A merchant approaches you! o__O
"Yaargh, wish I had wares to sell ya!"
Thanks to our lovely admin who gave us some more time, i was able to stack this pile of pixels and polygoons together.
This is actually an animated picture, in APNG format, and should render well in every Gecko-based browser or IrfanView. Any APNG-incompatible software will just render first frame, so it won't be completely broken in any case.
It's 3D of course, but the rules say that pixelart is merely preferred, and not enforced for cover arts, besides i have a good excuse (xD), since the animation on the screen was done purely in gud ol' pixelist style, in raster graphics editor (the arc above logo was AA'd manually, no rulebreaking here in case someone compulsively examined every point xD).
Basically reinvented and polished my first idea for this cover, turned out quite well, it's probably the first thing i made for BotB i'm really happy with. As for 3D stuff, no premade models were used, all geometry has been modelled from scratch. Powered by Blender, Krita, Aseprite, Micro$uc$$ Paint and APNGASM.
Enjoy (or not, whatever xD)!
The computer is Amiga 500
Monitor loosely modelled after this unit
Just in case someone wanted raw pixulart animation, here's the file: https://aww.moe/qy3p5d.png
And a WIP picture as a bonus https://aww.moe/d55z1q.png