Stray Pixels 3-26-2016


The latest collection of PJer finds, creations and other stuff.

PJer Yanrishatum continues to expand the PJ Image Specs and the latest is better than ever. A forum thread is now open and your feedback is needed with this latest update.


• Another silly video HERE. Found by king_bobston

Ansimuz just published his first video tutorial HERE. A short video covering the basics to get you started in photoshop to make pixel art. Found by jalonso


The Internet Archive’s Malware Museum is a collection of 78 malware examples (mostly viruses) from the 80s and 90s, decades when malware infections were often accompanied with 8-bit animation sequences. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

moroz1999, pixel artist and webmaster of ZX-Art - the biggest collection of ZX Spectrum pixel art has yet again added some great art, music and restored pixels HERE. He also updates his forum thread regularly which is always a treat. Found by jalonso

• Similar to the original Mr.Wong's apartment house, a new iso collab #chickenstreet Project is up and running HERE. Found by miminsy

• Marcus Blättermann's resolution-independent pixels. Head over to Blättermann’s site to play around with his illustrations. There are seven in total, all of which work the same way. To explain it, when you open up an illustration you’ll have one of its corners latched to your cursor, letting you increase and decrease the resolution of the image by moving your computer mouse around in any direction. The trick is that that pixel art adjusts in scale to every length and width that you subject it to—make it tall and thin, or a tiny square, or make it fat on all sides; it’ll keep up.  Found by 8 Bit Dreams

DEADBOLT from the creator of Risk of Rain released on steam. Found by Finlal

D-Pixel is a 256 colour bitmap editor designed for editing pixel graphics. Created and used by PJer jamon could be the right pixel app for you. It has many features not available in other 256 colour paint programs. Get it HERE (added to links section). Found by jalonso

• MAC users. CaptainGoodnight has updated his pixel drawing app PikoPixel 1.0 BETA. The running forum thread is HERE. Found by jalonso

• NIS Japan teases new game with fuedal japan pixel art video HERE. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

• Twitter converts PNG without transparency to JPG. Saving a PNG as 32 bit will not work with your pixelart. Add one single pixel to the piece or have a 1 pixel thick frame around the whole piece to bypass. Found by Lakelezz

• NES web based emulator plays classic NES games in 3D HERE. Found by 8 Bit Dreams has an interesting interview with designer, animator and pixel artist Kazuko Shibuya of Romancing Saga and Dragon Quest among other projects. Found by Pixelart_kid

PJv3 is up and running but bugs and glitches abound. Please pm a Mod or post your find in the forum thread PJv3 Bugs and Glitches

Fix Blurred Pixels and More!
• PJs Expansion Pack mostly created by skeddles and Yanrishatum but also includes other addons found by PJers.
Addons for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Canary.

• 'Fixeljoint' Firefox extension HERE Chrome extension HERE. Any question PM EdJr. Created by EdJr
• A blurry pixel for Chrome HERE. This is entirely untested by us and the fixes below have proven successful so its just here as an extra. Found and sent in by a non-PJer.
The latest ISO collab ISOtopes is now closed. The next collab will begin soon!
OPP is back and better than ever. Join the fun!
As always, if you find interesting pixel related things to post in the next StrayPixels send in as news or PM jalonso with details.
We edit and fix all typos so don't be shy.

Posted by jalonso @ 3/8/2016 07:09  |    7


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iLKke (Level 9 Nidan) @ 4/4/2016 00:48

small error there:  D-Pixel is not coded by Jamon

Volrak_Rutra (Level 6 SWAT) @ 3/27/2016 07:13

such awesome game news! loved RoR and Deadbolt demo when it came out, did not expect to see it so soon, and NIS makes my favorite Disgaea games, long live the pixel games!

josemwarrior (Level 2 Peon) @ 3/26/2016 09:53

wow, excellent stuff!!!! thanks

Lakelezz (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 3/26/2016 07:14

Another questionable post by the king himself, Donston*

* bobston (according to this source:

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 3/26/2016 06:24

another "silly" vid, huh?

I only submit sophisticated pieces of art* to the stray pixels!

(*except if I find another silly vid of course)

Drazile (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 3/25/2016 18:52

Not to mention the recently completed Hexquisite Corpse III collab on Pixelation.

Mandrill (Level 8 Partner) @ 3/25/2016 15:10


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