WootBot


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When is a video game reference not a video game reference? When it's a video game title reinterpreted! As with the past Derbies where we asked you to reinterpret TV show titles, artwork titles, band names, and movie quotes, this week your task is to take the literal sense of the words in a video game title and reinterpret, misinterpret, depict, or remix them into something new and unrelated.

Your entry should be titled "Inspired by (insert video game title here)", so the voters know what you're going for. And any wiseacre who literally titles an entry "Inspired by (insert video game title here)" will be pistol-whipped with an NES Zapper.

No text.



benjaminleebates


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it would be cooler if you had a "no video game characters" rule this week. Really push that imagination!

lotsofgoats


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Donkey Kong as a donkey-shaped dog toy. Go ahead, artists.


I like this theme, because it requires a pop reference that can't be screamed at the audience due to the no text requirement. Thumbs up, woot... for now.

tomspc


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benjaminleebates wrote:it would be cooler if you had a "no video game characters" rule this week. Really push that imagination!



Agree! Oh how I wished it said "No Mario" and "No Piranha Plant". Seen that done in too many derbies already.

Come on people do something ORIGINAL!

tjschaeffer


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Mario and Luigi wearing capes and fighting crime!

Print it!

kevlar51


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benjaminleebates wrote:it would be cooler if you had a "no video game characters" rule this week. Really push that imagination!



In theory that's the idea--create a design that someone who's never heard of the video game can look at the design and say the title. So including the video game's character wouldn't make a whole lot of sense.

But in practice, you'll see a lot of submissions where one item is changed and understanding the rest of the design requires advanced knowledge of the subject. I think the rejectionator gets overwhelmed in that event.

So I'm predicting at least one design in the fog featuring a Triforce, even though there really shouldn't be on in this derby.

benjaminleebates


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kevlar51 wrote:In theory that's the idea--create a design that someone who's never heard of the video game can look at the design and say the title. So including the video game's character wouldn't make a whole lot of sense.

But in practice, you'll see a lot of submissions where one item is changed and understanding the rest of the design requires advanced knowledge of the subject. I think the rejectionator gets overwhelmed in that event.

So I'm predicting at least one design in the fog featuring a Triforce, even though there really shouldn't be on in this derby.



What I am imagining an overload of, will be the juxtaposition of game elements and characters. In this light, the use of VG characters will dim the light of the REALLY creative entries...

rollelectric


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tomspc wrote:Agree! Oh how I wished it said "No Mario" and "No Piranha Plant". Seen that done in too many derbies already.

Come on people do something ORIGINAL!



Eh, if people wanted original then I'm sure the artists would comply.

I wonder what the limitations of the term "video game name" are. I mean there are Star Wars, Doctor Who, Princess Bride, and many other LCD-appealing video games.

lotsofgoats


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Anything that goes from another medium to a video game shouldn't count. Should be a vidya game, proper. No movies/books/shows/Legos etc.

anonymose


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rollelectric wrote:Eh, if people wanted original then I'm sure the artists would comply.

I wonder what the limitations of the term "video game name" are. I mean there are Star Wars, Doctor Who, Princess Bride, and many other LCD-appealing video games.



I believe it's referring to the literal title of the game: "Super Mario Bros.", "Streets of Rage", "Goldenaxe", etc.

j5


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I'd like to see this re-submitted:

move along

kevlar51


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j5 wrote:I'd like to see this re-submitted:



Ha! Thanks for doing the search for me before I started that idea!

Mavyn


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Edit...nm. Stupid proxy.

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

tgentry


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No cranberry tees, and the title rule is set in stone. We'll name these.

oakenspirit


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tgentry wrote:No cranberry tees, and the title rule is set in stone. We'll name these.



Thats a fun nuance! The winner's get to see what greatness the woot staff names it!

j5


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oakenspirit wrote:Thats a fun nuance! The winner's get to see what greatness the woot staff names it!



