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surt (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/31/2018 23:46

Hyper Turrican Turbo: Championship Edition

PixelDust (Level 6 Serial Killer) @ 1/31/2018 17:24

Super Mega Turrican!!!

Metaru (Level 8 Brigadier General) @ 1/31/2018 16:52

Mega Turrican or Super Turrican?

AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/31/2018 10:07

If all lines are that way- find a way to break that preconception. 

Renard888 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/30/2018 00:27

Yea but we can actually draw whatever we want cause all lines are made of 90 0 45 degre lines so i got confused but thanks

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/29/2018 13:04

The challenge theme this week is vague and not entirely strict, as this would be impossible to measure fairly. You interpret it as you think would fit best! 

Renard888 (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/29/2018 12:10

We cant use single pixels for the challange right?

neota (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 1/28/2018 19:46


82 old BIOS fonts in TTF form, with previews.

My pick of the most legible+clean ones:


PC1512 + 2y

Tandynew mono



ATI 8x14

PhoenixEGA 8x16


ToshibaLCD 8x16

AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/28/2018 17:36


Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/28/2018 13:09

I had this issue when I sent out loads of PMs per day.. it took at least half a day, if not longer, before I could send them again.. can't remember the exact length... :/

AlexHW (Level 5 Detective) @ 1/28/2018 12:36

I try to reply to a pm and it says wait an hour, but I've been waiting several hours and it still says to wait an hour???

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/28/2018 08:07

You have to upload your avatar (64x64 or smaller) as a submission to the gallery, then when browsing your own gallery you can click the "make this icon my avatar" button.

KiwiTheKewl (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/28/2018 07:48

How do I put my advatar in?

wayfarer (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/28/2018 03:17

Thanks for the response!

When I type my login information into the forum I get the following message "Due to excessive forum spam we put a hold on forum access. You need to have an account for 24 hours as well as have at least 6 points in the gallery site to login to forum."

Edit: Ah, I see I have 6 points now. Maybe in 24 hrs it will work then.

Edit 2: Forum is working for me now :)

Irenaart (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/28/2018 00:50

@wayfarer; First of all, welcome to the PJ! You need to be logged in to forum as well. Use the same login information as you use on this page and there should be no problem.

wayfarer (Level 1 Rookie) @ 1/28/2018 00:01

Hmm, how do I gain access to the forum? I was joining to get help on some work and I can't exactly post to gallery because the work isn't finished (and I'm in the process of learning). So I'm not sure how to get points to be able to post on the forum.

skamocore (Level 11 CEO) @ 1/27/2018 23:45

Cadaver's great; one of my favourite games. And Dan Malone's artwork is top-notch. I definitely recommend playing it (with a walkthrough handy...)

Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 1/26/2018 10:09

Played Cadaver for the first time today. An isometric action/RPG from Bitmap Bros. Whose graphical work is probably what got me interested in pixels the most. (See Gods, Xenon 2 and The Chaos Engine)

Fantastic isometric game...but such fiddly controls.

Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 1/22/2018 20:36

I agree completely. I still marvel at the DOS version, which has it's own great atmosphere. You can almost hear the torches flickering. One of the things I like about pixel art is how it engages the mind and imagination.

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 1/22/2018 12:04

My favorite is also the DOS version. I bought a copy of Prince of Persia for the Wii virtual console but was so disgusted by how it looks I never played it. Same thing happened with La Mulana on the virtual console. More colors doesn't necessarily mean better artwork.  (and also the new Spelunky version)

Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 1/22/2018 04:29

The eventual fate of the skeleton warrior in the SNES version is the funniest I've seen so far. It's also a nice touch venturing outside in the palace levels, with the clouds blowing across the night sky.

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 1/22/2018 02:20

I only played the Amiga version, never knew it was ported to consoles! Time to check it out, interested in the changes.


Tenebrae (Level 1 Thug) @ 1/21/2018 23:29

Out of all the versions of the original Prince of Persia. My favorites are definitely the DOS and SNES releases. The Dos one as I still love the way it looks and like the color scheme. The SNES one for a lot of the graphics and backgrounds. Although they removed all the blood...being Snes and all. I know the Genesis version has most "detail" but I still prefer the SNES release.

BananaExtract (Level 1 Gangster) @ 1/21/2018 16:49

It would be nice if you could @ multiple people within one comment c:

*cough* sounds like a good idea *cough* for a future update *cough*

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/21/2018 12:35

No, you can not. :(

Fleja2003 (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/21/2018 12:31

Is there a way I can ping everyone who leaves a comment without typing one message - waiting 30 seconds then typing another?

like a way I can say:

User1: Blah Blah Blah
User 2: Blah Blah Blah
User 3: Blah Blah Blah
User 4: Blah Blah blah etc.....

all in one comment and pinging them all simultaneously :?

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/21/2018 05:50

Only one week left for the News Icon Competition!

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/17/2018 14:23

Don't worry, we're not trying to define pixel art.. We're just trying to work out what the boundary should be for art in the gallery!

Curth (Level 4 Lieutenant) @ 1/17/2018 14:04

Oh boy its that time of year again to find our definitions of this wonderfull artform. After quickly reading that thread I kinda came up with a short and uniformed opinion on whats pixelart and not pixelart. I feal like if you are using tools that place pixels for you its not too bad unless it putting down a ton of un-needed colors and shades, etc. I feal like the only thing really that should be a quick indicator if somthing is not pixelart is if you have effects that lay down 100 diffrent shades of a similar color that are obviously not done by hand. I allways view a large point of pixelart is conservation of memory used in a picture and if you are using a script that breaks that convention anyways, its more of a mixed media. Which is cool in its own right but when im looking for pixelart im looking at techniques people are using to encourage "less is more" in the arbitrary limited space provided. If you are using a cool filter or shader, PixelJoint just doesent seem like the place I would go to learn the algorithms and scripts to impliment said effect, I would probally go onto someones development blog. Maybe thats a fault of PixelJoint's image or my skewed perspective of what PixelJoint is.

