Do you find that 8/16-bit games aren’t retro enough? Yearning for an even earlier art start? Well then, do I have the perfect software for you! RexPaint, an ANSI painting package. So, how exactly does it work? Well just like any other paint package frankly, except instead of drawing with pixels or voxels, you using ASCII characters. RexPaint supports many of the features you would expect from a modern art package, multiple drawing tools, palette tools, layer support etc. The end result can then be exported as a PNG or in several text formats.
To see RexPaint in action, be sure to watch the video below. Oh, and it’s completely free.