Play pixel games at Y8.com. Pixel art is from another era, when game sprites were limited in resolution and number of colors. Thus, pixel art seen in the early games were simple and featured a limited color pallete mainly as a limitation to 8bit and 16bit computers. Later, MS Paint popularized the creation of art made one pixel at a time. Today, pixel art for indie games remains popular because a novice can create sprites using pixel art. Over the years, pixel artists have become increasing skilled and can pack amazing detail into low resolution images.