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Update on piq

Dear piqers,

A few months ago we said we’d make piq better than ever. While you might not have seen much of this yet, we have been working quietly in the background on keeping our promise. You deserve an update on what’s happening with piq, so here it is.

The first thing we did was to implement some rudimentary measures to decrease spam and down-time of the site. Our solutions are not perfect, but we hope you agree the site works slightly better than it did a few months ago.

We also brought contests back, and we’ve now set up a simple way to let you propose contest themes. Just use this link to submit a proposal.

Now, we’re working on a new version of the drawing app. The new version will allow you to make animated gifs, and it has a new look and feel. We are working hard to release it as an alpha version to get your feedback on it. We are making this app for you, so we think it’s only fair that you have your say on how it should be. You might not be blown away by the alpha version, but our ambition is to ultimately make piq the best online pixel maker. We can only accomplish that if you help us.

We expect to release the alpha version of the drawing app in a few weeks’ time.

Finally, we are also working on re-building the piq website from scratch. The current website is built on an outdated web framework. This makes it hard for us to develop the website further. Hence, we’ve decided to make the investment needed to re-write piq from scratch. This re-build will enable us to ship many more cool features in the near future. However, it takes time to completely re-build a website like piq from scratch, so we appreciate your patience.

In the meantime, keep pumping out those pixels!

Team piq
08 May 2017 21:44


Go Team Piq! I'm really happy that the update is coming through
von 10Ggames, 08 May 2017 21:46
Oh shit dood. Cant wait for this to come out. Really glad you guys are back with updates on this old hunk-o-junk. Keep up the good work!
von dafunkyemo, 08 May 2017 21:56
Im interested what rebuilding piq from scratch would mean/do.
von LudicrousCookie, 08 May 2017 22:13
well i am hype for some animation.

glad to see the big guys still care.
von Kni, 08 May 2017 22:14
von TheIronworks, 08 May 2017 22:21
I hope they keep the lay out similar though no strange stuff, and no pixilart and yee this is good cause I thought they forgot
von jamkitty4, 08 May 2017 23:16
What Link? There's No Link!
von BananaBud12, 08 May 2017 23:20
well that's all good
von Chaoswander, 08 May 2017 23:43
\o/ praise the sun
von Tiok1, 09 May 2017 01:01

This truly makes me feel happy inside.


von Xyzzulous, 09 May 2017 01:13
Also we all must submit Garnet as a content suggestion. For the sake of an inside joke...
von Xyzzulous, 09 May 2017 01:14
fix the forums pls
von Fresh, 09 May 2017 01:38
we need a gif maker
to that would be cool
von marioziehm, 09 May 2017 02:28
oh yeah, this is gonna be good. Jamkitty is right though, I hope they keep the things that don't need fixing as is.
von TotallyTotaled, 09 May 2017 03:59
wow this is awesome!
von abby04, 09 May 2017 13:44
Super hyped! Can't wait for it! :DDD
von BDLMFTH, 09 May 2017 13:49
When you re-builed the site from scrap, will our previous piqs be transferred?
von Jankovic123, 09 May 2017 16:37
von Jankovic123, 09 May 2017 16:37
Yes, all piqs will be transferred to the new site.
von Alex, 09 May 2017 17:39
I love all of this but please dont change the way its set up. I love piq for the way it is, dont change it to look completely different at least.
von rosefirefly, 09 May 2017 18:26
I thoroughly appreciate the transparency at last, wish we could have gotten some updates along the way here when the initial wave of people returned from the email but hopefully this insight should bring some of them back, if you can commit to doing even smaller updates along the course of the few weeks its going to take to get the new build going i and im sure a majority of the community would thoroughly appreciate it and it would help maintain the stream of people who are likely to flow back once again
von Lumpkins, 10 May 2017 00:39
that being said you have me excited for piq again, looking forward to seeing things move forward
von Lumpkins, 10 May 2017 00:39
von CR1T1KAL_ly, 10 May 2017 21:07
do you guys plan on adding a captcha or something?
von creeperslayer098, 10 May 2017 21:22
von Peepies, 10 May 2017 22:08
von Shippie2, 10 May 2017 23:11
Lumpkin,s they will send another email, its not like they pulled the "boy who cried wold".

Quit over thinking it, and get excited.
von Jankovic123, 12 May 2017 15:14
and thus the peasants rejoiced.

seriously tho, this is good. i am glad things are getting better.
von KingKarl, 12 May 2017 15:28
von 8-bit adventurer, 13 May 2017 17:48
Good to see things are looking bright!
von TERRARIAN ARTIST , 13 May 2017 21:47
Whoever made this, if you want to know a few things to add in a later update, I made a list, so go check it out.
von lunageek520, 17 May 2017 18:46
is it happening now
von Peepies, 27 May 2017 01:49
von LudicrousCookie, 01 June 2017 00:39
von BDLMFTH, 06 September 2017 14:22
von theloganberrypiq, 13 September 2017 01:09
I'm so excited!
von JasonTheGamer, 16 September 2017 20:59
Cool! I would really like a downloadable version/app.
von WatchfulEyes, 28 September 2017 01:33

"A few weeks time"
von DanTreeBow, 26 October 2017 21:14
von theloganberrypiq, 19 December 2017 01:19
I mean they are making it from scratch so
von DanTreeBow, 19 December 2017 02:29
But hey, piq team.

Chop chop, or no one will be here to witness this revival
von DanTreeBow, 19 December 2017 02:30
von theloganberrypiq, 02 February 2018 01:10
von theloganberrypiq, 06 March 2018 22:42
von theloganberrypiq, 06 March 2018 22:42
Damn, haven't visited in almost half a decade. Sad to see this website finally died. :(
von The Torster, 08 March 2018 09:55
Yeah I just started on Piq about 9 months ago too, shame because the tools are so good and it was easily salvagable.
von Tirellius, 08 March 2018 10:14
Hey is it true that Piq is getting shutdown? If it is, you guys should at least put one more message notifying everyone.
von SomeRandomPigeon, 16 March 2018 01:23
Its kinda sad cause i just made an account 3 days ago and now...well idk whats going on....
T_T cri
von SomeRandomPigeon, 16 March 2018 01:24
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