Events > January 6th, 2024

Fantastic Arcade and The Museum of Human Achievement present

✨ 🎇 & A HAPPY NEW GIF! - A Digital Do-Si-Do 🎇 ✨

A promotional GIF with the text and a happy new gif emblazoned over video of a large fireworks explosion

Celebrate the end of 2023 by making animated GIFs for each other! Sign up by Dec 8, submit on January 6th.

○ Friday Dec 8th - Sign up deadline. Join the discord channel!

○ Tuesday Dec 12th - Do-si-do! We’ll tell you who you’re making a .GIF for and what their prompt is. Interpret your prompt however you wish - get literal, get festive, get silly.

○ Saturday Jan 6th - Post what you made in the #and-a-happy-new-gif channel and share your prompt!

☁️🌵 Swing your Partner 🌵☁️
○ Howdy Y’all! This channel is shared between the Fantastic Arcade and The Museum of Human Achievement Discord servers so game devs and artists can hang out and make stuff together.
○ We’re using Connections Bot, which has some quirks. Emoji reactions are turned off, but other features seem to work fine. Let us know if anything seems funky.

🎨 Animated GIFs?! 🎨
○ Even if you’ve never made a GIF before, we encourage you to join in and give it a shot!
○ GIFs can be made on a computer or smartphone from photos, drawings, pixel art, game engine exports, screenshots, video clips, etc.
○ Try opening a .gif in Photoshop or Gimp to see what its guts look like. You can “remix” an existing GIF this way by altering the individual frames of the animation

☃️ Sign Up ☃️
Fill out this form to participate
○ You’ll receive a message on Tuesday Dec 12th telling you who you’re making something for and what their prompt is!

❄️ Rules/Details ❄️
○ We’re here for a good time! Keep it friendly and positive. When in doubt, read the #rules.
○ Don’t leave your GIF recipient hanging! By opting in, you are agreeing to make and post a GIF on Dec 31st.
○ Questions? Contact @Jay RG#4863 or @Rachel Stuckey#8121 on Discord or by email at or

🎄 Guides and Tools 🎄
○ Keep your file size under 8MB
How to Start Making Pixel Art
Tutorial for making GIFs from image files using GIMP
Tutorial for making GIFs using Photoshop
Free GIF making tools
Pixel Art + GIF Maker Tool
Pixil Art GIF Making Tutorial


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