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/r/PixelArt is hosting an art contest, and giving away two $30 Amazon gift cards as prizes! The contest will be open for 4 weeks, ending March 12th.

There are two categories that you can enter:

Each will have a winner chosen by a panel of judges. Resuls will be combined into a collage and video and posted to reddit.

Full rules and information are in the reddit thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/PixelArt/comments/apx1sm/official_rpixelart_contest_win_a_30_amazon_gift/

Posted by skeddles @ 2/12/2019 12:55  |    0
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PJ member macdoom is releasing a game today all programming and pixel art made by himself, and the music made by Aquatarkuss.

You can find gameplay videos at https://www.facebook.com/WyvernJoust/

You can play the demo from here: https://macdoom.itch.io/wyvern-joust-demo

The game will also be released at Itch.io

Posted by macdoom @ 2/10/2019 18:56  |    0
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You wake up one morning and you finally discover that you have super powers! You look into the mirror and you see...

Create a portrait of yourself as a super hero. What your super powers and / or costume are (if there is one) and how they affect your portrait is entirely up to you.

As this is a portrait challenge, only head and shoulders are allowed to be seen.

Optional bonus challenge: Find yourself a cool super hero name and use your challenge entry as your avatar.

Canvas Size - Max 64 x 64
Colours - Max 16.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 2/11/2019 05:26  |    1
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The Enrage! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Enrage! forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Gecimen @ 2/11/2019 05:26  |    0
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You find yourself alone in the woods at night with just a flashlight and a cast-iron pipe in your hand. You wander through the darkness and suddenly hear devilish noise behind you. You turn around and see....

Canvas Size - Max. 150x150
Colours - Exactly 6
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Mandrill @ 2/4/2019 10:26  |    1
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The Trojan Palette pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Trojan Palette forum thread for more information.
Posted by Mandrill @ 2/4/2019 10:26  |    0
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PJ member UltimoGames has just released a new free game!

There are lots of little doors with fun pixel animations behind them, and some puzzles to collect all hidden medals/achievements. 

Be sure to check it out.

Posted by UltimoGames @ 1/16/2019 05:27  |    2
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Remember those old boss fights where the boss enrages at 50% HP? This week, we want you to create this! Draw a boss sprite (with or without a background) and make its enraging animation. You may or may not make it change form/color after the enrage animation.

Canvas Size - Max. 200x200
Colours - Max. 20
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Required.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 1/28/2019 06:49  |    0
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The Treeze! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Treeze! forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by Gecimen @ 1/28/2019 06:49  |    0

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