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After several months of development my first full release game is finished and ready for download!
The game can be downloaded for free on Itch.

Download Cozy Days (

Cozy Days is a relaxing sandbox game featuring a peaceful house with a warm and cozy fireplace at its heart. 

Throw chunky logs into the fireplace, light a few candles and enjoy the crunchy crackling of timber and the soothing dance of glowing tiny pixels as the midi based retro music plays in the background. 

Cozy Days simply provides a calming hygge ambiance for relaxing, studying, reading, sleeping and meditating.

You can also organize the items in the house to create your personal space. 

I wish you all cozy days! :)

Posted by Theoden @ 10/19/2021 01:28  |    14

Rubi: The Wayward Mira Poster


I'm so happy to introduce the Kickstarter campaign for Rubi: The Wayward Mira.

This is a project I've worked on for a long period with highly talented and well known pixel artists. Please spread the word, guys. Your help is very important to us!

Kickstarter Link - demo included!

Posted by arcadehero @ 1/7/2020 15:18  |    2 | Source

Hello, PJ!
I've placed my game on STEAM. The game is about adventures in a primal fantasy world.
All art was drawn by me (sprites, backgrounds etc.).
I would be happy, if you take a look, guys.

Desert Art

Sincerely, FlyingIslands

Posted by Durbek @ 9/22/2018 04:50  |    1

On August 7 In Vitro Games will release the "Definitive Edition" update for their game, Defender of Ekron, which will bring various new unlockable features. Among these, the arcade game Invaders of Ekron will be released, featuring graphics reminescent of the 16 bit era.

View the trailer here!

Posted by Pixelart_kid @ 7/18/2018 11:43  |    1

Hello, PJ!

On May 17th a game for which I produced pixel art over nearly 2 years was released on Steam - "The friends of Ringo Ishikawa". I was mainly responsible for  the static graphics, including locations/levels, item icons, UI, and Steam cards.

If I were to start over work on the project today I would draw certain game assets differently such as the trees and bushes for example. Anyway I'm glad that the game is finished and released and that people can now play it. Frankly speaking this is my first big game on Steam, and I want share it with PJ! I would appreciate any feedback you may have, especially in the area of the game's art.

Get it on Steam here!

Fight Scene

Sincerely, Artem Belov / Wedmak2.

Posted by Wedmak @ 5/30/2018 23:43  |    5

Awesome Games Done Quick (aka AGDQ) is live on (until the 14th of January).

Over the course of this gaming-marathon, speed runners try to complete all your favourite games, ranging from nostalgia-triggering retro classics to the most recent releases, as fast as possible while raising money for The Prevent Cancer Foundation®!

Read the full post...

Posted by Lakelezz @ 1/7/2018 08:38  |    3

Love Carnage? Welcome to Epok

After 2-3 months of work A2j2tiwari and his friend have released their brand new action-survival game Epok!

Epok is a Top Down Action Packed Game - Lot of explosions, blood, drama and aliens. Survive as long as you can using your other worldly abilities - Create Black Holes, Run like Flash, Shoot hooks like Batman or just Push away everyone with Almighty Push!

Download Game on - PLAY THE GAME
More info on the Game - Everything You Need to Know about Epok

Posted by A2J2TIWARI @ 12/17/2017 21:58  |    1

European Speedrunning Assembly (aka ESA) is live on (live until the evening of 29th of July).
It's a European gaming-marathon, just as GamesDoneQuick, but takes place in Sweden (Växjö) and includes a major Super Smash Bros. tournament during the final weekend!

Read the full post...

Posted by Lakelezz @ 7/23/2017 03:51  |    3

Summer Games Done Quick (aka SGDQ) is live on (from 2nd until 9th of July).

Over the course of this gaming-marathon, speed runners try to complete all your favourite games, ranging from nostalgia-triggering retro classics to the most recent releases, as fast as possible!

At the same time, they raise money for the Doctors Without Borders charity!

SQGD 2017 kicks off with a pre-show followed up by NieR: Automata!

Read the full post...

Posted by Lakelezz @ 7/2/2017 07:53  |    3

Ray Bibbia is an exorcism simulator born through the mixture of a bullet hell shmup and a typing adventure game. The indie developer Morbidware just released a three levels demo on Gamejolt and in order to get feedback from the users and improve the game.

