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ExGFX Contest: Summer 2016 - Rules and Submissions
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A bit late starting this, but welcome to the Summer 2016 ExGFX Contest! I hope you guys have your drawing tools ready.

Your task is to draw graphics according to the given theme. Our theme for this contest will be: Water! From the deep underwater, to above landscapes that feature it such as docks, or even a water hotel, as long as the main feature is the water.

Like last time, we're running two categories: one for foregrounds, and one for backgrounds. You can submit both, but they will be judged separately. And like last time again, you can include Layer 3 in your entry. However, we will allow graphical edits on Sprites. How these two will be judged are explained later on below.

Submitting your entry:
All entries must be posted in this thread before the deadline. Your submission must include the following:
- Map16 page (.map16) for your FG and/or BG
- The sample level (.mwl) utilizing your FG and/or BG in around one and three screens. This is what we'll look for when we'll judge your submission
- Palette files (.pal and .palmask) for your FG and/or BG
- The ExGFX files
- If you have Layer 3/Sprites, all necessary files must be included too

Rules and Guidelines:
- No more than two Map16 pages may be used for each category
- Yo can't change any of the standard SMW graphics (coins, question blocks, etc)
- You may not change the palettes of said objects above
- You may not change the palettes of the status bar, player palette, message boxes, etc
- No ripped graphics
- Animation is allowed
- Anything submitted to this contest must be "new"; it must be something you haven't already submitted to the site, or not something made prior to this contest.

There are 3 judges this time. Scoring will be given under the following categories:
- Overall design: 40
- Originality: 20 (scoring here is like out of 5, but in multiples of 4)
Layer 3 and/or Sprites will only be judged if they actually affect the looks of the graphics.
Point deductions will be taken from your overall design score from all the judges depending on the following:
- Map16 Page is missing any important tiles and it affects your graphics: -5
- Missing any files such as the palette files (.pal mainly) or the Map16 file (.map16): -5
- Missing an ExGFX file: Disqualified
Total score: 60

We're giving prizes to the winners of this contest. The choice is between a permanent custom title, or custom name color for a month. The second place gets the other prize. And as always, we'll distribute badges to every participants.

You have two three weeks to work on your entry. The deadline is August 10, 12:00 PM EST (to make things less confusing, I'll use a timezone everyone knows since I live in GMT+8). An extension for a week has been given. Please post your entries here only, and keep all discussion on the discussion thread!

Good luck!
Here's my entry. Yep, that quick. This is a very simple underwater set. Includes both BG and FG.

Edit: If you downloaded it, download it again.

99% sure originality won't ring here, it's just a 16-bit version of NSMBU/W's underwater tileset. Here's the download mate.

Edit: New dl: Click me! #tb{^V^}

formerly known as TheBasicASMGuy or TBASMGuy for short. hi.

gatewater hotel
(note no use a custom palete so you can use almost all default paletes)

My entry :3

“Lucas peeked inside the mailbox. There’s nothing inside. Except the 1000 rat corpses.”

"The Hero Appears! The Hero Appears! The Hero Appears!"
Here's mine

Tower of Disarray

5/?? levels done
-HAHA Oh jeez-
An 'A' press is an 'A' press

Hella neat layout by Erik557
Here's my entry.


My hacks: Justice for Mario / Unnamed Kaizo Hack
A wild entry appeared!

Edit: Updated 8/5/2016. Had the wrong animation file. Now fixed.
Marimo Lake

I was about to not participate due to working on 2 hacks and having recently submitted a couple water-themed tilesets. After looking at Aegagropilon, one of the bosses from Secret of Mana, I learned that it's based on the Marimo, a sort of seaweed ball. That inspired me to do a tileset centered around the things.

Oh, and I just had to draw a background for this.

"You painted my paint job! PREPARE FOR SURGERY!"
- Knockout ~ Transformers Prime "TMI"
I'm glad I finished on time...
Steampunk thingy... [Download FG]
And this massive thing gave me some problems... [Download BG]

🦊 Hi. 🦊
I'm done with my submission. I call mine...

Sea of Whispers [Background]

This is just a background. I couldn't get a foreground done before the deadline, unfortunately. I hope everything is in order.
Come help save Super Mario World Central Production 2 here!
I'm wet
(It's a wet foreground)
Edit: Made some minor changes
iceberg/snowy mountain/lake mix background
expecting a 65/100-75/100, hoping for 75/100+
I made this entry with two goals in mind:
1) Water is land, and
2) Vice versa


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I wanted to do more on this but I'm burnt out. It only has a Foreground and a simple Layer 3 background. No layer 2 because I have no ideas what to do with it.
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