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Links, resources, games and fun stuff to help you justify why you haven't pixelled lately

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Posted by jalonso @ 5/18/2014 05:41  |    9
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PJer Naraxis just released his pixelart mini-game on the Play Store.

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Posted by Naraxis @ 5/25/2014 19:13  |    6
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To celebrate Towel Day, depict a character/creature holding, wearing, or otherwise using a towel.

optional bonus challenge:
depict someone using towel for survival or violence.

Canvas Size - Max 128 x 128.
Colours - Max 25.
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 @ 5/26/2014 00:01  |    3
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The Nintendo Frankenpalette 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 Nintendo Frankenpalette forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 5/26/2014   |    4
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for April 2014. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtBreath of Fire 7 by Snake
#2 Pixel ArtBrickhouse Island experimental tileset by Mrmo Tarius
#3 Pixel ArtIrkalla Mech by Skydsgaard
#4 Pixel ArtBattleGame: Mhyre's Grotto by Thu
#5 Pixel ArtShootmans III by inphy
#6 Pixel ArtBooty Warriors by FlyGuy
#7 Pixel ArtLight by offwhite
#8 Pixel ArtAlien -Whisper of the home- by andylittle
#9 Pixel ArtBike Assault In-game Screenshot by albertov
#10 Pixel ArtSlayer dude by JJ Naas
Posted by Gecimen @ 5/23/2014 06:22  |    4
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This is a bit late, but the people over at gamejolt.io are hosting a gamejam which should make many pixel artist giddy.
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Posted by PixelSnader @ 5/19/2014 17:41  |    4
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Nitrome is running it's first ever game Jam between the 2nd and the 6th of June.

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Posted by nitromemat @ 5/20/2014 05:25  |    5
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The Star Wars Portraits 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 Star Wars Portraits forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 5/19/2014   |    0
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In memoriam of the miners in Soma, Turkey; this week, we want you to create a cross-section image of an underground structure. It can be anything from an actual mine to a fantasy lair or sci-fi base.

Canvas size - Max 300 x 200. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 16.
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 @ 5/19/2014   |    8
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Adventures of Pip is a new game is published on the website of crownfunding: Kickstarter.

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Posted by Pixelart_kid @ 5/13/2014 13:24  |    14
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Create a scene using the palette shown below - a mash-up of both the Virtual Boy and Game Boy palettes:

The theme for this challenge is desolate.

Canvas size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Exactly 4. Use all of the colours from this 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 @ 5/12/2014 00:05  |    16
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The The New Bomber 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 The New Bomber forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 5/12/2014   |    3
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PJer TheKasparrr a Game Designer, Pixel Artist and Producer for an indie game dev company called Ratalaika Games recently released a long-term project - Defend Your Crypt.

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Posted by TheKasparrr @ 5/7/2014 09:06  |    3
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neofotistou made a game for Ludum Dare...again.

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Posted by neofotistou @ 5/6/2014 11:32  |    5
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Star Wars Day was just upon us (May the 4th) - so this week, create a portrait of yourself as one of the following fictional Star Wars species:

Twi'lek
Wookiee
Yoda's species (which, for some reason, has no actual name).

If you're the kind of person that's comfortable sharing pictures of yourself on a pixel art website, then link to a photo of yourself so we can see what your human form looks like. This is optional though.

Canvas size - Max 80 x 80.
Colours - 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 skamocore @ 5/5/2014 00:02  |    10
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The Wouldn't It Be Nice 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 Wouldn't It Be Nice forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 5/5/2014 00:01  |    0

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