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Life of Pixel features platforming goodness spanning over 72 levels of moving & destructible platforms, double jumps, gravity inversion (walk on ceilings) and lots of different enemies that Pixel must avoid to unlock the history of the pixel.

It differs to the usual platform game by including game types from lots of different machines (and more to come too!) and emulates their graphical style so, it makes this actually quite an interesting one!

On the 11th of May they also announced Linux support without a stretch goal, doing it right!

Explore Classic 8-Bit Gaming Machines
Experience gaming history as you visit these wonderful computers and games consoles from the very beginning of the home video games industry:

  • Atari 2600
  • Sinclair ZX81
  • ZX Spectrum
  • Commodore 64
  • Amstrad CPC464
  • BBC Model B
  • Nintendo GameBoy
  • NES
  • Sega Master System

You need to front at least £5 to secure a copy, when you consider what this one has to offer and the amount of content it has, seems like a no brainer to me!

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muntdefems 14 May, 2013
Awww, you just stole the star of the next issue of The Funding Crowd... :P

Awesome game, I really hope it gets funded!
Liam Dawe 14 May, 2013
DOH! My bad, I have another excellent one though I will PM you it and it can be yours ;)
s_d 14 May, 2013
Haha!  And you wrote and posted this whilst I was half-finished with my version of the article!

This is precisely the project I was thinking about in our e-mail correspondence about promoting specific crowd-funded games.

I can't say I'm unhappy, though!  Life of Pixel looks & feels like a playable piece of video gaming history, and I dearly hope it succeeds.
Orkultus 15 May, 2013
This looks interesting. I will have to def check that out. I also found a beta release for another game that looks interesting!. :D
dimko 15 May, 2013
Nothing personal, boy I am glad those times are over!
s_d 15 May, 2013
Quoting: OrkultusThis looks interesting. I will have to def check that out. I also found a beta release for another game that looks interesting!. :D

Actually, Verdun probably deserves it's own article.  It's a Unity3D engine MMOFPS featuring 4-player squads, set in the WWI era, specifically the Battle of Verdun (hence the name).  It's not immediately apparent to me exactly how they plan to monetize it (direct sales, F2P, subscriptions?), so there are some unknowns, but otherwise, for fans of historical FPS, it might be quite a treat.

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