While Bit Transmission was always conceived as an audio-only show, we knew from the very beginning that we wanted a distinct visual style to accompany episode posts and easily identify who we are and what we're about. And with Jonathan Holmes as a resource, it was decided very quickly that he would define that style with his fantastic sprite art. The show's format and focus shifted several times over the course of half a dozen pilot episode attempts but the decision on the art never wavered and with good reason.
Now, as we approach our tenth episode, we're happy to release Bit Transmission Sprite Pack #1. It's a collection of the character sprites used for the main cast and some of the guests over the course of the first ten shows. We thought it might be a fun thing to drop these every ten episodes and encourage our listeners to produce art using the assets.
And what better way to encourage creativity than with a reward? We're kicking this first set off with a contest.
The rules are simple: Create an original image using the sprite pack that features all three of the main cast members. You're welcome to modify the sprites in any way you like, place them in any sort of environment you want to, whatever you like, and post your results in this thread. The only rules are that all three cast members (Colette, Conrad and Holmes) must be present.
What do you get for all of this hard work? That will be a surprise. The three best images (as decided by the cast) will each receive a mystery prize pack. Due to the uncertainty as to how much it will cost to ship prizes internationally, this contest is open to our fans in North America only (sorry! we'll take care of the rest of you soon, I promise!). Winners will be announced in Bit Transmission episode 11.
So grab the Sprite Pack and get crackin'! All entries must be submitted by 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Savings Time on July 2, 2010.