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Listening to people is one of life’s most important
skills, keeping in touch with players and discussing issues and
ideas is an invaluable part of customer service to game development
companies these days.
Feedback from those who downloaded and played Life of Pixel v1
has given Super Icon a fantastic opportunity to listen and revisit
the game, while fixing a few issues that were present in the
“Working on the update with our customers we have ended up
adding a lot more content than originally planned, which has
improved the whole experience.” commented Richard
Hill-Whittall, Super Icon’s Creative Director.
So what is new?
Audio; we went back to the drawing board, scrapped
everything and started again! There is now a unique music
track for each machine plus brand new sound FX all created either
with the original hardware or via emulation. This has really helped
to enhance the identity of each machine.
Fairer game levels; Life of Pixel can be hard
– particularly the later levels and we didn’t want to
change this, but it could also be unfair. We went through every
level, playing them over and over and tweaking the layout as
needed. So while we didn’t try to make the levels
particularly easier – they are now a fair test of skill, not
New Levels; we added a new machine into the game;
Sega Master System, it is unlocked after you collect all
64 special gems.
Life of Pixel is an old fashioned platform game with plenty of
modern twists and puzzle elements. The star of the game is called
Pixel, a little green pixel who was tired of being part of the
crowd. Luckily, he happened to live right next door to a
videogame museum and under the cover of darkness he sneaked in to
take a look…Pixel found a World of Retro joy. A time when
the humble Pixel ruled!
Life of Pixel is a game dedicated to the brilliance of classic
gaming machines. The game is comprised of 72 levels, which are
spread over 9 different game machines – ZX81, ZXSpectrum,
BBCMicro, AmstradCPC464, Commodore64, Atari2600, GameBoy, NES,
Available Now from the PlayStation®Mobile Store for
Playstation®VITA and Playstation®Certified devices.