- The Power of Pixel Art

retronator:

Matthew John Frith a.k.a. Matt Frith

Tumblr // Twitter

Previous Artist Feature: Neorice

retronator:

Guido Bos a.k.a. Neorice

Webpage // Tumblr // deviantART // Twitter

Previous Artist Feature: Jinn

retronator:

João Victor G. Costa a.k.a. Jinn

Tumblr // Pixel Joint // deviantART // YouTube

Previous Artist Feature: Vierbit

platformerpower:

Wyv and Keep

System: PC

Year: 2014

Developer: A Jolly Corpse

Website: jollycorpse.com / Steam

Description: “Guide two rookie treasure hunters on their quest to claim the legendary lost idol, using quick wits and teamwork to conquer 6 fiendishly puzzling worlds. Dodge deadly traps and angry pygmies as you puzzle your way toward hordes of ancient treasure.”

platformerpower:

Rogue Legacy

System: PC, PS3, PS4, PS Vita

Year: 2013

Developer: Cellar Door Games

Website: roguelegacy.com / Steam

Description: “Rogue Legacy is a genealogical rogue-“LITE” where anyone can be a hero. Each time you die, your child will succeed you. Every child is unique. One child might be colorblind, another might have vertigo— they could even be a dwarf. That’s OK, because no one is perfect, and you don’t have to be perfect to win this game. But you do have to be pretty darn good because this game is HARD. Fortunately, every time you die all the gold you’ve collected can be used to upgrade you manor, giving your next child a step up in life and another chance at vanquishing evil. But you shouldn’t listen to me. You should check out the trailer. It explains the game better then I ever could. “

League of Legends Warwick
Pixel Artist: AbyssWolf
Source: ahruon.tumblr.com

League of Legends Warwick

Pixel Artist: AbyssWolf

Source: ahruon.tumblr.com

Super CyborgFisticle

Developer: ArturGames
System: Windows
Website: Desura / Steam

Description: ”Super Cyborg is an oldschool nonstop hardcore run’n’gun action! Destroy everything that moves! 8-bit stylized pixelart graphics combined with awesome chiptune soundtrack creates a perfect atmosphere for the bio-sci-fi setting. Gameplay was inspired by many oldschool titles such as Contra series, Metroid series, Gunstar heroes, Alien soldier and many others.”

Iron Fisticle

Developer: @ConfusedPelican, @Tikipod
System: Windows
Website: ironfisticle.com / Steam

Description: ”Iron Fisticle is a challenging twin-stick shooter that requires reflexes, speed and quick thinking to master. It takes the classic arcade arena shooters of the mid 80s and drags them, axes flying, into the 21st century.
Inspired by truly old school arcade games right down to the (optional) scanlines themselves, Iron Fisticle is both a retro game and a reinvention of a classic genre, with multiple routes through the game, bonus stages, a large variety of weapons and enemies, clever boss fights and much more”

platformerpower:

Life of Pixel

System: PC, PS Vita

Year: 2013

Developer: Super Icon

Website: lifeofpixel.co.uk / Steam

Description: “Take a journey with the wizened Professor Pixel and revisit the golden age of gaming. Featuring a massive variety of beautiful pixel art from classic 8 & 16-bit game systems, such as Amiga, SNES, Mega Drive, Commodore 64, Apple II, Game Boy, NES, Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum & Master System!

Look out for nudges to console classics like Mega Man, Castlevania, Zelda, Streets of Rage, Shinobi, Metroid, Wonder Boy, Pitfall, Sonic & more. Revisit computer legends such as Turrican, Uridium, Jet Set Willy, James Pond, Rick Dangerous, Prince of Persia, Impossible Mission, Exile & lots more.”