- The Power of Pixel Art

Hive Jump

Developer: @Hivejump
System: Windows, Mac, Linux, Wii U
Website: hivejump.com

Description: ”Hive Jump is a sci-fi action platformer for 1-4 players blending run ‘n gun gameplay with strategic campaigns.

Shadowcrypt

Developer: @onebitpunch
System: Windows
Website: shadowcrypt.net

Description: ”Shadowcrypt is a challenging combat-platformer inspired by Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and the look & feel of the Castlevania series. It is reminiscent of classic hack ‘n slash arcade games, with emphasis on tactical sword & shield combat, dark atmosphere and elegant simplicity.

CRAWL

Developer: @powerhoof
System: Windows, Mac, Linux
Website: powerhoof.com

Description: ”Crawl is the local multiplayer dungeon crawler where your friends control the monsters! It’s bullet-hell beat-em-up meets old-school RPG, in an arcadey party-game for up to 4 players.

One player is the hero, exploring a randomly generated dungeon full of traps and monsters - all controlled by the other players. If you slay the hero you take their place and it’s your turn to crawl! Then it’s a race to gain enough XP and loot to reach the final battle, where it’s all on one as the other players collectively control the hulking final boss!”

Aegis Defenders

Developer: @aegisdefenders
System: Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4
Website: aegisthegame.com

Description: ”Aegis Defenders is a 2D Platformer which combines the best of Metroidvania style platforming with Tower Defense strategy. You play as Bart and Clu as they explore forgotten ruins, discover ancient technologies, and search for Aegis - the weapon of the gods.”

TowerFall Ascension

Developer: @MattThorson
Pixel Art: @studioMiniBoss
System: Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4
Website: towerfall-game.com

Description: ”TowerFall Ascension is the definitive version of the hit archery combat game. Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, it’s a 4-player local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but hard to master and combat is fierce. Loot treasure chests for game-changing power-ups, master the art of catching arrows out of the air, or descend on your foes and stomp them into submission. TowerFall is best played competitively with friends, cross-legged on the floor within punching distance of each other.”

Tron (1982)
Pixel Artist: mazeon
Source: mazeon.com

Tron (1982)

Pixel Artist: mazeon

Source: mazeon.com

Final Fantasy VI - The Last Battle
Pixel Artist: ta2nb
Source: ta2nb.tumblr.com

Final Fantasy VI - The Last Battle

Pixel Artist: ta2nb

Source: ta2nb.tumblr.com

Monsters & Monocles

Developer: @RetroDreamer
System: Windows, Mac, Linux
Website: monstersandmonocles.com

Description: ”Monsters & Monocles is a top-down procedural romp for up to four people. It’s a fast paced, run-and-gun shooter that calls back to old co-op arcade games like Smash TV and Gauntlet. Focusing on short and procedurally generated sessions, you’ll be able to hop in for one quick game or play a bunch with new objectives and levels in every game.”

Super House of Dead Ninjas

Developer: @Megadev
System: Windows, Mac, Linux
Website: games.adultswim.com (Online) 
Website: store.steampowered.com (Download)

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! Based on the hit Flash game from developers Megadev and Adult Swim Games.

Tron (1982)
Pixel Artist: mazeon
Source: mazeon.com

Tron (1982)

Pixel Artist: mazeon

Source: mazeon.com

Mega Coin Squad

Developer: @BigPixelStudios
System: Windows, Mac, Linux
Website: bigpixelstudios.co.uk

Description: ”Mega Coin Squad is a fast-paced action-platformer for between one to four players. Combining lightning-fast controls with over-the-top arcade-style action, Mega Coin Squad is intense!

Take on the single player campaign mode, traversing across a range of procedurally generated landscapes collecting thousands of coins, and seeking to retrieve the 4 unique Mega Coins. Or battle it out in the variety of local multiplayer modes, and use any means necessary to collect, steal and bank more coins than your opponents.”

Dark Monolith
Pixel Artist: Ergg
Source: pixeljoint.com

Dark Monolith

Pixel Artist: Ergg

Source: pixeljoint.com

Timespinner

Developer: Lunar Ray Games
System: Windows, Mac, Linux, PS4, PS Vita, Nintendo 3DS
Website: lunarraygames.com

Description: “2D Metroidvania about a young woman who travels through time to destroy an empire.”