Posted December 4, 2013 by Tim Wells in Contests

Video Games Pixel Art with M&Ms Contest #FueledByMM

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Gaming is Better with M Contest #FueledByMM #shop #cbiasWhen I discovered that M&Ms was holding a contest that focused on video games art, I was intrigued. When I learned that the contest involves creating pixel art with M&Ms, I may have geeked out a bit.

Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest

Here’s the deal: to celebrate the launch of Forza 5, M&Ms is holding a Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest. The contest runs December 4th – December 18th. To enter, all you need to do is create a video game and/or racing-themed pixel art image or character, using M&Ms. Then, snap a picture of your M&M pixel art, and upload it to Instagram, using the hashtag #FueledByMM. One winner will be chosen at random, so don’t by shy with your creations. This is all about the fun of using M&Ms to make pixel art!

Oh, did I forget to mention the prize? Great news, fellow gamers: the lucky winner will be taking home a new Xbox One and Gaming is Better with M pack, including a copy of the Forza 5 game and a bag of M&Ms to enjoy while playing it.

My Entries

Like I said, when I found out about the Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest, I got excited. I immediately headed to Walmart and picked up a giant bag of M&Ms to work with. I knew I wanted get retro with my pixel art creations, so all that was left was to decide on the characters to focus on and then to recreate them, using my M&Ms. In the end, I went with…

Ms. Pacman
Ms Pacman #FueledByMM #shop #cbias

Nom nom nom…

Link from Legend of Zelda
Link #FueledByMM #shop #cbias

Poor Link. His peg leg is a result of running out of brown M&Ms. That’s what happens when you eat your supplies.

Super Mario with Fire Flower
Super Mario #FueledByMM #shop #cbias

Mario never got a chance to eat that fire flower. I beat him to it.

I can honestly say this was the most fun I’ve ever had with a contest, and I highly recommend entering. You get to create awesome pixel art, have a shot at winning an Xbox One with Forza 5, and you get to eat your art when you’re finished. Win, win, and win.

Speaking of win, M&Ms is sweetening (no pun intended) the experience with their Buy, Snap, Redeem deal. Here’s how it works:

  • Buy a copy of Forza 5 and any participating M&Ms products
  • Snap a photo of your entire receipt, showing both products
  • Text the photo to 811811, along with the word M&M
  • You’ll receive a text back, with a reward code valid for a $10 eGift card to Walmart

You can get all the details and view the participating products at the Better with M Offer website.

So, get your Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest entries in, and feel free to share them in the comments section, below. I’d love to see your creations. And good luck!

Gaming with M Pixel Art Contest #FueledByMM #shop #cbias

An artist is only as good as his tools… and my tools were delicious!

Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.