Average Playtime: 8 hours


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Pictopix is a puzzle game where you use logic to color squares on grids in order to reveal pictures. Easy to learn and very addictive, the game starts with small grids and ends with much bigger grids. With over 150 colored puzzles, a shuffle mode and a puzzle editor, Pictopix will bring you hours of fun!

The game is similar to Picross, Nonograms, Hanjie, Pic-a-Pix, Paint by Numbers and Griddlers.

Main Features
  • Play over 150 beautiful colored puzzles (+1000 from players)
  • Learn the rules with a fun tutorial
  • Play puzzles randomly with the Shuffle mode
  • Earn awards and achievements for more challenges
  • Create your own puzzles
  • And share them with others players! (via Steam Workshop)
  • Relaxing music (Jazz, Bossa Nova)
Other Features
  • Logically solvable puzzles (no guessing required)
  • Useful hints to help beginners
  • Playable with mouse, keyboard or game controller
  • Multiple save slots
  • Puzzles can be suspended and resumed at any time
  • Undo and Redo buttons to fix your mistakes
  • Squares can be temporarily marked
  • Smart Slide (helps you to draw straight lines even if the mouse wanders out of the row)
  • Touch Screen support
  • 13 languages (translated by the community)
Steam Features
  • Cloud
  • Achievements
  • Workshop
  • Trading Cards

Site: http://pictopix.tomlabgames.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/pictopix
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pictopix/
Release date
Tomlab Games
Tomlab Games
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
  • Processor: 2 Ghz
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
  • Storage: 80 MB available space

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8, 10
  • Processor: 2 Ghz
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
  • DirectX: Version 9.0
  • Storage: 72 MB available space

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OSX 10.5 or later
  • Processor: 2 Ghz
  • Memory: 256 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
  • Storage: 115 MB available space
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Last Modified: Aug 28, 2019

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40 x 40
Solve all 40 x 40 puzzles.
5 x 5 Sprint
Complete the "5 x 5 Sprint" challenge in less than 1 minute.
The Matrix
Solve a 40 x 40 puzzle without graying numbers.
30 x 30
Solve all 30 x 30 puzzles.
Mosaic 1
Complete the first mosaic.
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Pictopix reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
Among the games that resume the principle of nonogram, Pictopix is clearly one of the most successful. Only positive for this game that will appeal to the followers of the picross as to the novices of the genre. Indeed the tutorial and the few basic rules allow to quickly solve its first puzzles logically. The whole game to a small "Zen" side. Here no race to the stopwatch, one solves each level at its rhythm and in a rather pleasant music. The interface is clear and the gameplay to the mouse is successful. The paintings are pleasant to discover and available in large quantities with the workshop. And his little more: the Studio is French...
Translated by
Microsoft from French
As a beginner, I really enjoyed Pictopix which clearly explains the rules of the game before we start and which offers a gradual journey towards larger and more complex grids. I found the game very addictive, very stimulating and the images very enjoyable to discover. The background music invites you to relax, one or two additional variants would be appreciable. Finally I particularly liked, in the workshop, the freedom to create grids of very varied sizes, according to our desires and the motive chosen, to share them with others as well as the possibility to discover those of other players. The workshop is very active, so the game is renewed daily! I highly recommend this game, which reserves many hours of pleasant relaxation!
Translated by
Microsoft from French
Very good picross-like with sleek design, the gameplay certainly classic, but still as addictive! Exactly in the vein that a paint it back in fact, with a little something more (difficulty modular, in a way that seemed more stimulating) and a little something less (the title of the tables is much more sober) (even update of 04/2018). In total are available nearly 150 puzzles and a well provided workshop, as much as a colossal content! Edit (12/2017): 45 puzzles have been added, from 30 x 15 to 40 x 40, with new successes to the key and a minimum lifetime doubled, all for free. We have to admit that it is well worth a small increase. Edit (04/2018): decidedly, the developer of this game really has to heart to do well! What was a small "gap" (the word is a little strong, I agree), namely the austere title of the tables, was corrected with the integration of an option. Option that will however be accessible only by solving a certain puzzle, downloadable on the workshop. Edit (04/2019): and an extra batch, one! Added in March three large mosaics, composed respectively of 63 puzzles 10x10, 48 puzzles 15x15, then 20 puzzles 20x20. In other words, a good package of hours of play in addition, for our greatest pleasure! Verdict: 5/5-the faultless, to buy the eyes closed!
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