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From Andrew McClure comes Jumpman, a maddeningly fun platformer that starts out simple but becomes increasingly mind-boggling the farther you progress.

Check it out!

Posted by HMC @ 2/27/2009 13:17  |    8
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Create a comic that uses exactly one word. It can be used in a speech bubble, a sound effect, a street sign, anything; as long as there is only one single word. It must be a legible and hand pixeled word in English. Loan words are acceptable; for example you may use "Aloha" as your word.

Also, no concealing extra words.

The comic must have at least 3 panels.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Unrestricted.
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 cure @ 2/23/2009 00:02  |    34
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The The Magenta Challenge pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Magentleman by iLKke
Magenta - Inq's Squid by TheInquisitor
Magentor Cerebraktxz by ptoing


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the The Magenta Challenge forum thread for more information.
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Posted by cure @ 2/23/2009 00:01  |    5
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Let's Dance!.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by cure @ 2/23/2009 00:01  |    4
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Finally fixed that nagging Firefox bug with links not working by updating the editor to the latest version. Let me know if you encounter any WYSIWYG editor bugs.

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 2/20/2009 23:52  |    27
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Pixel artist and active member iLKke will share his pixel knowledge with you in this fresh interview!
Read on and find out about his demo scene experience, his color conservation tricks. and his beard!
Enjoy!
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Posted by Hapiel @ 2/20/2009 12:10  |    31
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2D Artist Orioto has built some fame by making hi-res (often in printable 5000x2800) mockups of games, including Metroid, Zelda and Gunstar Heroes.

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Posted by Jo @ 2/14/2009 07:31  |    14
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The Clowns pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Who ordered a scary ass clown? by Terley
PJ Clown C64 pallet by Jaeden
I found this under your bed. by metaldev


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Clowns forum thread for more information.
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Posted by cure @ 2/16/2009 00:01  |    3
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Posted by cure @ 2/16/2009 00:01  |    8
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Lollige challenges you to create a character, and make it dance! 8 frames exactly! If there is a certain beat to it, please make the beat start on the very first frame, so it will look even better viewing all entries together! Any character is allowed, humanoid or animal, alien, original or not.

Canvas Size  - Maximum 48 x 48.
Colors -  Unrestricted.
Animation - Exactly 8 frames. Each frame must be 1/10th of a second.
Transparency -  Required.

Note: If you don't have an animation program you can draw every loose frame in any graphics program, save them, and create the animation with
iaza or download unFREEz.

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

Posted by cure @ 2/16/2009 00:01  |    28
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Both Mistress-Jaeden (Pixel Joint gallery) and armaina have become the new Gallery Directors for pixel art over at deviantART.

Congratulations to them both.

Posted by skamocore @ 2/15/2009 22:15  |    2
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for January 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtArrgh, I guess by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtHo,ho,HIC !!! (Did someone call Santa?) by 4tochkin
#3 Pixel ArtBackground by Kaiseto
#4 Pixel ArtElk's 2D Fighting WotLK RPG by Elk
#5 Pixel Artold car by LuckyF
#6 Pixel ArtBlasenman by vierbit
#7 Pixel ArtUnit16 logo by iLKke
#8 Pixel ArtSeven Knights by Lackey
#9 Pixel Artslash(animation) by Syosa
#10 Pixel ArtRapnail & Bugs by zi-double
Posted by skamocore @ 2/15/2009 10:28  |    4
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The Isometric Alien Building pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Desert building by Sev_4
Something is wrong! by Calv
Solar-Renaissance by Zenobia


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Isometric Alien Building forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 2/9/2009 00:02  |    2
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Clowns.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 2/9/2009 00:02  |    10
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You are challenged this week to create something using at least 8 colours from this masochistic magenta palette:

TheMagentaPalette3.png picture by tumble_weed

Canvas Size - Max 128 x 128.
Colours - Min 8 of your colours must be selected from the magenta palette above. You may use other colors in addition to the required magentas.  Any other colours you wish to add are entirely up to you. There is no maximum limit to the amount of colours you can use.
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 @ 2/9/2009 00:02  |    20
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Derek Yu has released a new game called "Spelunky". It's still in the beta stage, but perfectly playable and he's offered a download on his website.

According to his description:

"Spelunky is my latest game project, a hybrid of two genres of games that I enjoy - the roguelike and the platformer. The idea partly came from playing around with both genres separately. It was like I baked two different kinds of pies and then I stepped back and looked at them and finally just mashed them both together. Does it taste good? I leave that to the reader to decide."

Check it out.

Derek Yu's Website
Posted by Kaiseto @ 2/4/2009 15:31  |    8
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What would The Dark Knight look like if it was a NES game, and not a Batman movie?

Find out here ;)

Its a fake NES game intro, made by an animator called Macbee.
I found a few of the image, and I expect them to be very good reduxes, not pixel art, but still its fun to watch :)

Preview image

Posted by Hapiel @ 1/17/2009 12:05  |    9
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The latest entry in the blog Games Aren't Numbers poses some questions regarding Pixel Art, including the ever interesting question of what defines Pixel Art and what's its place.

Share some knowledge, folks!

Posted by Jo @ 1/21/2009 08:51  |    11
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This awesome little tool created by DreamRunner lets you see how many colours your peice has and sorts them into a nice little PNG file.

http://2ddr.com/index.php?prime=sortpal Clicking on this link will take you to a page where you enter the URL for your image and then simply click sort and then just wait for the sorting to be sorted. Currently, it seems as though it only works correctly for .gif images.

Posted by Platnium @ 2/3/2009 08:52  |    3
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After a few rounds of casual debugging of the forum I finally figured out why people were not able to login into the forum even with a valid gallery login... the damn forum was case insensitive which was screwing up the password hash.  The bug has finally been fixed, but you'll need to reset your password if you have a mixed case password. 

I apologize to all you security-minded people who created strong passwords.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 2/4/2009 00:13  |    3
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Lollige challenges you to draw an original clown (no Batman's Joker or any other known character), using the Commodore 64 palette. Using actual C64 restrictions is allowed, but not required.

Canvas Size - Maximum 320 (width) x 200 (height).
Colors - Exactly 16. Use the commodore 64 palette:



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 pixelblink @ 2/2/2009 00:04  |    18
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The Old. pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

old car by LuckyF
Old Man by metaldev
One Tough Old Geezer by ptoing


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Old. forum thread for more information.
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Posted by pixelblink @ 2/2/2009 00:02  |    1

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