Weekly Roundup

It’s Easter Sunday, which means it’s time for a new Weekly Roundup! And with a holiday, this week is bound to be packed to the brim.

Tales of Ostlea

Over on Tales of Ostlea, Easter is being celebrated with the opening of the temporary Ostern Valley biome, where a brand new creature is temporarily available until the 22nd of April. Lepins are also breedable from now until the 20th.

Path of the Pixel

Earlier this week, Path of the Pixel saw the release of the next part in the Pixel Art tutorial series, this time about how to make the sprite’s outlines. It deals with some very important basics, so it’s well worth a read for anyone interested in pixel art!

Mysgardia

On Mysgardia the Black Market is open today only, in honour of Easter. That’s not all the news for Mysgardia however: the Help pages have received an extensive update on Friday, now including bios on all creatures! Three creatures still need to get some information added, but it is being worked on right this moment.

Lastly, a questionnaire is now available. This questionnaire will help us learn more about the Mysgardia members, allowing us to tailor the site more to the wishes of the users. So make sure to take it if you wish to influence the future of the site!

  • Around our Network: Path of the Pixel

    Drawing the Line: the Sprite Outlines

    You know about the basics, checked out the first steps, and prepared a sketch to work from. In other words, you’re ready to start putting down your first actual pixels! We’re going to get started with the sprite outlines. First we’re going to have a look at the basics of pixel lines, and then we’ll apply what we’ve learned to the sketch we prepared in the previous lesson! Straight lines Let’s revisit the definition of pixel art for a moment: an artwork in which every single pixel was placed with an express purpose in mind. Knowing that, it follows that making … Continue reading