Stray Pixels 3-27-15


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

• Arne's CNES-88 palette. An oldie some newer members may neverhave seen and older members have not bookmarked. Found by surt

Vanmall's Pixel Art Tutorials is a series of tutorials for making (mostly) isometric pixel art. It covers the basics, to more complex structures. Good to practice already existing skills. Found by Lone Scout

How to be a pixel artist for Shovel Knight. Yacht Club Games' Nick Wozniak talks about the ins-and-outs of creating pixel art. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

• This massive pixel art tutorial is written by fil_razorback from You can find the original tutorials here. Archived and translated into English from the French original by Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Isoblox - an isometric pixel art tool project ("isoblox") Hosted by is a cross-platform sprite-based pseudo-3D isometric pixel art modeling aid. Written in 100% BlitzMax. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Spriter by brashmonkey is an intuitive 2D animation and object creation tool for video game makers. OS: Windows, Mac, Linux. Price: Free Trial, Pro $25.00/USD. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Pinta is a free, open source drawing/editing program modeled after Paint.NET. OS: Windows, Mac, Linux Price: Free. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Trixel, is an alternate reality generator/drawing tool. It’s like pixel art, but with triangles (NPA). For best results, use Trixel with the latest version of Google Chrome. Found by WE_ARE_ZERO

PXL . Currently in development. Mac DPAINT-like app. OS: Mac, “eventually” Windows. Price: Free (current state). Found by 8 Bit Dreams

TreebuildPR and his Pixel Art enthusiast team was tinkering with a 3D Printable Pixel Art Creator app, and wants your feedback on the user experience. Here is the beta version. All artwork made can be exported, saved or sent to be 3D Printed.

MechaRay by Jupitron. Kill bugs, charge your ray and try for highscore. Made in two days and his first mobile designed game so it could be buggy. Play At Newgrounds: or Play Mobile Fullscreen.

Hapiel has been working on a cute little game called DropBoy. Test and send him some feedback. Found in Chatterbox

Please Don't Touch Anything is a cryptographic puzzle game about disobidience and pushing buttons 'Please, don't touch anything' is now on steam. Pixel art by Finlal and non-pjer Dmitry Karimov.

• Curses N Chaos from Tribute Games—the team behind Wizorb and Mercenary Kings—have a really fun monster-battling 2D game on the way in the form of Curses N Chaos. The latest story trailer arrived recently, and it does a particularly solid job of showcasing the game's wonderful pixel art. or Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Pixels The Movie -Trailer. This summer, it's game on or game over! When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games.Found by pavanz

• Watch FrankieSmileShow pixel and code on his You Tube Channel. Latest is Weekend RPG P1. Found by jalonso


• Some WIPs of DOOM sprites, showing how they were created is HERE and with lesser content HERE are WIPs for DOOM2. Found by Jinn

• 1x1 is now funded and taking pre orders. 1x1 is a box of self-adhesive stickers that are designed to stick on almost any surface. Now you can showcase your favorite pixel art anywhere. You can add small scale art on binders, text books and tablets--or go larger and decorate your wall. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

• Ever wonder why does Mario runs left to right? Found by jalonso

Mazeon. Pixel art, chiptunes, retro and science fiction things, game dev and related stuff. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Compixellated is three pixel artists who want to improve, inspire, and have fun with their art! This blog features weekly challenges, theme pieces and more! Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Kazuko Shibuya Interview. She has worked as a designer at Square since 1986. Designer of both Final Fantasy and Romancing SaGa. The occasion for this interview was her graphic design for the “Final Fantasy ~Thanks~” tribute album, in which she created 16-bit pixel work for characters from the entire series. Found by 8 Bit Dreams
Fix Blurred Pixels and More!
PJs Expansion Pack mostly created by skeddles and Yanrishatum but also includes other addons found by PJers.
Addons for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Canary.
OPP is back and better than ever. Join the fun!
As always if you find interesting pixel related things to post in the next Pixelpourri StrayPixels (may have to be renamed 8 Bit Dreams) then send in as news or PM jalonso with details. We edit and fix all typos so don't be shy.

Posted by jalonso @ 3/2/2015 05:21  |    11


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Mothil (Level 1 Rookie) @ 4/5/2015 10:38

Currently playing Shovel Knight and loving it. Can't wait to read the article!

Drazile (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 3/29/2015 04:11

So, this CNES thing is like a new console mockup?

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/28/2015 20:19

thx for fil's link :)

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/28/2015 16:05

Great finds!

Also, here's a better link for Doom's wip sprites

StoneStephenT (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 3/28/2015 11:51

I assume you mean to post this link, jalonso?

SpeedyCube (Level 1 Depressed) @ 3/28/2015 11:28

I love the art in the first link o;

Friend (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 3/28/2015 05:16

that PXL program is really nice!!

kuso (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/27/2015 23:50

The cutting room floor is an amazing  website with so many beta elements from so many games. I can spend hours reading stuff on it.

Asmodeusss (Level 1 Rookie) @ 3/27/2015 23:43

can anyone explain that OPP thing please? what is this? Like a collab?

EDIT : Ok nevermind I think I found out. sweet.

Lone Scout (Level 1 Jukyu) @ 3/27/2015 19:18

The Shovel Knight article shows an interesting perspective on pixel art.

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 3/27/2015 18:37

Lost the link to Frankie's video and fil's tutorials...I totally fail :'(

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