Fake Picture Kontest 2019 - Sign Up! --- DATES AVAILABLE
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01/17/2019 03:31 PM EST
04/09/2019 09:35 PM EST

SIGN UP NOW! If you are interested, please express so below in this thread. The official rules are still being determined by the kontest hosts. The finalized rule set will be updated in this thread so please check back/subscribe to this thread for updates.

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1 blacksaibot
2 Venomark
3 UltimateRyu
4 SnakeEyeTony
5 Illusion
6 Tetra_Vega
7 XaeeD
8 judgmentfist
9 Vultyrex
10 emagnolo/deadlyfrost6
11 Chimera
12 TheDarkDuelistX (KombatLegends)

Sign Up Closes: May 1 2019

Artwork Due Date: July 1 2019

Kontest / Voting Start Date: July 2 2019

Kontest / Voting End Date: August 1 2019

Artwork Submission: I will send a private message to the kontestants where to e-mail their art. Please refrain from watermarking or putting any "signature-like" marks on your artwork to avoid favoritism during the voting process.

1. The artwork must be a manipulation of existing 2D MK sprites (MK1, MK2, MK3, UMK3, MKT, MKM) or a custom creation.

2. The artwork may not include manipulations of renders, 3D game screen shots, or images you found on the internet.

3. If you wish to submit a 3D fake, then all models and textures must be your own creation.

4. The artwork must be MK-themed, but not exclusively MK (which means you can do a crossover of some kind; i.e. Scorpion vs Wolverine)

5. You are NOT required to do a fatality. The characters can be performing special moves, or just acting out a fight.

6. You are required to EITHER create a custom arena OR custom sprites; NOT both. In other words: your entry may be (a) custom arena only and feature standard sprites, or (b) your entry may be custom sprites and feature a standard arena, or (c) you can submit a fake with both custom sprites and a custom arena.

7. The minimum image resolution is 400 pixels (wide) by 255 pixels (high). The maximum image resolution is 500 pixels (wide) by 300 pixels (high).

1. Best Overall - FIRST PLACE WINNER

Runner-ups (in no particular order):

2. Best Background - (the best arena/stage)

3. Best Characters - (the best character sprites)

4. Most Original Idea - (whose general idea was better)

5. Most Authentic - (legitimacy; which fake is most believable to have actually existed in a MK game)

Voters will use the following points on each fake:

Score Card:
Arena: 0 to 5 points
Characters: 0 to 5 points
Originality: 0 to 5 points
Authenticity: 0 to 5 points

The artwork with the most overall points in ALL categories wins first place: best overall.
The subsequent artwork with the highest points will win the respective runner-up categories.
Please note: the most points in one category does not equate to first place.

For example, if the total tally is as follows:

Fake 1:
Arena: 10 points
Characters: 50 points
Originality: 10 points
Authenticity: 0 points

Fake 2:
Arena: 25 points
Characters: 10 points
Originality: 10 points
Authenticity: 25 points

Fake 2 will win over Fake 1, despite having the same total amount of points. Why? Because Fake 1 scored poorly in terms of authenticity. Remember, the reasoning behind a fake picture is still to make it look like a plausible screenshot from a MK game!
First place is best OVERALL, not best in one or two categories only!

FPK (Fake Picture Kontest) - What is it? This is a kontest held once a generation (not really). Simply put, those who wish to participate in the kontest submit a particular type of artwork; a fake picture.

Fake Picture - Traditionally, it is an edited image of a screen shot from one of the 2D-era Mortal Kombat games with the intent to fool the audience into think it is real. However, with today's expectations and technology, a fake picture has gone beyond merely fooling its audience. It is now a more complicated piece of art, and its" fakeness" more obvious than ever. Quite a paradox now.

Here are some examples:


Fake by: Fred


Fake by: Illusion


Fake by: saiZero


Fake by: blacksaibot


Fake by: TheDarkDuelistX


Fake by: Venomark


Fake by: Fedegita

WOAAAAA! But how do I even begin?

I threw together some half-assed sprite editing tutorials in my deviantart page:

Sprite Editing Tutorial #1 (resize method)

Sprite Editing Tutorial #2 (shading)

VIDEO TUTORIALS for Sprite Editing!!! Subscribe to stay updated on new tutorials!

Sorry, I keep promising more and detailed tutorials but never have time.

Also check out some of the tutorials that are pinned in the Fan Kreations forum; they may be of some use.

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Let’s do this, I’m in. Thanks for taking the plunge. I say we go pure mk vs mk.

