Stray Pixels 2-25-15


The latest collection of PJer finds, creations and other stuff.
*Formerly Pixelpourri

Adcrusher and a friend made a game for a school project called Castle Anarok. Based on the book Ready Player One by Earnest Cline. It's one or two players but to play two player you need at least one usb controller. Music is The Titan Turrican by SvenZZon. (Special version just for PJ)

It's Cold! by DatMuffinMan. Your terrible owner has left you (the puppy) outside in the midst of a harsh winter storm.

Orion Trail (Kickstarter) is a single player space adventure for Windows, Mac, and Linux that will be released through Steam. It features pixel art by Evan Brown (@etb342), lead artist on Enemy Mind (includes pixels by aeveis). They also have a prototype up if you want to see what the game is like! Found by aeveis

PJer neofotistou (aka castpixel) is now lead artist for Starr Mazer, taking over from Jérémie Périn. Sample Screen HERE. Kickstarter HERE

Beardquake, a simple collect and survive game. Created by Jupitron. Other games HERE. Forum thread HERE.

Camera Obscura on Steam includes some pixels by PJer FrootsyCollins.

• Simpsons opening pixel version by Paul Robertson and Ivan Dixon -

• PJer Mike Scott has created a 2 minute short for the Nickelodeon International Animated Shorts Program, which you can watch HERE. His site is HERE. Found by Gengar

• Watch Jinn pixel. In THIS video on his YouTube channel where he revamps Edgar. Found by jalonso

Pixel Shader turns 3D models into pixel art. Its in Japanese but Google translator does a decent job. Pixel Shader tutorial in English HERE. Found by Stickman

• A nice article by on Mario Bros' history and some design choices and variations when ported to other systems. Found by Jinn

Pixelize is a Safari Browser Extension that toggles nearest-neighbour interpolation on images. Useful when using browser's built-in zoom (ctrl+ or cmd+) to enlarge pixel art images. A button in the toolbar then allows you to turn nearest-neighbor interpolation on and off. Created by Retronator

• New feature on Chrome Canary that fixes blurred pixels. Applying "image-rendering: pixelated" to the tag that contains the pixelart piece makes it pixelated, even when scaled up or down. You can check more about this here: [link] Only available on a dev version of Chrome, but it's in the HTML5/CSS3 spec and will soon enough land on all major browsers. Found by Alarka

• NPA - Junk Head 1. A terrific stop motion film. Found by ADrawingMan

eBoy San Francisco Pixorama Kickstarter. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Chano Maraco. Spanish pixel comic on good manners and treating others with respect. The type of guy any mother would be proud to date her daughter. Created by MIERDINSKY

Wired featured an article on the upcoming Kickstarter-funded game "Moonman" by Ben Porter. Found by rklesmit

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As always if you find interesting pixel related things to post in the next Pixelpourri StrayPixels then send in as news or PM me with a link jalonso

Posted by jalonso @ 2/3/2015 05:15  |    8


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yaomon17 (Level 7 Mass Murderer) @ 2/28/2015 15:27

Still waiting on that beta :>

Any chance of .gif files being released (maybe with watermarks or something) so people can study those frame by frame? 

kaleidos (Level 3 Private Eye) @ 2/27/2015 00:27

 PJer neofotistou (aka castpixel) is now lead artist for Starr Mazer, taking over from Jérémie Périn. Sample Screen HERE. Kickstarter HERE
The last "here" is not a link

DatMuffinMan (Level 4 Mercenary) @ 2/25/2015 18:41

jal, thanks for posting the link to my minigame! very much appreciated. 

Adcrusher (Level 6 Major) @ 2/25/2015 13:51

Hahah thanks for playing my game! So yeah.. thats just the end... I should probably just put a text that says the end in there to clear up confusion... oh well.  I am aware of the bug where the enemies glitch through walls, but I couldnt figure out how to fix it and I haven't had an occassion where it breaks the game. There's no diference between the knight an samurai, mainly due to time restraints. They're mainly in there for consistency with the book and also so two player has two characters for both of the players.

Great stuff everyone!

king_bobston (Level 10 Capo) @ 2/25/2015 12:14

When I beat [spoiler ] in Castle Anarok I get a white screen and nothing else. I can still hear the attacks. Is this a bug or the way it should function? Also nice game, althrough I'm not sure about the difference between the knight and the samurai.

Edit: Also there's a bug that sometimes enemies go through walls and end up in the other room.

FrootsyCollins (Level 1 Intern) @ 2/25/2015 08:37

Thank you for posting about my game!

7even (Level 9 Nidan) @ 2/25/2015 07:58

Hey! We just posted a video with many pixel animations from Duelyst :)

It features some PJers like me, Adcrusher, Nate Krafaelventura, saint11 (also Konjak and Hunter)

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 2/25/2015 05:08

Great stuff!! Those Pixel Shader results are quite convincing

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