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Swanky Paint
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Release date: Under Development

Swanky Paint is a Deluxe Paint clone built using our open source game engine, Gamecake.
It is a perfect tool for creating pixel art and animation.

Deluxe Paint is a well designed bitmap graphics editor from the 80s that ran on the Commodore Amiga.

To this day, we still find it the best package out there for its purpose and we have yet to find anything close to it in terms of usability and design. We have tried other pixel editors but still keep coming back to an old copy that we still use every now and then for our games.

However, as times goes by, we find an increasing need for an actual replacement that is not only up-to-date but more importantly, cross platform (Linux/Win/Raspi/Android/Mac). So here is our attempt at recreating our favourite paint package for today's generation of pixel artists.

It should be noted that this is currently in active development so will contain bugs.

  • Runs on Linux, Raspberry Pi, Android, Windows & Mac
  • Deluxe Paint shortcuts
  • Escher modes : Hexels, non-Euclidean, strange geometry + more
  • Bloom shader options
  • Full resolution background image for tracing and referencing
  • Simple animation frames
  • Multiple Layers support
  • Spritesheet support
  • Animation exports to GIF and APNG
  • GIF and APNG import to frames
  • Popular colour palettes - C64, Spectrum, NES, Gameboy, MSX, AppleII, EGA, Swanky16, Swanky32
  • Manual PDF that includes one-page shortcut pullout
  • Support for Lua scripting
  • Support for UV mapping preview on to low poly 3D model

These are some of the features that are already included in the current version. We are still adding more during development.

Swanky Art, a new kind of pixel art community.
On International Amiga Day 2014, we released Swanky Art, a pixel art community based on daily challenges that restricts your palettes, dimensions and filters.

Our aim is to fully recreate the restrictions of the past, teaching attribute clash to a new and terrified generation.

Here you can try out the online version of Swanky Paint - Get your Swank on and Push some pixels![]

Please note that this is a restricted version of the full art package due to the challenge concept of the website. *Only on Chrome browsers.

Built in lua using our open source engine, GameCake[].

Ask us about Swanky Paint in the comments section below or start a new discussion!
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Nov 18, 2014 @ 4:19pm
Good Work So Far... I Have A Question Though.
Patrick Griffiths | Indieworx
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Ferengi Oct 4, 2015 @ 1:33pm 
Screenshots are not in 16:9 ratio so they have borders
igi g4skins Aug 23, 2015 @ 12:17pm 
alexanderaris May 5, 2015 @ 7:52am 
This looks very promising ! I used Deluxe Paint back in the 1990's and love the power and ease of use of the program. I look forward to seeing any beta releases or a final product. Keep up the good work ! A vote for sure ! ;)
DoucheCanoe Jan 17, 2015 @ 4:32pm 
This is the best thing to happen to the internet
Mallo Dec 6, 2014 @ 11:37am 
Swanky Paint is easy and fun to use. It has a lot of potential. Looking forward to seeing you build on it and expand some of the features and enhance the usability.
leo08 Nov 4, 2014 @ 6:12am 
Good work. Open source is great
Patrick Griffiths | Indieworx Nov 1, 2014 @ 11:17pm 
This has some potential, I like it so far! Keep up the good work, you have my vote (:))

Patrick Griffiths
nineone Oct 15, 2014 @ 7:51pm 
what is it !
megfault Oct 15, 2014 @ 5:12am 
<3 it!
ficklefee Oct 11, 2014 @ 5:44am 
Brilliant !