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The latest collection of PJer finds, creations and other stuff.

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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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The Gelid-Monster 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 Gelid-Monster forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 7/20/2015   |    0
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Depict a destroyed settlement (village, city, etc.).

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 16.
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 @ 7/20/2015   |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for June 2015. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtA Visitor by Snake
#2 Pixel ArtOn the edge of the forest by Thu
#3 Pixel ArtSpark of time by Mr_Hk_
#4 Pixel ArtThe Core Level by Finlal
#5 Pixel ArtParkour Forest by Weston
#6 Pixel ArtBeaming by wish04
#7 Pixel ArtOn the road to the Scool by andylittle
#8 Pixel ArtPoison by Jinn
#9 Pixel ArtWaves of Time by Lighterthief
#10 Pixel ArtThe Werewolf Tycoon by Joecreates
Posted by Gecimen @ 7/17/2015 15:50  |    0
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In this article/showcase PJ member Retronator writes a bit about the pixeljoint's past.
Retronator mentions a part 2 is coming in the future too!

Posted by Hapiel @ 7/15/2015 18:07  |    14
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Volrak_Rutra found a great time-sensitive deal on apps for PJers.
humblebundle.com is offering a game making software bundle that is only US$12 for the whole package.
Less than 6 days left when this news is posted.

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Posted by jalonso @ 7/15/2015 05:35  |    6
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In light of the passing of Satoru Iwata, this week's challenge has to do with Balloon Fight, one of the first games programmed by Satoru Iwata.

Create an image depicting the Balloon Fighter character. This can be presented however you want: a sprite, a portrait, or incorporated into a scene.

R.I.P. Satoru Iwata (1959 - 2015).

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 16.
Transparency - Optional.
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 @ 7/13/2015 00:06  |    4
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The Rainbow 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 Rainbow forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 7/13/2015 00:05  |    2
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FEMICOM Museum is a hybrid physical/digital museum and archive dedicated to the preservation and reimagination of femininity in twentieth-century video games, computing, and electronic toys.

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Posted by 8 Bit Dreams @ 7/3/2015 10:55  |    1
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Tumblr seems to have turned everyone into a curator. 

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Posted by 8 Bit Dreams @ 7/3/2015 11:36  |    1
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The A Different Perspective 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 A Different Perspective forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 7/6/2015   |    0
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Pixel an original monster that lives on the surface of an icy planet.

Your image needs to use this colour - #0066FF:

http://i.imgur.com/xlbJ5.gif

Canvas Size - Max 100 x 100.
Colours - Max 16. Must include #0066FF.
Transparency - Optional.
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 @ 7/6/2015   |    12
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Foxtail is beautiful point and click adventure by artemvodorez
Trailer | Steam Greenlight

Posted by Finlal @ 7/1/2015 07:19  |    3
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Bitslap just released Hypercollider 2 on web/iOS/android
Announcement tweet
| Web
This is his first release and the prototype was the first One Hour Game Jam Game

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Posted by Bitslap @ 7/2/2015 17:44  |    5

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