The 8Bit Deck is a regular ol’ deck of playing cards, only with some very nice pixel art replacing the traditional styling. The cards were made by artist Michael Myers (who you might remember did our old social media banners), and are available to purchase here.
This 12-minute animated pixel art short by Paul Robertson (Pirate Baby) and Ivan Dixon is a fantasy epic quite unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. And by that I mean, it’s very Australian. With a language warning to match.
In a 21st century world of free software, powerful computers, tablets and mice, making pixel art is fairly easy! In the 1980s, though, your favourite games had to be made on expensive and highly specialised equipment.