Life of Pixel is a retro delicacy dedicated to the brilliance of retro gaming machines and ground-breaking game classics. You play as Pixel, the inquisitive little green pixel on a quest to find out where he comes from. Pixel has two goals; one to explore where pixels began life and to follow their journey through video game history, and second to defeat the enemy pixels and bosses who are there 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 and loads of different enemies.
Pixel wants you to help him discover his past and unlock his destiny!
Inspired by the 8 & 16-bit eras, take a journey with the wizened Professor Pixel and revisit the golden age of gaming.
Pixel features a massive variety of beautiful pixel art from classic 8 & 16-bit game systems, such as Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 & Amiga, Apple II, GameBoy, NES & SNES, Master System & Megadrive! Not forgetting the awesome audio – an epic original chiptune soundtrack created using the original sound chips for each machine.
And 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, pixel launching cannons, aeroplanes, skateboards and even a Sinclair C5!
Special moves and power-ups with levels featuring puzzles and secrets only accessible using Pixel's new found powers and abilities. Fire pixel from a cannon, reach high areas by bouncing on a trampoline, find a jetpack and fly, take to the skies in a sleak aeroplane, speed around on the skateboard and jump super high.
Hunt through the levels to find the hidden loot. Collect them all to unlock three brand new machines with 24 secret levels!
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.
Each machine is recreated to be as authentic as possible, with accurate pixel resolutions, colour palettes and scrolling. Look out for nudges to console classics like Mega Man, Castlevania, Zelda, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Metroid & more. Revisit computer legends such as Uridium, Jet Set Willy, James Pond, Rick Dangerous, Prince of Persia, Impossible Mission & Turrican.
Compete online against other players from all over the world to earn the best level completion times!