Nostalgic Tribute to Computer & Video Gaming

Claire has put together the following blog post to give a little more insight into what Life of Pixel is all about…

I wanted to tell you a little more about Life of Pixel and explain why it is worthy of your time. Hope you enjoy reading it; I would love to hear your thoughts.

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To say Pixel was just another platform game to add to the many out there would be a huge mistake. This latest instalment is a homage, a real work of passion and fitting tribute to those old machines where gaming began. When we came up with the idea of creating a game which would do justice to the heritage of computer video gaming we embarked on a journey. Not one just about designing another game but one in which we learnt about what passion and love we have for video gaming, how far we have come in the industry. To be able to make a game that allows players of today, of all ages and gender to enjoy and discover where it all began is such a thrilling experience and a privilege.

We wanted to do justice to those eras of gaming – so that not only people who remember playing first time round can enjoy, but so younger generations of players can really experience and discover where it all began. Players will learn that – sure, back then we may not have had the graphics capabilities or the soundtracks, or even the movie like stories of the games of today, but what we had and what we have created in Life of Pixel is a journey – a story of how video games capture, challenge, at times frustrate but always leave you wanting more, so that the experience is an enjoyable one. With Life of Pixel you can pick up and play again and again almost without thinking about it, just enjoying it. This is video gaming at its rawest, at its best, from where it all started. A journey through the many different machines and types of games from the late 70s through to the 90s.

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So when you see Life of Pixel and think, oh another platformer, think again! It really isn’t – give it a try and you will discover Life of Pixel is a work of pixel art, a piece of history, where the chip tunes capture your ears, and the gameplay will leave you wanting more – all created with an affection of computer & video games from then until now.

This game is the ultimate platform adventure, pick it up and play today.

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Life of Pixel – Out Now on PC & Mac

The Wait is Over – The Ultimate Retro Adventure is Here!

Life of Pixel is a unique platform game. The first time ever such a broad range of retro gaming history and classic game machines have been brought together in one game.  A true tribute to 8-bit gaming.

The development team at Super Icon have been through some hard times and challenges these past few months, but their focus and drive has never stopped and now they bring to you this classic platformer.  “Taking Pixel to a wider audience and spreading the love for early home computers and consoles.  Life of Pixel will not only appeal to gamers old and young, but also to artists, musicians, culture lovers – it really does span a wide range of interests” commented Claire, MD of Super Icon.

Inspired by the retro wonder days of 8-bit games, Life of Pixel is a traditional 2D platformer with plenty of modern gameplay elements. Featuring a massive variety of pixel art set over 80 retro-inspired levels of platforming goodness. Paying tribute to not just one classic 8-bit machine but a whole museum full of them!

Life of Pixel is available now for PC and Mac, available to buy at www.lifeofpixel.co.uk, priced at $6.99.

Game Features

  • Explore ten classic 8-Bit gaming machines – Apple II, Atari 2600, Amstrad CPC, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Nintendo GameBoy, NES, Sega Master System, ZX81 and ZX Spectrum!
  • 80 levels of platforming goodness with authentic pixel graphics based on each machine’s graphic limitations
  • An epic original chip-tune soundtrack created using the original sound chips for each machine
  • 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 areas, secret tunnels and even a Sinclair C5!

Super Icon Contacts

  • PressKit   www.lifeofpixel.co.uk/press/
  • Trailer   vimeo.com/94498531
  • Twitter   twitter.com/SuperIconLtd
  • Facebook   www.facebook.com/SuperIconGames/
  • Website   www.lifeofpixel.co.uk

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