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Pixelry

RPG/Adventure - by Evelend Games

Pixelated chivalry?! Joust your way to the top in this medieval RPG. A Knight's Tale with pixels.

Welcome to the world of pixelated chivalry, where your courage, reflexes and fame propel you to reach the dream of every self-respecting knight.

You'll travel to Pixelville to fulfill your greatest dream and to marry the beautiful young princess Arianna Annabelle di Grandigund Hyacinthe. To do this you must prove yourself a capable horseman by winning the King's championship tournament which involves defeating those recognized as the unbeatable knights of the realm, "The Big 5".

According to the King, "whoever manages to defeat them in combat will be a good suitor for his daughter!"

This is an epic adventure with a medieval ambient and the exciting world of chivalry, where you must acquire new and increasingly better equipment to achieve your mission. Raise money by winning jousts organized at the local tavern, then spend that money at the Shop and the Forge to upgrade your armor, weapons and magical potions. You can gain discounts on many of the items by performing well in the mini-games, which include hammering steel, quality checking potions and racing your horse.

As a simple but alluring pixel art style is being used, players can add their own designs to the game! Create your own heraldry, customize your horse and design new armor to intimidate your foe. The hope is that each player can feel like they have a unique character.

PAST AND FUTURE OF PIXELRY

Pixelry started off as an entry to the YoYo Games Competition 05 back in March of 2010. The concept was one that Evelend Games really liked and so they decided to take it further. Unfortunately, since then the game has only seen a collective development time of about half a year, but now it’s top priority and the plan is to bring it forward and incorporate all the ideas planned for the game.

Ideally, the goal is to add more customization options, multiplayer and extra mini games to add more variety to the game. As the alphafunding model hasn’t worked out too well over the past year, Evelend Games is looking to take the game to Kickstarter in March 2013 to hopefully get funding so they can then work on the game full time and get it finished!

Depending on how much funding is received dictates the features that will be added to Pixelry. The hope is to have all of the following:

  • New Engine: Pixure (create your own knight)
  • Gender options
  • Mac/Android/iOS release
  • More and fresher music and art
  • Full horse care considerations
  • Squire System
  • Multiplayer (trading, global leagues)
  • More in-depth storyline
  • Edit your own home
  • More mini-games
  • Special events are more exciting
  • Detailed inventory system
  • Mouse support
  • Fix resolutions
 

THE DEVELOPMENT DUO

Just two people are working on Pixelry and they’re brothers. Emilio Mari (left) manages all of the programming for their games and Andre Mari (right) creates the audiovisuals - the sprite work, music and other art work

Emilio has taken part in many open source projects. One of his creations is Stellar, a python version of the popular creation tool Game Maker which is still in development: https://github.com/Coppolaemilio/stellar

 Andre also collaborated on other games, most recently Andre created and released Super Tower Rush: http://www.supertowerrush.com/

You can check out the other games that the two made together as Evelend Games here:

Principia Mathematica

http://www.evelendgames.com/2011/11/new-title-principia-mathematica.html

Serenata

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/31195548/Serenata.zip


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