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Life of Pixel - 13 Game Machines in 1 Epic Adventure Game!

Journey across the expertly-recreated worlds of more than a dozen vintage gaming systems, from Commodore 64 to Gameboy to Snes! Life of Pixel takes you on a historical tour-de-force across the rich landscape of 8-bit and 16-bit gaming.

Chock-full of tricks & traps, double jump challenges, gravity inversion, special power-ups, puzzles you must vanquish the enemy pixels and bosses who try to thwart you throughout your quest. Life of Pixel will show you the coolness of video gaming and the history of where it all began and how it evolved.GAME FEATURES:
Inspired by the 8 & 16-bit Eras
Take a journey with the wizened Professor Pixel and revisit the golden age of gaming. Featuring a massive variety of beautiful pixel art from classic 8 & 16-bit game systems, such as Amiga, SNES, Mega Drive, Commodore 64, Apple II, Game Boy, NES, Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum & Master System!

Revisit Classic Games
Look out for nudges to console classics like Mega Man, Castlevania, Zelda, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Metroid, Wonder Boy, Pitfall, Sonic & more. Revisit computer legends such as Turrican, Uridium, Jet Set Willy, James Pond, Rick Dangerous, Prince of Persia, Impossible Mission, Exile & lots more.

Loads of Secrets!
Dozens of special secrets to uncover and experience. From silly little touches through to great big mega-epic secrets! Look out for jetpacks, bubbles to fly, trampolines, hidden rooms and maps, aeroplanes, skateboards and even a Sinclair C5!

Awesome Power-ups
Special power-ups and equipment with levels featuring puzzles and secrets only accessible using Pixel's new found abilities. Fire pixel from a cannon, reach high areas by bouncing on a trampoline, use the Super Potion to defeat enemies, smash the baddies with the mine cart, deploy the Bomb to destroy walls and uncover hidden secrets!

Chip Music Goodness
We've worked with amazing chip musicians such as Eric Shumaker, Gavin Harrison, Rob Lynch, Ashton Morris and others to create a fantastic chip music soundtrack for the game - and not forgetting the sound effects too! All audio created with either the original hardware or VST based emulation.

Steam Leader Boards
Compete online against other players from all over the world to earn the best level completion times!

Steam Achievements
Earn your dues and show what you are made of, while honing your platforming skills.QUOTES:
Recommended by Shuhei Yoshida ‏@YOSP
(President of Sony's Worldwide Studios)

"Really loving LIFE OF PIXEL (aka semi SUPERMEATBOY for VITA)! Playing the Atari 2600 levels is like stepping back in time!!:)"
David Jaffe @davidscottjaffe
(Video Game Designer/Director)

"Life of Pixel is brilliantly clever"
Punk and Lizard

"Life of Pixel is a likeable precision platformer with a fantastic visual style"

"Need a new game for your PS Vita? I recommend the awesome Life Of Pixel."
RetroGamer Magazine
Release date
Super Icon Ltd
Super Icon Limited
Super Icon Limited
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: Mac OS X 10.6+
  • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.04
  • Processor: Intel i5 processor or higher
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Storage: 500 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP+
  • Processor: SSE2 instruction set support
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 2.0) capabilities; generally everything made since 2004 should work
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Life of Pixel reviews and comments

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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Game: A classic Old-school platformer. Here you can experience a little bit of Video Game history up close. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Single Player: You play a Pixel that plays through Video Game history. In doing so, he goes through a few Console Generations (not all of them, of course, but the most important ones). The Levels are usually always well designed of course always fit the Console You are playing. The Main Task in the Levels is to collect Diamonds to get the Exit Door on, Optional there are still Fruits and Colored Diamonds to be found that are hidden in some Levels. This causes the Unlocking of Achievements and new Consoles. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Graphics: The Graphics very nicely made, for Nostalgics there are many fun Setting Possibilities such as Image Curvature and extra old Color effects. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Music: The Music is really super, really fitting and Buying the Soundtrack is definitely worth it for 8bit Fans. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Control: The Control very well with the Gamepad. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pro/Contra: + super idea + great Soundtrack + good Controls-some normal Diamonds almost impossible to get-if you hold on to one Spot you can do that Don't skip level-Difficulty not adjustable----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Conclusion: A game that certainly brings a lot of Fun or Frustration to almost everyone, here really almost is true All. I think the Idea is very nicely done, you could compare a bit with Evoland. In this Game, of course, As in the past, perseverance, Practice, patience and sometimes Luck is in demand, who does not have this should not buy the Game. Especially at the End it will be really a bit unfair, but since I often find that the Percentage of Happiness has to be really high In order to make it, which creates a lot of Frustration for me. Because it should be the Exercise and that can count for more than that is something in the right Place at the right time. Other Than that, the Game is really Top (even if I didn't play through it). I hope that there will perhaps be a Help on how to achieve something better or an adjustable Level of difficulty so that you can have played all the Levels without being a Professional. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Summarized: Single Players: 9/10 Graphic: 10/10 Music: 10/10 Control: 10/10-------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------Game: 10/10
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