AuthorTopic: The demo-skinning challenge with 100 dollar prize (no kidding)  (Read 31638 times)

Offline Holymonkey

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Hello fellow Pixelation members,
I present to you the 100 dollar demo-skinning challenge!

I originally created this little demo for a friend of mine who’s looking to break into the pixel art field but has no portfolio.  I figured the next best thing to an actual published game would be a small demo that mimics a game.  Simply replace the art in the folder with your own png’s of the same name and size and when you run the demo it will use your pixel creations!
I’d love for my website to someday host a gallery of countless artist’s re-skins of this and several other demos I plan to make.  To help this become a reality I’m offering a 100 dollar prize to the Pixilation member who is voted (by the rest of us pixilation members) as having created the favorite (creativity and execution) “skin” for the demo.  I’d like to set the deadline for submitting the finished “re-skins” to Sunday, March 29, 2009.  I can pay the winner via paypal or by mailing a U.S. check (if the winner lives in the US.)

You can learn more and download the actual demo from http://holymonkeystudio.com/?page_id=12
I hope this proves fun and useful for us all.

Post your progress and discussion in this thread

Edit: Fixed the image  -Panda
« Last Edit: January 17, 2009, 05:27:55 pm by Panda »

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Re: The demo-skinning challenge with 100 dollar prize (no kidding)

Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 08:44:58 pm
I'm moving this to the Challenges section so it doesn't go unnoticed.  :)

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Re: The demo-skinning challenge with 100 dollar prize (no kidding)

Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 12:54:43 pm
When I try to download the demo it says page not found.

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Re: The demo-skinning challenge with 100 dollar prize (no kidding)

Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 12:55:16 pm
And I get no image.

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Re: The demo-skinning challenge with 100 dollar prize (no kidding)

Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 02:06:54 pm
http://www.holymonkeystudio.com/skinables/a_demo.zip

Must've just been linked wrong on the site.
It works, I tested it.

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Re: The demo-skinning challenge with 100 dollar prize (no kidding)

Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009, 06:49:53 am
seems a good idea/excuse to give life to some pixels.

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Re: The demo-skinning challenge with 100 dollar prize (no kidding)

Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 12:19:40 pm
This is great.
I always dreamed of every game/app being skinnable so I can toy with it and see the results in realtime.
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Re: The demo-skinning challenge with 100 dollar prize (no kidding)

Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 05:19:04 pm
I'm really excited that you like it.  I had the same wish many times.  I will definately be making more of these as time allows.  I think my next one will be a super simple but actually playible side-scroling platformer.

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Re: The demo-skinning challenge with 100 dollar prize (no kidding)

Reply #8 on: January 18, 2009, 08:39:14 pm
I'm really excited that you like it.  I had the same wish many times.  I will definately be making more of these as time allows.  I think my next one will be a super simple but actually playible side-scroling platformer.

Ohh yay! I like that even better!

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Re: The demo-skinning challenge with 100 dollar prize (no kidding)

Reply #9 on: January 22, 2009, 09:40:28 pm
I'm partial to platformers too, but the intent of this shooter demo is it requires the least possible art. (no walk/run. ;)  I'lll definately do a platformer demo, but dont hold your breath just yet, its gonna be at least 4 months before its done.  Very bussy.  Also, I might not have the passion for making these if this first one gets no participants.  Please let me know if any of you are planning on partaking. :)