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Tamagotchi was introduced a quarter of a century ago. Not every "vintage" toy with LCD screen included pixel art, but this one did. This week we are going to honour that viral toy of the late 90's.

Using the provided template, pick a character, enemy, etc... from an existing, modern video game and make it fitting the 32x32 screen only. On the screen, only use the 3 LCD colors from the provided palette.

Some form of animation is required. Design the enclosure paint, buttons and logo using any other colours you like. You may not alter the shape of the toy.

Example of a finished product:


Canvas size: Exactly 64x64, use the template
Colours: Max 16 (including the 3 LCD colors and transparency)
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 gawrone @ 6/14/2021 01:23  |    3
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The Oldschool Self-Portrait 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 Oldschool Self-Portrait forum thread for more information.

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Posted by gawrone @ 6/14/2021 01:19  |    1
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Hooray, the PJ Discord Server is 1 year old!
One year of engaging chatter, great feedback, fun collaborations, and getting to know your fellow PJers even better.
 
If you haven't yet, feel free to hop in and join the conversation on Discord
 
To celebrate this mini milestone we're organising a small collaboration, making a group picture of ourselves and our characters. It's only been one day, but this is it so far:

You're welcome to take part, so hopefully see you on the server!
 
Posted by Hapiel @ 6/11/2021 13:05  |    13
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This week, in order to celebrate the pride month, we ask you to make a new avatar for yourself in the shape of a heart; this heart below in particular. It can be about anything you like.

Canvas size: Max 64x64 px.
Colours: Max 8.
Transparency: Required. Outside the heart must be left transparent.
Animation: Optional



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 6/7/2021 01:44  |    5
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The Fantastic Fauna 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 Fantastic Fauna forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 6/7/2021 01:44  |    0
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Don't forget to comment on the pieces you like!

Not only does a comment have the potential to make the artist's day, if you post a lot you'll win one of the fancy new trophies

 
May's top commenter awards go to:
  1. vrine
  2. CELS
  3. Hapiel


And May's most favourited award goes to:
Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) Fool

Posted by Christoballs @ 6/2/2021 03:04  |    7
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This week we want you to depict yourself using one of the following palettes:

EGA default (Enhanced Graphics Adapter)


Commodore 64


MSX
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/495292294887637003/848662937870794812/3og-thumbnail.png

Apple II

Canvas size: Max 150x150.
Colours: Use only colours from the chosen palette.
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 Hapiel @ 5/31/2021 05:03  |    3
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The Petite Panorama 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 Petite Panorama forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 5/31/2021 05:02  |    0
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The Longest Road on Earth is out on Steam and Android/iOS! It's a monochromatic pixel art adventure published by RawFury and developed by Brainwash Gang. The game features four different wordless narratives with a collection of heartfelt songs. Pixel art has been developed by pixel artists Edu Verz and Atskaheart. Music has been made by Beicoli.

The game combines different shots, from open panoramic city views to detailed descriptive close ups. Pixel art has been the best visual approach to produce this contrast between suggestion and description by playing with different resolutions.

Posted by AtskaHeart @ 5/27/2021 05:50  |    8

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