The Chaos Engine winners have been drawn. Congratulations to the following people:
We recently reached 50,000 active pieces in the gallery! To celebrate, we're going to give away six Steam copies of the newly re-released Chaos Engine - featuring wonderful pixel artwork from Dan Malone.
In order to participate, create an avatar for yourself (64 x 64px) using one of the original Chaos Engine palettes shown below (this includes the black); you do not have to use all the colours, but for obvious reasons, you need to use at least 2. You may also use transparency.
Start using your avatar and post a comment in this news post to enter. Everyone with an account made on or before September 2nd, 2013 and an avatar using one of the below palettes is eligible to enter.
Update: You do not need to use all of the colours. Black is allowed, as is transparency.
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2012. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
As you may be aware, we've been having server issues recently. In order to help prevent such issues in the future, Pixel Joint has decided to phase out the current login system in favour of the more robust Facebook® login system.
Thankfully, this exciting upgrade will take place as soon as possible. Hopefully by the end of next week the ugly old system will be long gone, and users will only be able to login via the world's #1 social network. Hooray!
Note: We are well aware that not everyone uses Facebook®; therefore we do have a solution for those without a Facebook® account. Please read on for instructions.
Update: Just to clarify for those that didn't catch on; this is an April Fools joke and we have no plans to change the login system.
This is probably the less appropriate place for this, but i feel it is just too much for me to handle. My baby daughter haven't come back from sleep, don't know what happened yet - possible cause fatal drug combination, zoloft and some painkiller she took before go to bed. She just turn 18 a few days ago and was so happy she can buy cigarettes on her own. Now I still see her online in skype, write unspoken words and afraid to hit enter because that bad dream will become a reality - she will not reply anymore... I thought I've seen crap in life, but picking a coffin for my child top everything off. I know, I'm not first and unfortunately not the last father loosing his child, you don't know her but if you, good people, can find in your heart to say simple "Good bye Jessica" this monday at 1 pm est please do so. I don't expect everyone to post here, I do realize there is no word capable to fix this... And I dont feel up to continue with the whole art thing any longer. At least for now, when sense of being peels off from everything. Thanks everyone. This account will be abandoned for some time, I would take my time to readjust my life with half of soul left .
Our thoughts are with Fool and his family. Let's all say goodbye to Jessica at 1 PM EST today. (February 15, 2010)
Some cool pixel music vids to the song "Move your feet"
Anthough they've been around for a while, some people might want to see them again or see them for the first time.
The Cal Band performed a video game medley at a football game against Washington State. It includes Pong, Tetris, Pokemon, Mortal Kombat, and Super Mario Bros. It's upside-down, but you get the picture.
Pixel your own 550x400 mazes - and play them!
Play the Tutorial first - it's a pixel maze Mario style. Find the blue dot to win.
Can't afford the Orange box? That's ok. You can play the Flash version of Portal for free - and it's just as good as the original! It even saves your progress. Check it out!
Game Description: Fire once to open up a portal and again at the location you want to reach. Walk through one portal and you'll come out the 2nd. Use that to escape each room etc. This is the flash version of the Valve game portal.
A crowd of Koreans at a soccer game form a Human LCD with only their clothes. Thats right, no cards.
You can see it here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=zpTJISyKGrA
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for
An online game making site with over 2000 accounts and is starting to get the word out about the site. It allows developers to create their own game worlds.
Finally, there is an online gif animator from the cool cats at www.iaza.com.
This brand new online tool with all the needed features is available.
Just make your frames and upload, set timing and thats it.
Dan Didrick's X-Finger prosthesis replaces digits lost to wear and tear with fully-mobile artifical replacements. Moreover, it does so without any electrical components at all! Find out more here.
If American teenagers during the Cold War ever stopped to consider how their Eastern bloc counterparts spent the weekend, they probably imagined dreary groups of Red Youth robotically singing hymns to Soviet wheat production and discussing the glories of socialist brotherhood from Hanoi to Havana.
They likely would have been surprised to know that in movie theaters, train stations and recreation centers across the U.S.S.R., packs of Soviet youth huddled around upright video games with coins lined up along the edge of the screen, same as at any mall in Jersey.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) announced today that the Star Wars character Yoda will be featured on a single stamp to be issued later this summer.
The Jedi Master received the most votes in a 2-month-long online poll the USPS held asking Americans to choose which image from their commemorative Star Wars 15-stamp sheet, which was unveiled on March 28, 2007, should be selected to appear on its own stamp.
Create a character using a DS Lite design tool and you can have your creation appear in a THQ game and win a $500 prize in addition to various other goodies courtesty of IGN.
We now officially have 10,000 members who've signed up at ye olde Pixel Joint. That's gotta be good for something right?