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The Ssslimy 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 Ssslimy forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/30/2010   |    8
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Time to Triptych.

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Posted by skamocore @ 8/30/2010   |    0
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Phones wants you to make a one screen mock-up of an RPG that takes place in the real world in modern times (eg. The World Ends With You or Alpha Protocol). So no knights, no magic or anything of the sort.

For the purposes of this challenge, modern should mean sometime within the last 10 years. You may add slight fantasy elements (such as talking animals), but overall it should be a game that looks as though it's clearly set on this planet sometime within the last decade.

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 @ 8/30/2010   |    12
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The makers of Kings of Power 4 Billion % and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: the Game has released a couple of sprites this blog. There is Ramona, Knives, the evil ex's, Scott himself and some more available for you to enjoy.

Trailer of the Game
Gameplay trailer

See also THIS iLKke find and make sure to scroll beyond the Scott Pilgrim video.

Warning: Its a no AA zone.

Posted by InvaderOz @ 8/14/2010 10:01  |    46
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Microsoft GIF Animator is a free GIF Animator that is compatible with MS Paint. Download the software free here.

Posted by Sjoecool322 @ 8/21/2010 07:39  |    7
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8bit FM is a nice streaming online radio station that is devoted to chiptune music and classic game soundtracks.

Posted by PizzaEnergy @ 8/20/2010 15:28  |    13
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Good news for Firefox users that want to explore the Japanese artist community Pixiv and especially its wonderful pixel scene!

This script for Firefox's Addon Greasemonkey translates Pixiv into an English usable/readable site.

Requires: Firefox, Greasemonkey and Pixiv Translation Script for Greasemonkey.

Posted by Sly @ 8/24/2010 06:15  |    12
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A triptych is a 3-part image. Create one this week!

You can lay out your triptych in any way you want, but each section must be separated by transparency (keep in mind that transparency counts as a colour). The sections can be directly or indirectly related to eachother, but at very least, there should be some sort of overarching theme presented throughout the image as a whole.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Make all three parts of your entry non-rectangular.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 20.
Transparency - Required.
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 @ 8/23/2010 00:02  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Ssslimy.

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Posted by skamocore @ 8/23/2010 00:01  |    18
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The Samurai Era 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 Samurai Era forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/23/2010   |    6
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From developer Matthew Klundt comes Sprite Something, an iPad app for creating pixel art and animations. It also creates actionscript files for the popular Flixel and FlashPunk game engines. Find out more on the terriblegames website. See a short demo video here.

This app is not reviewed by Pixeljoint but for US$2.99 it might be worth trying out.

Posted by mattfox12 @ 8/19/2010 08:46  |    3
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Tower of Heaven is a short yet challenging game with pixel graphics and a great soundtrack. The pixel art was created Dave Zhang (godsavant).

The game can be downloaded or played online. Also, if you so desire, the game's soundtrack can be purchased here.

Posted by Dr D @ 8/14/2010 15:32  |    22
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Show us your best new and original slimy creature. You may show its surroundings, but the slimy creature should be the focus of the piece.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Can you do it without using any dithering?

Here are just a few examples of slimy creatures from the gallery.

Canvas Size - Max 80 (width) x 100 (height).
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 skamocore @ 8/16/2010 00:01  |    16
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The Urban Runners 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 Urban Runners forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/16/2010   |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Samurai Era.

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Posted by skamocore @ 8/16/2010   |    14
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2010. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
 

#1 Pixel ArtRoom for one last project by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtA world of robot by Ergg
#3 Pixel ArtFeierabend by vierbit
#4 Pixel ArtMonkey Island Virtualboy Edition - Weekly Challenge by Jinn
#5 Pixel Artdude, get yourself some sunglasses! by Dex
#6 Pixel Artsummer place by Niss
#7 Pixel Art[Animation] Gasmask Girl and a Gun by Syosa
#8 Pixel ArtUnexpectaed Garden by zioru
#9 Pixel ArtMiku Hatsune by KO-KI
#10 Pixel ArtThe BIG two-framer by LuckyF

 

Posted by skamocore @ 8/15/2010 00:10  |    3
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The Galt's World 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 Galt's World forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/9/2010   |    0
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Urban Runners.

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Posted by skamocore @ 8/9/2010   |    2
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Samurai were Japanese warriors from the 13th to the 19th Century. This week they will be celebrated in Pixels. Pick one of these types of samurai and use the corresponding palette. No swapping palettes.

  • Mounted samurai - High ranked warriors who fought on horseback.
  • Shogun - Japanese military rulers.
  • Rōnin - Samurai without a master.

Challenge idea by Canty

Canvas Size - Exactly 120 x 120.
Colors - Exactly 6. Use only colors from the three palettes below:



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 @ 8/9/2010   |    17
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For this year's Burning Man the folks who run the More Carrot Theme Camp have created Illuminatrix, an LED matrix art installation and want your animation contribution. The site has an online editor to create or even re-create one of your existing pixelart animation. Deadline is Aug 26, 2010.

Even if you don't attend Burning Man, after the festival, videos will be posted of the art installation.

Check it out!

Posted by jalonso @ 8/8/2010 13:42  |    3
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Code Mystics presented an Atari 2600 demake of the popular shooter, Halo, during the recent Classic Gaming Expo. You can check out the Flash version of the game here; use the arrow keys to move and the spacebar (or 'Z') to fire. Make sure that you move up one screen to find the gun first!

For further details on the game and ordering information for the physical cartridge version, check out the official Facebook page.

Article originally submitted by member, jamesmorrow07.

Posted by skamocore @ 8/7/2010 03:07  |    11
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The wonderful collection of "demakes" by junkboy has been making the rounds on the ole 'net for the last couple days. Here's a comparison shot of a few of the games for good measure.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/3/2010 10:22  |    6
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Frogatto & Friends is a recently released, well-polished platformer created using charming pixel graphics. This game is sure to become a personal favorite due to the addicting gameplay, customizable levels, and beautiful artwork. Best of all, it's free! Check it out here. The game can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux. An iPhone/iPod Touch version is also available for $5.

Posted by Po1nd3xter @ 8/2/2010 16:41  |    11
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The Virtual Boy Turns 15 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 Virtual Boy Turns 15 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/2/2010   |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Galt's World.

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Posted by skamocore @ 8/2/2010   |    2
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Challenge winner, Mambazo wants you to show us an energetic figure traversing an urban environment, not unlike Parkour. So for example, a postman acrobatically avoiding a dog.

Canvas Size - Min 120 (width) x 90 (height) | Max 320 (width) x 240 (height).
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 @ 8/2/2010   |    6

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