- The Power of Pixel Art


Tobe’s Vertical Adventure

System: PC, Xbox 360

Year: 2009

Developer: Secret Base

Website: secretbase.com.sg / Steam

Description: “Tobe’s Vertical Adventure is an indie, retro, platformer starring Tobe, the overly devoted gamer who’s been forced on a treasure hunt by his materialistic crush, Nana. The big head duo will have to travel back and forth in the crumbling caves in search of treasures while rescuing fluffy animals, making you scream kawaii ne~ along the way. With 2 unique characters and a total of 4 islands and 16 levels to explore, the game will last you for hours.”


Arkedo Series - 03 PIXEL!

System: Xbox 360

Year: 2009

Developer: Pastagames + Arkedo Studio

Website: pastagames.com

Description: “Have you ever meowed under the pale moonlight with your feline posse? All cats are not grey at night ‘cuz Pix glows in the dark. The only way to reach the City is above the Giant Tree, through the Cave and deep into Space! Can you get there before dawn? For the moon will not wait. Got milk?”


Super House of Dead Ninjas

System: PC

Year: 2012

Developer: Megadev

Website: games.adultswim.com / Steam

Description: “Descend a seemingly-endless tower, wielding an arsenal of deadly ninja weapons and attacks, as the fearsome Crimson Ninja. This 2D action-platformer uses ninja magic to generate every tower randomly, so no two adventures are the same!”

Well… I have just launched PlatformerPower.com. It’s a new site that is completely dedicated to platformers… and all those platformers with pixel art have a proper Pixel Art tag so you can find them easily :) Moreover I have written some further info about the site over here Links to above shown games with pixel art on PlatformerPower:

Devil’s Dare

Developer: @secretbaseSG
System: Windows, Mac, Linux
Website: devilsdare.com

Description: ”Devil’s Dare is a 2D zombie beat’em up, supporting up to 4 players to co-op and fight together locally. Being the spritual successor to Bitejacker, Devil’s Dare carries the same theme of parodies, pitting classic game heroes against monsters straight out of 90s horror movies.”


Developer: @robotality
System: Windows, Mac, Linux
Website: halfwaygame.com

Description: ”Halfway is a turn-based strategy RPG taking place a few hundred years into the future. Humanity has begun to colonise new worlds and until now, they were alone…

In Halfway you take control of a small team of survivors faced with a violent invasion onboard the colonial vessel Goliath. As their leader you will guide them through the dark and cramped corridors of the ship to slowly take back the control. If you have any hope of surviving, you’ll have to fight, face your fears and outsmart the enemy!”

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