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Summer 2017 Challenge Board

Discussion in 'MBR Quests' started by CCshinobi, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. CCshinobi

    CCshinobi Director, Actor, Forum Moderator
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    We're back baby.

    Welcome to the MBRQ Challenge Board for summer 2017! In here, you will find various challenges that you can take!
    Be sure to read the FAQs section to learn all about MBRQs.

    Some General Notes:

    • The deadline for any of these is September 22nd, 2017.
    • Exceptional work may be uploaded on the official MM YouTube channel by request.
    • Returning quests from previous seasons may be repeated once again. Do not use your same entry as last time.
    • Have fun and don't procrastinate!

    Animations

    Summer Sundae
    Objective : Create a short involving ice cream. Mmmmm...

    Beach Battle
    Objective: Create a fight or summer sports scene on the beach between characters or monsters (or both).

    Bayhem
    Objective: In light of summer blockbusters, create a short involving a heavy amount of visual effects.
    Explosions are a plus.

    Surfs Up
    Objective: Create a surfing animation!

    Avant Garde
    Objective: Create an experimental, art-house stylized short. Can be virtually about anything.
    Great example (Animator: Dan Derps)

    Collab Trailer
    Objective: If you're working on a collab this year, make a trailer for it! Must at least be 30 seconds long.
    Example (Yes, you better believe we're still working on this one xD)

    Color Wars
    Objective: Talk about throwback! Create a fight scene involving colors or characters on different colored teams! Must at least be 30 seconds long

    Melee Madness
    Objective: As an alternative to regular 1v1 MBRs, create an epic fight between two characters with Maple or anime sprites. Must be longer than 30 seconds.

    Animated Short
    Objective: Create a short of any genre. Must have a coherent story and/or theme.
    Beautiful example here. (Animator: PathofHeaven)

    Character Origins
    Objective: Create a short that introduces your OC in a creative, entertaining manner. Must have a cohesive story!
    Great example here. (Animator: Jaycie)

    Gaming Short
    Objective: Create any kind of skit based on any videogame franchise or genre.
    Can be an animated short or parody. Be creative!

    Maple Anime
    Objective: Create an anime parody or tribute using Maple characters. Please be careful if you use copyrighted audio though. We do not own said protection rights.

    Lock n' Load
    Objective: Create an action or comedy short that involves guns. Lots of guns.


    Sprites
    Excalibur
    Objective: Create your best version of Arthur's sword. Can be inspired by best girl Saber in Fate/Stay Night :D

    Go Big or Go Home
    Objective: Create a ruby greatsword or any kind of giant royal arm.

    Diamonds and Pearls
    Objective: Create a weapon that integrates pearls or diamonds in its design. This is good practice for shading and lighting contrast!

    Flames of Fury
    Objective : Create a fire-based elemental weapon.

    N-Notice me Senpai
    Objective: Create a sprite of an OC...in a custom swimsuit.

    APES! TOGETHER! STRONG!
    Objective: Create a npc or Maple version of Caesar or any kind of ape from the Planet of the Apes prequels.

    The Last Jedi
    Objective: Create a npc or character based on the new Star Wars trilogy.

    Fantasy Bladez
    Objective: Create a sword inspired by a signature weapon in a RPG.

    Back to the Past!
    Objective: Create a npc or character based on the Samurai Jack universe!

    Anime NPC
    Objective: Take any anime character and sprite him/her/it into a MapleStory NPC. Must be an original sprite.

    Game NPC
    Objective: While at it, let's add games too! Take any character from a favorite game of yours and sprite him into a MapleStory NPC. Must be an original sprite.


    Art
    Summer Serenity
    Objective: Create a scenery drawing or painting with a summer theme.


    Party On
    Objective: Create a portrait or painting of a party or summer celebration involving 2 or more characters.


    Smile this Season
    Objective : Create a portrait of a character dressed in summer attire. Make it exquisite!

    My True Self
    Objective: Create a wallpaper with a theme based on an OC.

    Maple Bonfire
    Objective: Create a painting or drawing of MM members chilling at the beach.


    Typography Challenge
    Objective: Create a building for Maplemation HQ with a custom logo design.

    Nom Nom Nom
    Objective: Draw a character DEVOURING (or just casually eating/drinking) his or her favorite food in the summer.


    Maps
    Summer Slaying
    Objective: Create a summer-themed battle arena.

    Sandy Shores
    Objective: Create a peaceful beach or summer-themed map. Something beautiful and/or surreal.

    Aqua Hidden Fortress (Not a Kurosawa reference lol)
    Objective: Create an underwater military base or prison facility.

    Age of Aku
    Objective: Create a map based on the future ruled by Aku in the series Samurai Jack!

    Oceanic Challenge
    Objective: Create an undersea map without aquaroad props/sprites


    The Future
    Objective: Create a futuristic map. Can include sci-fi or apocalyptic elements! Be creative!

    Objective Object
    Objective: Incorporate a particular map object in your map 5 times. Must be of creative effort, not just spammed 5x.


    Comics
    Holiday Havoc
    Objective: Create a summer holiday themed comic!

    Action Thriller
    Objective: Create an action-oriented comic.

    Once Upon a Time
    Objective: Create a comic with an enthralling short story. Be creative!


    HUGE THANKS to the following idea contributors and drawn inspirations:

    @Juan. @Noziki @Alex303 @jose117 @Johano Sarutobi @Tra-La-Tracey @StayFrosty @ForgettenSoul


    If you have any questions, comments, or further suggestions, please post them below or message me on Discord.
    As always, it is my hope these challenges will motivate and spring forth some new, great content from our talented animators/artists here!
    Do your best! がんばってね! :)
     
  2. Johano Sarutobi

    Johano Sarutobi Young Newbie

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    Thanks for the shoutout! I might try one of these...
     
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  3. Leliot

    Leliot Pants Pocket Lint

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    Oh sweet, been waiting for this. Hopefully I don't have to wait only to see no one doing them then feel obligated to do some of these so everyone is a bit happier that hope isn't lost. Again.
     
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  4. Blacksmith

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    Aye dw i actually wanna do some of the sprite ones
     
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  5. Thatch

    Thatch The Cheese Master

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    Oooh man, I've been wanting to animate sum maple in such a long time... I hope I have some time soon to make sum ^^
     
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    Shulkle Still the worst fight maker

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    Nooo I can't spend 2-3 days making a gif on a single MBRQ anymore ;-;
     
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  7. Tra-La-Tracey

    Tra-La-Tracey Veteran Membah'

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    Ayy nice~!! I've been itching to get some MBR points for a name colour change -- thanks for organizing this, Calvin! :DD
     
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  8. CCshinobi

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    Hmm...we might make exceptions for gifs. Let me talk with the staff and get back to you on that~
     
  9. Reileky

    Reileky Newb

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    hopefully might do the art mbrqs
    also a question, when it said "character", does it means an existing character, an OC, or a randomly created character?
     
  10. jose117

    jose117 latino animator video game fan

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    ohhh boy this is gonnad be fun i go
     
  11. Thewindyfan

    Thewindyfan I'm too slow for this shit

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    Do we get bonus points for incorporating several of the quests into one animation? I just realized that I have at least 3 quests somehow incorporated into this animation i'm planning for the MBRQ after doing my script for it lol.
     
  12. CCshinobi

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    Anyone you want! It's entirely up to you :)

    I don't think so? It's never been done before D:
    You can maybe include the prompt of those 3 quests in your thread in priority order top to bottom, but I would select one and make sure the animation is mainly focused on that. Otherwise, I can ask the staff and see if we can give you 1 extra point if people like it and it works out well.