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Create a mock-up of a non-violent shooter game - It should be clear that enemies aren't being killed or wounded.

It can be a side-scrolling shooter, a top-down shooter, first-person shooter, it's up to you.

Examples are Splatoon (shooting coloured ink at opponents) and Super 3-D Noah's Ark (feeding animals).

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 32.
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 skamocore @ 8/3/2015 00:02  |    4
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The Aftermath 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 Aftermath forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/3/2015   |    0
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A discussion of pixel art's graphical barrage on contemporary media.

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Posted by 8 Bit Dreams @ 7/23/2015 07:18  |    1
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Last month we featured this article/showcase by PJer Retronator who wrote a bit about pixeljoint's past.
He has now posted Part2 HERE

Posted by jalonso @ 7/29/2015 07:31  |    0
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The latest collection of PJer finds, creations and other stuff.

PUBLIC NOTICE
The new PJv3 is up and running but bugs and glitches abound.
Please post or pm a mod with your find in the forum post PJv3 Bugs and Glitches

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Posted by jalonso @ 6/30/2015 07:04  |    7
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Challenge winner, awestsecurity, wants you to create an exploded diagram. It can be any object you want (even a fictional object), but keep the canvas size restriction in mind!

Canvas Size - Max 175 x 175.
Colours - Max 8.
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 7/27/2015 16:54  |    2
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The Balloon Fight 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 Balloon Fight forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 7/27/2015 08:22  |    0
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After roughly 4 years of fiddling we're getting ready for a major site update....

  • Fully responsive site...  phone, tablet and desktop should all function properly.
  • MSSQL to MySQL conversion. This will have some transition issues with extended character set (characters like ü and ñ and ó might not convert properly). Apologies in advance to our members who will have their names and comments mangled a bit, but we don't want to hold off on this upgrade any longer. This will not be a problem going forward and it will always be possible to fix the rogue characters once the site has transitioned to MySQL.
  • Optimizations including caching, script/style consolidation, (some) minification, image compression and web fonts.
  • Design touchups. 
  • Removal of unused sections. 

Testing should wrap up today or tomorrow and we'll be pushing site up soon after. The site will be fully offline for a couple hours at a time over the next few days and there will almost certainly be a few issues over the next week or so. Please bear with us.

 

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 7/22/2015 14:36  |    83
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Ubisavis has released shoot 'em up video game for Windows.

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Posted by 8 Bit Dreams @ 7/13/2015 12:15  |    1
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DanielHyaku has launched a Kickstarter to fund his game Satellite Rush.
Satellite Rush is a sci-fi top-down shooter with pixel art graphics and roguelike elements.

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Posted by jalonso @ 7/15/2015 06:36  |    3

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