The 'hi-bit' action-adventure game from Snake and the crew at D-Pad Studios is finally out today for PC via Steam, Gog, Humble, and Indie Box. Early reviews have started to hit: so far the game is at 91.50% on GameRankings and 91% on Metacritic. Woo!
Also, don't forget to enter the Owlboy competition for your chance to win a copy of the game.
Summer Games Done Quick (aka SGDQ) is live on https://www.twitch.tv/gamesdonequick
Over the course of this gaming marathon speed runners try to complete all your favourite games, ranging from nostalgia-triggering retro classics to the most recent releases, as quickly as possible.
With some help from the forum, longtime PJer Pixel_Outlaw (pOpO) just released a little puzzle/logic game Shufflet on Steam Greenlight.
The Internet Archive has just archived 2400 MS-DOS games in a repository. All of these games are playable via stream in any browser with save / load options included. There are many highlights, what is yours?
The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade. The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.
The Internet Arcade is a web-based library of arcade (coin-operated) video games from the 1970s through to the 1990s, emulated in JSMAME, part of the JSMESS software package. Containing hundreds of games ranging through many different genres and styles, the Arcade provides research, comparison, and entertainment in the realm of the Video Game Arcade.
The game collection ranges from early "bronze-age" videogames, with black and white screens and simple sounds, through to large-scale games containing digitized voices, images and music. Most games are playable in some form, although some are useful more for verification of behavior or programming due to the intensity and requirements of their systems.
DarkfalzX's neverending project - Legend of Iya has been approved for Kickstarter.
Onipunks Studio, an indie games developer featuring PJ member luigi_mu as lead pixel artist, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for “C-Wars”, an upcoming RTS game fully made in pixel art. They have reached their initial goal in just 6 days and now they are asking for your opinions and support.
Pixel artists Tony Redmer and Glauber Kotaki joined forces to create the assets for Chasm by Discord Games. This project has unfortunately run out of funding and resorted to kickstarter to save it and let it see the light! Chasm is metroidvania that features procedurally generated dungeons. Chasm also features 100% pixel purity. Every pixel in the game has been hand placed aside from those used in particle effects. Help us out by giving us a vote on Steam Greenlight or Donating (or sharing) the Kickstarter!
A little game developed with Unity in 36 hours for the Edge Create Challenge by Misbug, Piero "w4nderlust" Molino and Giovanni "Carnefrisca" Colì.
Even though the engine doesn't actually support pixel art illustrations, the game has been based on 2D pixel art sprites. The project is still on and maybe in a near future you'll find a version for touch screen devices.
Swedish indie developer Mojang (creators of minecraft) are streaming a game they are making live in 60 hours, and all of the money goes to charity. Featuring lovely Pixelart from PJ member Junkboy .
Check it out here!
Edit: Game is done and the livestream is over.
My Brother and I (SharkArm Brothers) have just finished our latest indie game project called "The Chicken Bandit" and it is now available on Android. All of the artwork was pixelled by me and the coding was done by my brother. The Chicken Bandit is an action game that has you robbing trains, battling robots, and lassoing as much loot as you can. You can check out the website and the trailer at these links!
Game Website: http://www.TheChickenBandit.com
Like Super Smash Bros, but pixellated and in Gameboy style!
This pixel art masterpiece teaches you the finer points of flying safety and helps you improve your typing speed. Take that Mavis Beacon!
Panic Arts has just published its first shoot-em-up game that takes place in a zombie apocalypse.
PixelJoint member Ransom.00 (Alexander Zavrin) in co-operation with Yury Grigoryev recently released Cat-O-Pult (Catopult).
Help feed the hungry cats by launching them. Part puzzle, gather food, earn points and cute art. The less shots, the greater the score.
fun funny HERE!
Indie game developer and artist albertov (winner of this month's 4th place pixel) has just released Mosquito's Insomnia for the iPhone and iPod Touch featuring beautiful 100% pixel art graphics showcasing his unique style and original color palettes.
Pixel Joint member NobleValerian recently completed a side scrolling platform fan game titled A Thwomp Tale. Experience life as a Thwomp in the Mushroom Kingdom. All pixel art by Noble Valerian, who developed the platformer with YoYoGames' Game Maker 8.
