Like a spare poem, 8-bit art demonstrates how much can be accomplished with so very little. Next-gen consoles are now capable of spewing literally millions of pixels per second, but, just as haikus have not been rendered obsolete by 800-page novels, there will always be a place for the beautiful simplicity of pixel art.
We're looking for designs that highlight something surprising through the lens of 8-bit art (or 16-bit -- nobody's counting pixels here), not just bygone video game references. So polish up your pixels and show us what you've got!
- No existing video games (It's OK to use common gaming tropes but don't reference specific games)
- No Doctor Who, Adventure Time, Hobbit, LOTR, or Star Wars
- No creme tees