I’ve created a new site about my growing number of Qixel apps, which are creative tools and games that use ‘qixel’ art.
Qixel apps are creative tools for making stylised pixel art for retro game fans. Taking the 8bit style further, ‘qixel’ pixels are shaded to give that extra groove to your pixels. We have free and paid versions of Qixel and Qixel Animate for iOS and Android devices. Pixel art has resurfaced in recent years and games such as minecraft has brought a love of blocky simplicity to a new generation. Our apps can be used to tryout designs for your Minecraft skins on your mobile and tablet.
Our latest app – Qixel Animate challenges you to make animated pixel loops in 2 or 3 frames. Save your animations to the gallery and add music loops to your creations. We have designed a simple user interface with a square canvas for easy use on mobiles. If you want to export your work as an animated GIF – use the Desktop version (requires Flash on a computer). Gifs do display on Whatsapp, but they tend to look a bit glitchy. However, these Qixel Gifs display great in Facebook Messenger – we have a winner!