The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for March 2017. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
Congratulations to all who contributed a palette. Excellent and deserving good palettes by all. Anyone using a palette for their work remember its nice to credit the creator.
Winners were chosen by your Mod staff and invited PJers ArcadeHero, cure, Veli, and pyrometal (pre-moderator) by ballot.
A big thank you to everyone who participated in this competition. A total of 29 palettes were submitted making the final decision very challenging!
DB-ISO22 by DawnBringer
This competition was to pick the palette for the next PJ forum iso collaboration as well as side-collaboration, which will both be posted in the near future.
Do not touch that dial and stay tuned for more!
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for January 2017. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
Pixeljoint is holding another palette competition which is open to everyone and is quite simple.
Submit your 22 color unique + original color palette.
The winning palette will be used in PJs next ISOcollab, and an additional palette will be chosen to be used in a side collab.
Add a rare trophy to your profile.
Competition closes in 2 weeks, February 14, 2017. (OPEN!)
Forum Thread HERE
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for December 2016. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
Awesome Games Done Quick (aka AGDQ) is live on https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for November 2016. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
Recently we've released our game Pocket Kingdom on which we worked for more than 1.5 years (it started on end of spring 2015). Some of you guys should already know about that game, as Winged Doom (or 08--n7.r6-79.84) posted several location mockups from the game on PJ.
You can now buy the Vlambeer (Dutch indie game studio) art book at Cook & Becker! Get it HERE. Lots of pixel art and game development stories!
Nykra is a 2D platformer adventure game created by pixel artist / indie dev Seth Groom aka ENDESGA.
The game has some great pixel art, and has a week left in it's kickstarter, and could use a little push.
Link to kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endesga/nykra
DjinnGames is actually developing a video game for PC named Mazgeon - the life dungeon.
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for October 2016. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
Check out this finely crafted pixel art game by aarkipel!
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for September 2016. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
The latest PJer finds and creations
New event happening on facebook and twitter called #octobit It's like inktober (drawings), only pixel art-themed this time. Make pixels and tag them with #octobit and boom, mass pixel art madness!. Found by Volrak_Rutra
Hello every body here is a little something I've been working and its finaly finished now. hope you like it :)
PXL8 is a new desktop pixel art editor that has been in closed beta for a while. Today's release (v.0.6) is officially open to everyone.
Phyersoft has now released an early access demo of Barricade.
Recently, Veksell hosted a new Hexquisite Corpse Collab for the Russian pixel art community.
Using the a3um's 20-color palette, the community made their own version of Pixelation collab. You can see it complete here. Special thanks to 1Eni1, who made a fancy interactive version with all the names.
A short while ago Edge has released a 212 page special called "The Art of The Pixel" which features 24 contemporary pixel artists such as Junkboy, jalonso, huZba, cocefi, Gary Lucken, Johan Vinet, and ptoing. There is a page of info on each artist where they answered questions regarding pixelart as well as images from popular oldschool pixel games interspersed throughout the magazine.
You can either see if you can pick it up at a local store or order it online at:
Iceberg started a little campaign offering other pixel artists and game developers promote their products or themselves through physical adverts in our game, Retro Highway.
Details can be found at TIG HERE. PJ Forum thread HERE
Check out this cool program (Paint of Persia (get it? (get it!?))) for rotoscoping into pixel art.
This app reates great hybrid pixelart and for someone needing to generate game assets can be very useful.
I just released a tutorial about animating Duelyst attack animations. You can check it out HERE!
It goes over everything from key framing to special effects. Hopefully some of you will find it useful!
prowler ran a kickstarter project for a pixel art book (includes some Pixeljoint members), which succeeded with great feedback. The Masters of Pixel Art book series was created as a celebration to the pixels, presenting a selection of the very best in pixel art in an exclusive production. Volume 1 is now available for sale HERE
Now with a 10% discount until the 27th of June!
use the code: nicepixel
Well-known PJer FrankieSmileShow has launched his very own Frankie's Casual Pixel Shack where you learn how to turn screenshots from classic 8-bit or 16-bit games into something new without compromising their existing style. A fantastic way to get into the essentials of pixel art.
You can watch the show on his Twitch stream Friday nights at 8 PM EST.
Phyersoft is trying to raise the funds to reach MomoCon in Atlanta this May 26th to 29th to show off Barricade. We've been working hard at this game but lack the expenses to make it. Any little that you can offer would greatly help. Otherwise we'd appreciate it if you could get the word out.
The latest collection of PJer finds, creations and other stuff.
PXL8 is a new pixel art software currently in development and finally ready for beta testing. It's designed to work with limited palettes at low resolutions, with a minimalistic interface.
Moustache Mountain creataed by aamatniekss has just been released on Steam featuring some fancy pixels.
Big update for Barricade! Added a good deal of content since our last build.
Hexquisite Corpse on Pixelation is open.
Pixeljoint has a new comp open to all PJers with an interest in opening a store for your game-art pixels. Sprites, assets, tiles, fonts, GUI, BGs, music, FX, etc.
