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Force Fighters' is a group of people which feels like a team who work together, to relax and have fun or to reach particular objectives. Force Fighters main interests include gaming, game development, modding, graphics, writing, music and creativity in general. Apart from games, various kinds of contests are held, often as part of bigger projects.

Not much pixelart but they do have online versions of Metal Slug 1 & 2

Recently they contacted us to feature pixelart to the Fighters and their mailing list.
Fool, zi-double, Gas13 and other PJ members are featured.

http://www.forcefighters.com


http://www.forcefighters.com/magazine/ffmagazine2.pdf
Posted by jalonso @ 8/28/2008 18:26  |    13
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The Olympic Spirit pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Cycling Pinball by jalonso
Basket Pinball - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil
Olympic Pinball: Weight Lifting! by Ghostclown


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Olympic Spirit forum thread for more information.
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Posted by cure @ 8/25/2008 06:45  |    3
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Challenge winner matt0 challenges you to pixel a scene as seen from a high vantage point. You can use any style and subject - realistic or abstract, sci-fi or fantasy, city or landscape... whatever strikes your fancy.

Colours: 64 max
Canvas size: 320x240 (landscape) or 240x320 (portrait)
Transparency: none

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by cure @ 8/25/2008 06:45  |    14
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Face Your Fears.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by cure @ 8/25/2008 06:44  |    8
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2008. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.


#1 Pixel ArtCuriousity by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtPixelart Landscape by Josiah
#3 Pixel ArtChumchum 2.0 (click for full view) by ben2theedge
#4 Pixel ArtLast samurai by Fool
#5 Pixel ArtHelicopter vol.2 (Abandoned Airfield) by 4tochkin
#6 Pixel ArtCome with me, young boy Yum! by FrostPumpkin
#7 Pixel ArtLunar_Prototype by zi-double
#8 Pixel ArtFaerie Circle by Jaeden
#9 Pixel ArtMetal bride by Arachne
#10 Pixel ArtSal collects eyeballs by Arachne
Posted by sedgemonkey @ 8/24/2008 22:45  |    6
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After losing the interview he conducted in March 2008, NFG has finally found it and posted it on his site. Have a look if you want to hear what Henk has to say about working on Contra 4, the DS, Shantae and super secret future projects. This is the second in a series; part 1 is here.
Posted by NFG @ 8/20/2008 01:48  |    12
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It haunts all of us day and night. Happy or sad, it is always resting on your subconscious mind. That one thing that given the slightest thought will cripple you completely. Your biggest fear. For some it is the dark, some death. What ever your trepidation may be, it is time to take a step forward and face your phobia (or at least try to) by pixeling it to the best of your abilities. Attempt to let your canvas show the viewer why you are truly mortified by this evil we call "Fear". --- Since this is YOUR greatest cowardice, there are no restrictions, because fear has none.
Challenge by FlyGuy

Restrictions - None

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by cure @ 8/18/2008 01:44  |    12
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The Time Travel pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Devil hunted by Arachne
Pimp my ride by Adam
Work in Progress by BlazeAce


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Time Travel forum thread for more information.
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Posted by cure @ 8/18/2008 01:36  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Olympic Spirit.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by cure @ 8/18/2008 01:26  |    4
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Hi everyone!

Just an update for those wondering why I have stopped cleaning the PixelArt Galleries at deviantART and why there are so many miscategorizations in the Gallery.

One of my main roles when I was appointed Gallery Director for PixelArt at dA was to  keep the PixelArt Galleries clear of Miscategorized work. It took me about three or fours hours a day to do most of the cleaning.  Early in July all the Gallery Directors were told to stop doing any moving or cleaning of the galleries as the IT department are working on an auto move system.  As I understand it, if there is a regular type of miscat and a report is put in by a member, then an auto move to the correct category will take place. Obviously there needs to be some special safeguards needed to be built in to avoid abuse of the system.

So anyone who would normally report miscats at dA please keep doing it, you are not being ignored but this sort of IT program will obvious take time to put into place.

I am sorry if dA is currently a depressing place to look for PixelArt but I keep an eye out for your work in the Galleries and would love to DD feature it. I am only permitted to give a DD feature to the same artist no more than once in a three month period.

I really need good PixelArt to feature so if you aren't at dA yet, please join us and maybe your work will be the next Daily Deviation Feature to be faved by hundreds and viewed by thousands.

I hold regular PixelArt competitions...always with prizes, so it is a good idea to put me on watch so you know when a competition is happening.

Hope to see you at deviantART.

Best

Ann
Posted by ShoneGold @ 8/17/2008 04:25  |    9
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The Masquerade! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Come with me, young boy Yum! by FrostPumpkin
Smashing! by Morganne
Take heed Daniel, the crushing melancholy of clouds approach from the west... by skeddles


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Masquerade! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 8/11/2008 00:02  |    9
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Time Travel.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 8/11/2008 00:02  |    0
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Choose an Olympic sport from the list and pixel a pinball machine with the sport of your choice as the theme.

Rules:
No size restriction
Top-down view only, as the example shown.
Animation is not required but probably helpful.

Archery • Badminton • Baseball • Basketball
Volleyball • Boxing • Canoe/Kayak • Cycling
Diving • Equestrian • Fencing • Field Hockey
Gymnastics • Handball • Judo • Pentathlon
Rowing • Sailing • Shooting • Soccer • Softball
Swimming • Sync. Swimming • Table Tennis
Tekwondo • Tennis • Track&Field • Trampoline
Triathlon • Volleyball • Water Polo • Weightlifting
Wrestling

The
challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 8/11/2008 00:02  |    16
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The ASMS Gallery is hosting a Pixelart-specific show in its art gallery in September on Friday the 10th.  Which is where you come in.  Submit something, old or new, any subject matter, so long as the medium is pixel art.

We assumed that wasn't enough to sell you on the idea, so here's some incentive.
Though this is a show and not a competition, the entries will be judged and awarded accordingly.

Prizes are as follows:
1st Place- $100
2nd Place- $ 50
3rd Place- $ 25

There's no cost to enter, and you can submit old work- or use this as an excuse to make something new.  So there's little reason not to enter.

To enter, simply send the piece to my email at thereaintnocure@hotmail.com, or provide me a link in a private message here at the site.
It'd be very useful if you'd include your name, location (country/state), profession or student status, program used and any information you'd like to provide about the piece.

There is no limit on the number of entries, but prizes are restricted to one per person.

Deadline is the 23rd of September.
Posted by cure @ 8/8/2008 08:10  |    20
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http://www.monkeon.co.uk/battenberg/

Draw pixelart in Battenberg cake Pity they don't have a "buy" option where they make it and ship it to you...
Posted by pmprog @ 8/2/2008 00:41  |    6
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AquaDots make a comeback after the lead paint scare in China. Its the same exact product, except with some improvements.

They didn't even bother changing the theme song! 

Link: buypixos.com

Posted by BlackDragon @ 7/23/2008 10:46  |    12
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The ICON32768 pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Iwo Jima by FlyGuy
Dead Soldiers' Helmet by ceddo
Starskullz Battalion Icon by [thUg]


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the ICON32768 forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 8/4/2008 01:30  |    12
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Masquerade!.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 8/4/2008 01:30  |    2
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From challenge winner snake comes this week's challenge.
Rework an old non-pixel drawing/painting of yours in pixels.
A reference image link is required for this challenge.

Rules:
Colors - 16
Canvas Size - Your choice
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 Blueberry_pie @ 8/4/2008 01:30  |    33

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