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A game where the pixels themselves are elements; for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox, Windows Phone 7, Android, and iPhone/iOS.
1,006 backers pledged $13,616 to help bring this project to life.

Update (New UI)

Hey everyone. I wanted to demo some of the UI that's in the game now. We added triggers that let users add dialog to their own levels. The element pickups are now manageable in a very Minecraft-esque inventory (primarily for puzzle building so that you can hide element pickups in different places). We've also added a health bar and more pixel types... like Bees! The streaming support has vastly increased, with everything being done to utilize multiple cores to avoid any lag spikes.

Our main focus is getting a build out to our $100 backers with the editor included. Our goal is to have a website where you can upload and share content, including new levels, your own pixel types, custom characters, etc. Currently the editor is a little clunky, though in the last 3 weeks its literally gotten 150% better with Undo/Redo, Zooming, Painting guides, etc.

Before getting the build out, we've only got a few things to do:

1. Make it so the editor can change levels. This sounds stupid, but right now we just happen to know what files to edit to make it change, so it hasn't bothered us, but we know it will annoy everyone who uses it.

2. Finish the file uploading on the website. Currently right now the game supports loading content from Zip files, including png images, pixel types, levels... all the content that defines the game. This means it's really easy to make mods of the game. We've already done work on building a website that supports uploading, but a front end with users and searching would be nice.

3. Fix two major crashes. In the latest version we've included crash logging, and already we've noticed two major crashes that seem to elude us. These crashes are nasty because they're a result of unsafe threading operations :(

Having said all that, we're dedicated to get a build out by July 3rd, even if the website isn't ready. Wish us luck!

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    1. Creator Dominik Deobald on September 24, 2013

      Not sure if I missed it, but is there a download/release, yet?

    2. Creator Mike Bianchini on June 29, 2013

      Wow. Wow. It looks great, this just proves that good games take time. Great job, looking forward to it.

    3. Creator Alfonso Nishikawa on June 29, 2013

      AWESOME!! =)

    4. Creator Tommy on June 28, 2013

      So excited for the news!!

      Any word on the special pixel / special level rewards?

      I'm using the mouse pad this very moment, btw. And the poster is hanging next to my desk at work.

    5. Creator Super Game Programmer 3 on June 28, 2013

      @Stefano
      For the initial build, if any of the $100 backers request a non-Windows version I will make an effort to build it. As for the final release, yes it will be on Mac.

    6. Creator Stefano Muscherà on June 28, 2013

      The build will be released for the Mac platform as well?

    7. Creator GuitarJoe48 on June 28, 2013

      I'm excited! Looking forward to playing!

    8. Creator Super Game Programmer 3 on June 28, 2013

      @Jonathan
      Sure thing! Our controls are pretty rough right now (can't currently work on track-pads due to the lack of middle click, but we'll add something for that).

    9. Creator ET3D on June 28, 2013

      It's alive! It's aliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!

      Looking good.

    10. Creator Brandon Olson on June 28, 2013

      Wow.... This game has come so far. Great work!

    11. Creator Philip 'MrPhil' Ludington on June 28, 2013

      Man, it's looking great!! Super impressed! Congrats!

    12. Creator Jonathan Zuckerman on June 28, 2013

      It looks awesome so far! I hope there will be an [I, J, K, L] option for us left-handed folks

    13. Creator Fishos on June 28, 2013

      That looks amazing! Can't wait!

    14. Creator Alex Schackow on June 28, 2013

      Hotness! Can't wait to play this sucka

    15. Creator Ex on June 28, 2013

      Awesome work! Looking forward to it!

    16. Creator Nine on June 28, 2013

      Nice, looks really good, thanks for the update

    17. Creator BioBuster on June 28, 2013

      Good luck!