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Onipunks Studio, an indie games developer featuring PJ member luigi_mu as lead pixel artist, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for “C-Wars”, an upcoming RTS game fully made in pixel art. They have reached their initial goal in just 6 days and now they are asking for your opinions and support.

 
They have also started a pixel art contest. No need to be a backer to participate and there is a chance to win a $500 worth of award. All pixel lovers welcomed! Click : Pixel Art Contest
Click : C-Wars KS page
Posted by luigi_mu @ 4/28/2013 21:17  |    11
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The Never Nude 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 Never Nude forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 4/29/2013   |    1
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Create a new and original avatar depicting the portrait of a celebrity.

Optional bonus challenge: Use the avatar during the voting week.

Canvas Size - Max. 64x64.
Colours - Max 9.
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 Gecimen @ 4/29/2013   |    8
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The Do Not Want 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 Do Not Want forum thread for more information.
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Posted by jeremy @ 4/22/2013   |    15
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Storm Thorgerson died recently. This week you are challenged with reinterpreting one of his covers.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted, but it must be exactly square.
Colours - Max 24.
Transparency - No.
Animation - No.

Please mention which album cover you have interpreted in the description

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

Posted by jeremy @ 4/22/2013   |    12
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Pixel artists Tony Redmer and Glauber Kotaki joined forces to create the assets for Chasm by Discord Games. This project has unfortunately run out of funding and resorted to kickstarter to save it and let it see the light! Chasm is metroidvania that features procedurally generated dungeons. Chasm also features 100% pixel purity. Every pixel in the game has been hand placed aside from those used in particle effects. Help us out by giving us a vote on Steam Greenlight or Donating (or sharing) the Kickstarter

 

Posted by slym @ 4/12/2013 17:22  |    10
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for March 2013. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtKFK: Bamboo Forest by slym
#2 Pixel ArtShantae DSi town backgrounds by ptoing
#3 Pixel ArtDungeon Dashers Logo by Helm
#4 Pixel ArtKFK: Temple by slym
#5 Pixel ArtThe Four Sacred Animals by seta45
#6 Pixel ArtKFK: Marketplace by slym
#7 Pixel ArtBURP by snowk
#8 Pixel ArtBereavement by pel
#9 Pixel ArtDat Kat ! by Squirrelsquid
#10 Pixel ArtSayaka and Dra-culula by Frario
Posted by Gecimen @ 4/16/2013 14:50  |    9
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Draw a scene involving a naked character with all the mature parts censored in an amusing way. An example:



Please avoid anything pornographic or explicitly sexual!

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 20.
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 skamocore @ 4/15/2013 00:03  |    8
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The Fooled You 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 Fooled You forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 4/15/2013 00:02  |    1
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To commiserate the closing of LucasArts, this week, we want you to create a mock-up of a fictional Star Wars game using the EGA palette.

Optional Bonus Challenge: Create a mock-up in the style of a SCUMM game.

Canvas Size - Exactly 320 (width) x 200 (height).
Colors - Max 16. Use only colors from the default EGA palette:



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 skamocore @ 4/8/2013 00:02  |    5
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The Frenemies 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 Frenemies forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 4/8/2013   |    1
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A Megaman and NES tribute game.

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Posted by Innomin @ 4/4/2013 19:13  |    13
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It's April Fools' Day; so, for this week, we want you to come up with an image that looks innocent/cute from the preview but actually turns out to be something scary/creepy/unexpected . The preview image must be taken directly from part of the actual image.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
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 Gecimen @ 4/1/2013 00:07  |    22
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The Blob Disambiguator 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 Blob Disambiguator forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 4/1/2013 00:01  |    2

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