Galak Sea
Level 11 Pixelist
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The birth of teh WILDCHIP
  1st/80   Σ29.537   Mar 12th 2017 4:33am

Legends say the great BotBro king destroyed his own fanta sea land and castle in order to give birth to teh all mighty Wildchip.

Now the animation continuously loops with the Botbro king standing up, and the title of the compo has been made visible in the FIRST FRAME, so that you can see "WILDCHIP != WIN" in bandcamp or other platforms which don't support gifs. The animation is too long to be brought to 600 px, because the size limitation is 600 kB

I had a thread in pixelation dedicated to this, so check it out if you want to see some progress! I greatly appreciate any feedback from you pixelists ^^

I can give anyone the source aseprite file, if you are interested in the effects, layers, and stuff in more detail!
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Level 15 Pixelist
post #79839 :: 2017.03.06 12:50pm :: edit 2017.03.06 12:55pm
  Galak Sea and Flaminglog liēkd this
This is absolutely great as is already ;o

Also tfw no APNG, instead of GIF
I'm a stubborn propagator of this format ;3
Level 11 Pixelist
post #79841 :: 2017.03.06 1:28pm
Why apng? gif seems to be the reference format for pixel animation, and I'm not sure apng is supported on all the browsers, but I'm interested in knowing why you prefer it :)
Level 15 Pixelist
post #79843 :: 2017.03.06 2:11pm :: edit 2017.03.06 5:02pm
  ViLXDRYAD liēkd this
Galak, it's the format that should have superseded GIF ages ago imo. Its palette isn't restricted to indexed 8-bit color, and it has a proper alpha channel, so you can make your images blend perfectly with the background. Also the compression is a bit better than GIF's.

And it was a libre format from the very beginning, since it's just an extension to regular PNG format developed @ Mozilla, around 2004.
It will work with virtually every FF fork, but many other programs support it these days. And if not, they will still fall back to displaying just the first frame of it, in worst case scenario.
There's a list of some of the software that supports it
They forgot to include my favourite viewer, IrfanView >;C

Samples speak for themselves:
Level 16 Chipist
post #79846 :: 2017.03.06 4:54pm
  shinichi and MiDoRi liēkd this
Chrome still doesn't support apng, I have to install a plugin for it.
Level 15 Pixelist
post #79847 :: 2017.03.06 4:56pm
Use IceCat and drink water :P
Level 11 Pixelist
post #79850 :: 2017.03.06 5:21pm
  MiDoRi liēkd this
I'm using Aseprite for this, but apng isn't even mentionned in the many export formats :/
Level 15 Pixelist
post #79856 :: 2017.03.06 6:18pm
Yeah, Aseprite doesn't come with built in APNG support unfortunately, at least not the very old version i have...

is what i'm using when dealing with this format
Level 25 Chipist
post #79860 :: 2017.03.06 9:14pm :: edit 2017.03.06 9:14pm
  Galak Sea and pedipanol liēkd this
This is seriously nice as hell. <3 Only complaint is that I wish the waterfall were animated as well.
Level 11 Pixelist
post #79873 :: 2017.03.06 11:10pm
  Jimmyoshi, pedipanol and Modus Ponens liēkd this
OK Jimmyoshi you'll see that waterfall animated before the end of the compo!!
Level 21 Chipist
post #79875 :: 2017.03.07 1:36am
  Galak Sea liēkd this
Dude, this is freakin' cool! Well, looks like battle art is going to take yet another compo as winner :P.
Level 9 Chipist
post #79880 :: 2017.03.07 4:08am
  Galak Sea and Quirby64 liēkd this
Level 23 Pixelist
post #79884 :: 2017.03.07 7:25am
  Galak Sea liēkd this
Wowow, that's awesome!!
Level 11 Pixelist
post #79896 :: 2017.03.07 4:30pm :: edit 2017.03.07 5:19pm
  Jimmyoshi and MiDoRi liēkd this

Waterfall animated and little waterfall added!

Tell me if it looks right to you, it's still a work in progress.


Added cute animation of a falling leaf cut by the sword, try to spot it :o
Level 15 Pixelist
post #79900 :: 2017.03.07 5:22pm
  Galak Sea liēkd this
You say this is WIP

I say this is perfect

All my 7s
Level 21 Chipist
post #79909 :: 2017.03.07 6:05pm
  Galak Sea and Post-retro liēkd this
Well damn, now it's even better :).
Level 22 Mixist
post #79912 :: 2017.03.07 6:12pm
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Level 11 Pixelist
post #79914 :: 2017.03.07 6:22pm
Hahaha thanks everyone, I hope it stills gets more fluid or more eye pleasant, working on it
Level 12 Chipist
post #80047 :: 2017.03.10 1:21am
  Galak Sea liēkd this
Level 29 Mixist
post #80058 :: 2017.03.10 7:14am
  mk7, MiDoRi, Quirby64 and Xyz liēkd this
So which frame is supposed to be the cover?

