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Hey everyone, the game I helped work on, REM Cycles, releases today!

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/790633544363671552/826866584396103710/unknown.png

This turn-based tactics rogue-like adventure features 10 playable characters, a fun pixel aesthetic, and a very funky soundtrack. Explore the world of dreams, confront a mysterious antagonist, and witness over 50 support conversations between characters as you search for meaning in sleep.

I worked on this project with the talented developer Danny, a quick quipped writer, Emily and an upbeat composer, Felix

Find it on Steam here!

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Posted by Sarahboev @ 3/31/2021 10:12  |    6
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It's time again for this PJ yearly tradition, the April fools challenge!

You're challenged to make a piece in the style of another pixel artist. Who inspires you, and can you fool your audience into thinking the work belongs to them? Please link to the artist you're imitating in the description of your piece.

Also, click here to see last years edition as an example.

Canvas Size - Unrestricted.
Colours - As many as you need.
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 Hapiel @ 3/29/2021 00:01  |    5
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The World Within a Bottle 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 World Within a Bottle forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Hapiel @ 3/29/2021 00:01  |    0
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Welcome to Nerdtendo™! As a new intern in our Design department, you'll be in charge of designing our next handheld console! We want you to come up with a design for our customers to run a fantasy console on our hardware.

Design brief:

The handheld console must have:
- a d-pad
- a screen
- 4 buttons

You must choose one of the runner-up palettes of the 14-colour palette competition to draw your piece:

- Janinhus

- Mirre



- Jinn



- Drea


BONUS: A mockup onscreen, animated or static, is a welcome detail.

Canvas Size -100x100 px
Colours - max 15
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 Gecimen @ 3/22/2021 03:08  |    1
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The Perfect Fit 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 Perfect Fit forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 3/22/2021 03:07  |    0
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PJs next isometric collaboration has begun in the forum.
This time, the theme is medieval, including all medieval culture from all over the world and medieval fantasy (D&D, LOTRish stuff).
It's time to get medieval!

From now on, the collab contributors will be awarded with the brand new award icons.

Planet ISO Contributorfor all contributors

PrehISOria Top Contributor for the participant with the most contribution

Note: these awards are also given for our previous collab.

This project features Reo's award winning palette.

Read all the details and the project rules HERE!

Posted by Gecimen @ 3/17/2021 08:45  |    0
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14 color palette competition for our newest isometric collab, ISOrd & ISOrcery is over and we have a winner. The judges were your loyal moderators (at least two of us that did not participate in the contest), plus a selection of invited guests including Dawnbringer, Cyangmou, Vierbit, Jeremy, Wolfenoctis, Ptoing & StevenM.

  1. 14 Color Palette Compo 1st Place  Reo
  2. 14 Color Palette Compo 2nd Place Janinhus
  3. 14 Color Palette Compo 3rd Place Mirre
  4. 14 Color Palette Compo HM Jinn
  5. 14 Color Palette Compo HM Drea
Posted by Gecimen @ 3/17/2021 06:04  |    8
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for February 2021.
Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists, and all the members who took time to rate!

MEMEME/pixelart#1 Pixel Art

MEMEME/pixelart

MEMEME
by Wolfenoctis

Amigara Fault Self Portrait/pixelart#2 Pixel Art

Amigara Fault Self Portrait/pixelart

Amigara Fault Self Portrait
by Christoballs

Crisp Mountain Air/pixelart#3 Pixel Art

Crisp Mountain Air/pixelart

Crisp Mountain Air
by skeddles

Ecruteak/pixelart#4 Pixel Art

Ecruteak/pixelart

Ecruteak
by Zaebucca

Regular Sized Soup/pixelart#5 Pixel Art

Regular Sized Soup/pixelart

Regular Sized Soup
by Emperor_Pixel

Ghibli - Arrietty/pixelart#6 Pixel Art

Ghibli - Arrietty/pixelart

Ghibli - Arrietty
by TofuPxl

Plague Breaker - Title Screen/pixelart#7 Pixel Art

Plague Breaker - Title Screen/pixelart

Plague Breaker - Title Screen
by Christoballs

Moon Garage/pixelart#8 Pixel Art

Moon Garage/pixelart

Moon Garage
by GranderoHappy Birthday 1/20

RoboNinja // Rainy Smash/pixelart#9 Pixel Art

RoboNinja // Rainy Smash/pixelart

RoboNinja // Rainy Smash
by GravistaHappy Birthday 1/10

Metroid - Samus/pixelart#10 Pixel Art

Metroid - Samus/pixelart

Metroid - Samus
by GravistaHappy Birthday 1/10

Posted by Adarias @ 3/16/2021 06:59  |    2
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This week, we want you to draw something within a glass object, such as a ship or house in an 'impossible bottle', a snow globe or something displayed in a bell glass.

Canvas Size - Max 120x120 px
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 Gecimen @ 3/15/2021 03:22  |    0
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The Turntable 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 Turntable forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 3/15/2021 03:22  |    0
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This week we want you to create two (or more sprites) that fit perfectly one into another, filling all the voids in contact. Please depict the sprites both by themselves and connected (can be in the preview or description if you want).

Example:
vQf8GMk.gif (132×139)

Canvas Size - Max 64x64px per sprite.
Colours - Max. 20
Transparency -Needed.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Christoballs @ 3/8/2021 01:08  |    2
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The Link to the Present 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 Link to the Present forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Christoballs @ 3/8/2021 01:05  |    0
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The Johto Redrawn collaborative project is a pixel art re-imagining of the Johto region, from the Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal games, released between 1997 and 2001 on Gameboy and Gameboy Color.
The goal of the project was to redraw the entire Johto region in the contirbutors' own sprite styles, not unlike a reanimation collab.

It was started and coordinated by pixel artists audrey, Dewdneym, Foofarawr and PJ user Zaebucca!


The project has now reached a close, so you can look at the whole map on its dedicated website:


http://retroredrawn.com/johto/

Posted by Christoballs @ 3/1/2021 14:53  |    6
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Don't forget to comment on the pieces you like!

Not only does a comment have the potential to make the artist's day, if you post a lot you'll win one of the fancy new trophies

 
February's top commenter awards go to:
  1. Drea
  2. Hapiel
  3. SeDiceBisonte


And February's most favourited award goes to:
Most Faved Artist - October 2020 (#1) Wolfenoctis

Posted by Christoballs @ 3/2/2021 01:11  |    0
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Create an animation of something rotating around its own axis! Any axis is allowed, as long as your animation has at least 2 unique positions that can't be made by flipping or rotating the canvas.

Example: 
Cart Racer

Bonus challenge: Use an odd number of frames.

Canvas Size - Max 64x64.
Colours - Max. 20:
Transparency - Optional.
Animation - Yes, required.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by Gecimen @ 3/1/2021 04:19  |    0
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The C64 Demake 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 C64 Demake forum thread for more information.
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Posted by Gecimen @ 3/1/2021 04:19  |    1

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