News posts by Blueberry_pie

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The folks over at Natomic have recently released their long-awaited game Super Stun-N-Run. It's an free arcade platformer with some nice retro pixel art. So far I've played a few levels and it's a lot of fun... definately worth the download
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/5/2005 14:37  |    3
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This Japanese blog has some incredibly fun Java applets. It's mostly in Japanese, but on the right there's a handy list of 'games'. World of Sand (my personal favourite) also has a higher resolution version.

(Note: The navigation on the right is at the bottom of the page in Internet Explorer)

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 1/17/2006 08:07  |    7
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Lyle in Cube Sector is a cool new freeware game made in Multimedia Fusion. The gameplay is similar to the Metroid games (acquire new abilities to reach new areas), and it's got cool NES-style graphics.

The 'story': "Ohno! Lyle's kitty has been stolen and now he must journey through the wonked out lands of the Cubesector to retrieve his meowmeow companion!"

I played through it a bit and it's pretty hard, but lots of fun.

Check eet!

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 1/21/2006 06:05  |    5
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Noitu Love and the Army of Grinning Darns is a recently released game, and boy is it awesome. It's a 2D fighting platformer with great gameplay, clever boss battles and some very nice retro-styled pixel art as well.

I'm not too good at descriptions like this, so just check out these screenshots and download the game.

Screenshot 1
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Download eet!

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 4/13/2006 09:33  |    7
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Bernie from Fallen Angel Industries has released his latest platformer today: Darkside Adventures.

The story: No time for vacations when you're the Imp King's Arch-Chancellor, oh no! How about you go on a quest to find the king's girlfriend's lost crown instead? And shoot stars at stuff? And also save the world? And kick some koala butt along the way?

Darkside Adventures borrows some gameplay elements from Super Mario Bros. 2 (with the whole pick-up-things-and-throw-them-away deal) and pulls it off rather nicely. It's also possible to go back to earlier levels so you can get previously unreachable bonus items, which adds a nice amount of replay value. Plus, the game has some excellent pixel art graphics similar to Bernie's other platforming effort A Game with a Kitty.

I haven't played a whole lot of the game yet but so far it's pretty good. Check eet on Bernie's website.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/26/2006 05:56  |    3
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Funny comics guy extraordinaire Nedroid was recently challenged to make 200 bad comics. While he did manage to do 200 comics, he didn't quite succeed in making them bad. In fact, they're quite awesome.

Check eet. And while you're at it, take a look at the rest of his site and his picture diary.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 7/21/2007 01:41  |    14
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Skull says its time to lace up your boots and create a wrestler! Not just any old wrestler - come up with a completely new one full of character, just like Mexican and Japanese wrestlers!
A vampire? An eagle? A Larwick-style-character-with-a-bomb-for-a-mask?

Pixel them striking a pose, working the mic, walking to the ring or performing their finishing-move; it is up to you!
  • Colors: 16 Max
  • Canvas Size: 225 x 200 max.
  • Transparency: Allowed
  • Animation: If need be.
  • Theme: Mexican or Japanese style wrestler (due to 'character')
Examples - Jushin Liger - Ultimo Dragon - La Parka  .. skull's favourite wrester :p

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/9/2008 00:28  |    15
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The Sweet Dreams pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Homeward by Prophet
yey! by tomic
I am Amaterasu by Barker


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Sweet Dreams forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/30/2008 02:59  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Nature: FTW!.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/30/2008 02:59  |    3
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Stickman challenges you to think pixel fonts from the pixel artist perspective.
Not as single color bitmaps, but using pixelart techniques to create your typeface.
So, pixel the numbers 0 - 9 and the alphabet in either UPPERCASE or  lowercase
(or both if you're feeling adventurous and have time) in your own creative way.

Colours: More than 2 (excludes transparency) but less than 32 colors.
Canvas Size: No real restrictions, but this is not for newspaper 'war' headlines, k.
Transparency: Allowed

SPECIAL NOTE: No external AA.