You can play the game HERE.
You will need the YoYoGames plugin for your browser to play. Mozilla Firefox is recommended.
Last weekend Ivan Dixon (aka iSTVAN) competed in the Global Game Jam 2011, a 48 hour game making competion themed "extinction." Ivan and programmer Conor O'kane produced an insect themed shoot 'em up called "The Last Flight of the Bumblebee" full of pixel arty goodness.
You can download it for PC and Mac here and watch the Youtube trailer here.
The game won "Best Graphics" and "Participants Favourite" at the Melbourne Game Jam.
Two freeware Commodore 64-style games comin' atcha.
Grand Mystic Quest of Discovery is a Flash-based puzzle platformer made by hulahulahest for the 19th Ludum Dare competition. You control a wizard in his quest to discover the secret of some ancient ruins. Learning spells gains you access to new areas, eventually allowing you to collect all six scroll pieces and find the exit. Due to the fact that it was made in 48 hours, the game contains no sound and has a somewhat disappointing ending, but the gameplay and pixel art graphics are solid. It takes about an hour to complete the game; your progress is saved automatically.
Rocky Memphis and the Temple of Ophuxoff is a downloadable platform game for Windows and Mac in which you guide the titular character through a large temple filled with monsters and treasure. The game presents you with the daunting task of collecting all 4000 pieces of treasure, which is done in a manner very similar to the gameplay in Jet Set Willy. Fortunately, a save function is available as well as an automatic mapper that keeps track of the rooms you've visited and completed, which makes things quite manageable and suitable for playing in short bursts. The level design and powerup placement appear to have been made with speedrunning in mind, so that should provide an extra challenge for those so inclined.
PixelJoint's own Vertigo-Zero, has just released Bird 2 a Flash based game. Featuring both his programming skills and his original cute and cheerful pixels and is a fun and quite relaxing gaming experience. Your goal is to complete the stamp-book left by your grandfather while avoiding monsters.
Play it HERE... Have fun, share your thoughts!
The game is also found on Newgrounds, DeviantArt and Kongregate among other game sites.
Older games and other goodies from V-Z on his site www.muffachine.com are worth checking out too. Just don't go looking for Bird 1 :)
PixelJoint member VertigoZero has released a new, pixeled flash game. This puzzle platformer with 21 levels is based on a pixel piece in his gallery. What makes this game innovative, are the items you can use. Put on your 3D glasses to create new paths or float over gaps using your device.
The original (old)pixelart piece is here. Enjoy (please)! Feedback is also appreciated.
Also, if you're interested, you can check out the 'making of ' video here.
Tower of Heaven is a short yet challenging game with pixel graphics and a great soundtrack. The pixel art was created Dave Zhang (godsavant).
The game can be downloaded or played online. Also, if you so desire, the game's soundtrack can be purchased here.
Code Mystics presented an Atari 2600 demake of the popular shooter, Halo, during the recent Classic Gaming Expo. You can check out the Flash version of the game here; use the arrow keys to move and the spacebar (or 'Z') to fire. Make sure that you move up one screen to find the gun first!
For further details on the game and ordering information for the physical cartridge version, check out the official Facebook page.
Article originally submitted by member, jamesmorrow07.
Frogatto & Friends is a recently released, well-polished platformer created using charming pixel graphics. This game is sure to become a personal favorite due to the addicting gameplay, customizable levels, and beautiful artwork. Best of all, it's free! Check it out here. The game can be downloaded for Windows, Mac and Linux. An iPhone/iPod Touch version is also available for $5.
Game Editor is an open source 2D game creator that allows you to develop games for a wide variety of operating systems and mobile devices. Naturally, due to the program's open source nature, you have the ability to view and alter its source code.
You can find out more at Game Editor's home page.
The RetroN 3 gaming system is compatible with NES, SNES and Sega Genesis cartridges. It comes with six controller ports - 2 for each of the previously mentioned consoles, so you can use your original controllers from your chosen system. Or if you like, it also comes packed in with two wireless controllers of its own. It's available now for $69.99 USD in either red or black (which actually looks more grey than black...).
