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Pixelween is over! But whilst we are waiting for the results to come in, we have a bonus challenge for you. You can also join this challenge if you did not take part in pixelween!

This weeks movie is a crossover. Take one of the themes of another Pixelween entry and combine it with yours, or if you haven't participated yet pick 2 Pixelween franchises to inspire your new movie.

You can choose whether you want to include text on your poster or not, but focus on the image either way.

Technical requirements for this week:

Canvas Size - exactly 80 (horizontal) x 120 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 4, from this palette (so don't use all colors!):


This is the Sheltzy32 palette which we've been using for all of Pixelween2021
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 Hapiel @ 10/25/2021 02:38  |    8
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The Pixelween: In Space pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Pixelween: In Space forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 10/25/2021 02:37  |    0
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We know many of you can not see the comment boxes, this is a bug that we're trying to solve!
 
In the meanwhile, there is an easy workaround:
 
Visit https://pixeljoint.com instead of the http:// version. Here the comment/pm/description box should work fine. Good luck, and hopefully we'll get this fixed soon!
Posted by Hapiel @ 10/23/2021 12:23  |    7
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for September 2021.

Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

A sprout./pixelart#1 Pixel Art

A sprout./pixelart

A sprout.
by Luca

S.T.A.L.K.E.R./pixelart#2 Pixel Art

S.T.A.L.K.E.R./pixelart

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
by brullov

anxious/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

anxious/pixelart

anxious
by came2slideHappy Birthday 8/1

Soup/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Soup/pixelart

Soup
by cjlm123

Pho/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Pho/pixelart

Pho
by jeremy

Adjudicator/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Adjudicator/pixelart

Adjudicator
by Fleja2003

mockup - Explore screen/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

mockup - Explore screen/pixelart

mockup - Explore screen
by Winoma_s

Resting Place/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Resting Place/pixelart

Resting Place
by Fleja2003

Skycutter./pixelart#9 Pixel Art

Skycutter./pixelart

Skycutter.
by Luca

7:22 Sprinter richting Utrecht Centraal/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

7:22 Sprinter richting Utrecht Centraal/pixelart

7:22 Sprinter richting Utrecht Centraal
by Weerdmeester

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Posted by Adarias @ 10/20/2021 14:24  |    9
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After several months of development my first full release game is finished and ready for download!
The game can be downloaded for free on Itch.

Download Cozy Days (Itch.io)

Cozy Days is a relaxing sandbox game featuring a peaceful house with a warm and cozy fireplace at its heart. 

Throw chunky logs into the fireplace, light a few candles and enjoy the crunchy crackling of timber and the soothing dance of glowing tiny pixels as the midi based retro music plays in the background. 

Cozy Days simply provides a calming hygge ambiance for relaxing, studying, reading, sleeping and meditating.

You can also organize the items in the house to create your personal space. 

I wish you all cozy days! :)

Posted by Theoden @ 10/19/2021 01:28  |    14
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The Pixelween: The Attack of pixel art challenge is complete and we have three new champions. This week's challenge awards go to the following pieces:



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the Pixelween: The Attack of forum thread for more information.
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Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/18/2021 10:20  |    0
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All weekly challenges until October 24th are part of Pixelween 2021, a contest with prizes.

This weeks sequel is about the bride of [...]. We can't wait to see how you'll creatively apply this to your themes!

You can choose whether you want to include text on your poster or not, but focus on the image either way.

Technical requirements for this week:

Canvas Size - exactly 80 (horizontal) x 120 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 32, use this palette:

This is the Sheltzy32 palette which we've been using for all of Pixelween2021
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 Hapiel @ 10/18/2021 00:34  |    0
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EDIT: This post finally contains the full list of participants! Thanks for a record-breaking week!

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



Thanks so much to all who took the time to vote and participate in the challenge! Check out the The Beginning forum thread for more information.

Read the full post...

Posted by sedgemonkey @ 10/11/2021 11:47  |    0
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All weekly challenges until October 24th are part of Pixelween 2021, a contest with prizes.

You will be drawing a poster for a sequel for your movie franchise, and this sequel is the Space Edition! You could title it "[...] In Space" or something similar and the story obviously takes place somewhere not on earth!

It should be a continuation of your previous movies, but if you did not yet submit an entry for previous Pixelween rounds you're free to pick any subject to put in space.

You can choose whether you want to include text on your poster or not, but focus on the image either way.

Technical requirements for this week:

Canvas Size - exactly 80 (horizontal) x 120 (vertical) pixels.
Colors - Max 16, use this palette:

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 Hapiel @ 10/11/2021 00:38  |    4

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