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/30/2008 02:59  |    19
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The Nature: FTW! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

a Flowers Revenge by Mirage
One More Time by iLKke
mmmm-Van! by jamon


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Nature: FTW! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 7/7/2008 00:04  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Pixel-graphy.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 7/7/2008 00:04  |    5
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Challenge winner pain challenges you to pixel your own version of a famous picture/photograph.
Easily recognizable photo preferred. For example the Tiananmen Square tank, the WWII kiss, Che Guevara's portrait, etc. You shouldn't look at your ref picture at all while pixelling.
Study the original and only begin pixelling once you have it committed to memory.
Honor system, you cheating, lazy bums.

Canvas Size - up to 320x240
Colors - 32 Max
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 @ 7/7/2008 00:04  |    21
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8bit killer is a lovely little retro Game Maker-made FPS that combines a NES aesthetic with gameplay and 3D engine similar to Wolfenstein 3-D. It consists of 4 chapters with 3 levels each. It's quite amusing and should be able to entertain you for an hour or so (assuming you use Windows).

Download here. Use the WASD or arrow keys to walk, press space to choose between weapons, move the mouse to look, press the left mouse button to shoot and press the right mouse button to open doors. Esc ends the game.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 7/10/2008 08:50  |    15
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The Iconic Photo pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Pond - Moonlight by matt0
Afghan Girl by Stickman
'Lenin At The Tribune' by Assasin_pk3r


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Iconic Photo forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 7/21/2008 00:02  |    3
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Flower Power-ed.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 7/21/2008 00:02  |    2
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Pearl's story challenge winner M4rsellino challenges you this week to take a new approach to making a war themed icon.
- e.g. helmet, tank, sword, trooper ...

 - Colors: 32 Max
 - Canvas: 32 x 32
 - Transparency: No
 - Animation: No

* 32(color )*32x32 = 32768

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 7/21/2008 00:02  |    44
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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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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.

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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

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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 Show Yo Emoness pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Wonder by pixelaro
my cat is dead by banane4joy
Love is strange by Daxter


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Show Yo Emoness forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/20/2008 08:15  |    17
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ceddo challenges you to pixel a single isometric household item of your choice, drawn using fantasy/steampunk/sci-fi theme. Can be a lamp, phone, anything (no specific scale). Can be anything as long as it could have a household use.

Rules:
Canvas Size - Any
Colors - Use what you need
Transparency - Allowed
Animation - Allowed

The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/20/2008 08:15  |    21
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The Omnivortrait pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Violet by (:3)
the eye in the sky by grim666
Omnivortrait - TheManuz by TheManuz


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Omnivortrait forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 5/4/2009 01:23  |    3
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Mr. Lollige challenges you to create a scene, of any subject, using the circle template below. You are not allowed to go outside the boundaries of the circle.

Your image must be a scene, this means it must include some kind of background. You cannot create just a single object.

Canvas Size - Use this template:



Colors - Unrestricted.
Transparenecy - Required. However, the only transparency must be outside the circle.
Animation - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 5/4/2009 01:23  |    17
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The Side Ship pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Elk's Ark by Elk
mushroom fantasy by Pixelarg
Our best pilot is a pig?! - Weekly Challenge by JinnDEvil


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Side Ship forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/22/2009 03:30  |    4
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Egads!.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 6/22/2009 03:30  |    6
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Pixel your own interpretation of the tooth fairy. You may include a background if you wish, or you may simply draw the character, leaving the background transparent.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - Max 20.
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 Blueberry_pie @ 6/22/2009 03:30  |    16
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The The Mysterious Glow pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Are you gonna believe it fisherman ? by Ergg
I Wouldn't Open That... by Onichi
Mysterious glow by Fool


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the The Mysterious Glow forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 7/13/2009 01:23  |    6
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Create a scene using tall pixels that in some way depicts the giant lumberjack, Paul Bunyan. Remember, tall pixels mean that every pixel is twice the height of a regular pixel. Example of tall pixels.