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/17/2018 12:25

I think that scale is a bit weird, the steps like dithering, clusters, aa, etc seem somewhat arbitrary.

It's not like those are like an analogue scale you could move along and then suddenly dithering becomes solid clusters or something. But I think I get what he is getting and and would agree with the broad and narrow definition of pixelart spectrums, more or less.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/17/2018 12:17

I'ts up the same thread as linked 4 posts down, post by Jeremy. Same scale was posted earlier Pixelation after I asked Cure for advice on the PJ PA definition

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/17/2018 12:10

Where is that scale? Can you link?

Without having seen the scale, I would say that "pixelart" is a pretty spongy and ill defined term, and there is no real point in trying to define it. For me what matters a lot is the intent and attention to pixel level detail. But that alone would not make pixelart in all cases.

Look at textures from Final Fantasy 12 for example, amazing work, a lot of pixel level detail, but made for a system that filters textures, etc.

I personally am not really interested in defining stuff as this or that, I am interested in doing low resolution art, and I happen to enjoy restrictions (which could be seen as more "pure"), but I also like a lot of modern stuff where the "rules" are bent or broken.

There are a few things that I don't like in most cases, like mixed and off grid resolutions. Mixed alone can work though if done right, see Sword and Sworcery.

It's very unlikely that I will contribute to this topic on the forum, since I am not really interested in the semantics of the term pixelart. What interests me a lot more is the history and how we got where we are now. A point in time when "pixelart" in whatever shape it may take is becoming an accepted, valid style choice instead of a necessity.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/17/2018 11:16

Do you agree with the PA scale from rough to PA to digital painting as introduced by Cure, and if so, how would you call and describe the artwork at the left side of that scale?

Also, I'd be happy for your voice in this discussion in the forums :)

ptoing (Level 7 Underboss) @ 1/17/2018 11:11

One thing: Oekaki for is not a style, it is a bunch of online apps for making pictures and usually posting them in a bbs style fashion (and it also just means "draw a picture", there is no notion of "scribbling" inherent in the word). There are all kinds of different styles of art people do in those, from scribbles  (which most people here seem to associate it with), to really clean stuff (think similar to alcopopstar, but with more colours), to photorealistic stuff.

Fleja2003 (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/15/2018 14:47

Oh shoot happy MLK Day! [if you live in the Estados Unidos]

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/15/2018 04:13

i would do it in graphics gale, if you loose oversight you can export to sprite sheet and fix from there 

Fleja2003 (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/14/2018 22:52

I dont know if this site will work, but maybe piskel

Im not entirely sure but it might be worth a shot heh

pyrometal (Level 8 Guerrilla) @ 1/14/2018 19:25

Though I understand you have a distaste for Robertson and his style, please refrain from using insults in the chat. I realize he's no longer part of the community, but that's no excuse. Thanks

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/14/2018 17:37

As someone who doesn't really animate, anyone know of a good site or program to stitch together ~400 frames?

Jinn (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/14/2018 12:44

I did like both the animation and plot. 

-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 1/14/2018 04:03

Typical Robertson dreck. He seems a deeply disturbed, nihilistic individual incapable of producing anything wholesome.


Fleja2003 (Level 6 SWAT) @ 1/13/2018 13:26

I liked the animation. I agree the plot was very messed up, and probably a rather cynical point of view, but I cant say I wasnt entertained by the animation and effort put into it. Id never seen a story like that one, and Im always open to see new and different things that can cause a discussion like this one

personally, I think there was a lot of comedic relief and some dark humor that was implemented to help the audience get a phcuked up laugh out of it. it worked for me, but ehh idk.

I was one of the people that hit the thumbsup button. feelings about it are a mixture of  and 

ParkerBabyDiaperCompany (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 1/12/2018 18:40

Not a pleasant video.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/12/2018 03:27

You are correct, and feel free to message me or Pyrometal :)

Ails (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 1/11/2018 20:39

If I'm not wrong, there's work on a new PJ going on? If I have a suggestion, who could I send it to?

Paddy (Level 2 Hired Gun) @ 1/11/2018 16:22

I think after you caught the first glimpse of their douchebaggery their characters became super predictable which was a bit of a shame. It's also really hard to root for an antagonist, felt strange. Really great and interesting take on pixel art and animation however.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/11/2018 13:39

I guess pROB (and possibly iSTVAN as well) has a big interest in perverse and extremely uncomfortable work. I think it's interesting as a commentary on the kind of actions we get comfortable with through video gaming, and the video kept me engaged and interested somehow. I would encourage people to make high quality trash like this, it's just that after seeing this video I kinda wanna see a psychologist...

cure (Level 11 Godfather) @ 1/11/2018 11:44

I agree, seems many youtubers thought the same. The douchebag protagonists either need some redeeming qualities or comeuppance, the original concept seemed a little more humanizing. Despite the bleak narrative and intro I skipped most of, the art/animation/sound is on-point, so grats to iSTVAN and pROB.

Hapiel (Level 11 Admiral) @ 1/11/2018 07:57

Oh wow ew arg ewww..! Nicely made, but that story makes me very uncomfortable! Also, that intro was too long, haha

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