Ordering information can be found here.
It has been announced that Paul Robertson (Probertson) will be in charge of the (pixel) art for the new beat ‘em up game based on the upcoming Scott Pilgrim movie and related graphic novel series.
The game will be released for the Playstation Network on August 10 and for Xbox Live Arcade at an as-of-yet unspecified date. Don’t forget to check out the game's trailer and extra gameplay footage. Also, you can also find the trailer for the accompanying movie here; for everything else Scott Pilgrim related, feel free to click here.
Thanks to Mis-BUG, James McCarter and [thUg] for the heads up on this article.
Public beta is now open for the Facebook game, Lucky Train. The art was done by Indigo, Monsoon2D, and Nvision.
Feel free to play it to your hearts content. Keep in mind though, that as the game is still in beta, it is subject for a lot of change; give suggestions, feedback, bug-reports, etc... to the Lucky Train fan page.
Play the game here.
Tilt your iPhone to explore eBoy’s mind-boggling art and find the right angle to solve the puzzle. Over 100 levels in this game. Lots of them have a 3D effect, others are layered compositions or sliced madness. The challenge is to find the hints that lead to the solution.
The game sells for under US$2 and is not the most amazing game or a good one it seems but it is Pixelart :)
Robot Gunner by Vertigo-Zero will be released and available for download July 13th for free. Fight against a horde of zombies made by evil scientists using 4 original characters and 4 secret characters which are tributes to the finest indie games out there.
Be sure to check out the latest version of Boondog, by Mambazo!
A fun and challenging puzzle game where you progress from level to level by jumping, grabbing ledges, pushing blocks, activating switches and avoiding level hazards!
The game (PC only) also features a built-in levelpack editor, and all the graphics are totally customizable!
Go through six levels of gem thievery in this Flash game by Defynsoft. Try to steal the gem and get to the exit as quickly as you can and in the fewest moves possible. Check out the game here.
Google's logo is a currently a playable Pac-Man game, in the shape of the word Google.
Friday May 21, 2010
Hero Core is a superb 2D shooter by Daniel Remar (best known for making Iji). You control Flip Hero in his quest to destroy the machine warlord Cruiser Tetron once and for all. While it is possible to fight Tetron very early in the game, you can also choose to explore the game world (in a manner reminiscent of the Metroid games) to upgrade your weapons and defences. The game features simple but effective 1-bit graphics, a cool retro soundtrack and some well-designed game mechanics and bosses. Expect a lot of intense bullet dodging and button mashing (an autofire option is available, however).
Screenshots, video and download link here. (Windows only)
Now you can study the legendary Chaos Engine in detail with the Chaos Engine Viewer. Among other things, it allows you to export all of the game graphics, and compare the Amiga 500, Atari ST and Amiga CD32 versions.
The viewer runs on Windows only.
Skipmore.com is a great collection of retro/old school/8bit pixel based games. All games are short, sweet and loads of fun. Perfect! The site is in Japanese but there is no language barrier and most games use English in-game. Start from the homepage (skipmore button) to choose games. The rest of the navigation is mostly galleries of screenshots, development blog, etc.
Flying Cow is an addictive and very fun game where you control a flying cow and try to keep it in the air for as long as possible.
Steer the flying cow to collect lots of milk and cheese but remember to stay away from the birds!
The whole game is in pixelart and it's one of the few there is on app store!
So if you've an iPhone or iPod touch please download it and tell me what you think
Craig Robinson's Minipops are now available on the iPhone as a guessing game.
Terrific and unique looking pixel art game for the iPhone.
Just came across this fun game, you need only to use one button.
Great read for anyone interested in game dev for Xbox Live and some swell pixels!
Remember Jetpack, the classic DOS platformer (www.adeptsoftware.com/jetpack/)? A sequel's being made in Flash after all these years, and instead of hiring an artist, Adam Pedersen's letting the players themselves contribute pixel art, tracker music, SFX and levels for the game in the form of a contest. The two top entrants will receive $50 and the next four $25. In addition, everyone whose work ends up being used gets a free copy of Jetpack 2 once it's finished, as well as a mention in the credits.
