Events > December 31st, 2022

A GIF with the words Season of Gifing A Digital Do-Si-Do. There are flashing christmas lights on a large string above 5 small evergreen trees with christmas lights on snow capped brown hills.'

Fantastic Arcade and The Museum of Human Achievement present

✨ 🎁 Season of GIFing - A Digital Do-Si-Do 🎁 ✨

Let’s celebrate the end of 2022 by making animated GIFs for each other! Think secret santa, but more pixels and more lolz. Sign up by Dec 9, submit on Dec 31.

○ Friday Dec 9 - Sign up deadline. Join the discord channel!

○ Friday Dec 16 - 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 Dec 31 - Post what you made in the #season-of-gifing channel and tag your partner!

☁️🌵 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.
○Add some inspo to your wishlist to inspire your dream GIF. This could be a favorite phrase, song, cozy location, pastry, deodorant scent, texture, type of cat, etc!

🎨 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 ☃️
○ DM @Rachel or @Jay that you’d like to join and we’ll assign you the Season of GIFing role.
○ In your DM include your email address and your wishlist.
○ Your wishlist should serve as a prompt for someone else to make your GIF.
○ You’ll receive a message on Friday Dec 16th 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
Tutorial for making GIFs from image files using GIMP
Tutorial for making GIFs using Photoshop
Screen to GIF tool
Free GIF making tools
Pixel Art + GIF Maker Tool



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