The Generations Competition - Round 2
Alright guys, here it is, round 2 of The Generations Competition. While I apologize for this being posted one day late, I've been getting a lot of questions concerning this competition and whether or not is was to continue. Everyone please remember that after each round, there's a one week judging period and a rest period for you guys. So really, this round is late, but only by ONE DAY, and I do apologize for that.
Moving right along, let's discuss how round 2 will work. Round 2 is going to operate much the same as round 1 with one exception, the stipulation, but we'll get to that in a minute. Let's first get to the match ups...
Round 2 match ups:
-Squall234 vs. Phoenix vs. stevencho
Chosen color scheme: Black, White, Green, Grey and Blue
-Hatty vs. billyman31 vs. tmrd vs. makjack
Chosen color scheme: Gold, Blue, Black, White, and Green
-Ronthis the Werewolf vs. Necromancer vs. LaserSonic1029
Chosen color scheme: Black, White, Blue, Dark Blue and Green
-JoeytheHedgehog vs. The Man from P.O.O.T vs. Nessie
When I decided to host this competition, I was told that judging the boxes comparatively would be difficult because of how different they would be. I hope to change that with this stipulation.
In order to make the boxes more consistent, each competitor in each match will think of four colors they think make up a good color scheme for a box. The colors should work well together, because they are the only four colors that you (the competitors) will be allowed to use in your boxes. There will be a primary color (the base color for the box), a secondary color (only the primary color gets featured more than the secondary color), a tertiary color (this color should be noticeable, but not as much as the primary and secondary colors), and a quaternary color (this is pretty much an accent). In order to make this explanation more clear, let's use actual competitors to explain it. For instance, Squall thinks that light blue (primary color) would make a great color for a box. He also thinks that it would be well complimented by dark blue (secondary color), white (tertiary color) and some black accents (quaternary color). Squall PMs Phoenix and stevencho telling them about his choices, which they both agree with. However, Phoenix and stevencho think that orange would make a better quaternary color than black because it contrasts with blue. Squall agrees and the three of them agree that the color scheme for their boxes, in order from primary to quaternary color will be light blue, dark blue, white and orange. Squall then PMs me informing me of their choices. I say okay and there color palette is locked in for the round.
Now obviously, in order to truly make a box only four colors, it would have to be entirely custom made, which I know not everyone can do, so I can't be a stickler for truly having four colors and the screenshots along with the templates don't count toward the four colors.
For example, this Mad World box by Ayron truly only has four colors in it, but that'll be very difficult to achieve with most games since the art is very complex with shadowing and lighting effects. This Killzone 2 box by hsoldier obviously has way more than four colors in it, even without the template and screenshots. However, it's clear that it has a unified color scheme. It makes use of (from primary to quaternary) orange, white, red, and gray. Now, you can dispute the order in which I put those colors, but the fact still stands that those are it's main colors.
I'm looking for you guys to pick a color scheme and make a box using that color scheme like hsoldier did. I know not everyone can make a box like that, but you can all execute a color scheme like that.
And if those fancy art words I'm using: primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary are what's confusing you, just think of the colors as 1, 2, 3 and 4, respectively.
I only need one PM from one competitor for each match informing me of the color scheme that you've chosen, but don't try and smart ass the other competitors, they'll be informed of the color scheme and they'll know if you decided to choose your own color scheme. Remember that every competitor in a match must follow the color scheme that has been decided on for that match. Failure to do so will result in a deduction of points.
Also, even though I used Squall as an example to explain the stipulation, since he scored the highest last round, that stipulation doesn't apply to his match. Instead, Squall is allowed to pick the color scheme for his match entirely on his own. If he wants Phoenix and stevencho to give input, that's fine, but he is not obligated to allow them to.
In addition to the color scheme, in keeping with the competition's overall theme, this round is going to consist of sixth generation console and handheld boxes only.
Any console or handheld that was released after PS2 (PS2 is the start of the sixth generation and thus, is eligible) but before Xbox 360 (Xbox 360 kicked off the seventh generation) is eligible.
That was a mouthful, so if you have any questions, feel free to PM me.
Just so that you don't forget...
Judging rubric (each of the six categories will be out of 25 points):
Accuracy - Does the box accurately represent the game?
Creativity - Have we seen this design before? Is it tired or is it fresh and exciting?
Presentation - Does the presentation manage to enhance the overall appeal of the box or detract from it?
Overall aesthetics - If you saw this box on a store shelf, would it catch your eye and draw you in?
Quality/attention to detail - Does your box look polished and professional, or does it look like it should still be a WIP?
Realism - Is your box realistic? The more the box looks like something we could see being on a store shelf, the more points you get.
Color scheme - If you didn't follow the color scheme, points will be deducted. You cannot gain anything from following the color scheme, you can only lose points if you don't. You can lose up to 25 points for not following the color scheme.
You will have 17 days for this round which will be ending Wednesday, March 16 @ about 2 PM EST. After the round ends, there will be a one week judging period during which you, the competitors, get to rest. Please do not bombard me with PMs asking about the status of the competition during that one week period. Trust me, it's all part of the plan.
If you haven't done so already, check out the round 1 results topic to see who won and to see what the judges had to say about your boxes.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!
Last edited by LooseJuice; 03-07-2011 at 07:59 AM.
I had the best of intentions when I signed up for this competition, but was unable to foresee my impending disinterest in box making. Therefore, I will no longer be making any boxarts for this competition (or anything else for that matter).
I apologize for any inconvenience to LooseJuice, the judges and the other participants.
It's fine. Sometimes that happens.
Alright, I added a better explanation of the stipulation in order to clear up any questions. I hope it helps a little.
I also just want to add that if you reach out to your competitors to choose the color scheme and they don't respond within three days, you are allowed to pick the color scheme yourself. However, if they respond, you must choose is collaboratively.
Last edited by LooseJuice; 02-27-2011 at 09:58 AM.
Like I said, if there's ANY confusion at all, please PM me and we can get it sorted out. I don't want a stipulation meant to make things more interesting to be this competition's undoing.
Make the link to the round 1 results more noticeable.
Last edited by Manuel_Alejandro95; 02-27-2011 at 11:30 AM.
Oh, this should be fun
Yea, I decided to give you a little something for having been both the highest scorer and the only one who submitted a box for your match.
Originally Posted by Squall234
Could you give one more additional color?
Working with 5 colors will be a pain in the ass, but it's at least better than 4
Alright, I'll allow 5 colors. Everyone can choose 5 colors. The stip is more about a unified color scheme than how many colors you get to use, but I still want it to be a challenge. The procedure is all still the same, however, except now, the fifth or quinary color is the accent. That is absolutely as far as I'll go though.
Last edited by LooseJuice; 02-27-2011 at 02:16 PM.
Thanks, but I still have not even the smallest idea of what colors and what game I'm going to do.
Originally Posted by LooseJuice
I guess I'll think today in history class hehe
Well, like I said, it's more about just having some contiguity between boxes. You just have to pick colors that work together with each other.
I got my concept, but it's tricky! Goodluck to all!
For us, I was thinking blue, green, gold and white.
You can pick a fifth color.
What are the colors?
Originally Posted by Squall234
a la cho
An idea would be Black, White, Green, Gray and Light Blue.
Wait, is this a team?
No, there are no teams, but if everyone has a different color scheme, it defeats what I'm trying to achieve. Squall, you can try and screw your competitors over with the colors you pick if that's what you want.