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The quiet before the storm

Hello piqers

Myself and Daniel have been quietly working away on some little things. "What little things?" I hear you think. Well, the following then:

1. Entirely new website - we are remaking the website from the ground up. Expect things to be faster, easier, and smoother. Also, expect a new and improved user interface.

2. Entirely new app - we are also remaking the drawing app from the ground up. Expect a faster, more reliable, more powerful app with a bunch of cool new features.

3. A selection of new achievements, many of them suggested by you.

Not so little after all it seems! We are currently deep in the development period, and we have found your suggestions and ideas in the forum and in feedback messages very helpful and encouraging. If you have any more ideas or suggestions, now would be a good time to let us know! - leave us a message in the comments below!

Tom
10 July 2012 06:55

comments

Animation would be a killer feature :)
by pixelwiz, 10 July 2012 09:01
Good idea I agree . :)
by pixelfish, 10 July 2012 10:23
yeah i agree with pixelwiz :D
by Sheep, 10 July 2012 10:23
And best of luck with all the development effort!
by pixelwiz, 10 July 2012 16:21
i cant w8 for it to come out :3
by 11pikachu11, 10 July 2012 16:29
Animation?
by Golden, 10 July 2012 21:40
Man, I was wondering why you guys were quiet for so long!
Then again, so was I.
by wolfgirl456, 11 July 2012 20:52
Animation would be killer, I myself am working on my animation skills. Pixel art makes it all the easier :)
by wolfgirl456, 11 July 2012 23:21
A very useful tool would be to know which colour we are using. I sometimes want a gradient but it's difficult to find the last tone of a color I used.

Thanks :)
by Sabyonax, 12 July 2012 16:06
Also, I think I found a bug. I use Google Chrome.

I was working on big pixels, then when I went to smaller I zoomed in. When I tried to move the picture it was glitched.

Hope it helps. :P
by Sabyonax, 12 July 2012 21:06
i want to be able to mix colors together in basic mode instead of hitting the randomize key on the color pad.

and for those snotty people who are gonna tell me just use advanced mode: no. i like basic mode.
by Rainbowfairy561, 13 July 2012 00:25
in advanced mode it would be nice to have a more diverse color pad, sometimes i want to get neon colors when i use advanced, but i cant get them and i have to change my plans
by scottshott, 16 July 2012 02:38
The interface DOES need work, but I really like the ranking system, and I hope you don't loose the statistics for each user.

As for achievements, Ceaserloose has a lot of good ideas. I enjoy how you get ideas from the community and put them in.

Some times when ever I add a layer, and then undo, it removes the a layer, sometimes removing the layer I was working on, and re-doing only brings the layer back, not the pixels.

Also the zooming has some bugs.

Animation would be awesome.
by darklord, 16 July 2012 03:33
I'd be happy if a warning window would go when I want to close or refresh the drawing section. It prevents losing work.
by Katamori, 26 July 2012 20:28
if you were in the middle of drawing and a failure happened (power outage, accedental close, etc.) it would automatically save you work as a WIP or collaboration. also, animation.
by samthorne, 05 August 2012 20:35
its doesnt send me a activition email???
by JayBoi22 , 17 August 2012 07:50
its doesnt send me a activition email???
by JayBoi22 , 17 August 2012 08:20
I agree with samthorne.
by jucexc, 18 August 2012 16:16
OK OMG i HAVE THE GREATEST IDEA FOR PIQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU GUYS WONT BELEIVE AT HOW AWESOME, FANTASTIC, EPIC , SUPER,CRAZY, DEFY THE LAWS OF GRAVITY, OWNAGE, BEST IDEA THIS IS:



A copy paste tool!!!!!!!

lol srry if i annoys you i are de troll

by XAIDANX, 19 August 2012 18:53
Animation is a BAD IDEA!! if you want animation just head on over to pivot or sketch star i mean really! piq is suposed to be pixel art and not some fancy snimation program!!!

oh and by the way when do plan on completing this and having up and ready?
by XAIDANX, 20 August 2012 00:45
We need emotes like an *insert emote* button, and a list of smileys we can 'piq' from.

