Thursday, December 30, 2010

Megapont

Let me introduce some really seriously amazing pixel artists from Russia - the Megapont team. You really need to check their site.

Megapont.ru

Megapont.ru

Megapont.ru

Monday, December 27, 2010

Unruly Pixel art competition

Guys from Unruly Media are running some nice pixel-art competition to create some pixel-art icons to be used on the display of their office.


You can check more info regarding the competition here

Monday, December 20, 2010

Lemon64 for all your Commodore fans


If you have any warm feeling about Commodore C64 - you need to visit http://www.lemon64.com/ (if you haven't done so already). It's a great site with lots of pixel art graphics from C64 games (there's much more than just games). Highly recommended!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Attack of the Mutant Sheeps

The BlackMoon Design team has launched new iPhone game today – “Attack of the Mutant Sheeps”. The game is quite simple, yet it’s fun and challenging. There's some crude humor into the game – you must protect your hot-dog from being eaten by a bunch of mutated (and possibly aggressive) sheeps.

The game is available on AppStore

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mission in Snowdriftland

Here's a advent calendar that you might like.
Mission in Snowdriftland is a game with some very nice pixel-art graphics. There are 24 levels - each one unlocked every day.
When you finish the level there are some indie game related goodies to download.

Check it at http://www.mission-in-snowdriftland.com/

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Excellent C64 pixel-art illustrations

C64 pixel art

If you would like to check some GREAT old stuff pixel-art (made on or for Commodore 64) go to c64pixels.com. Totally awesome site!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Arcade Aid

Can you name all 56 classic titles hidden on the huge (and totally awesome) pixel-art illustration? Go to http://www.arcadeaid.com/challengingstage/ and check for yourself!

Arcade Aid

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

piq - online pixel art editor

If you're in deep need to create some basic pixel-art and somehow you've ended up without all your pixel-art tool - you might like to check piq - a online pixel art editor. It's not very complex, but it'll do for fast, simple things.
You can check the piq here.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Fun like in the old days


There are some pretty good flash games, that try to follow (graphically and with similar playability) the good old games from 80's and 90's. Check 8bitflashgames.com for yourself - there are some really nice gems over there.

Friday, September 10, 2010

8bitcollective

8bitcollective
Here's a great place if you would like to hear some nice, 8-bit music - 8bc.org. Totally great site!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Pix'n Love Rush

Here's a great game with huge retro feel for iPhone - Pix'n Love Rush. It's totally cool!


Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Some really cool stuff from the past

Check Ray B.'s gallery with some art he made for games for C64 back in the 80's.
It's pretty amazing what can be done with only 16 ugly colors and resulotion of 160x200.

Ray B. C64 art

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Mecha-Firefoxzilla is back!

Mecha Firefoxzilla is back!

I've made this piece for Mozilla Creative Collective challenge - http://creative.mozilla.org/designs/2453 (if you could post comments about it there that would be cool, thanks;)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Illuminatrix animated LED matrix

If you would like to have your pixel-art animation showacased to thousands of people during the Burning Man 2010 festival in Black Rock City, Nevada - go for this site. You can create your animation there in the special editor or write-up some Javascript. The animations will be displayed on the LED board during the festival.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

If todays video games came out in the 90's

Great post at buzzfeed.com with some very nice pixel-art, showing how todays video games would look if there were done 20 years ago. A must see!


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Cube Dudes

Angus MacLane moved pixel art to our analog world - by creating a collection of "Cube Dudes" - 8bit characters made of Lego bricks. Check the collection on Flickr - it's really cool.


Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fix Pix

FixPix game

If you like the sweet isometic pixel-art graphics by eBoy you would love Fix Pix game for iPhone (using eBoy's art for puzzles).
You can learn more about the game (and play it's Flash version) on http://www.delicioustoys.de/fixpix/

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Desk is 8-bit

Pretty sweet motion-movie heavily inspired by pixel-art by Alex Varanese.

MY DESK IS 8-BIT from alex varanese on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Jalonso at bugpixel.com

Check out some truly master pixel art by Jalonso at http://bugpixel.com. Totally blown my mind. Thanks for Iuri for sharing the link.

