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SNOB WARNING: This news deals with iso pixelart.

Pixeldam has just gone live with V3 of the city project.
The city is real now with a coast and islands using a SimCity styled navigation map.
New tourist accounts now mean you don't have to make a block to be a member too.
Citizen communications and blog are also new.
The best part is the integration between Pixeldam and Pixelmoon.

Check it :)
Posted by jalonso @ 5/29/2008 14:22  |    8
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Aren't you tired of all those vegetarians eating those poor veggies, and fruits. "How many plants had to die for your salad, you heartless bastards!!!"

This challenge consists of casting life into any plant of your choice. The plant chosen can be depicted as some sort of humanoid, or alien-esque creature. The point is to depict them filled with as much emotion as a human is capable of (yes, it is known that plants are alive, just not in the common man's eyes), with an attached emotion or sub-emotion, such as anger, sadness, humor, confusion, etc....

Example: Pixel a Rose who resembles a woman that is dancing (excitement, romance), a giant redwood tree-beast/barbarian that terrorizes lands (anger), or a Bonsai Tree who is meditating over a sunset (tranquility, calmness), etc...

Rules:
  • Colors: No restrictions, but don't be silly.
  • Canvas Size: 200 x 200 max.
  • Transparency: allowed (www.iaza.com or giffy.com is your friend, children)
  • Animation: If you're a glutton for pain, then sure, It's allowed.
  • Can be a single character, or character in a scene, as long as the plant creature is the focus of attention.
  • There must be a banner,sign, or caption anywhere in the piece that indicates the feeling the plant is emoting.
  • Fruits and vegetables can't be used by themselves as the centerpiece. However the plant or tree from which they derive from can.
  • Plants must be an actual plant of this planet,  with species in the description (any real life plant or shrubbery is fair game.). NO fictional crap.

Tips: Wikipedia.org is a good reference.

Challenge by B.O.B. winner of B.O.B Challenge a.k.a Mr.Vain

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 5/26/2008 09:29  |    23
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: TV Show Mock up.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/26/2008 00:27  |    4
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The Retired Sprites pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Chun Li by ThereIsNoCure
Not So Yoga Flame by Solid Idea
Old Blanka by HawkTheSlayer


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

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/26/2008 00:26  |    5
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We have finally released our first game. Helm, Lackey and I made the gfx, but let not be unknown the coder Fuzzpilz and the soundguys Ghormak and Darkstalkey for they did awesome and essential work on the game. Gogo, get the game HERE.
Posted by ptoing @ 5/21/2008 07:55  |    63
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The developers over at PixelJam Games have created a nifty little pixel art oasis including the ultra-addictive Dino Run

Check it!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/21/2008 11:41  |    16
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2008. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtThe Old Bridge by S.A.S
#2 Pixel Artprotecteur by IGoRge
#3 Pixel ArtLOLder puppet by Fool
#4 Pixel ArtFake Radiant Chronicles by happip
#5 Pixel ArtXavier Running (redux) by ben2theedge
#6 Pixel ArtFire Nymph by bunnystick
#7 Pixel ArtDiscombobulated Duo in Disco Dimension by iLKke
#8 Pixel ArtForest pixel by Jaeden
#9 Pixel Art"MIB" Intro by lifern
#10 Pixel ArtWater Nymph by Jaeden
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/19/2008 22:28  |    6
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There's a neat series of pixel art illustrations by tomby in the latest Wired.

Check em out.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/19/2008 22:05  |    3
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Challenge winner iSTVAN challenges you to pixel a game screen mock up for an existing TV show of your choice.

   1. Must be a real TV show, not just a made up one. (Ref link in description)
   2. Must be a dynamic scene (eg. Including multiple characters)
   3. Live action shows only not animated series.
   4. TV show can be from any genre (eg. drama, action, comedy, reality).
   5. Canvas Size: 160x120 OR 320x240 horizontal.
   6. Colour restrictions: 32
   7. No transparency
   8. Animations not allowed.

