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#1 David

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 12:07 AM

Jared

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Where am I...?

 

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Two roaming architects are trudging through the leaves

In the branches of the trees they built a little house for me

It's a sad place to be, but at least I'll feel the breeze

When the Red King comes he'll kiss me there to send me home

 

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Amethyst Cliffs


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#2 Shane

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 07:03 AM

Wonderful screenshots and all are very unique looking. :) I like the ruins of Jared's shot!


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#3 Riflezen

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 01:12 PM

Voted for Jared's pretty ruins. The perspective on the bridge in TheManHimself's shot doesn't feel quite right, I might have voted for him if not for that.


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#4 TheManHimself

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 04:08 PM

Voted for Jared's pretty ruins. The perspective on the bridge in TheManHimself's shot doesn't feel quite right, I might have voted for him if not for that.

I see what you mean but honestly I'm going for a playable screen over over a slavish adherence to perspective here. I could have kept a consistent perspective between the bridge and the tower, but that would either A.) take up too much screen space to detail, making the screen less playable or B.) require me to draw the bridge as sidescrolling section, which I genuinely think is a bad idea. Since I am designing these screens within the context of a game --- not just as a pretty mockup --- I will always 100% stand by decisions that make my screens more playable, even if that means sacrificing consistent perspective (whatever that actually means when you are using the classic tileset).

A tileset with sprites that look like they are laying down when they are facing left/right, and trees tiles that are essentially laying flat on the ground from an overhead view will never have a consistent perspective --- This flattened sense of depth on a per-tile basis is a stylistic "limitation" that you have to accept when you choose to work within the confines of the classic tileset: it's a popup book made with flat objects, not a diorama made of three dimensional ones.

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Jared- this is a damn good Gameboy screen. the custom tilework on the pits and the cuttable bushes is top-notch. the transition between eroded mountain tile and the ruined bricks is one I plan on borrowing for my own quest.

Zephvan - I like the simplicity of your screen. In my mind the purple grass are chunks of amethyst poking out of the ground.

Mine - It's inspired by the cover art for Elf Power's When the Red King Comes, pretty much wrote everything else I wanted to say about it earlier in the post, vis. the the popup book perspective conceit.


Edited by TheManHimself, 21 June 2021 - 04:42 PM.

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#5 Jared

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 09:18 PM

the custom tilework on the pits and the cuttable bushes is top-notch

Courtesy of Shane's amazing tile work. :) Thanks so much for your comments everyone!


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#6 Lordkronos

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Posted 21 June 2021 - 09:30 PM

Here my Favorit Clearly is Jared Realy Cool Screen Makes me want to Play It :D

 

The Man Himself has Dit a Great Job on Doing This Spooky Building Realy Great i Hope its one Time Playable :D

 

Zephan has Made some Interresting Looking Cliffs and i Dont know its not Full Visible but i Could Imagine that The South Purple Cliff could be a Grimmy Looking Dungeon Entrance :D



#7 Sheik

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Posted 23 June 2021 - 02:10 PM

While I ended up voting for TheMan, it's good to see Jared back on a ZC project! Zephvan's screen is also really good, but TheMan's displays a more impressive usage of the same tileset.


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#8 Ghost

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 12:10 AM

TheManHimself, look at that beautiful mess. So much creative use of chunky graphics, should win.


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#9 TheManHimself

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Posted 25 June 2021 - 09:25 PM

TheManHimself, look at that beautiful mess. So much creative use of chunky graphics, should win.

The Big W might be out of my reach this week (come on 20 consecutive votes from the BoneZone!), but either way you'll be seeing a lot more of these chunky graphics, Ghost!


Edited by TheManHimself, 25 June 2021 - 09:26 PM.


#10 David

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Posted 07 July 2021 - 11:14 PM

With 71.05% of the vote, the winner of Screenshot of the Week 757 is Jared!

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Congrats!

Voting totals:
Jared - 27 votes [71.05%]
- TheManHimself - 10 votes [26.32%]
- Zephvan - 1 vote [2.63%]


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