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Flying Cow is an addictive and very fun game where you control a flying cow and try to keep it in the air for as long as possible.
Steer the flying cow to collect lots of milk and cheese but remember to stay away from the birds!

The whole game is in pixelart and it's one of the few there is on  app store!

So if you've an iPhone or iPod touch please download it and tell me what you think 

Click here to view it in the app store!

Posted by GuiZ @ 2/19/2010 13:09  |    7
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The Create-a-Controller pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Button by Phones
Best Motherfucking Controller EVAR by Jeremy
multitouch controller by alcheim


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Create-a-Controller forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 3/29/2010 00:01  |    1
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 3/29/2010 00:01  |    0
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Welcome to the 5th April Fool's Gallery challenge.

For this challenge we want you to take a look at the gallery of another PJ member and try to emulate their style. Can you fool us into thinking your work is theirs? Well...can you?

No list of restrictions this week; pick what restrictions are appropriate for your chosen artist. Just make sure your entry is entirely your own work and that you name the pixel artist you are attempting to emulate in your description.

For inspiration, have a look at the entries for the previous four April Fool's Gallery challenges [1] [2] [3] [4]



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

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 3/29/2010 00:01  |    17
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Craig Robinson's Minipops are now available on the iPhone as a guessing game.

Check it!

App Store Link

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/28/2010 10:18  |    1
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Terrific and unique looking pixel art game for the iPhone.

Check it!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/28/2010 10:08  |    2
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Every tech seems to downgrade (upgrade?) to pixel art at some point. This time it's Google Maps.

Check it!

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/28/2010 10:11  |    1
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Just came across this fun game, you need only to use one button.

http://www.lingolux.com/2010/02/03/one-button-bob/

Enjoy

Posted by Calv @ 2/12/2010 09:18  |    6
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Fans of late-80s-era BBS's (or hey, just nerds in general) owe it to themselves to check out Christine Love's new mystery/romance game, Digital: A Love Story, set entirely in an operating system in 1988. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Posted by HMC @ 3/20/2010 20:20  |    1
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Great read for anyone interested in game dev for Xbox Live and some swell pixels!

Indie Focus: Tobe's Vertical Adventure

Indie Focus: Pixel Boarder

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 3/28/2010 09:57  |    0
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A game by ArcadeAid uses awesome isometric pixel art! In the game you must identify 56 video games hidden in the huge picture.

http://www.arcadeaid.com/challengingstage/

Posted by Vectomon @ 3/26/2010 13:58  |    10
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And what does that mean? It means no blurry pixels when images get resized!

Download it here:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/personal.html

FireFox 3.5 had the unfortunate side-effect of blurrying images when they got resized (and this ruined the pixelly-goodness). 3.6 FINALLY fixes this problem.

Posted by Blackbeltdude @ 3/11/2010 23:56  |    21
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Pick one of the following fake fast food chains and create a mascot for it based on the information provided.

  • The Pizzaninja - "If you're reading this, it's already been delivered"
  • Crazy Pete's Insane Pastatorium - "If our pasta is too craaazy for you to handle, your next meal is free*"
  • Recycle-a-Burger - "Smells can be deceiving"

Some examples of existing fast food mascots: Jack from Jack in the Box, The Burger King, Ronald McDonald.

Canvas Size - Max 175 x 175.
Colours - Max 20.
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 skamocore @ 3/22/2010 00:05  |    15
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The Fantastic Environments pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

sunrise by vierbit
Pearl tree by griffsnuff
Fantastic Environment by bitswitcher


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Fantastic Environments forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 3/22/2010 00:02  |    0
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Posted by skamocore @ 3/22/2010 00:02  |    3
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for February 2010. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
 

#1 Pixel ArtKing of the chickens by Turtlechan
#2 Pixel ArtDump by Fool
#3 Pixel ArtShmupanetta by junkboy
#4 Pixel ArtO_o by Gas 13
#5 Pixel ArtDeath Walks by Helm
#6 Pixel ArtElectric Wizard by Frost
#7 Pixel ArtSidescroller shmup background 1 by inphy
#8 Pixel ArtStick-ninja-man by Calv
#9 Pixel ArtAmong leaves by Gas 13
#10 Pixel Artbattle scene by vierbit
Posted by skamocore @ 3/16/2010 06:38  |    2
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My friends Guy Collins and Leslie Wai recently collaborated to make a music video animated entirely in low-res pixels. It's pretty nifty. Go check it out!

Posted by HMC @ 3/9/2010 14:19  |    8
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The Fibonacci Faces pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Vadernacci by StickyTape
Helm 2 3 5 8 by Helm
Fibonacci Smoker by StickyTape


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Fibonacci Faces forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 3/15/2010 00:01  |    5
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Posted by skamocore @ 3/15/2010 00:01  |    0
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Sony recently announced their new 'Move' controller. So this week we want you to get creative and design your own game controller for a home console.

You may draw inspiration from existing controllers, but don't be lazy and just submit a replication of an existing controller with some alterations - ie. no NES controllers with added analogue sticks. Be creative.

Your controller doesn't even have to be for an existing gaming system; in fact, it can be for an entirely made up system.

This is a look at the history of game controllers if you need some inspiration.

Canvas Size - Max 150 x 150.
Colours - Max 20.
Transparency - Required.
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 @ 3/15/2010 00:01  |    14
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The Optimistic Occupations pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Joe Pass 1929 - 1994 by mambazo
I wanna be an attorney at law! by [balder]
The News by Phones


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Optimistic Occupations forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 3/8/2010   |    2
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Fibonacci Faces.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 3/8/2010   |    1
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Design a landscape of a fantasy world; it should be unlike anything found on Earth.

Please do not include creatures, characters or buildings in the image. Your entry should just showcase the environment.

Have a look at these images from the gallery for inspiration. Also, check out this and other works from Roger Dean.

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 120. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 32.
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 @ 3/8/2010   |    20
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The Chi(na)mera pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

King of the chickens by Turtlechan
O_o by Gas 13
The drogat by griffsnuff


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Chi(na)mera forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 3/1/2010   |    0
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This week we want you to make a portrait, with each quarter of the face having a different palette restriction. Please make sure you read the restrictions carefully.

Canvas size
- Exactly 70 (width) x 90 (height). Use this template:



Colours - Restrictions for each quarter:
    Top left - Exactly 2 colours.
    Top right - Exactly 3 colours.
    Bottom left - Exactly 5 colours.
    Bottom right - Exactly 8 colours.
    You may use different colours for each quarter.
Animation - No.
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 @ 3/1/2010   |    26

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