EDIT: Canvas size, blame Wolverine

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 5/19/2008 05:17  |    12
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The They Exist! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Arrival by pain
We Mean No Harm by pain
Aliens caught... by jmgandalf


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

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/19/2008 01:08  |    5
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Retired Sprites.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/19/2008 01:08  |    0
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A few days ago on thursday the 15th of May the well known members of PJ - Brian, Snader and Larwick met up in the city of Rotterdam in Holland and had some fun with post-it notes! Since it was leel's birthday a few days before we thought it'd be a great chance to dedicate something to her.

Check it out!
Album - Slideshow
Individual pics:
Halfway
Finished
Close-up
The Artists
Signatures

Snader is obviously in green, Larwick in grey and Brian in red. Incase you couldn't tell because of our laser-eyes.
Our restrictions were 400 post-its, 100 of each bright colour. The canvas (wall) was pretty much exactly 32 post-its in height.
Read the full post...

Posted by Larwick @ 5/17/2008 12:59  |    67
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Ever wonder what your pixel art would look like if it were displayed using colored flipboards held up by a cheering team of 1,024 people?  OK, maybe you haven't, but you can still find out here: http://www.madin.jp/ouen/index-e.html
Posted by Omegavolt @ 5/15/2008 19:34  |    3
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Learn how to make pixel art cookies! It's a flickr album, with the tutorial written in the picture descriptions. Have fun guys!

Check it!
Posted by funcravers @ 5/12/2008 19:21  |    12
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Metaplace

A friend of mine linked me to this, a group of coders will be releasing a web based massive multi-player game maker. This caught my attention, I have a sudden urge to try and make Terra into a web based MMO.

Definitely something worth checking out and keeping an eye on. Metaplace is currently in closed alpha testing.
Posted by Souly @ 5/13/2008 03:18  |    8
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Challenge winner mobichan challenges you to choose your favorite fighting game character from any video game and pixel them in their old age.
A link to the original or mentioning the character (if well known) is required.

Canvas size: Less than 160x160 (meaning 160x160 maximum size)
Color Palette: Roughly those of the original (young) game version used for reference (not too strict here)
Transparency: Highly desired
Animation: Allowed

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by jalonso @ 5/12/2008 05:35  |    14
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The The Sporting Life pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

A Relaxing Night of Fishing by MashPotato
StiltBall Relay by drewgilbert
Scuba wrestling. by Reo


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

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/12/2008 01:38  |    5
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: They Exist!.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/12/2008 01:38  |    0
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Looks like these guys have just put up their ads they did for Bell Canada a while back.
Great Stuff!

Check it out:
Posted by televisionlover @ 5/8/2008 13:03  |    13
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Superbrothers certainly has an Interesting take on pixel art.

Check it!
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/7/2008 22:26  |    9
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Due to an unexpected surge in traffic the last couple of days another server upgrade is on the way. I tried installing patches and updates and all that jazz to fix the server with little success. I'm well aware that these occasional traffic spikes are temporary and traffic will come back down, but it's nice to be able to handle these little surges more gracefully.

Since we're not changing hosting companies the upgrade should go smoother than last time. As always, if you experience any issues please feel free to contact me directly via PM.
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 5/6/2008 22:27  |    0
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and Tomic wants the proof from you - on 35mm!

Pixel a scene in which extraterrestrials on a trip to earth are caught on camera. your pixel can be everything from a blurry 1960s ufo sighting photograph (like these ones here) to a group picture with alien, just be creative.

  • Colors: 32 max
  • Canvas Size: 4:3 ratio, but 320x240 max
  • Transparency: None
  • Animation: None


The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by pixelblink @ 5/5/2008 00:42  |    21
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The Label It pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Crunchy™ Soda by Larwick
Yellow Snow by Jaeden
Oasis Juice by FlyGuy


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

Posted by pixelblink @ 5/5/2008 00:41  |    0
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Posted by pixelblink @ 5/5/2008 00:41  |    4
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Eric Poulton of ConceptArt.org has created a massive piece of art showing what he thinks lies beneath our feet.

FULL IMAGE
Posted by Pandora @ 5/1/2008 12:16  |    26

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