A PixelArt Kitbashing tool
PixelBasher is currently still in development. Even though the tool has some rough edges, it is fairly functional. Following numerous enquiries, we have decided to provide the tool as a 'early access' beta.
At times PixelBasher can still be a bit clunky. Don't say we didn't warn you! That being said, all future updates are free! If you are still interested, please click the buy button to go to our itch.io page! Check out our Roadmap to get a clear overview of the application's current and future state.
PixelBasher is a digital tool that allows you to create pixel art graphics using a technique called "kitbashing". This involves using a library of pre-made parts, to build complex graphics by dragging and dropping the parts into place.
Users can freely resize objects whilst corners, edges and fill are either repeated or stretched. By simply dragging these magic rectangles around, you can easily achieve great looking results very quickly.
If you aren't happy with a certain part of your design, just adjust or delete a few objects. No time is lost manually redrawing pixels.
PixelBasher comes with a massive set of custom crafted Pixel Art parts. These parts are all auto-tiling and can be dragged and resized without appearing stretched.
One of the project's primary goals is to supply users with enough unique parts to build whatever they have on their mind. We treat the library like a collection of LEGO bricks. You can never have enough different parts! That is why we strive to keep adding brushes as the project progresses.
PixelBasher is a pixel art focused tool. That's why it has several color based magic tricks up it's sleeve.
Documents have an adjustable color limit. Since the brushes themselves can have many more colors, the combination leads to very cool results.
Additionally, color palettes can be set or loaded to customize the output even further.
Objects have various easy to access effects. Adding more dimension and texture to your designs becomes a magic experience.
By clamping transparency values, semi-transparent brushes only render on opaque surfaces!
Of course you can take your PixelBasher creations to any application you'd like.
PixelBasher supports loading color palettes from lospec as well as manual control over posterization and contrast. However, to get that exact look that you are going for you can export .png files and tweak the image in an application of your preference.