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 initial release.
“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 chance.
New Levels; we added a new machine into the game; the 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, MasterSystem.
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