Posted by Mis-BUG @ 6/28/2017 06:34  |    2

Kynseed is a 2D RPG sandbox game, similar to games like Harvest Moon, developed by ex-developers of Lionhead Studio (especially the creator of the Fable series).



If you want to know more about the project or support it, I leave the link here:



Posted by Pixelart_kid @ 5/7/2017 20:06  |    3

I’ve finally managed to sneak my way onto Steam Greenlight with my metroidvania Nightkeep. As a direct result of this, the game has received a rather big update. 

Nightkeep is a 2D metroidvania-like platformer with RPG elements set in a fictional medieval fantasy world, accompanied by an original story. You play as Arietta, a huntress. She’s more of a lone wolf and even though hunters usually hunt in groups, Arietta has her own approach.

Greenlight Campaign

When I first joined pixeljoint (2014) I could barely draw lights or shades. I have to thank all great users from the WIP seciton who gave me advice over the years. Because of you I am able to draw things way better now.

With my current skill level, which is far away from perfect, I can still fulfill my dream of making a full custom game.


If you like my project, I’d really appreciate support of any sort. I hope this can at least motivate starting pixel artists, if nothing else! It is great to be part of a community such as PJ!

Posted by RebeaLeion @ 4/30/2017 12:27  |    7




Hi everyone, Eagle Island is now on Kickstarter for anyone interested. Check it out!

Posted by skittle @ 4/20/2017 15:44  |    9

Hello guys, check out this game we were making non-stop for the past 2.5 years. Its called iDracula: Genesis, and development finally reached the point we are ready to announce it. We're also undergoing Greenlight, so if you wish to vote for us, please do.

Posted by andylittle @ 4/11/2017 04:58  |    1

The 'hi-bit' action-adventure game from Snake and the crew at D-Pad Studios is finally out today for PC via Steam, Gog, Humble, and Indie Box. Early reviews have started to hit: so far the game is at 91.50% on GameRankings and 91% on Metacritic. Woo!

Also, don't forget to enter the Owlboy competition for your chance to win a copy of the game.

Posted by skamocore @ 11/1/2016 09:25  |    7

Summer Games Done Quick (aka SGDQ) is live on


Over the course of  this gaming marathon speed runners try to complete all your favourite games, ranging from nostalgia-triggering retro classics to the most recent releases, as quickly as possible.



Read the full post...

Posted by Lakelezz @ 7/5/2016 13:57  |    2

With some help from the forum, longtime PJer Pixel_Outlaw (pOpO) just released a little puzzle/logic game Shufflet on Steam Greenlight.

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Posted by Pixel_Outlaw @ 6/17/2016 16:40  |    1
Get out of the summer sun and go underground with a pixel-filled arctic adventure! Created for a month-long game jam hosted by Scirra, this title features art and animation from our site's own big brother.
Play it for free in your browser!
Posted by big brother @ 9/14/2015 15:40  |    2

The Internet Archive has just archived 2400 MS-DOS games in a repository. All of these games are playable via stream in any browser with save / load options included. There are many highlights, what is yours?

Posted by Gecimen @ 1/8/2015 06:15  |    11

Check them out here

The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.

The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.

Posted by jeremy @ 11/5/2014 19:49  |    4

DarkfalzX's neverending project - Legend of Iya has been approved for Kickstarter.

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Posted by DarkfalzX @ 7/12/2013 15:43  |    16

Onipunks Studio, an indie games developer featuring PJ member luigi_mu as lead pixel artist, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for “C-Wars”, an upcoming RTS game fully made in pixel art. They have reached their initial goal in just 6 days and now they are asking for your opinions and support.

They have also started a pixel art contest. No need to be a backer to participate and there is a chance to win a $500 worth of award. All pixel lovers welcomed! Click : Pixel Art Contest
Click : C-Wars KS page
Posted by luigi_mu @ 4/28/2013 21:17  |    11

Pixel artists Tony Redmer and Glauber Kotaki joined forces to create the assets for Chasm by Discord Games. This project has unfortunately run out of funding and resorted to kickstarter to save it and let it see the light! Chasm is metroidvania that features procedurally generated dungeons. Chasm also features 100% pixel purity. Every pixel in the game has been hand placed aside from those used in particle effects. Help us out by giving us a vote on Steam Greenlight or Donating (or sharing) the Kickstarter


Posted by slym @ 4/12/2013 17:22  |    10
The retro GTA-style nostalgia blast Retro City Rampage is out now for PC, PS3 and PSVita.
Check it out, it OOZES style! And NES game shoutouts.
Also, launch trailer.
Posted by Mrmo Tarius @ 10/19/2012 02:05  |    8

A little game developed with Unity in 36 hours for the Edge Create Challenge by Misbug, Piero "w4nderlust" Molino and Giovanni "Carnefrisca" Colì.