The grid below has been provided to help you place your tall pixels. Feel free to modify it to suit your canvas size.

talltemp.png picture by tumble_weed

Canvas Size - Portrait canvas (the height of the canvas must be greater than the width).
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 @ 7/13/2009 01:23  |    10
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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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Canabalt is a fun little Flash game made by AdamAtomic using his flixel library. In the game, you control a running man as he makes his 'daring escape', presumably from the futuristic robots that can be seen destroying the city in the background. All you have to do is press the X or C key at the right times to jump over obstacles and to leap to the next rooftop, which gets pretty challenging after a while. The audio and visuals are quite good and do a great job at creating a sense of urgency. Give it a try.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/1/2009 04:46  |    33
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Go! Underground (地底へドンドン!) is a short 2D platformer from Japanese game developer Dot Zo Games. The game puts you in the shoes of an archeologist searching for ancient artefacts in an underground cave complex. Only a few treasure chests are exposed from the start; the rest can be found by solving puzzles or performing certain actions. Thankfully, the treasure info screen (accessed with the A key by default) provides you with hints on how to find everything.
The signs you can read in-game explain the game's mechanics by means of icons, so you don't even have to know Japanese to understand what to do. Controls can be viewed and changed under the settings menu at the top of the window.

The game has charming pixel art graphics and nice music, and shouldn't take more than an hour to complete. To download, go here and click the yellow button. Please note that Windows is required, as well as a minimum display resolution of 1280x720.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/18/2009 04:11  |    5 | Source
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The Seeing Red pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

McLaren 2007 by Lawrence
Death OR Dishonor by DawnBringer
Fear and Madness fight for life by Victor Rojo


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Seeing Red forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/21/2009 00:01  |    1
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Combine at least 2 of these sayings and pixel a literal interpretation of it:

1.  Let the Cat out of the bag
2.  Laugh all the way to the bank
3.  Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth
4.  People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones
5.  When Hell freezes over

Some examples:

Let the cat out of the bank. (options 1+2)
When broth freezes over. (options 5+3)
People in hell shouldn't throw bags. (options 4+5+1)



Canvas Size - Max 170 (width) x 110 (height).
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 Blueberry_pie @ 9/21/2009 00:01  |    20
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The The Opposite Sex! pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Womanly Me by Xion Night
Mr. Styx by styx
Lassie Skurwy, a SKinhead Woman by Skurwy87


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the The Opposite Sex! forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/28/2009 00:01  |    0
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Mixed Metaphors.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 9/28/2009 00:01  |    6
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Dex's challenge idea comes from the History Channel's popular TV Show, Life After People. The idea is to pixel a famous location as it would look years after humans have left the earth. You need to make sure this area is a historic or known location.

You can pick any number of years or days from this list. Pixel how your chosen location would be affected by Mother Nature. Some ideas are: A shrub-infested Lincoln Memorial, the collapse of Stonehenge, or the San Fransisco bridge after being abandoned for years. Be creative!

Canvas size - Max 320 (width) x 240 (height).
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 Blueberry_pie @ 9/28/2009 00:01  |    15
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The Mixed Metaphors pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Too Many Cooks in Hell spoil the Broth by Elk
Laugh All the Way To Hell by skeddles
Let the laugh cat to hell by Victor Rojo


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Mixed Metaphors forum thread for more information.
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You are to create a mock-up of an oblique game. Make sure that all your angled lines fit the perspective (45 degrees, as per the examples shown below).

An example of an oblique cube:

oblique.png picture by tumble_weed

Some screenshots from real games that use an oblique perspective:
Earthbound
Paperboy
Ultima VII

Also, have a look at these oblique mock-ups by PixelJoint members:
Helm
iLKke

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
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 Blueberry_pie @ 10/5/2009 00:02  |    21
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The Life After People pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Golden Gate Bridge in some years by TioLuko
Paris... by crusader333
Where's the head? by GuiZ


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Life After People forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/12/2009 00:01  |    0
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Obliqueworld.

