Ah yes, the grass tile...Generally the first tile anyone does, because hey, if you're making an RPG, and you plan to have it take place on a world, you're probably going to need grass. [...] Grass, when you think about it, is millions of tiny blades randomly growing at different upward angles, and unless it's been stamped down flat or mowed to perfection, doesn't look smooth. So why make a tile that does? [more inside]
posted by smcg
on Mar 21, 2013 -
Iconic Portraits Formed by Clusters of Tiny People.
Starting his creative career as a street artist, Craig Alan
developed his portraiture skills while earning a living to further fund his artistic pursuits. Since that point, the artist has been honing in on his craft and creating something more than your average portrait. He represents people as an amalgam of other people. The artist's portfolio boasts a series of inventive portraits of iconic figures whose visage appears to be composed of tiny pixels. Upon closer inspection, the spectator can see that the pixels are, in fact, people. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Jul 2, 2012 -
(aka Jonatan Söderström) is a prolific independent videogame developer. His games are known for playing against genre expectations and their surreal storytelling qualities (as in David Lynch surreal). His latest effort (a collaboration with his brother
and FUCKING WEREWOLF ASSO
) is called KEYBOARD DRUMSET FUCKING WEREWOLF
. It's about an eskimo that that turns into a werewolf and the events that follow. Sound weird? It is. Available in pc and mac flavours.
posted by pancreas
on Nov 5, 2011 -
Friday Downloadable Fun: Pixelships
is a freeware combination of Pokemon and Defender. Destroy, collect, and upgrade 160 pixelized spaceships in a series of randomly generated levels. The sequel, Pixelships Retro
, is now out and is available as shareware.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn
on Jul 7, 2011 -
is a collaborative game (a bit like Everybody Edits
) in which each player controls a pixel. The goal is to create formations with other players before the time expires.
posted by sveskemus
on Aug 31, 2010 -
Autism is a puzzling and disastrous disorder which has recently spread to affect 1 in 150, according to new government data; now there is a new non-profit "pixel-based" site to organize the community and fund research and services. A bit of a "who's who" in the field...
posted by oberleit
on Feb 17, 2007 -
is a mechanical thermo dynamic display which does not rely on any electricity. Stuff you learnt in school helps!
posted by riffola
on Jan 3, 2006 -
how few pixels are needed to still be "porn"? "...I started experimenting with thumbnails that my mom could tell were porn. Then I started applying filters and such to see if I could obscure the suggestive content into a more abstracted form..."
Has this art touched upon a new art?
posted by jcterminal
on Feb 8, 2002 -
is neat, albeit hard to understand quickly. Basically, it's a gallery of icon art, i.e. art made from those very small images of Windows fame. There are some neat things up here.
posted by tdecius
on Oct 19, 1999 -