The Gamedev & Art and /r/GameMaker discord channels are having a contest in collaboration.
The contest consist of making a top-down tileset, as in the classic RPGs, like Zelda and Secret of Mana.
The prize consist of Game Maker Studio 1 key and Downwell key! :D
The contest happens mainly on the Gamedev & Art discord.
And the partner discord /r/GameMaker.
The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for July 2017. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.
At Tomic's Petting-Zoo
Zombie Pirate LeChuck
Obligatory RPG Remake
Create a scene where a crime has been committed and hide at least one clue, such as a weapon, footprints, blood, an ID, etc...
Canvas size - 320 x 200 max.
Colors - 18 max.
Transparency - No
Animation - No
There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
- Oscar Levant
You look at his palette:
You ask yourself what to do with it. You contemplate and are still unable to find an answer. You follow your daily routine but can only think of these 4 hues. You feel strange looking at anything green or brown. You wake up in sweat every morning living through a night of nightmares. You can't eat, relax or sleep. You slowly lose the ability to see other colours. You suddenly notice that you are being driven insane!!!
And then it hits you! This is the solution to it all! You just have to........
Canvas Size - Max. 350x350.
Colors - Exactly 4.
Transparency - No.
Animation - Optional.
The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Create an idle animation of a sprite; but exaggerate it a little. Breathing, shaking limbs, dust from the ground, anything you can think of. Organic, spiritual, mechanical, anything goes.
Canvas Size - Max 100 x 100.
Colours - Max 18.
Transparency - Required (sprite background).
Animation - Required.
An interview with 1041uuu, whose pixel art has stretched far and wide from Twitter to Tumblr, and beyond.
Link to Interview: https://www.pixivision.net/en/a/2686
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