Some should be made by the community aswell
by darklord, 21 September 2012 01:51
User samthorne says "if you were in the middle of drawing and a failure happened (power outage, accedental close, etc.) it would automatically save you work as a WIP or collaboration. also, animation." However, this did not occur for me. Is there a button I am supposed to push that would allow this save function to work?
by pandapartner1, 07 October 2012 19:14
A stand alone drawing editor would be nice or at least the one here could be upsized to a full window of its own instead of just a webpage as it is. You have the best editor but I find it restrictive in its mobility and freedom of use.
by Spindraft, 22 October 2012 01:27
Sabyonax, I use Chrome too, and I hate to say but I encountered the smae thing, I hhope they fix this! :I
by TombRaiderGirl, 22 October 2012 01:33
whens it come out
by someone, 07 November 2012 20:12
UPDATE COMING 1/1/13
by Quinoas, 16 November 2012 17:27
add frames so we can make animated .gif files or animations
by LBPADDICT, 17 November 2012 07:23
and XADIANX i use pivot but it's not pixel animation like what we are asking for
by LBPADDICT, 17 November 2012 07:24
My idea: Shapes

I'm tired of having to draw it all out and have crappy circles or squares, I think it would also be great for beginners too! Hope this idea helps! ;)
by TombRaiderGirl, 20 November 2012 08:56
Hey, tried activating my account but I'm getting a '500 Internal Server Error'.
But I take it that it has something to do with the redesign, huh?
by SteelBubblez, 28 November 2012 01:48
Bigger pixle grid and a copy paste tool that can copy any amount of a piq
by Quinoas, 05 December 2012 13:18
#1 piqer achievement
by Quinoas, 05 December 2012 13:19
This is quite exciting. Good luck gents!
by battlefieldCommander, 12 December 2012 15:48
would love to see animation
by quickanimator, 16 January 2013 20:30
you should have an option to draw where its not pixelized!that would be awesome!also, you should just have a rainbow where you can just pick any spot and that is the color you have for then.and there should be an option to save certian colors but not ALL of them.
by girraffe74, 22 January 2013 04:29
how bout pixel art animation thing whaere you use your sprites or other peoples sprites and make short flashes or full on pixel art movies
by orientallegend, 22 January 2013 18:58
A tool to move the selection would be great.
I tend to start a drawing where I can, and, suddenly.. A WILD IMAGE BORDER APPEARS!
by Okojo, 25 January 2013 17:00
I want animation for my pixels, they feel so still
by alchemypixel, 31 January 2013 02:46
WHEN!!!
by Quinoas, 31 January 2013 20:57
ANIMATION FO THE WIN
by orientallegend, 01 February 2013 23:58
animation :3
by orientallegend, 02 February 2013 01:46
i want gifs and animation at that chiz, But why smoothness? the pixels are the point.
by Le Arfenschmiezer, 05 February 2013 20:54
and something so that you can change size and keep picture. :^
by Le Arfenschmiezer, 05 February 2013 20:55
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by Quinoas, 06 February 2013 15:55
If you made a new website, would all our piqs, achievements, trophies, information, and other stuff be deleted?
by gumdrop123, 20 February 2013 22:08
a chatwindow would be cool lol
by Sheep, 03 March 2013 16:42
Gif-animation software would be awesome.
by AvianAvenger, 23 March 2013 14:07
I have a suggestion!

Pleaaseeee make this a place where you HAVE to have an account. There is one person in particular who's been harassing people and it's not fair to piqers
>.>
by thesunrisemassacre, 28 March 2013 02:04
I'm serious
This guy just said he's going to rape my child
Something needs to be done here!
by thesunrisemassacre, 28 March 2013 04:01
[ryph assures all will be fine]
by Damn you fucker ryph, 28 March 2013 04:04
This has been up for around five months now... How long must you keep us waiting, Piq admins?
by AvianAvenger, 01 April 2013 09:52
GF get @$$ off piq already
by emeraldsword11, 04 April 2013 23:21
I am one of those people who want animation added...make that 5009817043876129387412 people now...i totally just made that number up...i don't think you have that many users...i don't think there are that many people on earth......weird
by sillylittleguy, 20 April 2013 20:58
I don't think the makers of piq actually answer back there users...
I want to find a solution for this double comment glitch..
by thesunrisemassacre, 23 April 2013 18:30
I don't think the makers of piq actually answer back there users...
I want to find a solution for this double comment glitch..
by thesunrisemassacre, 23 April 2013 18:31
I don't think the makers of piq actually answer back there users...
I want to find a solution for this double comment glitch..
by thesunrisemassacre, 23 April 2013 18:32
ANIMATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Quinoas, 23 April 2013 18:40
WE NEED A TEAM OF programers to make a new site with these because piq is not updating and probaly isnt thought of even by the owners eccept for adds
by Quinoas, 23 April 2013 18:41
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by eilrahc, 23 May 2013 01:22