The deadline is March 13th. Now's a neat chance to get creative and repay the good memories!
A pixelated spoof based on, and inspired by, the new mega-failure: Final Fantasy XII.
This game is every bit as Final Fantasy down to linear gameplay, random deaths, and a cliche story.
Sivak games will be releasing a brand new game for the Nintendo Entertainment System called "Battle Kid: Fortress of Peril". The game will cost approximately $30USD and comes in a real NES cartridge. It will be available from RetroZone around mid-January.
I stumbled upon a great Pixel Games artist whilst browings through google in search of a few frameworks. Mr. Alastair John Jack has an eye for nice old-schoolish RPGs and he's created a few free games for your gaming pleasure. He's also working on two new games!
(The 2nd is a demo not provided on his website!)
Check out this Colecovision-style Flash game from PixelJam, the latest installment in Adult Swim's 8-bit Rejects collection. You move these blocky pixels around and make other pixels hit each other. It's the most fun you'll have all day. Or maybe not, since today is Friday. My high score is a gizzillion points, so don't bother trying to beat it or anything.
Manomio.com whose mantra is "In Retro We Trust" has finally released their Commodore 64 emulator for the iPhone and the iPod Touch. Feauturing realistic joystick and keyboard. Manomio currently has 8 of the original games, free with app.
"Potshot is the quick little game you have been waiting for."
A brainchild of Mambazo, who has been working on it for several months now, Potshot is a neat multiplayer turn-based tactics game that runs in your browser, and features a bunch of cute pixel art graphics!
Ammo - Pistols - SMGs - Rifles - Armor - Frag & Flash Grenades - Medikits - Explosive Barrels and more!
Give it a go!
Dino Run is Pixel Jam's most popular game. Infact it is a free flash multiplayer game. You control a Dino escaping extinction, Play single player, Multiplayer and reach amazing running speeds in this popular platform racing game. This game combines classic pixels and complex pixel effects together.
Pros: Fun, Lasts a little, multiplayer, pixel, graphics, features.
Cons: Sometimes there aren't many matches going on, may not work if your computer is sluggish and super slow, other than that it is a very good game.
Nitrome has a new platform game out and it looks and plays as well as all the Nitrome games always do. The pixels by Markus Heinel are all cute and very well made. This one contains twenty levels that only get tougher and tougher. All you must do is escape the caves before they crumble. Fun!
Today I've uploaded the second beta of my new game called Assalor. It is a real-time strategy that is pixeled and programmed by me. I am looking for suggestions, comments and bug-finds :)
You can download the second beta here: http://www.create-games.com/download.asp?id=7925 or here http://cid-e981b54003672382.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Openbaar/Assalor.zip
or simply watch a match played by me on Youtube here:
Have fun playing and please tell me what to improve. Thanks!
Canabalt is a fun little Flash game made by AdamAtomic using his flixel library. In the game, you control a running man as he makes his 'daring escape', presumably from the futuristic robots that can be seen destroying the city in the background. All you have to do is press the X or C key at the right times to jump over obstacles and to leap to the next rooftop, which gets pretty challenging after a while. The audio and visuals are quite good and do a great job at creating a sense of urgency. Give it a try.
Jay is Games is sponsoring another game competition. First Prize is US$1,000.
The deadline for entries is
Sunday, October 4, 2009 at 11:59PM (GMT-5:00).
So, start the brainstorming, pixelling and coding ...!
Manning Krull's latest project, Toxic Sonic Zombie Massacre, has been released. The game includes 3 playable characters from the Toxic Sonic band, as well as another 3 hidden characters, and plenty more secrets, which you may find the code to upon viewing some of Manning Krull's latest submissons here. Everything is entirely pixelled, and done so nicely.
For those interested or wanting to take a look, Go HERE.
Thats right... This year the company that got Great Giana Sisters off the shelves in the 80's, are now making their own version. Oh the sweet irony. Maybe this time the brothers really are history? The game features heavily updated graphics and animation as well as remixes of the classic Chris Hülsbeck masterpieces. Check out the official homepage and Spellbound's (in german) homepage.
