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Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Up

on: November 20, 2013, 05:51:38 pm
A few days late, but surely not forgotten, it's time for the Secret Santa sign-ups!

Huh? Secret Santa?

Like it's always been, but let me explain again: you take part, you create a gift, you get a gift. You'll randomly get a partner, who will remain secret to everybody else until Christmas! And of course, the gifts we're talking about are pixels. Pixel art, to be precise.

Take a look at previous years' Secret Santa here: 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009

Taking Part
  • To join this year's Secret Santa, post here so I know you want to participate ('count me in' or similar). Please only sign up if you're sure that you'll be to able to complete your gift There are grave consequences for reneging! Specifically, being temporarily banned and not being able to participate in next year's Secret Santa.
  • Double check the information here, specifically the important dates below, so you know to plan in advance if you'll be unable to submit before the deadline.
  • Provide some indication of your likes/dislikes: this is important! you can be very 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), so make sure to check 'em!
  • When you've finished your gift, send it to me by PM; not in the thread here.
  • alex pang, Sherman Gill, VictorRojo and Alanay may NOT participate this year because they failed to submit a gift last year. Do not let this be you!

Important Dates
  • November 20th~25th - Sign-ups in this period only!
  • November 26th - A PM with your partner's name will be sent out to you, no tellin'!
  • November 27th~December 23rd – Plenty pixellin' time, start early!
  • December 24th - Very last day to send in your gift!
  • December 25th - Grand unveiling!

PM me if you're confused about anything or have any questions to ask after consulting the FAQ below.


What kind of gift do I make?
-Anything you want, just so long as it involves pixel art! Try to tailor it to your partners listed interests, or to them/their work if you're familiar anyway, but any subject you think will be well received is fair game. You can make them a mockup, animations, sprites, textured low poly models; you name it! If you're worried about time, don't overcomplicate things, relax and do what you do best too, for a great present.

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 23rd is the deadline, but submissions will be accepted from the time you receive your partner's name via PM, up until the 23rd. 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 be banned?
-WIPs will be OK temporarily, but don't let it come to that, or you will get a strike! It's better to have your WIP under the tree than nothing, but please finish afterwards to avoid untold baroque 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! Just please concentrate on your partner first :y:.

Gift Wrap!

When you send in your gift (ie. not in the comments here) designate one of these wrappings (A1, B5, etc.) or else it'll be assigned randomly. This gift wrapping is what will be displayed on the 24th linking directly to the gift you made.

Alternatively: for mad bonus props, you can provide a custom wrapping along with your gift; in this way you can have a bit of fun teasing the shape, colour, subject matter etc. within. Posting custom wrappings in the comments is encouraged (without revealing it's intended recipient), but make sure to PM it along with your gift as well, or it may not get used.

Read everything? Great! If you sign up below before the 26th Nov you'll be added to this list (allowing ~24hrs for updates) Those who've submitted gifts will get a little Santa next to 'em, also doubtless a pleasant seasonal sense of good-will.

Note: I'm late. Sorry :ouch: So sign-ups are till 25th. 26th till December 24th is exactly 4 weeks, so I hope that is fine. Enjoy!

  • :santastic: jazzatt
  • :santastic: HarveyDentMustDie
  • :santastic: skamocore
  • :santastic: Corinthian Baby
  • :santastic: hapiel
  • Elk
  • :santastic: crozier
  • :santastic: Sokota
  • Letmethink
  • :santastic: Mr. Beast
  • :santastic: Jeremy
  • :santastic: MashPotato
  • :santastic: Xamllew
  • :santastic: Peach
  • :santastic: Zccc
  • :santastic: Reo
  • :santastic: Raster
  • :santastic: Mr. Fahrenheit
  • :santastic: VinceBetteridge
  • :santastic: PixelPiledriver
  • :santastic: numlock
  • :santastic: tim
  • :santastic: adcrusher524
  • Gamer36
  • :santastic: pistachio
  • :santastic: wolfenoctis
  • :santastic: Dex
  • :santastic: Lóng
  • Argyle
  • :santastic: Ultimaodin
  • :santastic: Cyangmou
  • :santastic: :santastic: :santastic: Cellusious
  • :santastic: Johasu
  • :santastic: homeworld
  • :santastic: Lanarky
  • :santastic: Charlieton
  • :santastic: Overkill
  • :santastic: Night
  • :santastic: Zizka
  • :santastic: cirpons
  • :santastic: tomic
  • :santastic: yaomon17
  • :santastic: Metaru
  • :santastic: Super17
  • :santastic: Regulus Awesome
  • :santastic: Drazelic
  • :santastic: JosephSeraph
  • :santastic: Amorphous
  • :santastic: :santastic: Peyton
  • :santastic: AtskaHeart
  • :santastic: Paddy
  • :santastic: Mandrill
  • :santastic: Gogglecrab
  • :santastic: Flummox
  • Knick1225
  • :santastic: :santastic: :santastic: Pepperwheel
  • DragonMarx
  • :santastic: :santastic: offwhite
  • :santastic: Shrike
  • Redshrike
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Offline jazzatt

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Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Up

Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 06:53:57 pm
Sign me up!

edit: forgot to do the likes/dislikes!

  • Penguins

  • RPG's
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Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Up

Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 07:34:41 pm
I'm in.  ;D

I like:
sidescroller games
character sprites
western movies books and games
the walking dead comics
horror games like dead space and silent hill
old cartoon network cartoons

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Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Up

Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 07:36:01 pm
Long time no see. I believe I'm up for participating this year.

  • Dolphins.

  • Not dolphins.

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Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Up

Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 07:48:37 pm
Every year I tell myself I'm going to do this and I never do. But today that changes.

Noir, Uncharted, Cyberpunk, Breaking Bad (Yeah, science, bitch!), Crime, Art, Batman, Concept Art

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Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Up

Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 07:55:06 pm
Long time no see. I believe I'm up for participating this year.

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Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Up

Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 08:02:00 pm
yey, i can finally participate again!

count me in! you know what i like 8-)

Consider this; it's from Elk's 2011 sign-up -Crow
I'm in and I want a special heartshaped gift present!

I like realism, morbid anatomy/gore, fantasy, and alot of colors! I like everything provoking and impressive!

I dislike dithering and selout and furries
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Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Up

Reply #7 on: November 20, 2013, 08:05:31 pm
Hey everyone. This should be loads of fun- again. Count me in!

Nintendo 64+gamecube+snes/ video games/ RPGs
Painterly pixel art
Acoustic guitars/music
Somber/gloomy/mysterious/fantasy vibes
Steam punk/ futuristic/ forests/ Victorian/ deserts/ lush plant life/ etc
Non-anthropomorphic animals
Scenes/ mockups/ interesting characters
But most importantly: be yourself and do what you want! Be creative and pixel things you [also] like ;)

Monkeys and apes

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Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Up

Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013, 08:12:53 pm
This will be poppin' my secret santa cherry, I'm in! ;)

Cyberpunk, dieselpunk, western cowboy stuff, meerkats, vikings (any combination is great)


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Re: Secret Santa 2013 Sign-Up

Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 08:15:30 pm
I suppose I could join.

'Old Weaponry' e.g. no guns
Games in general
Furry animals.

Vector art. :P
Mega low ress
Isometric art
I can't be bothered to make a signature. Seriously, who has time to write these things? I have stuff to do, games to make, and you expect me to write a big, long signature?  I'm not your slave. You can't tell me what to do, so no, I WON'T write a signature.

Oh, wait...