SANTA HIMSELF APPEARS TO COLLECT THE PIXELS THIS CHRISTMAS. THE REINDEER GUY KEPT WORKING OUT. AND YOU WILL PIXEL ONCE AGAIN.
You don't know what's going on? Here it is: You sign up for this, get a random partner assigned to you, and you make a pixel art gift for them. In turn, somebody else (you don't know who) will be making a gift for you! Gifts will be revealed on Christmas.
Take a look at a previous year's Secret Santa here: 2015
- Only sign up if you're sure that you'll be to able to complete your gift, by checking the dates below. If you don't complete your gift you'll be banned from next year's Secret Santa and make someone very sad.
- Provide some indication of your likes/dislikes: this is important! You can be as specific or broad as you like, but be aware this is all your Santa has to go by if they don't know you!
- You'll receive your partner's name via private message (PM).
- When you've finished your gift, send it to me by PM; not in the thread here. That would not be secret.
- Kaldrey and Long may NOT participate this year because they failed to submit a gift on time last year. Do not let this be you!
- Here's a sample post if you are somehow still lost. You can format however you want, however please include "I'm in!" or something similar in your post.
Count me in!
amputees, sneakers, luigi, BDSM, and rap music
I do NOT like:
Star Wars, flowers, children, and spiders.
Thanks! again no spiders
- November 21st~28th - Sign-ups in this week only!
- November 28th - A PM with your partner's name will be sent out to you; keep it a secret and start early!
- November 28th~December 22nd - You have a little under a month to make a beautiful pixel present!
- December 22nd - Last day to send in your gift!
- December 22nd~December 23rd - Very last chance! DON'T make our lives harder if you can avoid it, finish before this time period. Send me your WIP if you aren't finished.
- Night of December 24th (A few hours before EST Christmas) - PRESENTS!!!!
PM me if you're confused about anything or have any questions to ask after consulting the FAQ below.
SantA's Help deskWhat kind of gift do I make?
-Anything you want, just so long as it involves pixel art. Tailor it to your partner's listed interests, or towards them and their work if you are familiar. Any subject you think will be well received is fair game. You can make them a mockup, animation, sprites, textured low poly models; you name it! If you're worried about time, don't overly complicate things, relax and do what you
do best.But I'm quite likely to be embroiled in some sort of ~festive revelry~ around the end of December; can I still take part?
-You can send your gift in as early as you like. The 22nd is the deadline, but submissions will be accepted from the time you receive your partner's name via PM, up until the 22nd. It's not fun to try and rush this stuff leading up to Christmas, getting it done with time to spare is highly recommended I'm not going to manage finishing my present in time, will I still get a strike?
-WIPs will be OK temporarily... It's better to have your WIP under the tree than nothing, but please finish quickly afterwards to avoid consequences
. If you know you won't be able to finish, for whatever reason, let me know ASAP
so that something else can be sorted out for your partner.I think making a present for so-and-so would be really fun, I wish I was their Santa!
-If you finish your present early, you're more than welcome to make gifts for multiple people. Spread the holiday cheer! But concentrate on your partner first.
|When you send me the PM with your gift, designate one of these wrappings (A1, B5, etc.) This gift wrapping is what your Secret Santa will click on under the tree to receive your gift.||Alternatively: Make a custom wrapping for your gift; in this way you can have a bit of fun teasing the contents within. Just PM it along with your gift. Here are a few from previous years... with a link to their gifts, for ideas. (you can't use these! come up with your own!)|
by regulus awesome
Read everything? Great! If you sign up below before the 28th of November, you'll be added to this list (allowing a day or two). After you submit your gift, I'll mark you on my list with a little
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Please only sign up if you are absolutely certain you can finish your gift. Have fun!