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A topic by GB Studio Central created Sep 02, 2023 Views: 1,243 Replies: 56
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Host

Use this thread to ask specific questions you might have for the Jam :)

Submitted

it has to be totally original art, i get that, but if i'm making a gb game, can i use a screen from the game? or they have to be moc up style pictures?

(+1)

Why the spirit of the Jam is to create something specifically made for it, during the time of the Jam, there's no way for us to 100% verify that. If your image fits the specs and theme of the Jam, then it should be fine. 

Is all engines allowed?

(+1)

There should be no engine. You are submitting a PNG file. Any image editing program is fine.

Submitted

Can you rotate tiles to stay within the 192 tile limit? Like could a tile with one light green pixel in the top left corner be the same unique tile as a tile with a light green pixel in the bottom right corner?

Host(+1)

Sadly, the Game Boy can't rotate tiles.

Submitted

To add to this: if you use the same designed tile but with different assigned colors is that a different tile? Eg a darker green pixel in the top left corner with a light green background.

Host(+1)

This would also count as a unique tile. If you were programming the game yourself, you could change the palettes, but since we're using GB Studio (and also trying to make it more accessible) this is not an option. The best bet is to use the tile counter to see if your tile is unique or not.

Hi, where should I upload the png? tq

You will post your PNG to Itch like you would a game then submit that link to the Jam.

tq so much~!

If I were to create a triangle in a tile and rotate it 90 degrees, is the now-rotated triangle considered a new, unique tile?

Submitted

I asked this a few comments above. The gameboy isnt capable of rotating tiles so yes it would be a unique tile.

Thank you! Totally missed it!

Submitted (1 edit)

Is there a problem if I use a text or word in the pixel art?

(+1)

There’s no rule against it :)

Submitted (3 edits)

you guys got a really hires flat straight on image of a oldest original gameboy?

i see in your site links to manual and label etc..  .. i think i got one.. unless u happen to have a great one..

.. iam doing LudumDare along with this also lol

( I got one now , ill upload sometime soon )

How's this:

Submitted

i got one now but thanks ..sry

Submitted

Does it have to be a specific topic or can I make a free drawing?

Jam HostSubmitted

Theme is “An Awesome Discovery”.

Submitted

how many frames are animations? For characters? For like a flame, or moving spike? 

No animation. It’s a still image, one frame. You are submitting a PNG.

Submitted

ohh hold up, its like.. a title screen?  I was thinking tileset like to make a game lols

Well whatever iam making a tileset lol

I’m one of the hosts (answering from my mobile device). You are welcome to submit, and while it’s not explicitly stated, it might be rejected as it’s not exactly “pixel art” and instead is a game asset. We’re looking for works that will function in a gallery, but I’ll reserve any judgements until I see it.

Submitted(+1)

An easy way to know how many unique tiles are you using is to use a tile count app like this one:

https://gb-studio-tile-count.glitch.me/

Submitted

is upscaling legal ? Like my image is really blurred when i open it, but if i upscale it to 240x216 it becomes more visible.

Submitted(+1)

As I understand it, you can use an upscaled picture as the cover or screenshot, but you must add the original Gameboy-sized image as the main file of your submission :)

Jam HostSubmitted

Please make an original 160ps by 144px image available as that’s what will be used for the GB Rom.

Submitted(+1)

got it, i will just use the 240x216 for my cover

Submitted

For visibility and access, should it be public or restricted?

I think either way will still allow the hosts to see the submission.

Host

I was wrong, please make it public.

Submitted

I made two pieces.. Can I enter them both? 

You can only submit one, iirc.

Submitted

You're right.. I see it now. Thank you!

Jam HostSubmitted

Yes, if you could choose one. As we want to include everyone on the ROM and it looks like there’ll be quite a few entries. This will help.

Submitted
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Submitted

I have a question: What font do you plan on using for dialog boxes? Would it be full-sized 8x8px, or a trimmed one? Also, what's the character limit for links to portfolio? I managed to fit my links within 52 chars, 8x8px font. Thanks in advance!

(+1)

We’ll use a variable-width font. There is no hard limit, but having it fit in one or two lines (30-60 characters) is best.

Submitted

Thanks a lot!

Submitted

I have a few questions. This is my first time submitting a project on itch.io, and when I go to submit on your main page and click on my project dashboard, it just shows my projects. How do I actually submit the PNG? 
Also did you just want the 160x144 resolution or did you want the upscaled version as well?

Submitted

I was a fool and didn't make the project public, my bad. 

Host

Looks good!

Submitted

am i allowed to put a watermark in my art?

Host

You are allowed, as long as it fits under the tile count.

Submitted

Keeping in mind that there are only a couple of hours remaining — if we've already uploaded our submission, are we still allowed to make edits and upload those before the deadline?

Host

Yes you are.

Submitted

Would it be possible to request a deadline extension of a couple hours? I had some unexpected obligations pop up yesterday that left me unable to work on my piece until today, so although I'm working as fast as I can I unfortunately won't be able to finish before the deadline hits.

Hey there, shoot me an email: admin@gbstudiocentral.com

Submitted

AAAH! I missed the submission window by 2 seconds!!! Would it be possible to add my entry manually, please? I would be so grateful. I'm so sorry I'm late...

Hey there, shoot me an email: admin@gbstudiocentral.com

Submitted

Email sent, thanks!

I was told to fix the resolution of my entry and re-submit it, do I need a new link to submit it or did I just have to edit my project with the new submission?

Host

Typically, you'll just re-upload to the same submission, but I see your second submission now. I will add that to the collection. Thanks!

Submitted

When will we know the 10 winners of the prizes?

Host

Thanks for asking! We have compiled all the submissions and there are a few that have issues. We're contacting them to give them an opportunity to fix them before we pick the winners. We're going to send an email to everyone with this information too.