Why doesn't bandcamp support animated gif covers?
Level 23 Pixelist
post #80060 :: 2017.03.10 7:55am
  Galak Sea and PeachBellini liēkd this
Damn, this jump has a nice dynamics!
Also i think the animation lacks a couple of frames when the sword touches the ground, i mean the end of this jump is kinda abrupt.

You can also animate the sky and the sea so it will be really awesome!
Level 11 Pixelist
post #80064 :: 2017.03.10 8:21am
  mk7 liēkd this
Baron Knoxburry, I thought the whole GIF would be the cover, isn't it? But if I were to chose one frame, it would be from the ones where you see the compo title, maybe with more transparency to let you see the background, or something like that.

Thanks a lot for the suggestions, mk7!
I will try to do my best, and I used to have more frames for the jump, but it's very tricky because it looked like he was sort of "smoothly" touching the ground, but I'll try to add one frame more.
Level 26 Hostist
post #80071 :: 2017.03.10 9:52am
  Galak Sea and Jangler liēkd this
Yes, the whole GIF is the cover, but only on platforms that support animated album covers which is none afaik. It will remain animated on Battle of the Bits, but other places like bandcamp and even the youtube results stream title card do not support this. It would be a shame to use the frames with the title of the battle since the background obfuscates all your beautiful scenery. A suggestion comes to mind: maybe add one frame to the beginning where the dude starts to stand again with both the title and the background visible? Just an idea. I know there's limited time left.

Also, I feel teased by the cape being animated only in the beginning.

Good work!
Level 11 Pixelist
post #80092 :: 2017.03.10 5:07pm :: edit 2017.03.11 11:42am
  Quirby64, VinCMG, puke7 and Xyz liēkd this
Well, puke7, that's actually a great idea. The guy will stand up and the looping will be smooth.


I've been working on it, and here is more or less how the first frame would look as a thumbnail:
sorry it's small

Let me know what you think of it, there is still time for much improvement (it's the weekend after all ^^)


EDIT: I finally changed the cape's color ^^
Level 20 Chipist
post #80130 :: 2017.03.11 1:19pm
  Galak Sea and awesum liēkd this
I will be very surprised if this doesn't place 1st at this point, haha

Really great job!
Level 19 Chipist
post #80133 :: 2017.03.11 2:04pm
  Galak Sea liēkd this
this entry is byoutiful, should've commented earlier, but now that it seems about done I guess I have an exceuse to. : p
Nice one, Galak Sea! \.o./
Level 26 Hostist
post #80157 :: 2017.03.11 11:03pm
  Galak Sea liēkd this
Great! Thanks!
Level 15 Mixist
post #80416 :: 2017.03.14 3:31am
  Galak Sea liēkd this
This absolutely glorious! Really great stuff!
Level 11 Pixelist
post #80418 :: 2017.03.14 3:44am
  Baron Knoxburry liēkd this
Hahaha the glorious Botbro King approves
Level 7 Criticist
post #80468 :: 2017.03.14 1:44pm
  Galak Sea liēkd this
Man, you put some work into this piece!
I have to agree with mk7, why not take it the full mile, animating the sea and sky aswell? You obviously got the skellz to do so!
Stellar work either way :>
Level 11 Pixelist
post #80486 :: 2017.03.14 4:52pm :: edit 2017.03.14 4:52pm
Haha thanks! Tbh animating the sky and sea is too much work in comparison to the result it would give :P

And also, I kind of ran out of time :o
Level 16 Chipist
post #80696 :: 2017.03.16 3:22am
  MiDoRi and Galak Sea liēkd this
😭 I'm crying right now since this will get 1st no matter what 😭
Level 11 Pixelist
post #80704 :: 2017.03.16 4:24am
  Modus Ponens liēkd this
Nooo don't say this :o Charlotte has got many heartz... And I love your chip witch <3
Level 23 Pixelist
post #81485 :: 2017.03.26 2:21pm
  Galak Sea liēkd this
Congratz with teh wins!
Level 11 Pixelist
post #81486 :: 2017.03.26 2:26pm
thanks a lot bro pixelist :D
Level 15 Pixelist
post #81500 :: 2017.03.26 4:25pm
  Galak Sea and VinCMG liēkd this

Grats, this really deserved a high place, so much care and legitimate effort put into it :)
Level 0 n00b
post #81541 :: 2017.03.27 2:27am
  Galak Sea liēkd this
The green and blue look so good together on the background. I dont know where you get your inspiration from but i am amazed by your work. Xoxo
Level 11 Pixelist
post #81546 :: 2017.03.27 5:52am
Thank you Seti <3

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