Make extra $$$ from your pixelart.
2 Grand Prizes that include a copy of Construct2 (US$129)
a Scirra Store Account (US$25) and a trophy on your profile
20 Scirra Store Accounts for the runner ups (US$25)
You can check out the project and play a free 2 hour demo from the link below!
Fortune Fighters features some awesome pixels by FlyGuy and needs your support.
Reminding all that PJ previews over 10k do not show in the front page when first added and will not show in the weely showcase (WS) or Hall of Fame (HOF)...
A pixel music video for the song Pac-Man Remix by Take (Fumitake Igarashi) just hit the shelves! Made by actual real life members of our hallowed PixelJoint oasis, it features art and animation of director Mike Scott (known here as Mikdog) and his stalwart human manservant Argyle (his chewed-up nametag reads "Carl Douglas").
See the here on Vimeo!
Captain Cowboy is a puzzle adventure set in a giant asteroid space maze.
Press coverage for Locomalito's latest release here. Locomalito has been developing freeware 'new old video games' in his spare time for the past 8 years and has quite a collection of high quality original pixel art titles that you can download for free here.
So Final Fantasy VI -- a beloved classic that contends with Final Fantasy VII for the title of best Final Fantasy game of all time -- is releasing on Steam this Wednesday. This game is the crown jewel of the SNES era of JRPG's and deserves the utmost care and respect.
PJer A2J2TIWARI has been working on PonjiRo for past two months along with his buddy Kimmo Bordi aka Emico Gaming from TIGForums.
New bot shown in the character lineup in a new level - Abandoned Hallway by PJer dm404.
PJerand 2D artist Ransom.00 joined an indie team working on a mobile game. Graveyard March.
This update brings new features that allow grouping of tiles into objects/prefabs. It also fixes some bugs. Get the latest version at Crocotile3D.com
A $300+ package of GameMaker Studio goods is currently going for $12 via the Humble Bundle weekly bundle.
$6 for GameMaker Pro, and $12 for included exporting to Android support.
Found by DatMuffinMan
Single Image Platformer is a small pixel art platform game to play or make your own.
Pop Nebula Dreamer is a comedy adventure about 3 hamster bunnies that have become mixed up in a final boss's conquest to control the island of starpom, and the remaining people who foolishly challenge his might.
Pixel Dailies ran a massive collab this week. Over 100 entries created a massive megaman-style boss select screen. View HERE
In 1982, as new wave and queer punk were invading the Toronto music scene, computer programmer and artist Bill Perry brought a desk-sized computer to an artist-run video production centre called Trinity Square Video. While the music stuck around, the art created on that computer has been almost completely forgotten. LINK
Shadows of Adam art director, Doppleganger, has finished his three part series on budgeting the art costs of an RPG.
Check it out to see everything that goes into an indie RPG. -
Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3
With Kickstarter finally available in Germany, Benitosub (Coder) and Cyangmou (Artist) decided to start a funding campaign for their Twinstick-shooter Tower 57 project.
A discussion of pixel art's graphical barrage on contemporary media.
The latest collection of PJer finds, creations and other stuff.
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
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.
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.
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.
Tumblr seems to have turned everyone into a curator.
The latest collection of PJer finds, creations and other stuff
Watched the movie? We made the game!
Phyersoft reveals their first title Barricade, a 2-D arcade-style puzzler.
PJs next isometric collaboration has begun in the forum.
The theme for this isometric collaboration is science, inventions, molecules, germs, experiments, explosions, germ warfare, Rube Goldberg type things, Steampunky and Cyberpunky. Open to anything at all including mutations of creatures so long as its all withing the theme in some manner.
Featuring FUN16, DawnBringer's award winning 16 color palette.
Read all the details and the project rules HERE
Announcing the winners of the 16 color palette contest.
First Place - DawnBringer
Second Place - Crimso
Third Place - Night
Honorable Mention - atpalicis - Super17 - FlyGuy - [thUg] - Drazile - pavanz - Naji & Froste
Hey everyone! I'm the lead artist for Dinofarm Games, and I just spent the better part of 4 years making pains-taking pixel art for our new game, Auro. Needless to say, I love pixel art. This article explores the pitfalls and costs involved with making pixel art in the age of ultra HD. I hope you find it to be an interesting read.
Many thanks. Here's the link.
A terrific article by a photographer on the subject of imitation, Refs, copies and plagiarism.
Wyrmsun is an open-source RTS game which features elements of mythology, history and fiction.
The project is led by Andrettin and features the art from b_o, Jinn, Leo B, and other talented artists, the complete list of artists can be found here.
The latest collection of PJer finds, creations and other stuff.
16 Color Palette Comp ends this Wednesday post HERE before deadline. CLOSED!
PJs latest isometric collaborative project is finally complete.
98 tiles, 39 collaborators, created between Sept 13, 2013 and April 6, 2015.
The final image and collaborator list can be seen HERE
This project features Erstus' award winning 13 color palette.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this collab and provided so much help to others in this 24 page thread.
Especially Gecimen for his 'above and beyond' vigilance and supervision.