Mouse | Winners for Mouse Microproject: 8-Bit Pixel Artist

March 10, 2021

Winners for Mouse Microproject: 8-Bit Pixel Artist

Our monthly Microproject competition continued this past month with the challenge to make an animated GIF in the 8-Bit pixel art style. We were astounded by the many creative and vibrantly playful submissions we received that all showcase the vast potential of digital art. Pixel art played an important role in video game history but you all showed us it still has quite a future. Thank you for your wonderfully pixelated submissions!

Grand Prize

The Grand Prize winner for the February Microproject goes to lisa.liliang at Brooklyn Public Library Kings Highway Branch in Brooklyn, New York! This entry pulls together and embraces all the things that make pixel art unique and interesting. lisa.liliang was able to spend time putting together so many different elements of the 8-bit pixel art, and really created an animation that makes the character and scene come to life! lisa.liliang really pushed the boundaries and represented what 8-bit pixel art animation really looks like in professionally created video games, tv, movies and more. Awesome work, lisa.liliang!

1st Runner Up

Our 1st runner-up is rachelu13 at J.H.S. 157 Stephen A. Halsey in Queens, New York! rachelu13 loves to sing so thought it would be fun to make a singing project. rachelu13 used nine frames to create a mini 8-bit singing concert which includes an opening frame, someone singing a song with multiple notes passing by, a wonderful bow at the end and a closing frame, all of which really impressed us. Awesome work, rachelu13!

2nd Runner Up

Our 2nd Runner up is made by angelc22 Helen Bernstein High School in Los Angeles, California! Taking inspiration from their favorite game growing up, Mario, angelc22 created an animated GIF based on the video game. angelc22 shows mario leveling up with a flower, fighting a Goomba as well as jumping into a pipe. Fantastic work, angelc22!

Honorable Mentions:

  • Nullptr
    from Rogers Middle School

  • LZheng942 from Brooklyn Public Library Kings Highway Branch

  • HaneaA from Helen Bernstein High School

Although February is over, the March Microproject competition is now open! This month your challenge is to remix the code of a JavaScript-powered Random Phrase Generator to create your own random generator.


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