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The The Opposite Sex! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Womanly Me by Xion Night
Mr. Styx by styx
Lassie Skurwy, a SKinhead Woman by Skurwy87


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the The Opposite Sex! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/28/2009 00:01  |    0
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Mixed Metaphors.

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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/28/2009 00:01  |    6
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Dex's challenge idea comes from the History Channel's popular TV Show, Life After People. The idea is to pixel a famous location as it would look years after humans have left the earth. You need to make sure this area is a historic or known location.

You can pick any number of years or days from this list. Pixel how your chosen location would be affected by Mother Nature. Some ideas are: A shrub-infested Lincoln Memorial, the collapse of Stonehenge, or the San Fransisco bridge after being abandoned for years. Be creative!

Canvas size - Max 320 (width) x 240 (height).
Colors - 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 Blueberry_pie @ 9/28/2009 00:01  |    15
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Yet another way to bring pixelart to life.

This one is cheap, cool and easily created, even from your own art.

LINK

Posted by jalonso @ 9/24/2009 18:38  |    9
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The Seeing Red pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

McLaren 2007 by Lawrence
Death OR Dishonor by DawnBringer
Fear and Madness fight for life by Victor Rojo


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Seeing Red forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/21/2009 00:01  |    1
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/21/2009 00:01  |    9
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Combine at least 2 of these sayings and pixel a literal interpretation of it:

1.  Let the Cat out of the bag
2.  Laugh all the way to the bank
3.  Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth
4.  People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
5.  When Hell freezes over

Some examples:

Let the cat out of the bank. (options 1+2)
When broth freezes over. (options 5+3)
People in hell shouldn't throw bags. (options 4+5+1)



Canvas Size - Max 170 (width) x 110 (height).
Colours - Max 25.
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 Blueberry_pie @ 9/21/2009 00:01  |    20
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Hello there PJ community!

My name is Thomas and I'm a brand spankin new edition to this splendid site. As you may well have guessed, I'm a big fan of the ole' pixel art! My video game system of choice would have to be the NES and as such I'm a big fan of the really simple sprites and images. In this vein I have created, with the aid of my brother Daniel, a website that combines 2 of my loves in life! The art of Haiku and the art of the pixel.

The site is called Lo-Ku

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Posted by ThomasOfUrizen @ 9/16/2009 23:01  |    4
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Go! Underground (地底へドンドン!) is a short 2D platformer from Japanese game developer Dot Zo Games. The game puts you in the shoes of an archeologist searching for ancient artefacts in an underground cave complex. Only a few treasure chests are exposed from the start; the rest can be found by solving puzzles or performing certain actions. Thankfully, the treasure info screen (accessed with the A key by default) provides you with hints on how to find everything.
The signs you can read in-game explain the game's mechanics by means of icons, so you don't even have to know Japanese to understand what to do. Controls can be viewed and changed under the settings menu at the top of the window.

The game has charming pixel art graphics and nice music, and shouldn't take more than an hour to complete. To download, go here and click the yellow button. Please note that Windows is required, as well as a minimum display resolution of 1280x720.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/18/2009 04:11  |    5 | Source
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This is a very interesting article written by Aaron Smuts.
In this article Aaron argues that by any major definition of art many modern video games should be considered art. Rather than defining art and defending video games based on a single contentious definition, Aaron offers reasons for thinking that video games can be art according to historical, aesthetic, institutional, representational and expressive theories of art. Overall, the argument is that while many video games probably should not be considered art, there are good reasons to think that some video games should be classified as art, and that the debates concerning the artistic status of chess and sports offer some insights into the status of video games.

Read the whole thing here

http://www.contempaesthetics.org/newvolume/pages/article.php?articleID=299

Posted by jalonso @ 9/12/2009 20:21  |    15
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for August 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtSwagga by big brother
#2 Pixel Artdude, get yourself a ferry ticket! by tomic
#3 Pixel ArtThus Have I Heard (MSX palette attempt) by Skurwy87
#4 Pixel ArtExplorer Mockups by Dex
#5 Pixel ArtBattle Car vol.2 "Burning Sunset" by 4tochkin
#6 Pixel ArtVictory and Defeat by TheInquisitor
#7 Pixel ArtThe Deep by Opacus
#8 Pixel ArtDeeper and deeper within the ocean... by Ergg
#9 Pixel ArtThe Final Battle by Kaiseto
#10 Pixel ArtButterfly by Ergg
Posted by skamocore @ 9/15/2009 23:57  |    6
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The Wilhelm Screamer pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

[UPDATED] Screamin'! by Dex
Screamers of Wilhelm by skeddles
Libidinus Pelicervidus Vulgaris by Manjaman


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Wilhelm Screamer forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 9/14/2009   |    4
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Seeing Red.

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Posted by skamocore @ 9/14/2009   |    0
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All you have to do this week is create a full body image of yourself...but the twist is that has to be done as if you were the opposite sex! ie. Mirre making Mr. Mirre or Jalonso drawing Grandma Jalonso...it can be funny, beautiful, gruesome, or however you see yourself as the opposite sex! It is preferred that you provide a reference image for this challenge, but you do not have to.

Canvas Size
- Max 250 x 250.
Colors - Max 32.
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 @ 9/14/2009   |    25
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Hello everyone!
Today I've uploaded the second beta of my new game called Assalor. It is a real-time strategy that is pixeled and programmed by me. I am looking for suggestions, comments and bug-finds :)

You can download the second beta here: http://www.create-games.com/download.asp?id=7925 or here http://cid-e981b54003672382.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Openbaar/Assalor.zip

or simply watch a match played by me on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdUApG9Oldk

Have fun playing and please tell me what to improve. Thanks!

Posted by Vertigo-Zero @ 9/5/2009 08:09  |    23
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Depict a conflict between two characters.

For example: A tennis match between rivals or a brother and sister having an argument etc...

Canvas Size - Max 140 (width) x 80 (height).
Colours - Max 32. Must include pure red (#ff0000).
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 @ 9/7/2009 00:01  |    8
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The Pixel Logos pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Logo by vierbit
dude, i got myself a logo! by tomic
Frost by Frost


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Pixel Logos forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 9/7/2009   |    4
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Wilhelm Screamer.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 9/7/2009   |    6
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If you don't read Japanese it's a bit tricky to navigate, but it's well worth stumbling around to play with the fun pixel art sets.

Check it!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/2/2009 10:53  |    16
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Canabalt is a fun little Flash game made by AdamAtomic using his flixel library. In the game, you control a running man as he makes his 'daring escape', presumably from the futuristic robots that can be seen destroying the city in the background. All you have to do is press the X or C key at the right times to jump over obstacles and to leap to the next rooftop, which gets pretty challenging after a while. The audio and visuals are quite good and do a great job at creating a sense of urgency. Give it a try.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/1/2009 04:46  |    33

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