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33 1/3 RPM, 12", grooves.

There's something magic about records pressed on vinyl. It's not only the rich sound but the feel of holding a piece of music history in your own hands as well.

This week, you have the chance to cut your own record. Use the attached template below and add as many grooves as you like. The grey part is reserved for the label which you can use to express your creativity.

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Canvas Size - template.
Colors - Max. 16.
Transparency - template.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Mandrill @ 9/18/2017 04:47  |    9
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The Cars 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 Cars forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/18/2017 04:47  |    0
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Crush your enemies. See them driven before you. And to hear the lamentations of their women.

- Conan

As much as we've learned to live in peace and have more or less respect for other human beings you can't deny that there's a lingering thirst for fighting & competition in every single one of us.

Rather than knocking on your neighbour's door and putting your recently acquired Kung-Fu skills to test and maybe loosing some teeth in the process, just sit down and pixel a tiny, tiny warrior.
 

You don't have to stick to swords and bows, mere fists or even guns are allowed as well.

Canvas Size - Max. 32x32.
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 @ 9/11/2017 05:58  |    11
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The Crime Scene Investigation 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 Crime Scene Investigation forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/11/2017 05:58  |    0
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Your favourite music playing, lowered windows and sunny weather. Driving can be such an enjoyable thing. We all have something to reminisce about when it comes to cars.

This week it's all about our beloved 4-wheeled vehicles! I want you to choose and pixel one of the following things.

  1. Your very first car
  2. Your current car
  3. A car you always wanted to have

The way you depict the car is up to you. You can create a sprite, a scene, a mock up or more of an technical drawing etc.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
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 Mandrill @ 9/4/2017 06:13  |    9
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The 4-Colour-Madness 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 4-Colour-Madness forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 9/4/2017 06:12  |    1
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The Gamedev & Art and /r/GameMaker discord channels are having a contest in collaboration.

The contest consist of making a top-down tileset, as in the classic RPGs, like Zelda and Secret of Mana.

The prize consist of Game Maker Studio 1 key and Downwell key! :D

The contest happens mainly on the Gamedev & Art discord.

And the partner discord /r/GameMaker.

Posted by FelipeFS @ 8/30/2017 04:21  |    8
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2017. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel Art

Esper Terra
by Vagrant

#2 Pixel Art

2017-style characters
by Cyangmou

#3 Pixel Art

WAT (interrobang)
by ptoing

#4 Pixel Art

Cool Birb
by CopherNeue

#5 Pixel Art

Swordsman Attack
by Amorph

#6 Pixel Art

STS-133
by orangemagik

#7 Pixel Art

At Tomic's Petting-Zoo
by ptoing

#8 Pixel Art

Water 1
by AlcopopStar

#9 Pixel Art

Zombie Pirate LeChuck
by Jinn

#10 Pixel Art

Obligatory RPG Remake
by Doppleganger

Posted by pyrometal @ 8/29/2017 18:17  |    8
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Create a scene where a crime has been committed and hide at least one clue, such as a weapon, footprints, blood, an ID, etc...

Canvas size - 320 x 200 max.
Colors - 18 max.
Transparency - No
Animation - No

Posted by Gecimen @ 8/28/2017 01:39  |    4

Quote of the Moment

Our moments of inspiration are not lost though we have no particular poem to show for them; for those experiences have left an indelible impression, and we are ever and anon reminded of them.

Henry David Thoreau, Unknown Source

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