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Pixel: ru²
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Platforms: PC, Linux
Languages: English
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New Build of Pixel: ru²
Color Theory Game for the Colorblind
Description
Release date: 2014
Originally posted by TwoDashStash.com:
Pixel was easily the most challenging game, and probably one of the most rewarding, at PAX East this year.

Story

We live in an amazing time. Computers are becoming smarter and more powerful, and more tangible items are being turned into digital data. Science predicts that within the next hundred years artificial intelligence (AI) will be as smart as humans. Imagine the possibilities if this trend continues for thousands of years.

In the distant future, AI will be so common in technology that even a single pixel in an image file may be controlled by one. Pixel: ru² is a tale of a sentient pixel that is tasked with eliminating a virus and restoring corrupted image files. Being a pixel isn’t easy; you’ll face infected pixels, puzzles that require color and gravity manipulation, and precision platforming challenges. You can complete your mission as efficiently as possible, or you can let your curiosity lead you to bits of information that may reveal the bigger picture.

About

Pixel: ru² (are you squared) is a game that is a combination of a platformer, a shooter, and a puzzle game. The gameplay features color theory based puzzle and combat mechanics and gravity manipulation based puzzle and platforming mechanics. There are a lot of simple systems stacked on top of each other which makes it easy to learn, but difficult to master.

Features
  • Colorblind mode for those of us that see the world differently.
  • Shooter mechanics that are based around color theory. Shoot infected pixel with their opposite colors to turn them white and make them a dead pixel.
  • Platforming mechanics based around manipulating the gravity of yourself and other objects.
  • Puzzle mechanics that involve gravity manipulation and color theory. Change the color and gravity of yourself and other objects to get through the levels.
  • Full story told throughout a series of challenging puzzles
  • A drag and drop level editor with a logic engine that allows you to make simple or complex levels.
  • Stereoscopic 3D mode for devices like the Oculus Rift.

Future Additions
  • A central hub for the community to share levels with each other that can be accessed both inside and outside of the game.
  • A secure online leaderboard for all levels within the game -- including those created by the community.
  • A cooperative mode for playing with your friends offline and online.
  • Team based online player-vs-player.

Try the game yourself at: http://www.AreYouSquared.com

Music by SynthR: http://www.SynthR.net

A Linux version is currently being developed with Mono. Right now it is lagging behind the Windows version due to limited time, so there isn't a demo yet, but there will be one.
Popular Discussions View All (6)
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Jan 23 @ 2:13pm
Why are you not interested in Pixel: ru²?
Wolfenhex
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Jan 22 @ 9:45pm
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Wolfenhex
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Jun 25, 2014 @ 5:03pm
This game looks interesting
Darc Blaze
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Jim Danone Jan 25 @ 10:20am 
voted!
danalyze Jan 25 @ 6:08am 
Awesome game!Voted and bought it through indiegamestand.Best wishes!
TaD Jan 24 @ 8:54am 
got it on indiegamestand - hope this one get's greenlit! good luck!
KtośEpicki Jan 23 @ 4:43am 
voted
virotti Jan 23 @ 3:58am 
@Wolfenhex thanks for the quick response. As I have an xbox 360 controller, I'm set :)
Rouvi24 Jan 23 @ 3:32am 
saw it on indiegamestand. nice game. #voted
CS:GO DISCOUNT COUPOM PLS? Jan 22 @ 11:35pm 
voted! (Y)
inetus3r Jan 22 @ 10:13pm 
Voted! Looking forward the Steam release
Wolfenhex  [author] Jan 22 @ 9:48pm 
@virotti: Yes, it has XInput support (newer controllers like Xbox) and also plan on adding DInput support for older controllers.
virotti Jan 22 @ 3:31pm 
I got this today on indiegamestand, loved the concept. Does it have controller support?