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I've built a tool that allows you to browse the Pixel Joint gallery by searching for colors. It's online and free, go play with it!

Here is also a video demonstration of how you might use it.

I hope you like it!

Special thanks to all the many PJers who helped test this during the creation.

Posted by Hapiel @ 1/28/2021 09:16  |    12
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Our current collab Planet ISO has only 4 tiles to go out of 98. Be sure to grab those last tiles before it runs out. However its ending also heralds the new palette compo for the new collab, which is soooooon!

Posted by Gecimen @ 1/26/2021 02:38  |    0
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Your colleague says there is a ghost in the grocery store... the only thing we know is that it's tall, but what does it look like?

For this challenge, your entry will have to be done in tall pixels, which means each pixel is doubled only in height, and not in width (1x2 pixels rather than 1x1 pixels in size).

You'll be using Karina's "Grocery Store Ghost" palette from the Rejected Palettes list: https://sites.google.com/view/rejected-palettes/palette-list

Rejected Palettes is a database for palettes which have not been considered good or useful, yet have creative potential.

 

Canvas size: 100x200 export size (as displayed on PJ), so 100x100 tall pixels
Colours:
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 Christoballs @ 1/25/2021 01:31  |    7
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The Tile it up 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 Tile it up forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 1/25/2021 01:14  |    1
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The level challenge is back with its 5th installment! We've done the desert, we've done the jungle, now it's time to make the most creepy of them all - the dungeon. This week, we want you to design a mock-up of a new, original video game showing a dungeon, catacombs, sewers or tombs level. For this particular game you are restricted to 11specific colours, these colours are shown below.

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 11. Must use only the colours from the palette below:



Animation - Optional.
Transparency - No.

Previous level challenges: Underwater, Lava, Desert, Jungle



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 1/18/2021 01:26  |    2
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The Designer furniture 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 Designer furniture forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 1/18/2021 01:26  |    0
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for December 2020.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

Retro nightmare before Christmas :)/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

Retro nightmare before Christmas :)/pixelart

Retro nightmare before Christmas :)
by andylittle

Hut, animated/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Hut, animated/pixelart

Hut, animated
by Fool

solstice/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

solstice/pixelart

solstice
by AdamF

Secret Santa 2020/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Secret Santa 2020/pixelart

Secret Santa 2020
by jeremy

PuppetTear/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

PuppetTear/pixelart

PuppetTear
by Fool

The Break-Up/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

The Break-Up/pixelart

The Break-Up
by Delicious

Ammonite/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Ammonite/pixelart

Ammonite
by Dillerkind

Alucard/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Alucard/pixelart

Alucard
by andylittle

Naleem/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Naleem/pixelart

Naleem
by Fool

Hagrocyla: The Fungal Witch/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Hagrocyla: The Fungal Witch/pixelart

Hagrocyla: The Fungal Witch
by Woz

Posted by Adarias @ 1/16/2021 11:32  |    3
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Lospec (most known for their pixel art palettes database) has launched a kickstarter to fund an online gallery!



The gallery will let people share pixel art, chiptune, voxel art, low-poly, textmode and more! Our goal is to make the website as easy to use as possible, and display low-spec art without compression or scaling!

Learn more on our campaign page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skeddles/lospec-gallery

 

Posted by skeddles @ 1/13/2021 13:39  |    4
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Have you ever get to design your own Tileset? No? Now's your chance!
This week we want you to create an original tileset composed of at least 4 different tiles. Any type of tileset will do; rpg, platformer, shooter, your call! 
 
What is a tile you ask? A tile is a picture (usually a square) that can be repeated on X and/or Y axis seamlessly. (And a tileset is a group of tiles of the same theme.)
 
Bonus Challenge: Create a game mockup using those tiles.
 
Canvas size: Max 16x16px per tile (your final piece's size is unrestricted)
Colours: Unrestricted.
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 Hapiel @ 1/11/2021 02:00  |    12
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The Unexpected Visitor 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 Unexpected Visitor forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 1/11/2021 01:56  |    0
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The pantone colors of the year 2021 are Ultimate Grey and Illuminating (yellow).

You are challenged to use these great colors for a great design. A design of your own designer furniture! A chair, table, shelf, couch, or even home accessories such as a lamp or a plant pot are welcome.

Because I'm feeling generous, you get to use 2 more colors of your choice, and the 2 from pantone:

Bonus challenge: Make the furniture really impractical. What's better than a designer chair you can't sit on?

Canvas size: Max 160x160 (smaller is fine)
Colours: 4, or 5 if you use transparency. 2 colors from the palette, and 2 free choice.
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 Gecimen @ 1/4/2021 01:45  |    0
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The Clean Your HDD 2020 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 Clean Your HDD 2020 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 1/4/2021 01:45  |    0
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Don't forget to comment on the pieces you like!

Not only does a comment have the potential to make the artist's day, if you post a lot you'll win one of the fancy new trophies

 
December's top commenter awards go to:
  1. Theoden
  2. Hapiel
  3. disemq


And December's most favourited award goes to:
Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) andylittle

Posted by Hapiel @ 1/3/2021 16:06  |    2
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Happy new year!

To celebrate the new year, we'll host boardgame sessions over at the PJ Discord. Come meet your fellow PJers and join us for a quick game of connect-4, chess, uno, or one of the many other games in our library!

Games will only be online until January 3rd, from on January 4th it will be all about pixel art again.

See you there!

Posted by Hapiel @ 1/1/2021 05:46  |    0

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