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The Bad Boxart Challenge

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I thought you game designers might want to know that I started a game jam over at Gamejolt: The Bad Boxart Challenge.

It's a 48-hour jam that begins on March 25th. The goal is to base an original game on terrible game box art, producing a game that actually resembles the box art. You can brainstorm and form teams throughout March, but save your development for the jam itself.

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Thanks 'Impie', You just reminded me some of awful games which I've played and forgot.
Anyway there are some terrific covers which are good for trip inspiration.

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Well There's lots of inspiration to be found in the bootlegs!












This ugly nazi-Mario fuck has a whole series apparently:







Edit: Someone made some fantastic fan art of this abomination

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lol I never saw that Portuguese Mario 3 before. That was worth a good laugh.

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I forgot how awful Mega Man 2's box art was..

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I am, no lie, literally LOLing to the point of tears while reading this thread. Sharing this with the wife, who's also getting a kick out of it. Keep it up.

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Doomkid's images

OMFG... These chinese stuff with trippy covers for Dandy are the most hilarious. The most famous cover from these guys is cover on...

Duck Tales

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I remember a thread like this from a very long time ago. Here's a couple from there...




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I'm sure I can find some more hideously golden bootleg art.. I know for sure there's a terrifying Tiny Toons one where all their fingers look broken and their eyes are just.. Creepy. Gonna go on a little hunt for the best ones.

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The entire Chou Aniki series counts. First we have "Legend of the Holy Protein:"
http://imgur.com/U3tcZlb

Here is "Token of a Man's Soul:"
http://imgur.com/iWgrCDi

That's enough homoeroticism for this thread. Now on to "The Girl from Gunma Prefecture," which I just found through Google:
http://imgur.com/yM5GtoN

Here is some weird GTA bootleg with Arabic (or maybe Persian) on the cover. This might be a photoshop though:
http://imgur.com/138b52a

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Clonehunter said:

Those two look fake, though.

That's because they are. It was done for fun a long time ago.

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I appreciate that Nazi Bathroom was classy enough to go with a General Audience rating.

Da Werecat said:

Why is this one bad though? Seems fitting.

The box art we've chosen is either totally misrepresentative of the game, or completely outlandish in general. I agree that one is kinda cool, though it sorta makes you wish it was a hardcore Pacman of some kind instead of yet another basketball video game. And I'm really hoping somebody makes that.

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"This game is from Japan, right? I'm just gonna assume it's about jelly cocks."

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You know I found out several years ago that Jill of the Jungle by Epic Megagames actually used to have box art



Not sure I would've been as enamored of it as a kid had I seen this. Thank fuck we only got just the disks and learned to jump right in.

EDIT: Sadly I think they made one for each episode of the game

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