Even though the engine doesn't actually support pixel art illustrations, the game has been based on 2D pixel art sprites. The project is still on and maybe in a near future you'll find a version for touch screen devices.

Play "No, Birdie, No!"

Posted by Mis-BUG @ 4/19/2012 09:09  |    8

Swedish indie developer Mojang (creators of minecraft) are streaming a game they are making live in 60 hours, and all of the money goes to charity. Featuring lovely Pixelart from PJ member Junkboy .

Check it out here!

Edit: Game is done and the livestream is over.

Posted by Reo @ 2/19/2012 13:41  |    0

My Brother and I (SharkArm Brothers) have just finished our latest indie game project called "The Chicken Bandit" and it is now available on Android.  All of the artwork was pixelled by me and the coding was done by my brother.  The Chicken Bandit is an action game that has you robbing trains, battling robots, and lassoing as much loot as you can. You can check out the website and the trailer at these links!

Game Website:

Youtube Trailer

Posted by Nate K @ 11/26/2011 14:12  |    6

Like Super Smash Bros, but pixellated and in Gameboy style!

Link to Video

Posted by Chrispy @ 9/22/2011 12:32  |    8

This pixel art masterpiece teaches you the finer points of flying safety and helps you improve your typing speed. Take that Mavis Beacon!

Check it!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/19/2011 18:26  |    11

Panic Arts has just published its first shoot-em-up game  that takes place in a zombie apocalypse.

Read the full post...

Posted by PanicBomber @ 7/30/2011 04:14  |    10

PixelJoint member Ransom.00 (Alexander Zavrin) in co-operation with Yury Grigoryev recently released Cat-O-Pult (Catopult).

Help feed the hungry cats by launching them. Part puzzle, gather food, earn points and cute art. The less shots, the greater the score.

Have fun funny HERE!

Posted by Romson @ 6/1/2011 02:11  |    6

Indie game developer and artist albertov (winner of this month's 4th place pixel) has just released Mosquito's Insomnia for the iPhone and iPod Touch featuring beautiful 100% pixel art graphics showcasing his unique style and original color palettes.

Read the full post...

Posted by albertov @ 5/23/2011 12:26  |    2

Pixel Joint member NobleValerian recently completed a side scrolling platform fan game titled A Thwomp Tale. Experience life as a Thwomp in the Mushroom Kingdom. All pixel art by Noble Valerian, who developed the platformer with YoYoGames' Game Maker 8.

You can play the game HERE.

You will need the YoYoGames plugin for your browser to play. Mozilla Firefox is recommended.

Posted by NobleValerian @ 2/10/2011 13:35  |    8

Last weekend Ivan Dixon (aka iSTVAN) competed in the Global Game Jam 2011,  a 48 hour game making competion themed "extinction." Ivan and programmer Conor O'kane produced an insect themed shoot 'em up called "The Last Flight of the Bumblebee" full of pixel arty goodness.

You can download it for PC and Mac here and watch the Youtube trailer here.

The game won "Best Graphics" and "Participants Favourite" at the Melbourne Game Jam.

Posted by iSTVAN @ 2/1/2011 23:23  |    10

Two freeware Commodore 64-style games comin' atcha.

Grand Mystic Quest of Discovery
is a Flash-based puzzle platformer made by hulahulahest for the 19th Ludum Dare competition. You control a wizard in his quest to discover the secret of some ancient ruins. Learning spells gains you access to new areas, eventually allowing you to collect all six scroll pieces and find the exit. Due to the fact that it was made in 48 hours, the game contains no sound and has a somewhat disappointing ending, but the gameplay and pixel art graphics are solid. It takes about an hour to complete the game; your progress is saved automatically.

