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Monster Hatcher: Redux

on: October 02, 2007, 02:06:17 am
If non-moderator challenges and activities don't actually go in the general thread, then lock this baby up; but if they do, I think we're all in for a good deal of fun.

Back in the day, I started a highly successful thread at Pixel Joint, called Creature hatch-athon. I think to this day, it's the longest thread(correct me if I'm wrong). The basic concept was to make pixel eggs, and wait for others to "hatch" them by making matching pixellated monsters- and likewise hatching others' eggs. It's like opening your christmas presents over and over! It's one big circle jerk. It's awsome.

I have some new rules, to make things more interesting. When creating your pixel egg, create a border around it, and show the colors you use. The hatcher of the egg must use colors from the egg palate, and fill up at least half of the bordered area. The border doesn't need to be square, in fact, it could be shaped like a tetris piece, or any fairly blocky polygonal shape(tetrahedon, hexagon). It's a fun way of manipulating the outcome of your creature.

Here's an example of the process:
                                                 Magenta Egg  Red Puddodon

PS: Don't worry if somebody hatches the same egg you do on accident, sometimes it's fun seeing different takes. But if you know an egg is taken, then move on and take another one.

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Re: Monster Hatcher: Redux

Reply #1 on: October 02, 2007, 02:38:30 am
love.



i would totally enjoy a thing like this if the canvas were slightly smaller, say around 64x64.  larger images it's harder to be both attractive and timely.
A mistake is a mistake.
The same mistake twice is a bad habit.
The same mistake three or more times is a motif.

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Re: Monster Hatcher: Redux

Reply #2 on: October 02, 2007, 02:51:02 am
Made some eggs, get 'em while they're hot!
Hay Egg
Nest Egg
i would totally enjoy a thing like this if the canvas were slightly smaller, say around 64x64.  larger images it's harder to be both attractive and timely.
:D Let's get this party started.
« Last Edit: October 02, 2007, 02:59:08 am by Camdog »

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Re: Monster Hatcher: Redux

Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007, 09:00:26 pm
I hope I did this right..
Come on, Hay Egg!



Hay Egg-Chocono

What the-
I wanted a Chocobo!
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« Last Edit: October 02, 2007, 09:02:37 pm by Twinspiration »

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Re: Monster Hatcher: Redux

Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007, 10:13:14 pm
ooh he got to it before i started

oh well, did an egg to keep the illusion of choice (your decision is predestined anyway, pretentious humans)



Pearl Egg
A mistake is a mistake.
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Re: Monster Hatcher: Redux

Reply #5 on: October 02, 2007, 10:25:05 pm
ooh he got to it before i started

oh well, did an egg to keep the illusion of choice (your decision is predestined anyway, pretentious humans)



Pearl Egg
I call the pearl egg!
And I'll add these to the pool while I'm at it.
 
War Egg   Walking Egg
(I'm apparently incapable of making transparency. Oh well, use your imagination!)

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Re: Monster Hatcher: Redux

Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007, 10:39:24 pm
(I'm apparently incapable of making transparency. Oh well, use your imagination!)

GIF movie gear is clean and easy to download/use
A mistake is a mistake.
The same mistake twice is a bad habit.
The same mistake three or more times is a motif.

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Re: Monster Hatcher: Redux

Reply #7 on: October 02, 2007, 11:06:26 pm
Thanks for the advice.

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Re: Monster Hatcher: Redux

Reply #8 on: October 02, 2007, 11:41:36 pm


somehow, it has an eye on it.

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Re: Monster Hatcher: Redux

Reply #9 on: October 03, 2007, 12:39:46 am


No need for palette, it's monochrome. I now realize that it's inspired by alkaline's avatar :3
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