The PAX 10 is a showcase of independent games to be exhibited at the Penny Arcade Expo. Taking submissions until May 9th, our group of 50 industry experts will cull the selection of games into what they collectively feel are the ten best in regard to gameplay and overall fun-factor. Click here for more information.
No, its not a speedrun, but its the kind of fanservice we love.
Needless to say, don't watch it if you don't want to get spoilers.
(German version avaliable here).
Channel your Peggle Fever into something great and help create the next version of Peggle. You could win some great prizes in the process!
I'm sure most of you have seen badassbill's piece in the gallery. I just found it kinda cool to see it show up in the news.
Now I'm giddy as a school girl. Dreams do come true.
In an effort to celebrate the entertainment masterminds of our industry, your pals at IGN.com com have assembled the ultimate list of creative game geniuses. The list is not complete yet but check it out: The Top 100 Game Creators of All Time.
From Andrew McClure comes Jumpman, a maddeningly fun platformer that starts out simple but becomes increasingly mind-boggling the farther you progress.
What would The Dark Knight look like if it was a NES game, and not a Batman movie?
Find out here ;)
Its a fake NES game intro, made by an animator called Macbee.
I found a few of the image, and I expect them to be very good reduxes, not pixel art, but still its fun to watch :)
A fun and addicting game where you have to find the right view in a 3D space to form a pixelated image.
Play Coign of Vantage
The Cal Band performed a video game medley at a football game against Washington State. It includes Pong, Tetris, Pokemon, Mortal Kombat, and Super Mario Bros. It's upside-down, but you get the picture.
Pixel your own 550x400 mazes - and play them!
Play the Tutorial first - it's a pixel maze Mario style. Find the blue dot to win.
Can't afford the Orange box? That's ok. You can play the Flash version of Portal for free - and it's just as good as the original! It even saves your progress. Check it out!
Game Description: Fire once to open up a portal and again at the location you want to reach. Walk through one portal and you'll come out the 2nd. Use that to escape each room etc. This is the flash version of the Valve game portal.
Are you looking to waste a few hours running around a pixel fantasy land?
Well indie game maker Nifflas might have just what you're after. He makes addictive adventure games that are largely based around exploration. The majority of the artwork is rendered in very simple pixel art. Nifflas' latest release, Knytt Stories, is a compilation of several smaller games.
Following details of Nintendo’s record breaking full year financial results yesterday, company president Satoru Iwata has labeled worldwide shortages of the Wii console as “abnormal” and promised to increase deliveries by May next month.
Square Enix has officially announced the latest Final Fantasy remake for handheld game consoles, with remastered versions of both the original Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II scheduled to ship exclusively for the PSP in North America this summer.
Ever wanted to create that one game you've always dreamed about, but are a really bad coder and/or don't want to learn? Then you need Stencyl, the easiest 2D tile-based game creater ever (plus it's free!). It uses point click programming with easy to set up triggers. I like it because now I don't need to keep posting on the GMC for help on my games made with Game Maker. The best part about it (mainly because we are all artists) is that the only part that really requires any skill is your graphics. So far, Stencyl has "kits" for you to make platformers, action, action rpg's, strategy and shooter. More kits will arrive.
home page: http://www.stencyl.com/about/
UNITY is a game creation program for creating 3D games and have recently recieved a liscense from Nintendo for their users to create their own wii games. UNITY CEO David Helgason says: "This is the product combo of our dreams, Ever since it was announced we've longed to give game developers access to the sheer creative fun of the Nintendo Wii."
This little stop-motion animation recreates Super Mario Brothers in legos, which is charming enough, but what's even better is the theme, performed on guitar and recorder, and the sound effects, which appear to be some guy going "week! week!" and so on.
Sufficed to say I was one that was always told and believed video games to be bad for your eyes, but a new study is coming out to say that isn't true.
"These games push the human visual system to the limits and the brain adapts to it. That learning carries over into other activities and possibly everyday life."
So pick up those video games and get back on your butt....It's good for ya!
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