VOTE NOW!
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/12/2009 00:01  |    3
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You have a silly walk and are looking for a government grant in order to
develop it. Therefore, you must create a walk cycle animation for a character showcasing your proposed silly walk.

The more crazy/ridiculous/silly the better.

Canvas Size - Max 96 x 96.
Colours - Unrestricted.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - Required. The animation must loop seamlessly.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/12/2009 00:01  |    13
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The Obliqueworld pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Toc Through the Blue Gate by Kaiseto
A.G.E.C (Animal God Eat Cake) by Victor Rojo
Krush World by ui_


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Obliqueworld forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/19/2009 00:01  |    9
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Silly Walk Cycle.

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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 10/19/2009 00:01  |    1
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Create an image representing one of the seven deadly sins using the Windows 7 Paint default palette provided below.

The seven deadly sins are:

Lust (try to keep it appropriate!)
Gluttony
Greed
Sloth
Wrath
Envy
Pride

Canvas Size - Max 200 x 150. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colours - Max 20. Use only colours from the Windows 7 Paint default palette:

Windows7-1.png picture by tumble_weed
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 Blueberry_pie @ 10/19/2009 00:01  |    16
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The Windows Se7en pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Wrath Be My Name by DawnBringer
Gluttony-Money to Burn by SHANN0N
Mr Creosote - Weekly Challenge by Jinn


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Windows Se7en forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/2/2009 00:01  |    1
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Zombeh Love.

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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/2/2009 00:01  |    1
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The month of Movember is now upon us, therefore we want you to make a portrait of an original character with a moustache (no real life people or existing characters).

Your character does not have to be male (or human!); you may decide to create a moustachioed miss or even a martian monster with a monstrous martian moustache if you so wish.

Canvas Size - Max 100 x 100.
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 Blueberry_pie @ 11/2/2009 00:01  |    9
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The Movember 'Stache pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Stachio by ThereIsNoCure
The Wall by ElectroNico
Bloody Moustache by DanielHyaku


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Movember 'Stache forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/16/2009 00:01  |    3
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Challenge winner Kaiseto wants you to pixel a scene or landscape showing a setting that displays two or more different movie genres mixed together. Choose at least 2 of the following genres:

    Sports
    Romance
    Monster movie
    Western
    Steampunk
    Noir

Make sure to mention which genres you're using.

Canvas Size - Min 150 x 100; Max 240 x 160. Either horizontal or vertical.
Colors - Max 32.
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 Blueberry_pie @ 11/16/2009 00:01  |    6
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The Coloured Creatures pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Oh happy day! by Elk
Yonisaurus by Fool
Mr.Beerbird by 4tochkin


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Coloured Creatures forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/23/2009 00:01  |    8
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: Genre Bending.

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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/23/2009 00:01  |    1
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Lollige challenges you to pixel someone listening to music with just 8 colors. If you want to, you can even pick a song and try to draw your image in the mood of that specific song.

Canvas Size - Exactly 150 (width) x 50 (height).
Colors - Exactly 8.
Transparancy - 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 @ 11/23/2009 00:01  |    11
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The Genre Bending pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Franken-San by Synth
Wild soccer by a3um
Scene 2 by slym


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Genre Bending forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/30/2009   |    0
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It's time to head on over to the forum and vote for the latest pixel art challenge: 8 Color Music.

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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 11/30/2009 00:01  |    9
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Summer is right around the corner for those in the Southern Hemisphere. Therefore, challenge winner Adarias challenges you to create a PSP mockup for a beach party game featuring ROBOTS!

Oh yeah, you know what I'm talking about...all those bronze beauties rubbing oil on each other, letting off some of the year's steam and kicking it into neutral for a while, recharging their batteries and going wild on pure ethanol. Yup, it's robots on the beach!

