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Create an image using the snow globe canvas shown below. Your image doesn't actually have to be a snow globe, if you don't want.

The image is divided into two sections: the globe and the base. Each of these two sections must use a different set of colours. You can decide to split the colours however you want; for example, you could have 10 colours in both sections or 4 in one and 16 in the other.


Canvas Size - Use the provided canvas.
Colours - Max 21. Transparency counts as a colour. Each section (globe and base) must use a completely different set of colours.
Transparency - Required, but only outside the canvas.
Animation - Optional.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore at 12/22/2014 12:01:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
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The Doom Sprite 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 Doom Sprite forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 12/22/2014 | 0 comments | Share
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The following pixel artists produced Pixel Joint's top rated pixel art for November 2014. Many thanks go out to this month's top pixel artists and all the members who took time to rate.

 

#1 Pixel ArtA new Wario Land by Snake
#2 Pixel ArtNeverending straight by Mrmo Tarius
#3 Pixel ArtThe Laser Sharks by Snake
#4 Pixel ArtSome Quest by vedsten
#5 Pixel ArtROA - Fire Stage by johanvinet
#6 Pixel ArtPacific Grove, CA by slym
#7 Pixel ArtGreat A Tuin by Jinn
#8 Pixel ArtFour Fine Forest Friends by tyrant
#9 Pixel ArtTechnotitlan by iLKke
#10 Pixel ArtMotorbike Race by CooliePixel
Posted by Gecimen at 12/17/2014 11:15:00 AM | 5 comments | Share
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Battle Through A War-Torn America In NES-Style Game Steel Assault
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Posted by 8 Bit Dreams at 12/15/2014 6:38:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
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The Tabletop 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 Tabletop forum thread for more information.
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Posted by skamocore at 12/15/2014 12:01:00 AM | 0 comments | Share
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Create a full-bodied sprite of an original character that is either casting magic or using a technologically advanced weapon.

If you choose to make a magic user, your sprite must be wearing something purple and facing to the right -->

If you choose to make a tech user, your sprite must be wearing something cyan and facing to the left <--

Who will win? Well, it's up to you.

Canvas Size - Max 64 x 64.
Colours - Max 16. Transparency counts as a colour.
Transparency - Required.
Animation - No.



The challenge thread will have all the challenge updates. The thread is also a great place to post your WIPs.
Posted by skamocore at 12/15/2014 12:01:00 AM | 16 comments | Share
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5734L3R is a platformer that focuses on atmosphere and exploration in a world of robots.
Pixelart by winged doom and Programmed by Yanrishatum (PJs Image Specs Tool and the extended update)
Music by ShinnyMetal and Sound Design by ShrackAttack

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Posted by jalonso at 12/13/2014 4:19:00 AM | 3 comments | Share
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Please help our pixel art game Graveyard March win the App of the Year Award.

Posted by Ransom.00 at 12/12/2014 5:09:00 AM | 1 comments | Share
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The latest collection of PJer finds, creations and other stuff.

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Posted by jalonso at 12/8/2014 5:31:00 AM | 6 comments | Share

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