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Design your own fictional creature that makes the sound of the Wilhelm Scream. Try to really think about how the Wilhelm Scream sounds and consider what kind of creature would/could make that noise. The creature must be original and non-humanoid. You may add a background to your image, but it is not required.

For reference, some samples of real life animal noises can be found here and here

Edit: note that the purpose of this challenge is to depict a creature that makes the sound of the Wilhelm Scream (for example, the way a pig would oink or a cow would moo - see links above relating to animal sounds) as oppose to depicting a character who is shown as making this noise because they are in agony.

Canvas Size - Max 256 x 256.
Colours - Max 32.
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 @ 8/31/2009 05:27  |    18
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Pixel Logos.

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Posted by skamocore @ 8/31/2009 05:26  |    9
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The bANd-IMALS pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

bANdIMALS by ThereIsNoCure
CAT FURY by SUPAFLOW
Alliterative Animals by Jeremy


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the bANd-IMALS forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/31/2009 00:01  |    2
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Jay is Games is sponsoring another game competition. First Prize is US$1,000.

Design a game that incorporates a given theme (see link). It doesn't have to be complex nor large in scope. You may use any browser-based technology platform you are comfortable with (Flash, Unity, Shockwave, Javascript, etc.).

http://jayisgames.com/archives/2009/08/game_design_competition_6.php

The deadline for entries is
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 11:59PM (GMT-5:00).

So, start the brainstorming, pixelling and coding ...!

Posted by jalonso @ 8/26/2009 21:32  |    9
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Lollige challenges you to create a logo using your Pixel Joint username. Your logo must be legible. No pre-existing fonts.

Some logo examples:
[1] [2] [3]

Canvas Size - Height - Max 100; Width - Unrestricted.
Colors - 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 @ 8/24/2009 00:01  |    25
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The Final Boss pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Final Battle by Kaiseto
Challenge entry by Setzer
POO OF THE DEATH!!! by SUPAFLOW


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Final Boss forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/24/2009   |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: bANd-IMALS.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 8/24/2009   |    5
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Final Boss.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by skamocore @ 8/17/2009 00:02  |    2
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Challenge winner asukicco challenges you this week to pixel a musical band comprised entirely of animal characters. You must name the band, the musical genre and every single instrument the members play in the description.

Be creative, like "Quack Punk", "Pig in Japan" or "Winged Sisters". The scene can be a photo for a magazine or a photo taken at a concert, but in both cases all band members must hold their instruments (if you chose the first one, a potential drummer can simply hold his sticks).

Instruments can be fake, and even hybrids between animal and instrument are ok.

Canvas Size - A square canvas; max 200 x 200.
Colours - Max 64.
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 @ 8/17/2009 00:02  |    29
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The World Leader Caricature pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The great Kim Jong-il by Elk
Weekly - Mi consenta! by asukicco
Un Homme Populaire by Christoballs


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the World Leader Caricature forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/17/2009 00:01  |    1
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2009. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtSay no to booze by Fool
#2 Pixel ArtOnward, Gustav! by Dex
#3 Pixel ArtSeeder by Fool
#4 Pixel ArtBad Company by Kaiseto
#5 Pixel Artthe king of puppets by Syosa
#6 Pixel ArtLedali II -The Crystal Egg by jalonso
#7 Pixel ArtMockup #003 - Coffin Joe by -DE-
#8 Pixel ArtAre you gonna believe it fisherman ? by Ergg
#9 Pixel ArtShall We Go For a Swim? by LadyHazy
#10 Pixel ArtWeekly - Got haemorrhoids but still on the road! by asukicco
Posted by skamocore @ 8/15/2009 17:05  |    15
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Heh, a few months ago I wanted to submit some news about SNK Playmore launching a site about the "Dot Art" in King of Fighters XII; no good since the site was in Japanese I'm afraid. But lo and behold, now it's in English!

SNK's artist are some of the most talented pixel pushers in the gaming industry when it comes to their games, so it's great to take a look at these awesome High Def sprites. Not only that, but when people browse the site, they can view some of the basic animations FRAME by FRAME.

I think it's neat personally. :P The site also has a nice little page devoted to "dot art" and the crazy process of creating the graphics for the game.

Posted by Blackbeltdude @ 8/10/2009 04:00  |    22
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The What Happens on the Moon pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Sunlight on the Moon by Kaiseto
Idiots, this is'nt a moon it's a spacestation. by Reo
Why They Had To Fake It by Manupix


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the What Happens on the Moon forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 8/10/2009 00:42  |    0
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Create a mock up of an original game showing the final boss battle. Just a reminder: As per usual, your entire challenge entry must be made during this week.

Canvas Size - Max 320 x 240.
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 Blueberry_pie @ 8/10/2009 00:42  |    31
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Create a caricature of one of the current world leaders listed on this page. As it is a caricature you should be trying to emphasise and de-emphasise certain characteristics in order to depict your chosen leader. It does not have to be the leader of your own country. Also, please make sure to tell us in your description who your leader is.

Bonus points for not doing Barack Obama*
*not really.

This piece by Jalonso may give you inspiration for this challenge.

Canvas Size - Max 128 x 128.
Colours - Max 32.
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 @ 8/3/2009 00:02  |    25
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The An Animated Avatar pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The scream by Manjaman
Flying Rat Reloaded | The Challenge by Manupix
The Crap Machine by FlyGuy


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the An Animated Avatar forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore @ 8/3/2009 00:01  |    0

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