We can't stop staring at this hilariously hideous NFT game

A creature from the NFT game Pixelmon sits in a field
(Image credit: Pixelmon)

NFT games are new but for every The Sandbox success story there is a Pixelmon in the hyped and cavalier world of NFTs. Artists and investors were promised their creature designs would be realised in beautiful pixel art models, but the results are tragic, hilarious and, frankly… ugly.

The idea is simple: players in the Pokémon-like Pixelmon NFT game can train, trade, fight and evolve unique creatures in the metaverse. It sounds amazing, art released to sell the game looked great too, but when the creatures 'hatched' fans were in disbelief – these things are horrid. 

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.