Rocky Memphis and the Temple of Ophuxoff is a downloadable platform game for Windows and Mac in which you guide the titular character through a large temple filled with monsters and treasure. The game presents you with the daunting task of collecting all 4000 pieces of treasure, which is done in a manner very similar to the gameplay in Jet Set Willy. Fortunately, a save function is available as well as an automatic mapper that keeps track of the rooms you've visited and completed, which makes things quite manageable and suitable for playing in short bursts. The level design and powerup placement appear to have been made with speedrunning in mind, so that should provide an extra challenge for those so inclined.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 12/21/2010 09:59  |    3

PixelJoint's own Vertigo-Zero, has just released Bird 2 a Flash based game. Featuring both his programming skills and his original cute and cheerful pixels and is a fun and quite relaxing gaming experience. Your goal is to complete the stamp-book left by your grandfather while avoiding monsters.

Play it HERE... Have fun, share your thoughts!
The game is also found on Newgrounds, DeviantArt and Kongregate among other game sites.

Older games and other goodies from V-Z on his site are worth checking out too. Just don't go looking for Bird 1 :)

Posted by Vertigo-Zero @ 11/29/2010 05:43  |    8

PixelJoint member VertigoZero has released a new, pixeled flash game. This puzzle platformer with 21 levels is based on a pixel piece in his gallery. What makes this game innovative, are the items you can use. Put on your 3D glasses to create new paths or float over gaps using your device.

Play the game HERE - HERE or HERE

The original (old)pixelart  piece is here. Enjoy (please)! Feedback is also appreciated.

Posted by Vertigo-Zero @ 9/15/2010 14:56  |    9

Biolab Disaster is a unique game. Why? you may ask. Well, what makes it special is that it was created entirely with HTML5 and Javascript, rather than the more conventional Flash. But, thankfully, it also happens to be a cool little platformer with some great pixel art graphics! To top it off, the creator, Dominic Szablewski, plans to release the game's engine and a level editor sometime in the future.

Also, if you're interested, you can check out the 'making of ' video here.

Posted by mambazo @ 9/14/2010 05:36  |    9

Tower of Heaven is a short yet challenging game with pixel graphics and a great soundtrack. The pixel art was created Dave Zhang (godsavant).

The game can be downloaded or played online. Also, if you so desire, the game's soundtrack can be purchased here.

Posted by Dr D @ 8/14/2010 15:32  |    22

Code Mystics presented an Atari 2600 demake of the popular shooter, Halo, during the recent Classic Gaming Expo. You can check out the Flash version of the game here; use the arrow keys to move and the spacebar (or 'Z') to fire. Make sure that you move up one screen to find the gun first!

For further details on the game and ordering information for the physical cartridge version, check out the official Facebook page.

Article originally submitted by member, jamesmorrow07.

Posted by skamocore @ 8/7/2010 03:07  |    11

Frogatto & Friends is a recently released, well-polished platformer created using charming pixel graphics. This game is sure to become a personal favorite due to the addicting gameplay, customizable levels, and beautiful artwork. Best of all, it's free! Check it out here. The game can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux. An iPhone/iPod Touch version is also available for $5.

Posted by Po1nd3xter @ 8/2/2010 16:41  |    11

Game Editor is an open source 2D game creator that allows you to develop games for a wide variety of operating systems and mobile devices. Naturally, due to the program's open source nature, you have the ability to view and alter its source code.

You can find out more at Game Editor's home page.

Posted by avo @ 7/31/2010 08:56  |    8

The RetroN 3 gaming system is compatible with NES, SNES and Sega Genesis cartridges. It comes with six controller ports - 2 for each of the previously mentioned consoles, so you can use your original controllers from your chosen system. Or if you like, it also comes packed in with two wireless controllers of its own. It's available now for $69.99 USD in either red or black (which actually looks more grey than black...).

Ordering information can be found here.

Posted by Souly @ 7/7/2010 12:10  |    13

It has been announced that Paul Robertson (Probertson) will be in charge of the (pixel) art for the new beat ‘em up game based on the upcoming Scott Pilgrim movie and related graphic novel series.

The game will be released for the Playstation Network on August 10 and for Xbox Live Arcade at an as-of-yet unspecified date. Don’t forget to check out the game's trailer and extra gameplay footage. Also, you can also find the trailer for the accompanying movie here; for everything else Scott Pilgrim related, feel free to click here.

Thanks to Mis-BUG, James McCarter and [thUg] for the heads up on this article.

Posted by skamocore @ 7/7/2010 21:59  |    34

Public beta is now open for the Facebook game, Lucky Train. The art was done by Indigo, Monsoon2D, and Nvision.

