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From Joakim Sandberg, creator of Noitu Love 2, comes The Legend of Princess, a one-level action-platformer homage to the Legend of Zelda, featuring dazzlingly beautiful pixel art and flawlessly smooth animation. Check it out!
Posted by HMC @ 1/27/2009 16:03  |    15
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The Theme: 'Bubbles' pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Blasenman by vierbit
The Maker by Ergg
Earth 2374 by Leroy


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Theme: 'Bubbles' forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 1/26/2009 00:11  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Old..

VOTE NOW!
Posted by pixelblink @ 1/26/2009 00:11  |    8
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Create an isometric building that you would expect to find on a strange alien planet.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Maximum 32.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Optional.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 1/26/2009 00:11  |    10
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The Pixel Art gallery on deviantART has been without a moderator for a while, and now it seems something is finally being done about it!

http://moonbeam13.deviantart.com/journal/3350242/


It'd be amazing to see someone knowledgeable about pixel art in this position, to keep the gallery over there running smoothly and to encourage the community. Where better to start looking for that than here?

Note that you must be 18 years of age or older to qualify.
Posted by blue @ 1/22/2009 06:27  |    27
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The Music Game DS Mockup pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

SQUIRRELTASTIC! by Squirrelsquid
Raving Rabbids version of Rock o_O' by Sev_4
DS Mock-up Challenge: Love Song by Saporion


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Music Game DS Mockup forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/19/2009 00:02  |    2
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Theme: 'Bubbles'.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 1/19/2009 00:02  |    3
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The one and only Lollige challenges you to draw something old of your liking (old people, old technology, old buildings, etc...), using just black, white and one other color of your choice.

Canvas Size- Exactly 100x100.
Colors - Exactly 3. One black (#000000), one white (#ffffff), and one of your choice.
Animation - Optional.
Transparency - No.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 1/19/2009 00:02  |    20
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for December 2008. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel ArtWize, mad and the ugly by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtRPG Battle by junkboy
#3 Pixel ArtAdventure Mash Mockup by buloght
#4 Pixel ArtcOndEnSe by YOYOGiGi
#5 Pixel ArtCosmic Prison Commando screens by Wolverine
#6 Pixel ArtThe Pixel Wave by Calv
#7 Pixel Artunrealized ideas by Scruffs
#8 Pixel Artmaiden fairhair by sumi
#9 Pixel ArtAnakin's Shadow - Star Wars - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil
#10 Pixel ArtAugust by Lackey
Posted by dogmeat_old @ 1/15/2009 10:33  |    8
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This week you are free to make anything you want, as long as it fits the theme of "bubbles". We won't be too strict on this, as long as it is clear that it actually fits the theme.

Canvas Size - Maximum 200x200.
Colours - Maximum 20.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Optional.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 1/12/2009 04:22  |    21
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/12/2009 04:21  |    2
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The Free Your Hard Drive pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Elk's 2D Fighting WotLK RPG by Elk
Fallen Knight by cocefi
Bubble Light by Sev_4


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Free Your Hard Drive forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/12/2009 03:48  |    0
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I have gotten great news!
After a lot of comments about the Firefox 3 image filter, that blurs all our images when we zoom 'm, has finally been solved!
On 9 Jan this patch was made by

Anyway, go to the following page to see more about the discussion:
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=423756

As far as I understand, this patch needs to get reviewed by some guy named Joe, if he approves it it will get included in the next ff update.

From on that moment, you can switch the filter off by going to the config page:

Type about:config in your browsers address bar

Than search for the following string

gfx.images.smooth_scale

And most likely set it to False

I cant wait for the next ff update! Can you?

Posted by Hapiel @ 1/11/2009 03:57  |    43
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/5/2009 02:38  |    7
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Challenge winner Adarias challenges you to create a music game mockup for the Nintendo DS. It can be any kind of music game. The more ridiculous the better!

For instance, you could make "Folkmetal Alchemist," a game in which two players mix spells in time to have an alchemic dual, or "Piccolo Rodeo" in which the player charms bulls by use of his flute. 

You must use both screens.

Canvas Size - Template:
 DS-template.png picture by tumble_weed

Colors - Unrestricted.
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 skamocore @ 1/5/2009 02:38  |    17
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The 2009 Calendar pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

August by Lackey
Calendar - JAN 2009 by pain
Calendar - MAY 2009 by pain


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the 2009 Calendar forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 1/5/2009 01:46  |    1

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