Canvas Size - Exactly 240 x 136.
Colors - Unrestricted.
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 Blueberry_pie @ 11/30/2009 00:01  |    8
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The Best. Challenge. Ever. pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

Santa Baby by Jaeden
The Simpsonator by inphy
The cartoonist by cornice


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Best. Challenge. Ever. forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 12/28/2009 00:01  |    0
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 12/28/2009 00:01  |    0
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Create something using the restrictions from any challenge this year. The challenge thread will have a list of all challenges from 2009.

Only new or previously unfinished entries; nothing that's been submitted before. Also, make sure to mention which challenge your entry is for.

Bonus round: Post a comment here and tell us what your favourite challenge(s) from this year were! We'd love to hear your thoughts.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 12/28/2009 00:02  |    6
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The Create-a-Controller pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:

The Button by Phones
Best Motherfucking Controller EVAR by Jeremy
multitouch controller by alcheim


Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Create-a-Controller forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 3/29/2010 00:01  |    1
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Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 3/29/2010 00:01  |    0
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Welcome to the 5th April Fool's Gallery challenge.

For this challenge we want you to take a look at the gallery of another PJ member and try to emulate their style. Can you fool us into thinking your work is theirs? Well...can you?

No list of restrictions this week; pick what restrictions are appropriate for your chosen artist. Just make sure your entry is entirely your own work and that you name the pixel artist you are attempting to emulate in your description.

For inspiration, have a look at the entries for the previous four April Fool's Gallery challenges [1] [2] [3] [4]



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 3/29/2010 00:01  |    17
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Hero Core is a superb 2D shooter by Daniel Remar (best known for making Iji). You control Flip Hero in his quest to destroy the machine warlord Cruiser Tetron once and for all. While it is possible to fight Tetron very early in the game, you can also choose to explore the game world (in a manner reminiscent of the Metroid games) to upgrade your weapons and defences. The game features simple but effective 1-bit graphics, a cool retro soundtrack and some well-designed game mechanics and bosses. Expect a lot of intense bullet dodging and button mashing (an autofire option is available, however).

Screenshots, video and download link here. (Windows only)

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 5/4/2010 00:55  |    17
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Two freeware Commodore 64-style games comin' atcha.


Grand Mystic Quest of Discovery
is a Flash-based puzzle platformer made by hulahulahest for the 19th Ludum Dare competition. You control a wizard in his quest to discover the secret of some ancient ruins. Learning spells gains you access to new areas, eventually allowing you to collect all six scroll pieces and find the exit. Due to the fact that it was made in 48 hours, the game contains no sound and has a somewhat disappointing ending, but the gameplay and pixel art graphics are solid. It takes about an hour to complete the game; your progress is saved automatically.

Rocky Memphis and the Temple of Ophuxoff is a downloadable platform game for Windows and Mac in which you guide the titular character through a large temple filled with monsters and treasure. The game presents you with the daunting task of collecting all 4000 pieces of treasure, which is done in a manner very similar to the gameplay in Jet Set Willy. Fortunately, a save function is available as well as an automatic mapper that keeps track of the rooms you've visited and completed, which makes things quite manageable and suitable for playing in short bursts. The level design and powerup placement appear to have been made with speedrunning in mind, so that should provide an extra challenge for those so inclined.

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 12/21/2010 09:59  |    3
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April was a month dominated by characters in scenery. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

Grandpa, it was this big by junkboy
The Cap socks Hitler! by The B.O.B.
Dark by Kaiseto
Mosquito's Insomnia Title Screen by albertov
Horny Chieftain by iLKke
Great Squidfish Crusade by Mrmo Tarius
Firewood Invasion by a3um
Sunset of a Human Life by a3um
Walk on the Wild Side by jalonso
Goodbye to the Ancestors by Mrmo Tarius

 

Posted by Blueberry_pie @ 5/18/2011 11:13  |    13

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