To bring our newfound knowledge into practice, we thought of this fun minigame. When playing PixelPalette, one has to guess the name of famous paintings that went through a pixelation filter.
The idea for this project came from a Dutch television show called ‘Project Rembrandt‘. In this painting contest, one of the challenges is to recreate a famous painting using only rough squares. This way, contestants learned a new approach to studying dominant colours in a work of art.
This inspired Tiede (our frontend developer) to come up with a game that reversed this challenge: can one guess famous paintings from seeing only these colour blocks?
Developing a simple game like PixelPalette proved to be a solid way of putting Svelte’s strengths to the test. Combining Svelte with the CSS framework TailwindCSS makes for a lovely lightweight, highly performant tech stack. Our first dive into Svelte has been a joy, and we can’t wait to to utilize this powerhouse for future projects.
Early feedback from friends taught us that the game is apparently very hard (even art students struggled!). What highscore can you reach?