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Get a beautifully handmade pixel-portrait of yourself, your loved ones or your stepmother!
Get a beautifully handmade pixel-portrait of yourself, your loved ones or your stepmother!
87 backers pledged €2,654 to help bring this project to life.

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This Campaign has ended - but orders are still being taken!

While this kickstarter-campaign has now ended, I decided - due to the overwhelming success - to keep our Paypal-order site active. That means that if you missed the campaign, you can still get your portrait. Just click the Paypal-icon below and order your very own Pixel-Me! portrait!

Click here to go to the Paypal-site!
Click here to go to the Paypal-site!

 Pixel-what?

You might have seen the pixel-portraits of your friends in GhostControl Inc., our original ghosthunting simulation or on some peoples facebook profiles already. When we had our successful kickstarter back in 2013, our backers had the chance to get a pixel-version of themselves, integrated into the game as one of the available ghosthunters.

First feedback from the backers I already pixeled
First feedback from the backers I already pixeled

Today you will get the chance to get a custom, handpixeled version of yourself or someone you love for as little as 25€. Tassilo will use a picture of the person (required), transform it, pixel by pixel into a digital version and send it to you as a lossless PNG by e-mail.

In GhostControl Inc. you could choose from 175 handpixeled ghosthunters
In GhostControl Inc. you could choose from 175 handpixeled ghosthunters

Can I use it for my drivers license?

Probably not. But being square, the image is just perfect for use on social networks like Facebook, Google+, Twitter and the likes.

Perfect for social networks like Twitter, tumblr, Facebook, Google+ and more
Perfect for social networks like Twitter, tumblr, Facebook, Google+ and more

It's also a fantastic and extraordinary gift for your loved ones. Next Valentines day and christmas WILL come, let alone birthdays!
Or you could use it as your avatar on game-boards (just tell me to dress you in armour and add some nifty elven-ears).

Become a fantasy hero, a space traveller or anything you want!
Become a fantasy hero, a space traveller or anything you want!

Real Retro!

You prefer 8-bit? You'll be served! By adding €10 to your pledge (or by choosing the "8BIT-ME!" pledge) you'll get an additional Commodore C64- or Amstrad CPC-version of your pixel-portrait, manually edited and partially repixeled by hand in the original C64-palette and in either square or - if you're going for extreme authencity - wide pixels.

Chris Hülsbeck in the classic, the C64-square- and the C64-wide-version
Chris Hülsbeck in the classic, the C64-square- and the C64-wide-version
Chris in CPC-palette and mode 0 wide-pixels
Chris in CPC-palette and mode 0 wide-pixels

How is it done?

There's no filter or downsampling being used. Each portrait is an individually handpixeled piece of art, painted pixel by pixel by Tassilo, who has created artwork for almost 400 games since 2000.

An example of image delivered and resulting pixel-portrait
An example of image delivered and resulting pixel-portrait

Tassiwho?

Tassilo, head of german indie-games developer bumblebee, has been working as an illustrator for games since 2000. Since then he created artwork for almost 400 games and founded bumblebee in 2012, creating games like GhostControl Inc., Days of Dawn, Oh My Gore! and Villagers.

When and how will I get my picture?

You will get your picture as soon as possible and during july at the very latest (assuming you've sent in a picture during june). Pledges made by Paypal can and will be handled first, as Paypal-pledges are irreversible.

Portraits are going to be send out by e-mail as lossless PNGs of 256x256 pixels (scaled up, original size 64x64 pixels) and delivered in the following order, from first to last:

  • In June: Paypal-Backers (can be handled first due to being irreversible)
  • From June to July: Early Bird Backers of digital portraits
  • In July: Standard Pledges
  • From July to August: Animated Portraits and signed prints
More examples of happy backers
More examples of happy backers

What do we need?

After successful completion of this kickstarter (or right after you've made your Paypal-pledge), we will ask you for a picture of yourself (or someone you want to get pixeled) that will show you as you want to be seen on the portrait and as frontal as possible.

Anything goes?

No, there need to be some limitations: The person to be pixeled needs to be humanoid. I also take the freedom to reject pixeling copyrighted or otherwise protected and offending materials.

Poster

As we have reached 75 kickstarter-backers in total, I will be creating a poster with all the portraits created (if permission is granted, I'll ask you later). This poster will go to all backers as a digital file. Have yourself become part of this unique artwork!

Pixel-Me! Signed Poster
Pixel-Me! Signed Poster

Thank you everybody and let's get it going!

Yours sincerly,
Tassilo

Risks and challenges

I'll do my best not to break my arms, hands or fingers nor burn my graphics tablet or computer before delivering the last image.
These are the only risks I can think of right now, so you shouldn't be too worried.

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    Pledge €1 or more About US$ 1.14

    SUPPORTING WATCHER - You just want to stay updated and give your support, without wanting to be pixeled? Fine with me, join in here and get all the updates.

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    Pledge €20 or more About US$ 23

    EARLY BIRD! With this reward, you will get a hand-pixeled version of yourself or someone you know for as little as 20€ and will have your image done and sent in june! Delivery will be made as a PNG-image by e-mail.

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    Pledge €25 or more About US$ 29

    GET PIXELED! With this reward, you will get a hand-pixeled version of yourself or someone you know. Delivery will be made as a PNG-image by e-mail.

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    Pledge €35 or more About US$ 40

    8BIT-ME! This is essentially the same as "GET PIXELED!" with the difference of you getting an additional image in a real 8-Bit palette!

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    Pledge €40 or more About US$ 46

    DOUBLE-DEAL! This is essentially the GET-PIXELED reward, offering two images for a reduced price.

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    Pledge €75 or more About US$ 86

    GET ANIMATED! With this reward, you will get an animated hand-pixeled version of yourself or someone you know (example at the very end of the background-story).

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    Pledge €100 or more About US$ 114

    BECOME A GAME-SUPPORTER! With this reward, you will not only get a hand-pixeled version of yourself, you will also be featured in an upcoming game of ours as a supporter with name and pixel-image.

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    Pledge €150 or more About $171

    EARLY BIRD SIGNED PRINT! With this reward, you will get a hand-pixeled version of yourself or someone you know as a signed and beautifully framed high-quality print for a reduced price. Additional digital delivery will be made as a PNG-image by e-mail.

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    Pledge €200 or more About $229

    SIGNED PRINT! With this reward, you will get a hand-pixeled version of yourself or someone you know as a signed and beautifully framed high-quality print. Additional digital delivery will be made as a PNG-image by e-mail.

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Funding period

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