??
Would they not just name it the same as the video game?

move along

SeedUvPain


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j5 wrote:I'd like to see this re-submitted:



Thanks! I'd like to re-submit it...but it didn't do too well last time either :/

oh, and DIBS

tomspc


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SeedUvPain wrote:Thanks! I'd like to re-submit it...but it didn't do too well last time either :/

oh, and DIBS



Definitely resubmit, it's great

SeedUvPain


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tomspc wrote:Definitely resubmit, it's great



Thanks. I need to make significant changes I think before it gets accepted. I don't know what to do

ste7enl


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SeedUvPain wrote:Thanks! I'd like to re-submit it...but it didn't do too well last time either :/

oh, and DIBS



Son of a B. I was well into a really detailed Donkey Kong design around a similar concept (I imagine its been done several times) but I didnt know one had already been submitted to woot. Onto the next.

cdrewlow


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j5 wrote:??
Would they not just name it the same as the video game?



I did a quick check, and they changed tv show titles and band names, too.

lotsofgoats


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SeedUvPain wrote:I don't know what to do



Sneak a barrel into there somewhere.

j5


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SeedUvPain wrote:Thanks. I need to make significant changes I think before it gets accepted. I don't know what to do



A: remove the text
B: recolor.
c: add a princess?
d: print.
e: I predict we will see a bunch of this one as it is an easy joke.

move along

lotsofgoats


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Now I'm imagining a Space Invaders shirt where the space is personal. Gotta grid the invaders up correctly to get the point across without text.


Hmm... what else, what else.

rasabi


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*edit* going to tinker more....

j5


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lotsofgoats wrote:Hmm... what else, what else.

Rastafarian with a stick.

(waits for it)

move along

orabbit


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rasabi wrote:*edit* going to tinker more....



Yellow on navy, BTW.

j5


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rasabi wrote:*edit* going to tinker more....


Another J5 quality buzzkill for those in the trenches:

move along

rasabi


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j5 wrote:Another J5 quality buzzkill for those in the trenches:



There's also this one:


I'm trying to go for more of a mash-up angle on the concept... but I know there are only so many ways to represent two words :|

SeedUvPain


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updated and hopefully changed enough to get past the rejectionator. Any further suggestion are welcome

jessisima


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Really early sketch for entry: Kid Icarus
Does this read as a baby goat? I am thinking of doing a sun behind him, and some feathers falling. Any and all comments/suggestions are welcome.

ste7enl


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jessisima wrote:Really early sketch for entry: Kid Icarus
Does this read as a baby goat? I am thinking of doing a sun behind him, and some feathers falling. Any and all comments/suggestions are welcome.



Reads pretty clear to me- fun little idea

j5


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SeedUvPain wrote:updated and hopefully changed enough to get past the rejectionator. Any further suggestion are welcome

Personally, I don't like the barrel. It ties the design to the video game too much.

move along

ste7enl


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SeedUvPain wrote:updated and hopefully changed enough to get past the rejectionator. Any further suggestion are welcome



is the top of the building off center? It's angering my OCD, but maybe im wrong and its just a visual trick

no1


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SeedUvPain wrote:updated and hopefully changed enough to get past the rejectionator. Any further suggestion are welcome



any way to stick in a mustachioed dude in red overalls and cap? mabe a window washer or pilot or something.

no1


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j5 wrote:Personally, I don't like the barrel. It ties the design to the video game too much.



too much is never enough, especially when you're talking voterage.

no1


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SeedUvPain wrote:Any further suggestion are welcome



any suggestion?

anatomically correct genitalia.

rasabi


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Taking a break from it... maybe I'll change some stuffs tonight. Not sure:

no1


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rasabi wrote:Taking a break from it... maybe I'll change some stuffs tonight. Not sure:



imma prolly way off base, but to me it looks less like a star-fox hybrid and more like a fox in a star-shaped stockade

thehookshot


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no1 wrote:imma prolly way off base, but to me it looks less like a star-fox hybrid and more like a fox in a star-shaped stockade



I'm happy I stopped my Star Fox design early. I feel this is going to be like Moby pencil the other week!