I'm sure it is OK since familiars can also possibly be enemies.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: FeRcHuLeS on May 20, 2017, 08:59:56 AM
Okk I'm glad to read that, then I'm going to post them when they are ready. X)
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Jop on May 20, 2017, 05:12:32 PM
Headless Familiar
(click to show/hide)
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: FanOfDracula on May 21, 2017, 01:13:38 AM
Im here too ;D
PokemonSkull: Throws bones that hit enemies this produces hearts
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 21, 2017, 02:16:57 AM
Already added your entries on the first post.  :D
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Bloo on May 21, 2017, 01:26:03 PM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FrKdUxz0.png&hash=f382982dd0469688213b1e00abb0f775)
Weapons Master
It'd be about half the size of a Human, and can shoot its weapons around like P EW.
It can also zip around to enemies and kinda blitz with its swords. Once it's leveled high enough it can duplicate for a short period of time and attack multiple enemies.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: FanOfDracula on May 22, 2017, 12:42:08 AM
oooh!! man!! weapons master is awesome! great idea!! jajajajaja  ;D
thats familiar is very cool  :D hand up
I would like to see it in a game
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Dracula9 on May 22, 2017, 01:46:49 AM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimgur.com%2FLx3podR.png&hash=17d22e403fd8b452ca49b3086a5ae26a)


Wood Card

"The spirit of an eons-old deity from an ancient civilization, contained within a corporeal form. Protects the player by using forbidden and unspeakable dark magics to slaughter any and all foes that would threaten its master.

...those poor fucks have no idea what nightmares await them."

Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: VladCT on May 22, 2017, 02:02:18 AM
LOL Oh my god that's horrifying.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 22, 2017, 02:56:40 AM
D9: NICE!!! It's horrifying-ly amazing.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: theplottwist on May 22, 2017, 06:08:39 AM
(https://castlevaniadungeon.net/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fimgur.com%2FLx3podR.png&hash=17d22e403fd8b452ca49b3086a5ae26a)


Wood Card

"The spirit of an eons-old deity from an ancient civilization, contained within a corporeal form. Protects the player by using forbidden and unspeakable dark magics to slaughter any and all foes that would threaten its master.

...those poor fucks have no idea what nightmares await them."


Well. It was the logical conclusion of D9, after all. I feel that the course of nature has been fulfilled.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Bloo on May 22, 2017, 09:39:49 AM
(click to show/hide)

How to win a contest 101
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: FanOfDracula on May 23, 2017, 09:34:36 AM
oh my god is woody!!  :o jajjajaja thats cool :D
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: FeRcHuLeS on May 25, 2017, 08:23:29 AM

MASTER BAT

A giant bat capable of killing a grown-up man by its own.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: FeRcHuLeS on May 25, 2017, 08:31:43 AM
MASTER EAGLE

This loyal creature fights even if its lord died.

EDIT: I meant loyal instead of faithful.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: FeRcHuLeS on May 25, 2017, 08:35:52 AM
MASTER BALL EYE

Magically animated being that hits as hard as an iron ball.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 26, 2017, 02:32:34 AM
One day left!
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: FeRcHuLeS on May 26, 2017, 12:02:52 PM
This is the spritesheet I forgot to post, the sprites share colors from a palette of 16 (SMS's sprite palette), as I proposed they are going to use from 6 up to 8 colors (Although the Master System allows to use the 16 colors of the sprite palette for any sprite).
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on May 29, 2017, 01:17:54 AM
POLL'S UP!

Please vote for your favorite sprite work. :)
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on June 02, 2017, 03:52:56 AM
Congratulations to the winners!

1st place: Dracula9
2nd Place: Bloo
3rd place: FeRcHuLeS
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Bloo on June 02, 2017, 10:35:00 AM
Woohoo
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: FeRcHuLeS on June 02, 2017, 03:29:14 PM
Fantastic competition!!! I hope someday going to participate again :P
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on June 02, 2017, 11:01:30 PM
Thanks for participating guys!

Now, help me think about the next possible contest theme.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Bloo on June 04, 2017, 07:53:38 PM
Thanks for participating guys!

Now, help me think about the next possible contest theme.

Elite enemy design (Something like the big armour knights from SotN, a more powerful enemy)

Design a boss arena

Design a special item/relic
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: theplottwist on June 04, 2017, 10:28:08 PM
Elite enemy design (Something like the big armour knights from SotN, a more powerful enemy)

Design a boss arena

Design a special item/relic

Good ideas. I propose:

-Design what you think Black Maria would look like.

"Black Maria" is what the scrapped "evil Maria" boss from SotN was called by the devs. If you recall, there was an audio lost inside the game's files where Maria does turn into an evil version and gets killed by Alucard, who later laments their deaths.

We never got to know what a "Black Maria" is. So here's your chance to show us!
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Dracula9 on June 05, 2017, 12:15:05 AM
if this happens waffle will win unanimously
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on June 05, 2017, 01:17:22 AM
Black Maria is waffle's territory. Must not mess with it.

I like D9's ideas. I will just choose something from the list for the next contest, whenever that may be. hahaha.
Others can still contribute ideas so that I have a pool of options to choose from.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: FanOfDracula on June 05, 2017, 09:27:32 PM
black maria sounds great  ;)
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Bloo on June 18, 2017, 10:38:40 PM
So I'm assuming the next contest will be July?
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on June 18, 2017, 11:42:49 PM
Yes.
I prefer to give a month or two as breaks so that there wouldn't be a lack of ideas for the topic.
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: theANdROId on June 19, 2017, 09:34:31 AM
Dang!  These are awesome!  I shouldn't have disappeared for so long!
Title: Re: May 2017 Castlevania Dungeon Sprite Contest
Post by: Shiroi Koumori on June 20, 2017, 02:47:29 AM
Finishing your Masters and getting a job is more important than this. Rest assured, there will be future contests.