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If accepted by the Director of Education, at a new Chinese kindergarten, your pixel designs will be translated into a bathroom wall tile for several wall sections of the school!

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Posted by Mathias @ 10/31/2011 11:54  |    14
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The Time Machine 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 Time Machine forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 10/31/2011 00:05  |    0
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Pixel a gloomy and/or spooky scene in one of these environments:

  1. Graveyard
  2. Forest
  3. Abandoned city/town

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 27. Must include pure black (#000000).
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 @ 10/31/2011 00:05  |    10
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The guys from vlambeer, creators of Super Crate Box, have released their new game.

Serious Sam: A Random Encounter.

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Posted by PixelSnader @ 10/25/2011 09:46  |    8
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Show us a scene with a ghost in it.

Note: There must be something that clearly suggests the presence of the ghost in the image. Check out some of these photos for some inspiration.

Canvas Size
- Max 300 x 200. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 25.
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 @ 10/24/2011 00:04  |    10
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The Apple ][ 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 Apple ][ forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 10/24/2011 00:01  |    2
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PJ member Souly took part in a local 48 hour pixel animation jam hosted by Quickdraw Animation Society in May 2011.
The theme was to make an animation using 8-bit in any form or concept. Voxel, Graph-Paper, or Pixel art.
Participants could work as teams of 1-4 people.

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Posted by Souly @ 10/16/2011 19:41  |    13
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KOMO-4 News feature. Office Supply Pixel art invades Seattle.

See it HERE

 

Posted by Killermachine @ 10/18/2011 21:56  |    3
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The Propaganda 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 Propaganda forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 10/17/2011   |    1
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Design an original time machine device and then show your machine in two different time periods - one on the left side of the canvas and one on the right side of the canvas.
 
So, for example, you could show your time machine on the left in 1900 and the one on the right in 2012.
 
Make sure you tell us which years your time machine is in.

Canvas Size - Use template below; each time period must be contained within one of the two sides.

Colours - Max 32.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jeremy @ 10/17/2011   |    19
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Two excellent pixel games made by Kenney Vleugels. Enjoy!

Shark Sea + London Looters

Posted by T-Mind @ 10/7/2011 09:30  |    12
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Pixelstudio by Jim Reed
Draw pixelart in your browser HERE, join in while it's still hot!

Pixie Engine submitted by Arkan85
Create pixel art 32x32 and save/download it HERE.
14 color palette but you can set the level of transparency and obtain any color you want! Many tools, plus you can see directly how your pixel art would look if tiled.

Posted by Jim Reed @ 10/1/2011 04:25  |    6
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Our precious pixels are influencing the runways and furniture. What a glorious time to be alive.

Check it!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/14/2011 08:52  |    18
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PJ member DawnBringer and Dan Curran (Zombie Head Games) have released their new Flashgame: Zombie TD - Reborn, a tower-defence game that features well-balanced gameplay, some nice pixelart and a lot of zombies!

Play it HERE

Posted by DawnBringer @ 10/2/2011 17:24  |    17
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The The RPG Party 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 The RPG Party forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 10/10/2011 00:01  |    4
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Given the recent passing of Steve Jobs, it seems only fitting to have an Apple-related challenge.

This week all we want you to do is use the Apple ][ palette shown below to pixel anything of your choosing.

Canvas Size -:
Exactly 140 (width) x 192 (height).
OR
Exactly 280 (width) x 192 (height).
Colours - Max 15. Use only colours from this palette:

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 @ 10/10/2011 00:01  |    12
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for August 2011. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

Posted by jalonso @ 10/5/2011 07:21  |    6
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for September 2011. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel ArtHoppity by Mrmo Tarius
#2 Pixel ArtA Delicious Sandwich by Delicious
#3 Pixel ArtPortrait by Sooba
#4 Pixel Artenergy crisis by tomic
#5 Pixel ArtDEV WEAPONS - Code Dept. by Mathias
#6 Pixel ArtSpark of Life by surt
#7 Pixel ArtWC - A Breath in the Forest of Life by slym
#8 Pixel ArtChavo del Ocho by Jinn
#9 Pixel ArtYou must gather your party before venturing forth by Mrmo Tarius
#10 Pixel ArtGuernica3D by jalonso

A very special award to a piece that would have placed on the Top10 for September but due to our mixup was denied. We apologize:

energy crisis by tomic

Posted by jalonso @ 10/5/2011 05:28  |    13
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A beautifully crafted pixel TV spot/music video. Created for FOX in Italy, chocked full of 80's glory.

See it HERE and Enjoy!

This news sent by Calv + weezllane at the same time...spooky

Posted by Calv @ 10/3/2011 12:25  |    8
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PJ member schrumpfkopf, recently expanded his tool-chain to create flash-builds out off his iPhone games.

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Posted by schrumpfkopf @ 9/29/2011 05:59  |    4
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The Memory 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 Memory forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 10/3/2011 00:01  |    0
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Design your own original propaganda poster (this means no pixel renditions of existing designs). It can be for any cause you like - from real to fictional.

Canvas Size - 150 (width) x 200 (height).
Colours - Max 8.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jeremy @ 10/3/2011 00:01  |    6
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PJ member iLKke, was requested to create a rudimentary tutorial for pixelling favicon-sized sprites. Fairly simple stuff, but useful to some.

This Simple 16x16 pixel tutorial can be seen HERE and HERE

Posted by iLKke @ 9/29/2011 04:06  |    5

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