delete
i think there should be a simple animation system, but only if u want to. also i hope i is a cool background for new site. hey, what if u could choose a pic for background?
by eilrahc, 23 May 2013 01:23
TELL US WHEN THIS WILL BE DONE!!!! 0-0!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by girraffe74, 03 June 2013 02:35
Also, you guys should make a facebook page. Not just twitter! ^_^
by girraffe74, 03 June 2013 23:58
how do i report an user?
by Neural, 04 June 2013 14:55
go animation go animation go animation
by saarthecat, 25 June 2013 20:05
WHEN!
by Super_Steve, 08 July 2013 16:57
I cant comment
by That_Zombie, 20 July 2013 15:02
A year later, and nothing happens...
by someone, 30 August 2013 01:43
it would be nice to have a good way to search for users
by Jets, 03 September 2013 04:08
PLEASE make it so you can block users. for the past 2 weeks multiple people are harassing me. none for any good reason. PLEASE. ;___;
by FurryRaver4life, 07 September 2013 00:43
Furry is correct.......
by iopl3887, 07 September 2013 00:45
it would be cool if there were backgrounds set up for people when there about to draw becuz its so tricky for me to draw backgrounds
by ANIMEPIXEL, 07 September 2013 00:52
Im back with my request to block users. PLEASE I AM BEGGING YOU! NOT ONLY AM I BEING HARASSED, BUT NOW I HAVE A REALLY BIG (pardon my french) ASSHOLE FRAMING ME! PLEASE! I really like this site and dont want to have to leave because of this!
by FurryRaver4life, 10 September 2013 05:21
what is with the late contest
by caleb7447, 10 September 2013 07:53
you should add a chatroom
by creeperslayer098, 19 September 2013 00:06
best idea eva
by caleb7447, 19 September 2013 16:19
make a room were you draw and people gotta get and the you can get more ranking if you get really good
by caleb7447, 19 September 2013 16:20
you could call it speed draw
by caleb7447, 19 September 2013 16:20
Hey Tom, I made a piq wiki (http://piq.wikia.com ) just so you know...
by iopl3887, 20 September 2013 03:50
plz fix all the random crashes, and maybe some animation mechanics would be cool. also, could you find a way to make a tool that allows you to rotate your picture with the selection tool?
by melon_bunny722, 02 October 2013 00:08
MAKE THE CONTESTS BETTER.
Plz? It's driving everybody crazy...no offense.
by melon_bunny722, 28 October 2013 02:27
make a android app of piq
by philipv11, 07 November 2013 08:21
Make a line drawer and a circle drawer. Make Piqs able to be saved/updated on Piq without reuploading. Make piqs able to be claimed by users.
by Blobofgoo, 12 November 2013 12:33
you can draw circles by selecting the star setting everything to the max. A line drawer would be nice though. Also it would be nice if layers could be shrunk and enlarged. Maybe also have a gradient of more than two colors. Also piq should automatically save a piq as a work in progress if the tab suddenly closes ( i have lost a lot of work like that)
by EchoMirror7363, 19 November 2013 08:35
there is a line drawer. there is the isometric tool or you could just hold shift when you draw
by FurryRaver4life, 19 November 2013 09:37
piq crashed on me a lot of times
by PikachuJT630, 01 December 2013 18:09
I don't know if you have given up on piq or not, but it has been well over a year now, and I for one would like an update. I'm confident that you are working as hard as you can, but I an update of some sort would be much appreciated. Also, I tried to draw on piq yesterday mourning and just now, and I can't. I think it's just me, but I'm not certain. Seriously though, RESPOND!!!
by Bryton Behrend, 08 December 2013 02:52
I don't know if you have given up on piq or not, but it has been well over a year now, and I for one would like an update. I'm confident that you are working as hard as you can, but an update of some sort would be much appreciated. Also, I tried to draw on piq yesterday mourning and just now, and I can't. I even tried on two computers! I think it's just me, but I'm not certain. Seriously though, RESPOND!!!
by Bryton Behrend, 08 December 2013 02:55
Also, could you allow the use of more layers? That would be nice.

Thank you.
by Bryton Behrend, 08 December 2013 02:57
I think they've stopped working on piq forever.
by Blobofgoo, 15 December 2013 02:09
Please add an alert to ask if you're sure before you close the page while you're drawing.
by crazynarwhal_, 03 January 2014 02:02
Are you ever going to release a new update thing?
piq is seriously dieing T_T
by emeraldsword11, 13 January 2014 22:33
@Crazynarwhal

YES.
by pixelartist98, 13 January 2014 22:35
piq was awesome in the beginning of 2013,but 8 months later things begin to suck :(
by emeraldsword11, 13 January 2014 22:37
I had some questions about online bullying, and the moderation process on this forum. Who could I write to about some issues?
by Gr8Gr8Gurl, 13 January 2014 22:57
2 years later this still hasnt happened XD
by Kairi Lon, 03 February 2014 13:05
1 year and 7 months
by PikachuJT630, 06 February 2014 00:47
we need a thing
by emeraldsword11, 06 February 2014 00:50
need to get contact with a developer and ask for what theyve done so far so that another can complete it.
by Blobofgoo, 20 February 2014 00:35
unfortunately they act like we dont exist
by Blobofgoo, 20 February 2014 00:35
ANIMATION please
by LJeljay, 28 April 2014 01:17
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