Feel free to play it to your hearts content. Keep in mind though, that as the game is still in beta, it is subject for a lot of change; give suggestions, feedback, bug-reports, etc... to the Lucky Train fan page.

Play the game here.

Posted by Indigo @ 6/29/2010 11:07  |    14

Tilt your iPhone to explore eBoy’s mind-boggling art and find the right angle to solve the puzzle. Over 100 levels in this game. Lots of them have a 3D effect, others are layered compositions or sliced madness. The challenge is to find the hints that lead to the solution.

The game sells for under US$2 and is not the most amazing game or a good one it seems but it is Pixelart :)

See it here and play the online demo.

Posted by jalonso @ 6/21/2010 14:45  |    9

Robot Gunner by Vertigo-Zero will be released and available for download July 13th for free. Fight against a horde of zombies made by evil scientists using 4 original characters and 4 secret characters which are tributes to the finest indie games out there.

Watch the trailer on YouTube.

PJ Gallery LINK1 - LINK2

Posted by Vertigo-Zero @ 6/17/2010 11:14  |    1

Be sure to check out the latest version of Boondog, by Mambazo!

A fun and challenging puzzle game where you progress from level to level by jumping, grabbing ledges, pushing blocks, activating switches and avoiding level hazards!

The game (PC only) also features a built-in levelpack editor, and all the graphics are totally customizable!

Posted by mambazo @ 6/9/2010 19:08  |    11

Go through six levels of gem thievery in this Flash game by Defynsoft. Try to steal the gem and get to the exit as quickly as you can and in the fewest moves possible. Check out the game here.

Posted by Defyn @ 5/20/2010 11:07  |    2

Google's logo is a currently a playable Pac-Man game, in the shape of the word Google.
Friday May 21, 2010

And PJ member antymattar contributed this interview with the creator:
Iwatani Interview

Posted by Souly @ 5/21/2010 11:58  |    5

Hero Core is a superb 2D shooter by Daniel Remar (best known for making Iji). You control Flip Hero in his quest to destroy the machine warlord Cruiser Tetron once and for all. While it is possible to fight Tetron very early in the game, you can also choose to explore the game world (in a manner reminiscent of the Metroid games) to upgrade your weapons and defences. The game features simple but effective 1-bit graphics, a cool retro soundtrack and some well-designed game mechanics and bosses. Expect a lot of intense bullet dodging and button mashing (an autofire option is available, however).

Screenshots, video and download link here. (Windows only)

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 5/4/2010 00:55  |    17

Now you can study the legendary Chaos Engine in detail with the Chaos Engine Viewer. Among other things, it allows you to export all of the game graphics, and compare the Amiga 500, Atari ST and Amiga CD32 versions.

The viewer runs on Windows only.

Posted by iLKke @ 4/29/2010 01:42  |    8
icon is a great collection of retro/old school/8bit pixel based games. All games are short, sweet and loads of fun. Perfect! The site is in Japanese but there is no language barrier and most games use English in-game. Start from the homepage (skipmore button) to choose games. The rest of the navigation is mostly galleries of screenshots, development blog, etc.

Read the full post...

Posted by jalonso @ 4/16/2010 17:51  |    5

Flying Cow is an addictive and very fun game where you control a flying cow and try to keep it in the air for as long as possible.
Steer the flying cow to collect lots of milk and cheese but remember to stay away from the birds!

The whole game is in pixelart and it's one of the few there is on  app store!

So if you've an iPhone or iPod touch please download it and tell me what you think 

Click here to view it in the app store!

Posted by GuiZ @ 2/19/2010 13:09  |    7

Craig Robinson's Minipops are now available on the iPhone as a guessing game.

Check it!

App Store Link

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/28/2010 10:18  |    1

Terrific and unique looking pixel art game for the iPhone.

Check it!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/28/2010 10:08  |    2

Just came across this fun game, you need only to use one button.


Posted by Calv @ 2/12/2010 09:18  |    6

Great read for anyone interested in game dev for Xbox Live and some swell pixels!

