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Choose your champion! This week, we want you to pixel your own portrait as if you are one of the selectable characters in a arcade beat'em up / fighting game. You can alter your hair, facial features, gender or even species as you want.

Canvas Size - Max. 100 x 100
Colours - Max. 14
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 12/9/2019 04:53  |    0
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The Big Box Game Cover 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 Big Box Game Cover forum thread for more information.
Posted by Gecimen @ 12/9/2019 04:53  |    0
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***EDIT*** The challenge is changed as sprite only (not a game mock-up).

'Tis apple season! But with a twist -- This week, we want you to personify one of the Apple varieties below as the hero of an Action Adventure Game (Metroidvania, Beat'em up, Run'n'gun games are all good as well). Sprite only.

McIntosh Red, Jona Gold, Cripps Pink, Northern Spy, Granny Smith

Canvas Size - 100*100 px max.

Colors - Max. 32

Transparency - Required.

Animation - Optional.

Posted by Gecimen @ 11/25/2019 04:27  |    11
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The Gallantry and Intrepidity 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 Gallantry and Intrepidity forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 11/25/2019 04:26  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for October 2019.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

tileset/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

tileset/pixelart

tileset
by kartonnnyi

Portal/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Portal/pixelart

Portal
by Enchae

Dragon Jungle Transition/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Dragon Jungle Transition/pixelart

Dragon Jungle Transition
by Wolfenoctis

Druid's home/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Druid's home/pixelart

Druid's home
by Wolfenoctis

RIP_1/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

RIP_1/pixelart

RIP_1
by Fool

I love skulls/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

I love skulls/pixelart

I love skulls
by ArcadeHero

Wooden Door/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Wooden Door/pixelart

Wooden Door
by El-Metallico

Tomba!/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Tomba!/pixelart

Tomba!
by ponkadunk

Werewolf Castle and Haunted Village/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Werewolf Castle and Haunted Village/pixelart

Werewolf Castle and Haunted Village
by Wolfenoctis

Ano and Noa Pt. 2/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Ano and Noa Pt. 2/pixelart

Ano and Noa Pt. 2
by IjjoTho

Posted by Adarias @ 11/19/2019 17:15  |    0
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Remember the times that the games were bought in a big box? This week, we want you to design & draw a big box cover art for an existing or an imaginary game. Your cover art might contain elements like game name, company logo, platform logo and so on.

Canvas Size - Exactly 100*142 (vertical or horizontal)

Colors - Max. 16

Transparency - No.

Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 11/18/2019 03:16  |    0
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The It's Evolving! 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 It's Evolving! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 11/18/2019 03:16  |    0
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This week, we hereby ask you to pixel a military medal or decoration, either historic or imaginary (including sci-fi or fantasy). Only the sprite of the medal is required, with transparent background.

Optional Bonus Challenge: If it's a real world historic medal or decoration, give some trivia about it on the description. If it's an imaginary medal or decoration, write up some background for it.

Canvas Size - Max. 120 x 120 px

Colors - Max. 19. (18 colors + transparency)

Transparency - Required.

Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 11/11/2019 01:27  |    0

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