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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
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Pixelamos is a Spanish Pixel Forum dedicated on making and improving in pixelart, the site was created some days ago, any spanish speakers/writers are more than welcomed to register thee site. Currently the first contest is up and running the idea is to create their logo, people have until January 1st to submit their logo following various rules stated there.

The site can be accesed here, for more information about the contest click here.

Posted by Kren @ 12/28/2009 10:13  |    8
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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.

[Joystiq]
Posted by skamocore @ 12/29/2009 06:07  |    8
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Create something using the restrictions from any challenge this year. The challenge thread will have a list of all challenges from 2009.

Only new or previously unfinished entries; nothing that's been submitted before. Also, make sure to mention which challenge your entry is for.

Bonus round: Post a comment here and tell us what your favourite challenge(s) from this year were! We'd love to hear your thoughts.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 12/28/2009 00:02  |    6
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The Best. Challenge. Ever. pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Santa Baby by Jaeden
The Simpsonator by inphy
The cartoonist by cornice


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Best. Challenge. Ever. forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 12/28/2009 00:01  |    0
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 12/28/2009 00:01  |    0
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I recently visited the San Jose International Airport and was shocked to see a new part of their project to upgrade the aiport. One of the buildings now has a 1,200 foot long, 7 story tall wall of 54 pixeled hands. Some images below:

The facade
Workers putting up each "pixel", or circular tile, one by one


Click here for a webcam view of the project starting on June 22, 2009.

Posted by slym @ 12/26/2009 22:00  |    4
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A pixel art video made by yours truly a few weeks ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwVsAbrmIKI

Check it ouut

Posted by FrankieSmileShow @ 12/24/2009 19:14  |    3
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Christmas is just around the corner and to celebrate Rush Coil have created 8-BIT CHRISTMAS, a full-length album inspired by classic video game music.

Net proceeds donated to charity, pump up those speakers!

Posted by smk @ 12/23/2009 02:19  |    8
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The Heart Attack Horror pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Hearts Attack! by Manupix
I'm the Winn-urk. by Jeremy
Heart Attack Stall by slym


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Heart Attack Horror forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 12/21/2009   |    2
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It's been a decade since the panic over the millenium bug. So to commemorate you are challenged to depict an alternate January 1 2000 where the world has been drastically affected by Y2K.

For example, you could show hundreds of planes falling out of the sky or a scene where a group of killer microwaves are chasing after humans on the stroke of midnight. Be creative. Be afraid.

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 20.
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 skamocore @ 12/21/2009   |    3
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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:

http://www.alastairjohnjack.com/

http://www.pixelprospector.com/indev/2009/11/classicvania-harmony-of-dissonance/

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

Posted by smk @ 12/16/2009 19:33  |    2
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Hello, just thought I'd share this link with you guys.

Green & Blacks want you to submit your own pixel artworks to win your art made out of 700 Green & Blacks chocolate bars. Apparently it will be made into a huge artwork, and delivered to you if you win. dimensions...3m x 5m!

click http://www.theartofgreenandblacks.com/ and have a go.

Note: open to UK residents only.

Posted by hobnobrob @ 12/18/2009 08:12  |    7
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for November 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel ArtHow to make her turn by Syosa
#2 Pixel ArtOh happy day! by Elk
#3 Pixel ArtYonisaurus by Fool
#4 Pixel ArtHollay's Keelah Character by SHANN0N
#5 Pixel ArtStachio by ThereIsNoCure
#6 Pixel ArtZombie girl by vierbit
#7 Pixel ArtDine In by big brother
#8 Pixel Art[nudity] never trust a sailor by Petrichor
#9 Pixel ArtThe Wall by ElectroNico
#10 Pixel ArtMr.Beerbird by 4tochkin

 

Posted by Hatch @ 12/17/2009 06:50  |    7
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The Gears of Summer pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Tactical Combat Beach Soccer by inphy
Robot Drinking Game Bonanza Mockup by Tiger/5T1N9R4Y
robo-volley by d-muerte


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Gears of Summer forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 12/14/2009 00:22  |    0
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Posted by skamocore @ 12/14/2009 00:22  |    0
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In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of The Simpsons your challenge is to create your own wacky Simpsons character with their own distinguishing apperance and personality traits.

Make sure to tell us all about your new character in your submission description.

ONLY ORIGINAL CHARACTERS!!!

Canvas size - Max 100 (width) x 150 (height).
Colors - Max 20.
Animation - Optional.
Transparency - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 12/14/2009 00:22  |    6
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If you've wanted a tablet to pixel with, now is the time to add this cheap (US$70) tablet to your list.

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Posted by jalonso @ 12/9/2009 12:14  |    17
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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.

games.adultswim.com/mountain-maniac-twitchy-online-game.html

Posted by big brother @ 12/4/2009 11:28  |    7
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Challenge winner DawnBringer wants you to pixel a scene of something that you think would or could give you a heart attack! The artist may put him/herself in the image, but it's not a requirement.

Canvas size - Max 200 x 200.
Colors - Max 16. Use only colors from this palette:

<br/><a href="http://i45.tinypic.com/j961x5.jpg" target="_blank">View Raw Image</a>

Please make sure you double check your entry fits the color restrictions before posting your submission!!!

Transparency - No.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore @ 12/7/2009 00:13  |    7
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Gears of Summer.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 12/7/2009 00:12  |    7
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The 8 Color Music pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Stuck by DawnBringer
hearing secrets by Petrichor
Loud by DawnBringer


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the 8 Color Music forum thread for more information.
Read the full post...

Posted by skamocore @ 12/7/2009 00:10  |    5
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Manomio.com 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.

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

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