It's that time of the year! Beware for the horrors of Pixelween and get ready for rewards!
This year, you will be crafting 4 mockups of your own horror video game over the course of four consecutive weekly challenges. Each challenge will be another scene of your video game, and all the mockups together shall be your Pixelween entry. Summon your inner demons!
To be eligible for the Pixelween prizes, you must submit to at least 2 of the 4 weeklies. As long as at least two of your submissions are on time, you are allowed (but not required) to submit more up until October 24, the final deadline. Technically having a complete set is not required to win, but the fates favor a finished franchise as was the case with last two years.
The winning mockups will be chosen from all eligible entries by a jury of select PixelJoint members, perhaps with the help of some dark outsiders who for now remain in the shadows...
The weeklies also function as normal weeklies, with the usual prizes. Your success in the weeklies does not influence your chances in Pixelween judging.
Every week there will be a new theme and surprise set of colors you can use, and for every mockups the canvas size will be 160x90.
There are 3 Aseprite, 3 Dr. Kobushi's Labyrintine Laboratory, and 3 Lone Survivor keys, which will be divided among the top 9 entrants. The highest placing winners get to choose first, and if a winner does not need a software license it will be moved on to the 10th place, and so on.
The winning mockups shall be announced on the 31st of October.
All who participate shall earn the rare Pixelween trophy.
How to enter:
To participate, your works need to be submitted to the Pixel Joint challenges, details are in the challenge posts:
The first challenge is: SPLASH (September 26th - October 2rd)
The second challenge will run from October 3th - 9th
The third challenge will run from October 10th - 16th
The fourth challenge will run from October 17th - 23th
If you've missed out on one of the challenges you can still submit your entry to Pixel Joint, as long as at least 2 of the mockups are posted as part of a weekly challenge within the deadline. While it probably won't be necessary, poking Gecimen or Gawrone when you post your entry after its challenge deadline is a good idea.
Will you terrify the judges? Will you show them something hauntingly beautiful?
Should you feel frightened on your own, the community is here for you in the challenge forum threads and in the Pixelween channel on the PJ Discord. You're welcome to share your WIPs, so that we may conquer our fears together!
You can find the results of the 2020 Pixelween here.
You can find the results of the 2021 Pixelween here.
For those who are new on Pixel Joint:
To submit to these challenges you enter it in the gallery and tick the "submit to weekly challenge" box before Sunday at midnight (12AM Pacific), challenge timer is on the front page.
More details about the submission and voting process can be found in one of the the challenge threads.