Derby #291: Video Game Titles Reinterpreted


#1

#2

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


#3

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.


#4

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!


#5

Mario and Luigi wearing capes and fighting crime!

Print it!


#6

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.


#7

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…


#8

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.


#9

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.


#10

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


#11

I’d like to see this re-submitted:
http://d3gqasl9vmjfd8.cloudfront.net/fbb982d1-7fba-4b4d-9839-5895fed26fa8.png


#12

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


#13

Edit…nm. Stupid proxy.


#14

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


#15

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


#16

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


#17

Thanks! I’d like to re-submit it…but it didn’t do too well last time either :confused:

oh, and DIBS


#18

Definitely resubmit, it’s great


#19

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


#20

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.