Stray Pixels 9-30-15


The latest collection of PJer finds, creations and other stuff.

Legend of the Elements is a set of structures to let you and a group of friends play out a story of elemental magic and kung-fu wuxia action. Inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender, Jim Butcher's Codex Alera series, and the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, though you need no knowledge of any of those things, or even of roleplaying in general, to play the game. Created by Ego

• Super Mutant Alien Assault createdby vierbit is now on Steam HERE. Found by skamocore

• Two great looking pixel games on Steam. Rock Boshers HERE and Xeodrifter HERE. Found by skamocore

Jupitron made a new game Deathbutton (forum thread) for Bitlap's game site Found by jalonso

pop nebula dreamer has launched a Kickstarter campaign for his Almace project HERE. Episode 3 trailer Found by jalonso

• Who doesn't love with a pixel art Bob Ross-esque fellow? That's the promise of Pixel 8, a game that's about speed-painting pixel art. See the promo HERE. The developers at Playing with Giants will be releasing this one as a free download this Thursday, September 17th. Game's forum thread HERE, Found by 8 Bit Dreams

• Deadbolt is a game made by Hopoo, one of the persons behind Risk of Rain. Download the alpha demo HERE. 8 stages, loads of fun! Found by AKA_Mathieu

• Slime Boy by PJer VGX Out now on Google Play FREE HERE. One touch game, jump over the spiky ball, collect coins, get a high score and unlock more characters. Found by jalonso

• Is the art for your video game taking too long to create? Uncover the secrets to creating stunning graphics with 'Pixel Art for Game Developers'. The premier how-to book on Pixel Art and Pixel Art software, it focuses on the universal principles of the craft HERE. Found by dsilber

• Pixels created on the C64, Amiga,  Koala Paint (Joystick operated!) and Deluxe Paint IV. The images come with short descriptions on how they were conceived HERE. Found by vlim

• 10 charming 8bit gifs depicting everyday life in Japan HERE. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

• Pixel watercolors meet pixelart. The junction between watercolors and pixel art, a medium fertilized by fascination with the simpler display tech of the 80's, perfectly demonstrates the power of nostalgia in Elucidation, Adam Lister's new show at White Walls in San Francisco HERE.Found by 8 Bit Dreams

• Graphic artist Michael Myers was hired by Copypop to re-create images from classic ads as retro pixel art, and the finished products are pretty great HERE. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Mason Lindroth makes amazing 'pixel' anims and games. Found by Manupix

• Cityscapes, giant robots and more by Pixel artist Valeriya Sanchillo a.k.a. Waneella HERE. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

• Octavi Navarro, graphic designer and children’s books illustrator from Barcelona, who also paints pixel art scenes inhabited by tiny characters, under the name Pixels, Huh. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Pixel Art Guild aims is to bring pixel artists and pixel lovers together. Send them your (or others) pixel art galleries and games to to be featured on the site. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Super Happy Pixel Dungeon is the art portfolio of Matt Frith. A must see!. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Pixel Scenery- THE WORLD IN PIXELS. No art belongs to the blog's curators, most is reblogged! If you see an image that belongs to you and would like credit or removal, please don't hesitate to let them know. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

Pixeldriver! art site/portfolio by Kirk Barnett. Found by 8 Bit Dreams

• Cute little pixel editor PixelShop, it has a cool animation feature with some precise timing options. Found by Volrak_Rutra

• Easy to understand animation guide for Graphics Gale on Pixeldriver! Found by 8 Bit Dreams

• A video on our biggest enemy the jpeg HERE. Found by skamocore

Canal + channel has published a clip of  the upcoming changes to its program schedule HERE Found by 8 Bit Dreams

• Recording the development of Super Mario Bros, with Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka to promote the new Super Mario Maker and celebrate the 30th anniversary HERE. Found by Pixelart_kid

• Pixel Art Summoner's Rift Wallpaper HERE featuring pixels by Found by Manupix

The new PJv3 is up and running but bugs and glitches abound. Please pm a Mod or post your find in the forum thread PJv3 Bugs and Glitches

Fix Blurred Pixels and More!
• 'Fixeljoint' Firefox extension HERE Chrome extension HERE. Created by EdJr

PJs Expansion Pack mostly created by skeddles and Yanrishatum but also includes other addons found by PJers.
Addons for Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera and Canary.
The latest ISO collab ISOtopes is up and running and moving fast. Check it out and join the fun HERE.
OPP is back and better than ever. The latest focus is on animations. Join the fun!
As always, if you find interesting pixel related things to post in the next StrayPixels send in as news or PM jalonso with details.
We edit and fix all typos so don't be shy.

Posted by jalonso @ 8/21/2015 05:36  |    6


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Carnivac (Level 8 Behemoth) @ 10/1/2015 01:14

ROCK BOSHERS and XEODRIFTER are on consoles too.  I got Xeodrifter free with PS Plus for PS4 and Vita (there's still a few days left if you haven't got it yet).  And Rock Boshers I got for PS4 and Vita some time ago (and you should also check out Aqua Kitty by the same developer too).  There's a couple of very nicely done pixel PS4 themes for Rock Boshers coming soon too. :)

Drazile (Level 7 Ichikyu) @ 9/30/2015 17:19

Rrr... so much misuse of the term '8-bit'...

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 9/30/2015 11:47

So no giant list then?

jalonso (Level 11 Godfather) @ 9/30/2015 10:24

We try to post a Stray Pixel at the end of the month. Just go thru news archive and every month (cept last month)  should have one with 'pixel gold' to be discovered.

Whenever anyone finds a cool thing send it to me or post as news from your profile.

Fusionnist (Level 10 Operative) @ 9/30/2015 09:39

Omg slime boy has 10 total downloads... 11 now ;)

How do the stray pixels work? Is there an archive/list of everything?

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