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Retro Style Arcade Game 'Pix The Cat' Now Available For Linux On Steam

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Pix the Cat by developer Pastagames is a fast-paced arcade game that draws inspiration from classics like Pac-Man, Snake and Bomberman. Originally released for PS4 and Vita last year, the game was released for Windows in January and is now available for Linux on Steam.

The game features four different game modes: arcade, nostalgia, laboratory and arena. Arcade is the main mode, and is an intense score-fest with over 500 unlockable levels. The nostalgia mode is a twist on Snake and laboratory mode is a slow-paced, more puzzle oriented game mode. Arena is, as the name suggests, the multiplayer mode and it supports up to four players locally, with two players on the same keyboard and two on separate controllers.

Reviews of the game have been very favourable so far, with Destructoid calling it "a heck of a lot of frantic, neon fun", but noting that the game might be on the short side and can be difficult to control without an arcade joystick. The game doesn't appear to have gotten much of an audience on Steam yet, but of those who have played it and reviewed it, most have enjoyed it. I have a lot of games on my plate at the moment and haven't had a chance to try it myself.

Here's the full Linux and Mac version announcement on Steam.

About the game (from Steam)
In Pix the Cat, you are Pix, the first cat in the world to play his own game! Progress in the Grid of Infinity, deeper and deeper through its nested levels. Hatch the eggs to stack up ducklings behind you. Drop them off at target circles to set them free. Avoid hitting walls and obstacles at all costs! Still with me?

Developed by the French studio Pastagames, who created the excellent Rayman Jungle Run, Pix the Cat is a critically acclaimed intense arcade game that will challenge your reflexes and your wits, pitting you against your friends and the world in a race to the highest score!

In the Arcade mode, make your way through the flashy digital levels, pulsing to a galvanizing groove that won’t fail to make your heart skip a beat or two! With art that feels dug up from an old attic, the Nostalgia mode is an adventure oozing with surprises! Each of the 70 levels offers a new skill challenge and yet another blister under your thumb! In the Laboratory, your results are measured by your number of moves. Keep them minimal while dodging dangers to collect the bonus stamp!
Finally, joust against your friends in the local battle mode hosting up to four PixBots!

Pix the Cat is one of the weeklong deals on Steam and is 20% off until Monday. Article taken from
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A big fan of platformers, puzzle games, point-and-click adventures and niche indie games.

I run the Hidden Linux Gems group on Steam, where we highlight good indie games for Linux that we feel deserve more attention.
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Keizgon 31 Mar, 2015
Personally want to pick it up when I have the cash for it (as you said, a lot on the plate atm). Looks cool.
flesk 1 Apr, 2015
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Yeah, me too. Would be great to get a Linux version of Pac-Man Championship Edition too, but with Namco Bandai as publisher I don't think there's much chance of that happening.
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