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TIGSource's Assemblee is a two-part game making competition: The first part (which is running now, through November 28th) is a call for artists and musicians to create assets: tiles, characters, UI elements, fonts, sound effects, whatever. These go into a large communal pool, which will be used freely, mix and match style by programmers and designers to make games, come the second part - all the art used for these games come out of that pool. You can submit whatever you like, so long as it's made for the competition.

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Posted by tocky @ 10/27/2009 08:05  |    2
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Challenge winner (:3) challenges you to use the photograph template below to pixel a scene where zombie(s) are friendly and not menacing. For example, a Polaroid picture of a person and a zombie playing football or video games together.

Canvas size - Use Template:

Colours - Unrestricted.
Animation - No.
Transparency - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 10/26/2009 00:31  |    18
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Windows Se7en.

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Posted by skamocore @ 10/26/2009 00:29  |    2
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The Silly Walk Cycle pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Do the Egg Walk! by big brother
Dainty Long-Legs by epoxy
Silly walk by Lollige


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Silly Walk Cycle forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 10/26/2009 00:06  |    1
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The Obliqueworld pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Toc Through the Blue Gate by Kaiseto
A.G.E.C (Animal God Eat Cake) by Victor Rojo
Krush World by ui_


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Obliqueworld forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/19/2009 00:01  |    9
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Silly Walk Cycle.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/19/2009 00:01  |    1
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Create an image representing one of the seven deadly sins using the Windows 7 Paint default palette provided below.

The seven deadly sins are:

Lust (try to keep it appropriate!)
Gluttony
Greed
Sloth
Wrath
Envy
Pride

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 150. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 20. Use only colours from the Windows 7 Paint default palette:

Windows7-1.png picture by tumble_weed
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 Blueberry_pie @ 10/19/2009 00:01  |    16
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for September 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtHappy Birthday GraFX2 by iLKke
#2 Pixel Arta writer & a dragon by Syosa
#3 Pixel Art[UPDATED] Screamin'! by Dex
#4 Pixel ArtWomanly Me by Xion Night
#5 Pixel ArtResting Robot by Calv
#6 Pixel ArtToo Many Cooks in Hell spoil the Broth by Elk
#7 Pixel ArtAlice by Syosa
#8 Pixel ArtThe Cheshire Cat by Syosa
#9 Pixel ArtWith a Staff, I Guess? by Kaiseto
#10 Pixel Artwestern characters by Scruffs
Posted by skamocore @ 10/16/2009 06:14  |    5
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The Life After People pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Golden Gate Bridge in some years by TioLuko
Paris... by crusader333
Where's the head? by GuiZ


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Life After People forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/12/2009 00:01  |    0
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Obliqueworld.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/12/2009 00:01  |    3
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You have a silly walk and are looking for a government grant in order to
develop it. Therefore, you must create a walk cycle animation for a character showcasing your proposed silly walk.

The more crazy/ridiculous/silly the better.

Canvas Size - Max 96 x 96.
Colours - Unrestricted.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Required. The animation must loop seamlessly.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/12/2009 00:01  |    13
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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.

Link: http://www.pixeljam.com/dinorun/

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
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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
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The Mixed Metaphors pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Too Many Cooks in Hell spoil the Broth by Elk
Laugh All the Way To Hell by skeddles
Let the laugh cat to hell by Victor Rojo


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Mixed Metaphors forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/5/2009 00:02  |    7
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/5/2009 00:02  |    11
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You are to create a mock-up of an oblique game. Make sure that all your angled lines fit the perspective (45 degrees, as per the examples shown below).

An example of an oblique cube:

oblique.png picture by tumble_weed

Some screenshots from real games that use an oblique perspective:
Earthbound
Paperboy
Ultima VII

Also, have a look at these oblique mock-ups by PixelJoint members:
Helm
iLKke

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 32.
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 Blueberry_pie @ 10/5/2009 00:02  |    21
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Japanese pixel artist Syosa joined PixelJoint 1.5 years ago and has developed a refreshing new style, beautiful animations and the cutest girls! A 23 year old living in Osaka, Japan and studies Neuroscience at Osaka University. When not creating pixelart and video games he analyzes cell morphology and performs experiments from morning to night. About 4 Years ago, Syosa became addicted to making computer games and found himself practicing pixel art.

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Posted by Hapiel @ 10/3/2009   |    37

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