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Genre: Casual, Puzzle
Platforms: PC, Mac
Languages: English
Players: Single-player
Oct 21, 2016 @ 10:27am
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Pictopix is now live on Steam Store!
Pictopix has a release date!
Release date: Late 2016

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 big 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 and griddlers.

Demo available here![]

Main Features
  • Play over 150 colored puzzles (from 5x5 to 25x25)
  • Learn the rules with a fun tutorial
  • Unlock Shuffle mode
  • Earn achievements for more challenges
  • Create your own puzzles
  • And share them via Steam Workshop

Other Features
  • Logically solvable puzzles (no guessing required)
  • Useful hints to help beginners (switchable)
  • Playable with mouse, keyboard or game controller
  • Multiple save slots
  • Puzzles can be suspended and resumed at any moment
  • Smart Slide (helps you to draw straight lines even if the mouse wanders out of the row)
  • Undo and Redo buttons to fix your mistakes

You've never played a game like Pictopix? It's easy! Look at these numbers on top and on the left of the grid. They help you to find which squares have to be filled in. When the right squares are filled, a nice picture is revealed.

For beginners, there are hints to help you solve the puzzles. Columns and rows with blue numbers indicate to you that at least one square can be filled in or marked with a cross (a cross means you are sure that the square has to be empty).

Another hint fades numbers when a group of squares is verified. Watch this small animation to see a puzzle solved with the help of the hints:

Advanced players can disable these features in the settings to get more challenges (and to earn achievements!).

One of the big features of Pictopix is the possibility of creating and sharing your puzzles with other players. As you can see in the image below, the game includes an easy to use editor . There is a layer to draw the picture that will be revealed when the puzzle is solved and another layer to draw the squares to fill in. Once your puzzle created, the editor will tell you if it can be solved logically (without guessing). The Pictopix puzzles have been created with it !

The puzzle editor is present in the demo version of Pictopix (see below to download it). In the final version of Pictopix, you will be able to share your creations with Steam Workshop.

Download a demo of Pictopix on the website ! (click here[]) The demo contains 15 puzzles (from 5x5 size to 25x25). The Shuffle mode is available and you can create puzzles with the editor.

Don't hesitate to give your feedback, so the game will be improved.

  • When the game will be released?

    The release date depends on player's feedback and some Steam elements like achievements, Cloud save and workshop have to be integrated. So the the release is planned in late 2016.

  • Which platforms are supported?

    For the release, Pictopix will be on Windows and Mac. The next platform will be Linux. And according to the success of the game, others platforms will be taken into account.

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Thanks for reading !
Popular Discussions View All (1)
Dec 4, 2016 @ 12:58pm
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Tomlab Games  [author] Dec 31, 2016 @ 2:45am 
Hi Perendi,

I think most players would prefer to find a well drawn picture when they solve a puzzle. If there is a considerable demand for randomly generated puzzles I’ll certainly respond to it :)
Perendi Dec 29, 2016 @ 4:27pm 
Looks great. :)
I once created a game like this, that produces random generated puzzles, so that infinity puzzles are available, bad it had not such a nice looking gui like urs :starus:. Will your game contain that feature aswell, or just these 150 maps + own maps?
Tomlab Games  [author] Dec 10, 2016 @ 8:10am 
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Levitate Nov 24, 2016 @ 3:35am 
Congratz on getting greenlit!
Tomlab Games  [author] Nov 23, 2016 @ 2:57pm 
Pictopix has just been greenlit!

Thank you so much everyone for your support. I'll make an announcement shortly.
Zero Two Nov 21, 2016 @ 1:23pm 
I can't wait to play this, Picross is babe. <3
Miner 2049er Nov 21, 2016 @ 11:05am 
The more decent Picross games the better - it would be great to get a version of 3D Picross as well......
cyberarcrotarr Nov 21, 2016 @ 8:50am 
I voted yes because I'm always up for games like Picross.

Pastasnack Nov 21, 2016 @ 6:35am 
I do love a good nonogram puzzle, shout out to the dev that brought this to my attention, immediate upvote.
Yugaminaa Nov 20, 2016 @ 12:29pm 
I enjoy games like this! Voted yes and I hope it gets through :)