Indie Focus: Tobe's Vertical Adventure

Indie Focus: Pixel Boarder

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/28/2010 09:57  |    0

Remember Jetpack, the classic DOS platformer ( A sequel's being made in Flash after all these years, and instead of hiring an artist, Adam Pedersen's letting the players themselves contribute pixel art, tracker music, SFX and levels for the game in the form of a contest. The two top entrants will receive $50 and the next four $25. In addition, everyone whose work ends up being used gets a free copy of Jetpack 2 once it's finished, as well as a mention in the credits.

The deadline is March 13th. Now's a neat chance to get creative and repay the good memories! 

Posted by vida @ 2/8/2010 06:32  |    15

A pixelated spoof based on, and inspired by, the new mega-failure: Final Fantasy XII.

This game is every bit as Final Fantasy down to linear gameplay, random deaths, and a cliche story.

Play game.

Posted by greenraven @ 12/29/2009 00:10  |    37

Sivak games will be releasing a brand new game for the Nintendo Entertainment System called "Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril". The game will cost approximately $30USD and comes in a real NES cartridge. It will be available from RetroZone around mid-January.

View the trailer here and a the video FAQ on the game here.

Posted by skamocore @ 12/29/2009 06:07  |    8

I stumbled upon a great Pixel Games artist whilst browings through google in search of a few frameworks. Mr. Alastair John Jack has an eye for nice old-schoolish RPGs and he's created a few free games for your gaming pleasure. He's also working on two new games!

More info:

(The 2nd is a demo not provided on his website!)

Posted by smk @ 12/16/2009 19:33  |    2

Check out this Colecovision-style Flash game from PixelJam, the latest installment in Adult Swim's 8-bit  Rejects collection. You move these blocky pixels around and make other pixels hit each other. It's the most fun you'll have all day. Or maybe not, since today is Friday. My high score is a gizzillion points, so don't bother trying to beat it or anything.

Posted by big brother @ 12/4/2009 11:28  |    7
icon whose mantra is "In Retro We Trust" has finally released their Commodore 64 emulator for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Feauturing realistic joystick and keyboard. Manomio currently has 8 of the original games, free with app.

Read the full post...

Posted by jalonso @ 12/3/2009 20:36  |    10

"Potshot is the quick little game you have been waiting for."

A brainchild of Mambazo, who has been working on it for several months now, Potshot is a neat multiplayer turn-based tactics game that runs in your browser, and features a bunch of cute pixel art graphics!

Ammo - Pistols - SMGs - Rifles - Armor - Frag & Flash Grenades - Medikits - Explosive Barrels and more!

Give it a go!


Posted by mambazo @ 11/16/2009 11:55  |    0

Dino Run is Pixel Jam's most popular game. Infact it is a free flash multiplayer game. You control a Dino escaping extinction, Play single player, Multiplayer and reach amazing running speeds in this popular platform racing game. This game combines classic pixels and  complex pixel effects together.


Pros: Fun, Lasts a little, multiplayer, pixel, graphics, features.

Cons: Sometimes there aren't many matches going on, may not work if your computer is sluggish and super slow, other than that it is a very good game.

Posted by smac @ 10/9/2009 11:39  |    11

Nitrome has a new platform game out and it looks and plays as well as all the Nitrome games always do. The pixels by Markus Heinel are all cute and very well made. This one contains twenty levels that only get tougher and tougher. All you must do is escape the caves before they crumble. Fun!

Play it here!

Posted by jalonso @ 10/7/2009 21:22  |    8

Hello everyone!
Today I've uploaded the second beta of my new game called Assalor. It is a real-time strategy that is pixeled and programmed by me. I am looking for suggestions, comments and bug-finds :)

You can download the second beta here: or here

or simply watch a match played by me on Youtube here:

Have fun playing and please tell me what to improve. Thanks!

Posted by Vertigo-Zero @ 9/5/2009 08:09  |    23

Canabalt is a fun little Flash game made by AdamAtomic using his flixel library. In the game, you control a running man as he makes his 'daring escape', presumably from the futuristic robots that can be seen destroying the city in the background. All you have to do is press the X or C key at the right times to jump over obstacles and to leap to the next rooftop, which gets pretty challenging after a while. The audio and visuals are quite good and do a great job at creating a sense of urgency. Give it a try.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/1/2009 04:46  |    33

Jay is Games is sponsoring another game competition. First Prize is US$1,000.

Design a game that incorporates a given theme (see link). It doesn't have to be complex nor large in scope. You may use any browser-based technology platform you are comfortable with (Flash, Unity, Shockwave, Javascript, etc.).