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Let's get this shit crackin'.

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02/03/2019 12:20 AM EST

Always fun to see what my esteemed peers & colleagues have up their sleeves to inspire. I missed last time. -_-*

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02/03/2019 10:39 PM EST

HI!

Sorry, what is FPK? What are you trying to get started? I hope I can help.

Thanks

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02/04/2019 08:43 AM EST

How 'bout we change the title of this thread to something like "FPK 2019 sign ups"?

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02/05/2019 12:03 PM EST

It'd be great to have you this time Tetra!

Good suggestion UR, I updated the original post.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WHERE IS SAIZERO!!?!?

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02/05/2019 12:14 PM EST
psx2k1

HI!

Sorry, what is FPK? What are you trying to get started? I hope I can help.

Thanks

I hope you can help too. Check out the updated original post; I hope this answers any questions you and other newcomers may have.

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02/05/2019 01:00 PM EST

I'm in. How do we send in entrys? I'm not used to the new layout, not sure if PM, personal messaging is still a feature. I don't use "social media", apps, nor do I have a "smartphone".

Ka-Tra

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02/05/2019 01:04 PM EST

You will e-mail them. I will PM the kontestants when the time is right.

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02/06/2019 08:32 PM EST

I see what the whole project is about. Unfortunately, I have zero skills in producing any of the things.

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02/08/2019 01:11 PM EST

I'm in! Do 3D renders with my own MK character models count? I've done a fair bit of this kind of thing already, but never a full fake game screencap - this will be fun :)

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02/08/2019 04:36 PM EST

I think I'll participate, if that's ok?

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02/08/2019 05:29 PM EST
XaeeD

I think I'll participate, if that's ok?

Nah man, that is so not okay.

PSYCHE! Of course it's okay. Glad to have you aboard! Your edits are sick and legit fakes.

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02/08/2019 05:31 PM EST
judgmentfist

I'm in! Do 3D renders with my own MK character models count? I've done a fair bit of this kind of thing already, but never a full fake game screencap - this will be fun :)

If they're your own renders and textures, I don't see why not. I just advise you to make a complete 3D fake and not just paste them on top of 2D arenas... personal preference more than anything, but do as you please so long as its all your own art.

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02/08/2019 07:25 PM EST

I will enter.

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02/08/2019 08:16 PM EST
Vultyrex

I will enter.

Glad to have you!

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02/09/2019 04:48 AM EST

Oh nice, stickied, pushed to the front on the Kreations portal AND promoted on twitter. Huge props to the staff for making it happen. Hopefully some of the other old timers will jump on board as well as anyone else who has the fire to Fake.

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02/09/2019 08:17 AM EST
UltimateRyu

Oh nice, stickied, pushed to the front on the Kreations portal AND promoted on twitter. Huge props to the staff for making it happen. Hopefully some of the other old timers will jump on board as well as anyone else who has the fire to Fake.

Well I'll be a monkey's bare-assed uncle, the mods done and gone surprised me with that one!

I guess it also didn't hurt to promote this in the MUGEN FB groups and deviantart either.

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02/10/2019 03:59 AM EST

It's awesome to see some of my favorite fake artists over the last like 20 years all sign up, as well as newcomers I haven't seen before. I'm so excited to see what everybody comes up with.

COME ON MKROCKET TIME TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT PLEASE.

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02/10/2019 08:54 AM EST
Reptile1112

It's awesome to see some of my favorite fake artists over the last like 20 years all sign up, as well as newcomers I haven't seen before. I'm so excited to see what everybody comes up with.

COME ON MKROCKET TIME TO COME OUT OF RETIREMENT PLEASE.

20 Years? Damn, I feel old.... I cannot believe it's been that long

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02/10/2019 06:59 PM EST

I need to find a way to holla at Fedegita. Anyways great to see some new blood up in here. Let's rock.

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02/18/2019 01:31 AM EST

This takes me back. Can't enter since I suck, but I will need to keep an eye out. Loved a lot of the fake picture stuff from the gamers.com days.

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02/18/2019 07:38 AM EST
evildevil

This takes me back. Can't enter since I suck, but I will need to keep an eye out. Loved a lot of the fake picture stuff from the gamers.com days.

OOOOOOOOOOOMG it's evildevil! What's good man!?!?!? Long time no speak. In case you are interested in some nostalgia: https://www.deviantart.com/blacksaibot/gallery/54963140/Old-MK4-Fakes

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02/18/2019 02:01 PM EST

Black, it's emagnolo/deadlyfrost6 sign me up!