kirupaVille 2: 5 Step Plan
         by kirupa   |   14 April 2005

The following 5 simple steps will help guide you on the path to getting your own building on kirupaVille.

  1. Observe other Buildings
    Before you start designing your own building, make sure to see how other buildings look. Click here to take a look at the current version of kirupaVille.
    Looking at other entries will give you a good idea regarding the level of quality that we expect from submissions.
  2. Pick Plot Sizes
    You will have to do your designing on empty plots custom-sized for the kirupaVille grid. You can use any of the following plot sizes/templates to create your building:
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Your building MUST LIE within the plot area. We occasionally make exceptions for the building's HEIGHT, but make sure to clear it with kirupa in the kirupaVille forum first.

  1. Designing Your Building
    Now that you have chosen your plot, you should design your building. You can use any program that allows you to zoom in and draw on the pixel level. Check out B3NKobe's thread regarding PixelArt tutorials and Mik3's thread regarding which program you should use.
  2. Submitting Your Building
    Once you have designed your building, double check to make sure everything fits inside the template design area. Your building must be a static GIF or PNG. To submit your building, simply create a new thread in the kF's kirupaVille sub-forum with your building image attached to the post:

[ example of a designer submitting his/her design ]

  1. Check Your Thread
    After you have submitted your entry in the kirupaVille, make sure to check on it periodically to make sure that Kirupa responds stating that he will add it up.
    You should be prepared to face both compliments and suggestions from your fellow designers. Almost all entries are accepted and added provided they make any necessary updates and changes that members suggest!

For a more in-depth guide, check out the Info and Facts page. Also, feel free to contact kirupa by sending him a private message via the forums.

I hope the information helped. If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to post them on the Forums. Just post your question and I, or our friendly forum helpers, will help answer it.

The following is a list of related tutorial and help resources that you may find useful:

How to use the Forums
New, Upcoming, and In-Progress Tutorials
How to Help out
Writing Tutorials
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