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Pixel an scene that includes something made out of glass.

Optional bonus challenge: include curved glass in your scene.

Canvas Size
- Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 32.
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 @ 4/30/2012 00:01  |    13
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The Parallax Window 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 Parallax Window forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 4/30/2012   |    1
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The The Easter Notbunny 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 Easter Notbunny forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 4/23/2012   |    1
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This week we want you to pick a maximum of 12 colours from the Microsoft Office palette (shown below) to depict something small.

It could be toy car, bacteria, a chihuahua etc... just as long as it's something that could reasonably be considered small in comparison to an average-sized human.

Canvas Size - Max 192 (width) x 96 (height).
Colours - Max 12; Use only colours from the Microsoft Office palette shown below:



Transparency - Optional.
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 @ 4/23/2012   |    9
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A little game developed with Unity in 36 hours for the Edge Create Challenge by Misbug, Piero "w4nderlust" Molino and Giovanni "Carnefrisca" Colì.

Even though the engine doesn't actually support pixel art illustrations, the game has been based on 2D pixel art sprites. The project is still on and maybe in a near future you'll find a version for touch screen devices.

Play "No, Birdie, No!"

Posted by Mis-BUG @ 4/19/2012 09:09  |    8
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for March 2012. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
#1 Pixel ArtStalker by a3um
#2 Pixel ArtSkaven's Journey by a3um
#3 Pixel ArtThe Itsy Bitsy Spider... by The B.O.B.
#4 Pixel Art! by cure
#5 Pixel ArtJealous Jellyfish by Mrmo Tarius
#6 Pixel ArtRobo HD by Jinn
#7 Pixel ArtIsometric TF2: badlands by Gas 13
#8 Pixel ArtA Tax Collector & A Dragon by Sohei
#9 Pixel ArtSky Utopia by Drazelic
#10 Pixel ArtThe Fray Bat by The Fry Bat
Posted by jeremy @ 4/20/2012 15:41  |    2
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The Pixel Art Guild interview Simon Anderson (or Snake as he's known here on Pixel Joint) about his experiences with pixel art and game development. The interview touches on the origins of Simon's art, how he got into the gaming industry, and his current project Owlboy.
 
Check out the feature HERE.
Posted by Badassbill @ 4/15/2012 23:00  |    4
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The Oh My, God-Rays! 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 Oh My, God-Rays! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 4/16/2012   |    0
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Gecimen challenges you to create a 100 x 100 animation that clearly depicts a parallax scrolling background.

The image should consist of at least two layers moving at different speeds to be considered as parallax.

Optional bonus challenge:
Add a moving unit (vehicle, infantry etc.) in the foreground.

Canvas Size - Exactly 100 x 100.
Colors - Max 24.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Required; max 30 frames.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 4/16/2012   |    17
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Vertex is an action exploration platformer game developed by PJer  iMoose (or BENJAMUS) in which the player controls two characters in the province of Halcyon in order to fight the unknown force behind the sudden attack on the Vertex.

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Posted by iMoose @ 3/25/2012 16:16  |    0
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A very cute and fun game found on Kongregate. Play it HERE!

Posted by T-Mind @ 3/5/2012 14:33  |    15
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The April Featured Gallery 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 April Featured Gallery forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 4/9/2012   |    1
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Pick a real life animal - other than a bunny (or any other lagomorph) - and depict them with a basket containing Easter eggs.

So, for example, you could show an 'Easter Dolphin' delivering eggs to scuba divers.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 15.
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 jeremy @ 4/9/2012   |    9
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Want to test how your sprite would fit in a platformer? Check THIS out.

Use the box at the bottom to you paste the url to your sprite. (GIF with transparent background with character looking left is best).

Posted by PROZI @ 3/4/2012 07:40  |    7
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Create a scene showing crepuscular rays.

Canvas size - Max 250 x 250.
Colours - Max 28.
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 skamocore @ 4/2/2012 00:01  |    16
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The Green With Envy 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 Green With Envy forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 4/2/2012   |    0
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As you may be aware, we've been having server issues recently. In order to help prevent such issues in the future, Pixel Joint has decided to phase out the current login system in favour of the more robust Facebook® login system.

Thankfully, this exciting upgrade will take place as soon as possible. Hopefully by the end of next week the ugly old system will be long gone, and users will only be able to login via the world's #1 social network. Hooray!

Note:
We are well aware that not everyone uses Facebook®; therefore we do have a solution for those without a Facebook® account. Please read on for instructions.

Update: Just to clarify for those that didn't catch on; this is an April Fools joke and we have no plans to change the login system.

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Posted by skamocore @ 4/1/2012 01:01  |    36

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