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Stray Pixels, your semi-whenever pixel news update!

Useful links:

Retronator made a guide about the best pixel artist channels on YouTube!
Watch it here on YouTube

Cyangmou made a little overview about the pros and cons of a couple 2D game projections, featuring his own stunning artwork
Browse through it on Twitter

Saint11's tutorial animations are both insightful and pretty, and regularily new ones are added!

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Posted by Hapiel @ 12/28/2017 04:19  |    7
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Merry Christmas, everybody! I hope you are spending some great time with your family and loved ones.

Even though Christmas can be stressful we all experience moments of joy through great food, a few days off and, not to forget, gifts! This week's challenge is as simple as it gets!

Pixel one of the things you've found under the christmas tree. Books, socks or the high-power drill press you've finally got.

Canvas Size - Exactly 64x64
Colors - Max 4.
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 Mandrill @ 12/25/2017 06:28  |    2
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The Snowy Surprise 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 Snowy Surprise forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 12/25/2017 06:26  |    1
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for November 2017. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

#1 Pixel Art

The Mummy Demastered
by Cyangmou

#2 Pixel Art

Restless [New Soundtrack]
by Fleja2003

#3 Pixel Art

Borealopelta
by SovanJedi

#4 Pixel Art

Tower 57 - Launch Illustration
by Cyangmou

#5 Pixel Art

Tardis Day
by Jinn

#6 Pixel Art

Elk's Morrigan Aensland (DB16)
by Elk

#7 Pixel Art

Ol' Robot 2
by Mandrill

#8 Pixel Art

HD pixel art
by redrabbitpixel

#9 Pixel Art

Luca avatar
by Asfodelo

#10 Pixel Art

city 2087
by IMPULSE_101

Posted by pyrometal @ 12/22/2017 11:20  |    6
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The Curious Expedition has released the game’s content for free on GitHub.

This includes all the image files of the game, which is often praised for its unique and beautiful pixelart. 

This decision is accompanying the release of full modding support, including Steam Workshop integration. With the available image and script files, remixing and creating new content for The Curious Expedition should be as smooth as possible. This offers a unique insight into the development tools and design of a procedural game.

http://images.8bitbeard.de/tigame/ti_trek.png

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Posted by TerraIncognita @ 12/21/2017 01:37  |    4
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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 Itch.io - PLAY THE GAME
More info on the Game - Everything You Need to Know about Epok

Posted by A2J2TIWARI @ 12/17/2017 21:58  |    1
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This year has been full of great movies and not only the ones that got widespread releases are worth watching but also lots of great indipendent films as well as brilliant stories from the east deserve a place in every movie lover's heart.

For this week I want you to pick your favourite movie of 2017 and pixel away! Sprites, portraits, mock-ups anything goes.


Canvas Size - Max. 300x300
Colors - Max 16.
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 Mandrill @ 12/18/2017 05:45  |    7
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The Pare's Dream 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 Pare's Dream forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 12/18/2017 05:44  |    0
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It's time for the News Icon Competition!

Every PJ front page news post gets a small icon, for which we search the gallery for 50x50 images. More often than not we can't find something very relevant, and therefor we challenge you all to make some new ones!

You are welcome to make any icon you like.

In this competition you can win a spiffy trophy + points which are rare and will look great in your profile.
+500 Pts+300 Pts +150 Pts+100 Pts for hm.*

This competition will run until the 28th of January.

Find all the rules and details in the forums

 
 

Posted by Hapiel @ 12/15/2017 13:54  |    0
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Those of you who follow or participate in (or are just curious about) #pixel_dailies and who use Discord may be interested in joining the new Pixel Dailies Discord server!

Click here to connect: https://discordapp.com/invite/T9Puddm
 

Posted by abominable_snowflake @ 12/14/2017 13:16  |    0
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Winter is finally here and people in the northern hemisphere have the chance to build a snowman in all shapes and sizes.

Two pieces of coal a top hat and a carrot are the things one usually needs to give the snowy fella a face and therefore personality.

This week, however, I want you to go a bit crazy and form a snowman's face from unusually objects! The more unfitting the better.

Canvas Size - Exactly 100x100
Colors - Max 6.
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 Mandrill @ 12/11/2017 06:49  |    3
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The Amazing Moustache 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 Amazing Moustache forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Mandrill @ 12/4/2017 06:29  |    1

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