The deadline for entries is
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 11:59PM (GMT-5:00).

So, start the brainstorming, pixelling and coding ...!

Posted by jalonso @ 8/26/2009 21:32  |    9

Manning Krull's latest project, Toxic Sonic Zombie Massacre, has been released. The game includes 3 playable characters from the Toxic Sonic band, as well as another 3 hidden characters, and plenty more secrets, which you may find the code to upon viewing some of Manning Krull's latest submissons here. Everything is entirely pixelled, and done so nicely.

For those interested or wanting to take a look, Go HERE.

Posted by Dr D @ 4/23/2009 22:40  |    33

Thats right... This year the company that got Great Giana Sisters off the shelves in the 80's, are now making their own version. Oh the sweet irony. Maybe this time the brothers really are history? The game features heavily updated graphics and animation as well as remixes of the classic Chris Hülsbeck masterpieces. Check out the official homepage and Spellbound's (in german) homepage.

Posted by Flarfy @ 3/24/2009 23:54  |    6

 The PAX 10 is a showcase of independent games to be exhibited at the Penny Arcade Expo. Taking submissions until May 9th, our group of 50 industry experts will cull the selection of games into what they collectively feel are the ten best in regard to gameplay and overall fun-factor. Click here for more information.

Posted by AsimosVagan @ 3/13/2009 12:09  |    1

No, its not a speedrun, but its the kind of fanservice we love.

Needless to say, don't watch it if you don't want to get spoilers.

(German version avaliable here).

Posted by Metaru @ 3/9/2009 01:22  |    8

From PopCap:

Channel your Peggle Fever into something great and help create the next version of Peggle. You could win some great prizes in the process!


Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/8/2009 18:02  |    2

Mecho Wars coming soon.

I'm sure most of you have seen badassbill's piece in the gallery. I just found it kinda cool to see it show up in the news.

Now I'm giddy as a school girl. Dreams do come true.

Posted by greenraven @ 3/2/2009 20:13  |    5

In an effort to celebrate the entertainment masterminds of our industry, your pals at com have assembled the ultimate list of creative game geniuses. The list is not complete yet but check it out: The Top 100 Game Creators of All Time.

Posted by AsimosVagan @ 3/5/2009 05:14  |    7

From Andrew McClure comes Jumpman, a maddeningly fun platformer that starts out simple but becomes increasingly mind-boggling the farther you progress.

Check it out!

Posted by HMC @ 2/27/2009 13:17  |    8

What would The Dark Knight look like if it was a NES game, and not a Batman movie?

Find out here ;)

Its a fake NES game intro, made by an animator called Macbee.
I found a few of the image, and I expect them to be very good reduxes, not pixel art, but still its fun to watch :)

Preview image

Posted by Hapiel @ 1/17/2009 12:05  |    9
From Joakim Sandberg, creator of Noitu Love 2, comes The Legend of Princess, a one-level action-platformer homage to the Legend of Zelda, featuring dazzlingly beautiful pixel art and flawlessly smooth animation. Check it out!
Posted by HMC @ 1/27/2009 16:03  |    15
Some fun with Atari-era graphics and modern day video game titles.

Check it.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 9/16/2008 23:45  |    2

A fun and addicting game where you have to find the right view in a 3D space to form a pixelated image.

Play Coign of Vantage

Posted by cerealkiller54 @ 8/26/2008 11:56  |    4
A nice pixel based adventure. A quest: finding the missing pieces of a spacecraft and a whole planet to explore. The map is really huge and it has a nice feel to it. Several hours of gameplay guaranteed...

Link on the review page. Just click the screenshot to play.
Posted by Irozumi Urado @ 7/14/2008 09:14  |    2
Man Boy vs Doctor Sock is a short adventure game which tells the tale of our hero trapped in an alternate dimension by his nemesis, and must find a way to transport himself back to Earth before he misses the awards presentation ceremony held to honor his heroic achievements.
Posted by drZool @ 7/11/2008 14:50  |    6 | Source
8bit killer is a lovely little retro Game Maker-made FPS that combines a NES aesthetic with gameplay and 3D engine similar to Wolfenstein 3-D. It consists of 4 chapters with 3 levels each. It's quite amusing and should be able to entertain you for an hour or so (assuming you use Windows).

