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In the year 2525.....

Evolution is fine, but wouldn't it be the ultimate goal to become a perfect organism that does not age and die? However, as we are trapped in out meaty bodies there's just no way this is ever going to happen.

But what if we just could plant our consciousness into a machine?

This week I want you to pixel a portrait of yourself or any other human being as a robot! The shinier the better.

Canvas Size - Max. 120x120.
Colors - Max. 8.
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 @ 4/30/2018 10:30  |    9
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The Hello, my name is... 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 Hello, my name is... forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 4/30/2018 10:29  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for March 2018. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel Art

After humans..
by andylittle

#2 Pixel Art

Escape
by a3um

#3 Pixel Art

Lord Kain
by Jinn

#4 Pixel Art

My room Mock-up
by brullov

#5 Pixel Art

Dracula-3000
by andylittle

#6 Pixel Art

Through the Clouds
by Fleja2003

#7 Pixel Art

...
by Deceiver

#8 Pixel Art

Careful Descent
by kartonnnyi

#9 Pixel Art

Expedition-RPG game mockup
by Gecimen

#10 Pixel Art

Lunar new year
by ohodavi

Posted by pyrometal @ 4/25/2018 20:04  |    2
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Mega Cat Studios is an independent development team, for homebrew development in console like Sega Genesis/Mega Drive, Super NES and NES. 
The development team has just launched its new project: Little Medusa available for NES.

I was involved in the beginning of the development, to create the first sprite, concept art and story board and will soon upload all the assets of the game in my gallery.

You can download a Demo of the game, but you need an NES emulator to play. 

Posted by Pixelart_kid @ 4/24/2018 15:30  |    2
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There is a countless number of species on this planet. In fact, science manages to discover new species every day.

Of all the creatures on this planet almost none is as loved and hated by so many people as felines!

This week I want you to pixel some sort of cat. Pets, tigers, lions or even things that are named after cats; everything goes.

Canvas Size - Exactly 64x64
Colors - Max. 17.
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 Mandrill @ 4/23/2018 09:37  |    4
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The The 70's 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 70's forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 4/23/2018 09:35  |    2
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This week is a little different! I don't want you to pixel a sprite or portrait, no. I want you to put your calligraphy skills to the test.

Pixel your PJ handle with the coolest and freakiest font you can imagine. Letters made out of bone and flesh, liquid or metal parts, everything goes.

Canvas Size - 100 pixels (hight) x unrestricted (width)
Colors - Max. 12.
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 Mandrill @ 4/16/2018 04:55  |    14
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The Tiny Masks! 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 Tiny Masks! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 4/16/2018 04:54  |    1
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We're going to try a new kind of compo here at PJ. There will be participation awards for everyone involved so be sure to take part!

This teamwork compo works as following:
Everyone has a bit over two weeks to submit line art, or any image which uses only 2 colors (which matches the image requirements and theme). The day after the first submission deadline you will receive a message containing line art from another random participant, you will have 3 weeks to finish this other persons work into a colored pixel art.

After the competition is over, non-part taking PJ mods and selected judges will look at the end results and select a top 3. Both the submitter of the line art and the submitter of the final result will receive trophies, so you can win twice! Everyone who submits both a line art and a colored artwork will receive an award.

Image requirements:

The theme for the image is: An unlikely couple

Canvas Size - exactly 150x100 or 100x150
Colors - Max. 32 for finished work, exactly 2 colors for line art.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

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Posted by Hapiel @ 4/13/2018 07:25  |    22
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Not only since the hit series "The Deuce" the 1970s have had some sort of revival.

Excellent music, politics, weird cloths and fantastic movies. There's a lot to relate to when going back almost 50 years.

This week I want you to take something from that time that sticks out to you and pixel it. Just make sure that there's a connection to the 70s.

Canvas Size - Max. 170x170
Colors - Max. 17.
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 Mandrill @ 4/9/2018 05:10  |    1
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The April Fools Gallery 2018 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 Fools Gallery 2018 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 4/9/2018 05:10  |    0
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Posted by Manupix @ 4/2/2018 15:18  |    4
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Unsatisfied with your face? Don't worry! Just put on a mask.

The practice of putting on an artificial face is not new. Nearly every major ethnic group has created some kind of visage.

This week, I want you to pixel a mask of some sort. You can go as crazy as you want!

Canvas Size - Exactly. 32x32
Colors - Max. 12.
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 Mandrill @ 4/2/2018 07:26  |    2
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The Game On! 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 Game On! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 4/2/2018 07:25  |    1

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