A few years ago, when I used to post a lot more Desktop wallpapers, I made a wallpaper that has since become very popular. It is a very simple wallpaper, with some very familiar pixelated space monster in bright colors. The message in the wallpaper is simple, “We Come in Peace”. This wallpaper has been downloaded tens of thousands of times since I first uploaded and has been iterated upon by more talented people than me. I have even seen it used in online advertising and on the desktops at people’s at coffee shops. Overall it has been a pretty satisfying bit of silliness to unleash upon the world.
A few months ago a friend of the site, Brian Biddle sent me an updated version of the wallpaper (a 2.0 if you will), that I have been using. It takes the original concept and gives it just the upgrade it needed to make it “retro contemporary”. It is now all I use on every screen that I own.
I had no reason to change from that wallpaper until last night when I was gifted with a very special addition to my wallpaper collection (and the ever-growing “We Come in Peace” family). A brand new CHRISTMAS edition. In this new version, not only are these classic space monsters descending upon the Earth to bring peace, but they are decked out in their Xmas best and have a message of holiday cheer. I hope you will add this to your desktop for the duration of the holiday season and that it will make you smile and feel festive throughout the month.
Updated! Now with Santa Beards!
Nothing like sitting in the shade of a pixelated palm tree under a clear #3333cc sky. Usually when I put together these wallpapers, I like to choose a specific game or 8-bit character to work from. But it has been so rainy lately that I wanted something a little brighter. So welcome to my 8-bit Paradise.
8-bit Paradise doesn’t exist in the real world, but I would like to believe it is out there somewhere. As the vacation spot for all my favorite 8-bit characters. After a long year of chomping ghosts or throwing barrels, they also need a place that they can relax. Can you think of a nicer place than a quiet pixelated tropical island? Not a lot of trees here, but their square leaves get the job done. You can hang your 16-bit hammock up between two of them and catch 8-bit coconuts to snack on.
How is the water? For me, cool and comfortable. Is it too warm for you? Well that is easy to change. Just shift the hex value of the water to something a little chillier.
If you like this wallpaper, I have made many more like it. Just navigate to the Wallpaper category here on the site. If you like the 8-bit Paradise Wallpaper, click here for the full-sized version.
Simple and understated the classic Pacman arcade cabinet design will enhance any computer. I just wish it was not on a yellow background. That is a rough color on the eyes in the long run. Maybe with some creative color replacement you could turn this into a dream wallpaper.
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Jason was never less scary then when he was chasing you around on your NES. Still the graphics make for great wallpaper.
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This one’s dedicated to Retroist staff member KillScreen256.
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