Download here. Use the WASD or arrow keys to walk, press space to choose between weapons, move the mouse to look, press the left mouse button to shoot and press the right mouse button to open doors. Esc ends the game.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 7/10/2008 08:50  |    15

A friend of mine linked me to this, a group of coders will be releasing a web based massive multi-player game maker. This caught my attention, I have a sudden urge to try and make Terra into a web based MMO.

Definitely something worth checking out and keeping an eye on. Metaplace is currently in closed alpha testing.
Posted by Souly @ 5/13/2008 03:18  |    8
There's up to $10,000 in tuition awards for an in-game design, concept art and a pair of essays for any girl enrolled at an Art Institute being given out by Sony. Plus, the grand prize winner will get a paid design internship at one of the four SOE studios across the US. This is nothing to sneeze at, as getting a game design job is nearly impossible for newbie designers.  Somebody must have just realized over 50% of the people playing games,  especially casual games which are largely pixel based, are female.

For more info see the following link:
Posted by Wiredgirl @ 4/2/2008 18:22  |    19
Great news for the pixel art community, and especially 7even who's Okami 2D mockup got featured on Kotaku today!

And welcome to any kotakuists new to the joint - have a look around! There are tons of great pixel art to be found and seen :)
Posted by Toby @ 2/15/2008 02:39  |    4
Likely one of, if not the most powerful and touching 600x96 resolution game you'll encounter this year, Jason Rohrer brings us Passage, a brief little adventure chronicling a person's lifetime from start to finish.
Posted by HMC @ 12/2/2007 15:25  |    42
Hey, I'm posting this on behalf of Phil Hassey, who is currently hosting the competition. We sure could use some more graphic oriented competitors. Here is the message:

Ludum Dare 10 is coming! Ludum Dare is a regular community driven game development competition. The goal is, given a theme and 48 hours, to develop a game from scratch. Ludum Dare aims to encourage game design experimentation, and provide a platform to develop and practice rapid game prototyping.
We're also building an archive of entries from previous compos. Goto the compo site and add your old entries! They will be added to the screenshot grids:
Lastly, if you have participated in previous LD's and have a game-dev related blog, I'd be thrilled to aggregate it onto the site. Create an account and then contact me with your blog info and I will add it ASAP.
Hope to see you there!
Posted by drZool @ 12/1/2007 12:25  |    1

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. 

Watch it here! 

Posted by AdamPlays @ 11/15/2007 11:19  |    0

Pixel Mazes!

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.

Posted by AdamPlays @ 10/23/2007 17:09  |    5
IGN did an article on video game character halloween costumes. It's IGN, so I assume this has already been on the intarwebs for years now. But, I've never seen the Day of the Tentacle costumes before(which are awesome) and want all to see them in their glory.

Check it.

DOTT <3 <3 xoxoxo
Posted by crab2selout.png @ 10/21/2007 22:50  |    7

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.

Posted by AdamPlays @ 10/17/2007 13:12  |    17
As part of the Jay is games competition #4 ( the team stimunation has entered with a short but fun little adventure style minigame. The pixelart is leaning towards the old LucasArts classics of Monkey Island and Day of the Tentacle. It's short... but with some quality pixels in there.

Check it out!
Posted by DayDream @ 10/6/2007 14:35  |    3
Sony is having a create a character contest for the re-release of Parappa the Rapper on the PSP.  Link HERE.
Posted by klav @ 8/24/2007 09:06  |    10
Yahtzee, the guy who brought us some fantastic games, has started doing game reviews on The Escapist. Check it out. So when you're not totally engrossed in playing his games, check out his reviews.
Posted by pmprog @ 8/27/2007 04:43  |    3

Are you looking to waste a few hours running around a pixel fantasy land?

Well indie game maker Nifflas might have just what you're after. He makes addictive adventure games that are largely based around exploration. The majority of the artwork is rendered in very simple pixel art. Nifflas' latest release, Knytt Stories, is a compilation of several smaller games.

Well worth the download.

Posted by iSTVAN @ 8/30/2007 07:31  |    15 | Source
Warning, the following video might cause you to become more manly...

A guy reviews Heavenly Sword and Resident Evil 5 trailers most bodaciously.

Posted by Gil @ 8/16/2007 17:33  |    3
A step by step look at exactly how Capcom are redoing all the sprites.

A must see
Posted by jmgandalf @ 6/18/2007 14:54  |    10

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