BugPixel

BugPixel

BugPixel

Friday, June 11, 2010

Funkybot 3000

Funkybot 3000

Check the pretty cool "rhythm" game with some nice old-school pixel-art graphics - Funkybot3000 by Eddie Lee.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lost as point-and-click game from the early 90's

Lost as adventure game

Remeber Zak Mckracken? Well - if you played those point-and-click games down in the 90's and you're the Lost fan - here's something for you. Guys from Penney Design visualized the tv's LOST as old school adventure game.
Pretty cool - check it for yourself.

Friday, May 28, 2010

The Incident

the Incident

There's a really sweet game soon-to-be-released by Matt Comi and Neven Mrgan. Check it out at http://bigbucketsoftware.com/theincident/

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Flixel


Flixel is a library of classes for Action Script 3 which makes pixel-art based game development much easier. If you're not a Flash game developer this might not excite you much, but collection of 40 great pixel-art games which uses the flixel engine will surely excite everybody. Go ahead and check them out at flixel site flixel.org/games/

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Super Mario Crossover

Ever wanted to play Mario with other famous 8-bit characters from NES games? Here's exactly something for you - a game where you can play one of 6 NES characters in Mario world. Enjoy!

Super Mario Crossover

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pixelturtle

Please check some totally awesome pixelart by Pixelturtle - seriously good pixel-art.

pixel art by Pixelturtle

pixel art by Pixelturtle

pixel art by Pixelturtle

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Tetris vs. Contra

Some animation heavily inspired by classic 8-bit titles. Really funny one!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Margus Teska

Here's some very nice pixel-art tv commercial made by Margus Teska for estonian tv.



You can also check Margus deviantart gallery.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

My pixel-art illustration and article in Digital Artist magazine

I've wrote a article about pixel art with a 6 page long tutorial about creating isometric scenes in Digital Artist magazine. You can check more regarding the illustration and article at BlackMoon's main site - here.

Just visiting

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Francis Coulombe

Some extremely good pixel art pieces from Francis Coulombe - animator, pixel artist and indie game designer.
Check his portfolio at frankiesmileshow.com

Francis Coulombe

Thursday, April 8, 2010

8bit army attacking New York

Awesome video with loads of 8bit characters.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Infectonator World Dominator

If you're into zombies, world domination and pixel art - here's a great game for you - Infectonator World Dominator.

Infectonator World Dominator

Friday, March 26, 2010

"Coin Op" for a good cause

Would you like to get a really cool pixel art poster by Army of Trolls and help a good cause at the same time?
Now you can - there's a sweet "Coin Op" poster sale at postercauseproject.bigcartel.com. Go get it!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ian Schlaepfer aka. Big Brother

Ian has got a great gallery of pixel art at his pixeljoint.com profile. A must see!

Ian Schlaepfer

Ian Schlaepfer

Ian Schlaepfer

Almost like a time machine

ZXSpectrum

If you would like to go back in time to 80's and play some computer games from that era - here's a great site for you: http://zxspectrum.net/. It's a fully working ZXSpectrum emulator - and it works straight in your browser. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Escape from the Planet of Robot Monsters

Escape from the Planet of Robot Monsters

The BlackMoon Design team (myself included) published a facebook based flash game called "Escape from the Planet of Robot Monsters". It's a nicely looking pixel art shooter. You can check the game here.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Droplet

Here's a nice flash game with a very 8-bit feel, made by Photon Storm.
Apart from being pixel-art style - it has a really nice gameplay. You can check the game here.

Droplet game

Friday, February 19, 2010

Paint 3D

You might want to take a look at a very nice 3D editor called Paint3D. You can create 3D images (and 3D pixel art) the same way as in ordinary Paint - how cool is that?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Some beautiful old art from vintage video games

Some time ago there has been a great post on webdesignerdepot.com, talking about video game design over the decades.
To me the begining part was the most interesting - games in the early 90's got a very nice pixel-art gamearts.
Check the list for yourself at webdesignerdepot.com.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Adam "SpriterDex"

Well - SpriterDex pixels are pretty damn sweet. And since he's just 16 - who knows what he can achieve in 5 or 6 years?
In the meanwhile - check out his profile at DeviantArt.

SpriterDex pixel art

SpriterDex pixel art

SpriterDex pixel art