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Welcome to our weekly challenge! Feel free to brief yourself on the rules. Challenge will stay up until Wednesday May 10th.
Submit your entries right here in this thread.




All participants will receive 5CC points. Top 3 sprites will receive 2CC points per vote they receive and their winning sprites will be featured in our showcase albums!

Happy spriting my friends!​
Community Renovations
Hey there, as one may or may not notice, I did some shuffling and whatnot around here! The biggest renovation being the addition of our mini challenges ! Our Challenge Cups will proceed like always, of course, but we will also be hosting smaller and more simple challenges weekly.

With this addition, I have also moved and slightly remodeled our Hall of Fame to the NexGen Sprites section since it will now include winning entries from mini challenges.

Send any questions or concerns my way!
HELP NEXGEN

NEXGEN is pretty much dead right now, very few posts in a very long time, and we're the only ones who can help it. The chat (Discord) is pretty active as is, but the forums are dying and we need to do something about it!

We need to fix this by getting the flow of posts and status running again! But one person can't do this alone, that is why I am in dire need of your help fellow spriters and animators!

I'll be tagging some people down below that I hope will return to being active like before!

Make NexGenSprites great again!
Tags: @rhlpixels @NΣRO @EnteiTheHedgehog @Kelax @Windighost @Drawer @Drakna @DivineMorality @BloodyWanderer @Zenaki @Sam Pixeler @Denim @SageHarpuiaJDJ @Lord Saturn @CamTro @YungBlaze @Aubrei Prince @JPG @Blear25 @KiidXIII Help us revive NEXGEN...
If you join the mailing list on Hearbeast's website you'll recieve a GameMaker course for free on the 25th of December. The giveaway will only last for that one day so don't miss it!

Message:
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#Official Challenge Cup 17
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Welcome to Challenge Cup 17! Please familiarize yourself with the Challenge Cup Rules before participating. All Challenge Cup submission threads should be made in the CC Stadium

Challenge Cup 17 duration: December 7th, 2016 - January 8th, 2016

This event's challenges are the following.
Sprite Category:
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Comic category:

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Top 3 sprites and the Best GIF will be in our Hall of Fame. I look forward to seeing what our community is capable of.

Feel free to ask your questions & leave your comments.​
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It's that time again where we determine our top 3 entries! Please select your top 3 from the poll!
You can select up to 3 of the entries on the poll.


@Thanewdude07 - Black Mage Saheri
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@SeldomBlood - The Technomancer
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@EnteiTheHedgehog - Dog mage
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@rhlpixels - Magic Ma'am
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@Kelax - Black Magic Woman
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@SageHarpuiaJDJ - Dark Storm Mage
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@Piraña Sombrero - Red made Dude
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Thank you everyone for participating! Stay tuned for Challenge Cup 16!
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Round of congrats to our Challenge Cup 14 winners!

@RighteousAJ

@rhlpixels
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And don't forget to check out our past winners at our HALL OF FAME

And of course Challenge Cup 15 is here, don't forget to check it out, battle your way to our Hall of Fame and get featured in our DA group!
Collab Nexgen Mecha
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So to answer some possible questions. "Won't the clashing styles look really weird?" Probably, but that's just part of the fun. "Can I make my piece transform into other things?" Bet your ass you can!

Along with your segment feel free to choose the main color you'll be using.
a): DivineMorality (Blue) [COMPLETE]
b): Kelax (Red) [COMPLETE]
c): SageHarpuiaJDJ (Green) [COMPLETE]
d): Piraña Sombrero (Black) [COMPLETE]
e): rhlpixels (Yellow) [COMPLETE]
#Official Challenge Cup 15!
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Welcome to Challenge Cup 15! Please familiarize yourself with the Challenge Cup Rules before participating. All Challenge Cup submission threads should be made in the CC Stadium

Challenge Cup 14 duration: October 4th, 2016 - November 5th, 2016

This event's challenges are the following.
Sprite Category:


Comic Category:
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Top 3 sprites and the Best GIF will be in our Hall of Fame. I look forward to seeing what our community is capable of.

Feel free to ask your questions & leave your comments.
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This week we sent SeldomBlood out to interview a fellow talented NGS-er, Zenaki, to pick his brain for wisdom and insight on pixel art and to get a sense of where his pixels come from. Examples of his work can be seen below, please enjoy!

SB: What got you started pixelling?
ZEN: Well, it was around 13 years ago. I was a big Sonic fan and discovered a French website about sprite comics, which introduced me to the wonderful world of sprites and pixels. It had a pretty big community and almost everyone had their own character (made with Sonic edits of course) so I made my own. I had lots of fun recolouring and editing sprites back then, and I made some comics too. Some friends would ask me to sprite their characters and stuff. And as time went on, I realized I enjoyed making sprites a lot more than making comics (I've always been more into drawing than telling stories), so I kept fooling around with MS Paint and ditched sprite comics, and here we are !

SB: Where do you draw your inspiration from?
ZEN: As I mainly do fanarts, I draw inspiration from basically anything I enjoy. Mainly characters from videogames surprisingly, but also movies, TV shows and animation.
As for particular artists : Daniel Oliver (Ahruon/Abysswolf) is obviously a pixel artist I've admired for a stupidly long time for his portrayal of characters and his choice of colours. I've learned so much just by eyeballing his pixels for years. Then, for more mainstream artists, Stanley Lau (Artgerm) always mesmerizes me with the way he draws faces, anatomy, details and shades everything and Patrick Brown for his complex scenes and dynamic poses. With them as inspirations, my works tend to be pretty big with a colour count that goes through the roof as I try to cram a stupid amount of details while still trying to make a readable pixel art piece.
SB: Well damn. To be honest I've only recently discovered Abysswolf and have been jealous of his work seeing as how I...