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Life of Pixel
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Jul 25, 2014 @ 2:47pm
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Release date: Third quarter 2014
Life of Pixel is an epic platform adventure game, with amazing gameplay, fun characters, beautiful 8 & 16-bit aesthetics and a lot of heart.

A retro delicacy dedicated to the brilliance of classic gaming machines and ground-breaking game favourites. You play as Pixel, the inquisitive little green hero on a quest to explore where pixels began life. Follow his journey through video game history by collecting the bit-gems and unlocking each amazing game machine. Collect the 'Specials' and unlock more! Armed with awesome power-ups, Pixel must vanquish the enemy pixels and bosses who try to thwart him throughout his quest.

With over 100 fun packed levels of platforming goodness! Chock-full of tricks & traps, double jump challenges, gravity inversion, special power-ups, puzzles and loads of different enemies.


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.


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
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Sep 24, 2014 @ 10:25pm
Life of Pixel SteamOS/Linux Version?
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MR. LUIGUI May 28, 2015 @ 9:20pm 
Call me mr potato man Nov 2, 2014 @ 11:57am 
This game is going to be cooler than liquid nitrogen.
I am hoping this game will be released soon.
Kavaaaaaaaan Oct 28, 2014 @ 6:38am 
This is going to be a rage game. I will guarantee that.
Tcheren Oct 23, 2014 @ 3:16am 
This game look really cool :), i suport it
blay Oct 18, 2014 @ 7:05am 
I consider great game.
ᄃЯӨMIGПӨП Oct 16, 2014 @ 4:49pm 
One thing I would ask you to consider adding in is MORE CHECKPOINTS! Starting around the end of the ZX Spectrum levels (specifically, Monster Palace), the stages become frustratingly difficult in the way that they are long and you have to start all over again when you die.
Dion-Deadshot Oct 7, 2014 @ 10:27am 
supericonrich  [author] Oct 7, 2014 @ 1:40am 
We've been Greenlit :) Massive thanks to all who voted - cheers guys!
SpanneR_RingS Oct 3, 2014 @ 12:03am 
I like hear this sound of retro.
Dion-Deadshot Oct 2, 2014 @ 8:55pm 
parece divertido