Pixel Art Challenge: Final Boss


Create a mock up of an original game showing the final boss battle. Just a reminder: As per usual, your entire challenge entry must be made during this week.

Canvas Size - Max 320 x 240.
Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 8/10/2009 00:42  |    31


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inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/16/2009 13:07

Ok, thanks for the clarification.

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/16/2009 12:57

You may make alterations up until the deadline, but not during the voting week. That's all.

inphy (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 8/16/2009 06:45

Is it possible to upload an edit (second version) before the deadline, or are challenges limited to unalterable submissions only? One of the rules says "Posting WIPs in this thread or in new threads in the WIP section is highly encouraged, but ONLY SUBMIT YOUR FINAL ART".

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/15/2009 13:29

ah.. i see... lol,... didnt know bout the countdown ^^ 

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 8/15/2009 12:03

Depends on the time zone. In the Netherlands, challenges end on Mondays at 9AM. Remember that there's an accurate countdown on the front page.

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/15/2009 11:48

deadline ends on sun- or monday? 

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/14/2009 12:54

The challenge is to create a final boss battle, if that battle happens to includes multiple enemies, then sure. Look at Inphy's piece over in the WIP topic.

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/14/2009 03:16

Can the 'boss' actually be multiple characters?

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/13/2009 23:36

I'm just about finished with mine (thank God). It's been fun doing this one. Thanks for posting this challenge!

Kindred (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 8/13/2009 19:40

I got started on this challenge way too late. Something's better than nothing though I guess.

Setzer (Level 8 Cannibal) @ 8/13/2009 06:42

I think I'm going to do this one. I've started at least.

Blueberry_pie (Level 7 General Manager) @ 8/13/2009 01:26

Adarias, I think skamocore came up with this challenge. We usually don't include the name when it's from someone on the mod team. Not entirely sure why, actually.

onek (Level 6 Hitman) @ 8/12/2009 18:10

think I'm  going to enter! ^^ ive already been working on my piece since yesterday, kinda inspired by paul robertsons............ stuff hope its going to come out nicely, but im not quite sure about the color sceme, maybe something gameboy-ish 

Adarias (Level 11 Special Agent) @ 8/12/2009 14:15

are we not posting who came up with the challenges anymore?  i liked knowing even when i didn't participate...

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/10/2009 15:28

Yep. That seems alright to me.

Vic (Level 5 Sniper) @ 8/10/2009 15:21

Am I allowed to use one of the characters I already made up within the mockup if I do a completely new sprite of said character?


skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 8/10/2009 14:43

@asukicco - Yes, but if you're wanting to recreate it - you can't :P Only original games for this challenge.

@Death-Auron - Any genre where you can have a boss fight. This does include RPGs but you do not have to do an RPG.

@Antifarea - Preferably your own fonts; Definitely no Auto AA'd fonts.

Also, 32 is more than enough for a mock up. Have a look at this.

asukicco (Level 9 Necrophiliac) @ 8/10/2009 14:28

 Just asking: can the monkey island's final scene with lechuck be considered a final boss fight?

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/10/2009 14:13

You're probably looking for an answer from an administrator, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't.

There are so many more genres of games than RPG, that could include 'final boss battles'.

Death-Auron (Level 1 Rookie) @ 8/10/2009 14:06

is it supposed to be an RPG mock up? and if so, does it need to have stuff written like the hp, menu, etc?

Kaiseto (Level 6 Made) @ 8/10/2009 12:18

Awesome challenge. That's all I have to say.

Hope I can come up with an idea and get it done before the week is up.

Antifarea (Level 4 Ensign) @ 8/10/2009 12:17

By the way, is it possible to make an scene of the final battle and add the menu to make it look like a mockup, cause I prefer to draw the fighting scene but in a cinematic style, like how this game is played in this video:


as long as it shows both the heroes and the last boss is it possible? and what about the fonts, do we have to create the fonts or can we use generic fonts like "system", "arial", etc?

jamesmorrow07 (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 8/10/2009 10:55

HELLZ YEAH!! I'm so in! I've been developing my conceptual game sprites for a while, so this should be fun!

Antifarea (Level 4 Ensign) @ 8/10/2009 08:37

Haha well it's different when you are a pro and you'll figure it out easy how to color everything... I'll deffinitely give it a shot though, even if I totally screw it cause of not arranging the colors propertly. It is a shame you won't take a shot this time, judging by your experience in doing mockups.

Carnivac (Level 8 Shodan) @ 8/10/2009 08:19

32 colors is plenty.  If I had time I might have done this one.  My kind of thing.  Looking forward to seeing all the entries though.

Solitaire (Level 1 Depressed) @ 8/10/2009 06:06

 Yes, yes. Must join.

Opacus (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 8/10/2009 05:19

Yes, yes. Must join.

Antifarea (Level 4 Ensign) @ 8/10/2009 05:06

HAHAHA this is great, this is the direction I wish pixel joint would go for more since I'm more interested in game related stuff... specially when it comes to contests here. Nice canvas size, which is the actual resolution of the RM2k3. What threw me back a little was the color count... I was hoping for more colors, maybe 64? considering this is an actual scene and I was planning on using 4 characters + the boss and then the background, this is quite the challenge.

Manupix (Level 11 Godfather) @ 8/10/2009 04:49

Final Boss Battle? I don't understand a word in this sentence (OK, 1/2!).

Thinking of it, I don't really know what a game is, actually.

dpixel (Level 9 Vice President) @ 8/10/2009 04:39

How about something creative from you? 

Dr D (Level 4 Shichikyu) @ 8/10/2009 01:48

Cool challenge is cool.

I really want to see some creative entries you guiz.

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