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The WARdobe 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 WARdobe forum thread for more information.

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Posted by gawrone @ 9/19/2022 01:30  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for August 2022.

Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Chapel/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Chapel/pixelart

Chapel
by a3umHappy Birthday 7/17

Thicket/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Thicket/pixelart

Thicket
by QQruzkin

Random Sprite Dump 9/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Random Sprite Dump 9/pixelart

Random Sprite Dump 9
by Wolfenoctis

10 Tarot Cards/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

10 Tarot Cards/pixelart

10 Tarot Cards
by ReffPixels

blue/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

blue/pixelart

blue
by echerry

Gabriel/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Gabriel/pixelart

Gabriel
by Nao

The Pub at the End of Nowhere - mockups/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

The Pub at the End of Nowhere - mockups/pixelart

The Pub at the End of Nowhere - mockups
by ink

Reflection/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Reflection/pixelart

Reflection
by UmbohrHappy Birthday 7/18

4 Fantasy RPG Portraits/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

4 Fantasy RPG Portraits/pixelart

4 Fantasy RPG Portraits
by ReffPixels

Dofus Mockup in sidescroller/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Dofus Mockup in sidescroller/pixelart

Dofus Mockup in sidescroller
by ReffPixels

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Posted by Adarias @ 9/18/2022 08:37  |    2
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We are going to build our own pixel personal computers this time, but you are allowed to interpret the title of this challenge however it it possible.

You can draw a technical scheme or a realistic drawing of all the components you would like to have in your PC in all the right places. You can imagine how PC intestines would look like in near future, or entirely science fiction, using alien technology. You can create a fantastic computer using a steampunk, dieselpunk, clockpunk, stonepunk, atompunk, elfpunk... or whatever else punk there is. Or maybe go for Rube Goldberg machine kind of thing with dominoes, and hamster wheels? Or you love your current computer setup or are satisfied with it enouigh to call it your dream PC and you will just draw what you have on your desk right now? And finally, if some painterly, abstract or dreamy impression of a PC interior is your thing, go for it!

All you need is a 100x90px PC case (vertical or horizontal - you choose, it is your build) and max 64 colours, becasue dreams are supposed to be colourful. Animation is not necessary, but If you want to add some blinking LED lights, rotating gears or a cobweb weaving spider, you are allowed to.

Canvas Size - exactly 100x90 or 90x100 - you choose.
Colours - max 64.
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 gawrone @ 9/12/2022 01:16  |    0
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The The Sequel We Never Got 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 The Sequel We Never Got forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 9/12/2022 00:40  |    0
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This week we want you to make an animated furniture enemy.

Choose one item like a closet, chair, dresser, table, bookshelf, coat hanger or a desk (by the rule of cool we will accept also a large home appliance equipment like a fridge, washing mashine or a stove), and create a cool, "gamey" sprite design of it and animate it as an enemy in a game.

The animation needs to be something typical we can recognise like idle, walk, run, hit or fire a projectile, and it needs to have at least 8 frames. If it will be something like super fast hit, try adding few frames of a windup or/and a cooldown. If your walk, run or jump design demands to have less frames in a cycle, add another cycle with a variation.

 

Canvas Size - exactly 80x80.
Colours - max 9 (8+ 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 @ 9/5/2022 02:03  |    2
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The Flooding of the Nile 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 Flooding of the Nile forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 9/5/2022 01:26  |    0
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This week we want you to make a mockup of a game sequel that never happened.

You can interpret it literally, and imagine a nonexistent sequel, or take a sequel that was made, but overlooked for a variety of reasons (atrocious 3D, or simply a terrible game).

If you are going for 1:1 continuation with same type/genre/style of the game, try to mimic the artstyle or other essential characteristics, but invent your own assets, or add some other form of orginality to it, so it will definitely look like a sequel, not an addon or mission pack for the same game.

But if you feel very corageous, go wild and turn a platformer into an FPS, an RTS into a board game or a farming simulator into a Soulslike.

Canvas Size - max 640x360.
Colours - max 256.
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 gawrone @ 8/29/2022 05:51  |    0
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Here's an interview with me about ZX Spectrum pixel art that you may be interested in, thanks!

hype.retroscene.org/blog/1088.html

Posted by helpcomputer0 @ 8/22/2022 12:06  |    4
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The Vegetation Osteology 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 Vegetation Osteology forum thread for more information.
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Posted by gawrone @ 8/22/2022 04:17  |    0

Quote of the Moment

You're scared of mice and spiders, but oh-so-much greater is your fear that one day the two species will cross-breed to form an all-powerful race of mice-spiders who will immobilize human beings in giant webs in order to steal cheese.

Tim Bisley, Spaced (1999)

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