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Matej “Retro” Jan
Works at UC Berkeley
Attended University of Ljubljana
Lives in Berkeley, California
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I made a micro-course for drawing and here I explain how it works from a behavior design perspective.
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A new VJ effect, a 10min trip down the hyperspace rainbow, synced to the track Eight by Disasterpeace.
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I have a new +Retronator page and YouTube channel just for pixel art!
 
Welcome to my new YouTube channel and the first episode of Retronator Pixel Art Paintover!

My friend Louis Gorenfeld a.k.a. Extent of the Jam (a wonderful chiptune musician btw) asked me on Twitter how to improve a car that he drew.

Short, concise, to the point, 3 minutes total.

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Reckless System — Extent of the Jam
Benadryl ‘n’ Beer — Extent of the Jam
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Finally edited a video about a trip I took with my friends this summer. It's Costa Rica and Mexico in 2 minutes:

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Happy man-behind-Retronator day!

Gift from my mutual fan Leemajik. :)
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Pixel Art Academy
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Matej “Retro” Jan. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Wed, March 16, 10:57 PM
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New pixel art tutorial and a whole adventure game for learning art + separate Retronator youtube channel.
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You're never too old. 
Never give up. 
Never stop following your dreams.

This is my #GiveIt100 project for gymnastics. I've practiced every day straight for the first 100 days and then 4-5 days a week for the remaining of the year. You can view my complete journey and individual videos at: 

https://giveit100.com/@Matej/507pc0

Thanks to everyone at +Cal Gymnastics Club for all the coaching, support and friendships. It was an exciting first year with you guys!

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My man Tomzi a.k.a. Leemajik surprises with a new music video:
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My new pixel art tutorial launched today: 
No Bullshit Pixel Art Tutorial — Week 1 “ Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ” This is my attempt to...
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Today I pretty much did 3 pieces of Lotus Turbo Esprit pixel art. Good day.
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Illustrator, pixel artist and recurring game developer
Introduction
Work — full-time @ UC Berkeley: graphics design, webpage design, user experience, art direction, illustration, programming

Art — painting, life drawing, pixel art, game development, music visualizations

Sports — gymnastics, acrobatics, parkour, flexibility, handstands, ecstatic dance

Life — Netflix, San Francisco, concerts, froyo
Bragging rights
Two bronze medals from International Olympiad in Informatics
Education
  • University of Ljubljana
    Fakulteta za računalništvo in informatiko, 2003 - 2011
  • Tehniški šolski center Nova Gorica
    Tehniška gimnazija, 1999 - 2003
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
August 5
Other names
Retro, MJ
Work
Occupation
Development and design
Employment
  • UC Berkeley
    2013 - present
  • Retronator
    2007 - present
  • Dawn of Play
    2008 - present
  • Urban Roof
    2009 - 2011
  • Joker
    2003 - 2008
  • FRI
    2010 - 2011
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Berkeley, California
Previously
Ljubljana, Slovenia - Postaja, Slovenia - Jinzhou, China - Palo Alto, California
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Build with Chrome
www.buildwithchrome.com

Now you can build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate. Imagine. Explore. Build online in Chrome. #buildwithchrome

Pixel China Mountains
www.retronator.com

A parallax pixel art piece by Retronator, based on Marta Nael's China Mountains painting.

Modeling Kratos
johanaanart.blogspot.com

I've been working on Kratos model for the last weeks in my spare time. This is still a work in progress but a least it can be seen how the m

The Humble Bundle for Android (pay what you want and help charity)
www.humblebundle.com

Pay what you want for some awesome games and help support two charities. All of the games are DRM-free and support Mac, Windows, Linux, and

Mashable
plus.google.com

The latest in social media, business, tech, entertainment and world news.

Gamasutra: E Zachary Knight's Blog - Copying Mechanics is Not Theft, Nor...
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Posted 08/16/11 09:00:00 am. I had never heard of Vlambeer or Gamenauts before yesterday. I had never heard of Radical Fishing or Ninja Fish

Gamasutra: Mare Sheppard's Blog - Changing the Stereotype
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Posted 03/05/12 11:46:00 am. Many of us want to encourage more diversity in the games industry, and one of the ways people try to do that is

YouTube - Wyv and Keep Opening/Title Cutscene
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Ustvarite računPrijava. Home. PrebrskajPrenesi v strežnik. Pozdravljeni, to ni oglas. Uporabljate zastarel brskalnik, ki ga YouTube ne podpi

Gamasutra: Corvus Elrod's Blog - Be Better Stewards
gamasutra.com

Posted 08/14/12 10:32:00 am. Crossposted from my blog at Zakelro.com. #bebetterstewards. If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you saw a

Monkey Labour
dawnofplay.com

Monkey Labour - retro LCD game, now available on Windows

Nidhi Chanani: Artwork to Embrace Everyday Love
fab.com

Visit Fab.com now and check out this design sale, plus many more great designs at up to 70% off retail. Discover new sales every day. Membe

Star Control II
www.abandonia.com

What Starcon 1 should have been, and then some more... When Starcon 2 came out, I remember quickly jumping into melee mode straight away as

ZX Spectrum (video game platform)
www.giantbomb.com

The ZX Spectrum is one of the most popular European computers of all time. Its software library is enormous and its fame in Europe rivals t

$1.6 Million and Counting - Giant Bomb
www.giantbomb.com

Double Fine's Kickstarter has been a massive success. Patrick caught up with Tim Schafer to talk budgets, expectations and 40,000 backers.

Jordan Mechner's Decided to Remake Karateka - Giant Bomb
www.giantbomb.com

Prince of Persia creator working with a small team to rebuild Karateka.

Ubiktune: C-jeff & Megus — Fat Cat Wants Tasty Fish (live, 14.01.2012)
ubiktune.org

C-jeff & Megus — Fat Cat Wants Tasty Fish (live, 14.01.2012). Posted on January 18th, 2012. Tweet. Comments. Please enable JavaScript to

Our Logo in Dream of Pixels! Currently the Gaming... | it8Bit
www.it8bit.com

Our Logo in Dream of Pixels! Currently the Gaming App of the Day on Kotaku, Dream of Pixels by Dawn of Play has had an amazing first week. S

Automagical: Objective-C to C# source code translation
razum.si

Get a head start at porting your iOS or Mac app to Windows, Windows Phone or Xbox.

We attended a wonderful wedding at Da Roberto. Very cosy place, great for smaller parties. Also very friendly staff, Joyce was a wonderful waitress. :)
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