Sprite Stitch is a completely delightful site working at the intersection of the video gaming world and needlework.
The pixelated graphics of video games are perfectly suited to becoming the basis for needlepoint or cross stitch.
In fact one of their moderators has just posted a list of Sprite Stitch projects, organized by topic. This links to patterns in the forums as well as comments and inquiries about patterns.
It’s a wonderful starting point for exploration.
Thanks to Denise from Craft Gossip for letting me know about this.