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The level challenge is back after 5 years! What is the most common level theme of all? Of course the jungle. This week, we want you to design a mock-up of a new, original video game showing a forest or jungle level. For this particular game you are restricted to 12 specific colours, these colours are shown below.

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 12. Must use only the colours from the palette below:



Animation - Optional.
Transparency - No.

Previous level challenges: Underwater, Lava, Desert



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

Posted by Gecimen @ 12/17/2018 11:06  |    5
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The Long Range Weaponry 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 Long Range Weaponry forum thread for more information.
Posted by Gecimen @ 12/17/2018 11:06  |    0
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Interstate Drifter 2000, a game by PJ member UltimoGames is now playable on Newgrounds! You can play the game via this link.

Posted by UltimoGames @ 12/12/2018 12:33  |    6
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This week, we want you to create the flight animation of a character with a mountable or wearable flying machine such as a jetpack, jetman or artificial wings. The character must be seen, so no airplanes with a cabin or cockpit. You can be creative about it and draw something completely unusual, the sky is the limit.

Canvas Size - Max 120x120
Colours - Max 18
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Required.



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

Posted by Gecimen @ 12/10/2018 05:23  |    0
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The As Above, So Below 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 As Above, So Below forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 12/10/2018 05:23  |    0
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Engineer, you are given following order:

Design a weapon that has the ability to hit a grain of sand on the other side of the earth. The weapon has to be small and light enough to be manned and carried by a group of two. Cost doesn't matter, you are given every material you can imagine. Now go and pixel that weapon!

Canvas Size - Max. 200x200
Colours - Max 16.
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 @ 12/3/2018 08:27  |    2
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The Garden Party 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 Garden Party forum thread for more information.
Posted by Mandrill @ 12/3/2018 08:27  |    0
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A mainly Russian collab project that involves mechs in garages ended with awesome results. You can see the final image here.

The collab, managed by Veli; features Arne's palette. The website is made by Kartonnnyi with music by Blinch.

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Posted by Gecimen @ 11/29/2018 13:33  |    1
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for October 2018. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel Art

Pixel Tree Collection
by vierbit

#2 Pixel Art

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by Deceiver

#3 Pixel Art

Shmup Ships Collection
by vierbit

#4 Pixel Art

leaves
by Tpoe

#5 Pixel Art

Tower 16A
by vierbit

#6 Pixel Art

Lapunta Del Sur
by Adarias

#7 Pixel Art

Cyberpunk Party
by vierbit

#8 Pixel Art

Nighttime
by Nggghhh

#9 Pixel Art

Providence Mock Up
by Veli

#10 Pixel Art

Woman in autumn
by cmmrc

Posted by pyrometal @ 11/27/2018 20:14  |    8

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