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The By Jingo! 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 By Jingo! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 5/28/2012   |    1
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This week, gogglecrab challenges you to depict a character in the attire that they would wear if two seperate time periods existed together; for example an Ancient Egyptian cowboy, or a prehistoric hipster.

Canvas Size - Max 150 (horizontal) x 200 (vertical).
Colours - Max 32.
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 skamocore @ 5/28/2012   |    4
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www.welovefine.com/contest.php

The t-shirt company WeLoveFine is hosting an 8-bit contest.
Their use of the term 8-bit is a bit loose it would seem by our standards.
None the less, it couldn't hurt to partipate in the contest.
Win up to $2500

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Posted by Souly @ 5/16/2012 13:50  |    20
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The Ad To The Future 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 Ad To The Future forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 5/21/2012   |    1
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Make an icon for a new and original game - à la the ones found on Steam (examples below).

Pick from one of these two sizes:

184 x 69; example:


-or-

120 x 45; example:


Canvas size
- Exactly 184 x 69 or Exactly 120 x 45.
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 @ 5/21/2012   |    3
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2012. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel ArtBurgundy dragon by teto
#2 Pixel ArtWaterfall Background by Sohei
#3 Pixel Artcrepuscularz by st0ven
#4 Pixel ArtGod-Ray by a3um
#5 Pixel ArtFullmetal Alchemist - SNES by Jinn
#6 Pixel ArtLoof Forest by philippejugnet
#7 Pixel ArtInfiltrator by a3um
#8 Pixel ArtSki Free by Adam
#9 Pixel ArtThe incredible Blobzilla! by Mrmo Tarius
#10 Pixel ArtLoof Waterfall by philippejugnet
Posted by skamocore @ 5/15/2012 19:03  |    16
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PJ member schrumpfkopf has just  finished his latest title A.R.C.S.

A Must see and play.

 

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Posted by schrumpfkopf @ 4/24/2012 16:13  |    14
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The Pane-ful 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 Pane-ful forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 5/14/2012   |    2
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philippejugnet challenges you to reinterpret a national flag as a scene. For example, you could create an Estonian forest from the Estonian flag:

http://i.imgur.com/AacJN.jpg?1

Canvas Size - Unrestricted, however it must match the proportions of your chosen flag.
Colours - Unrestricted.
Transparency - Only if your chosen flag is non-rectangular (for example).
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 @ 5/14/2012   |    14
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Liberated Pixel Cup is a two-part competition: make a bunch of awesome free culture licensed artwork, and then program a bunch of free software games that use it. Liberated Pixel Cup brings together some powerful allies: Creative Commons, OpenGameArt, the Free Software Foundation, and you.

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Posted by jalonso @ 5/1/2012 08:19  |    10
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The Not-Particularly-Big-Soft 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 Not-Particularly-Big-Soft forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 5/7/2012   |    0
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Create an advertisement in any format you want (billboard, TV advertisement, banner ad, etc...) for some kind of futuristic piece of technology.

Canvas Size - Unresticted.
Colours - Max 35.
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 @ 5/7/2012   |    2
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Love the pixel art in Sword & Sworcery?  Well, the creators have announced CREATE IN THE KEY OF SWORCERY jam where they will showcase fan submitted media. What a great opportunity for Pixel Joint artists to show what can be done in our medium.

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Posted by shampoop @ 5/4/2012 10:07  |    1
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Kumiho, or nine-tailed fox in Korean, is PJer neofotistou's entry in Ludum Dare Jam, a 3 day game making contest and is a fresh and unique SHMUP game. The theme for this contest was 'Tiny Worlds".

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Posted by neofotistou @ 4/24/2012 07:08  |    4
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Fez, the winner of this year’s IGF Grand Prize Award, is a non-linear puzzle platformer pixelart hybrid with some 3D voxel elements. Play as Gomez, a 2D creature on a voyage of discovery into the mysterious 3rd dimension. Change your perspective and look at the world in a different way.

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Posted by aeveis @ 4/14/2012 04:28  |    9

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