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PixEvo - The Fountain

rated 4.40 / 5 stars
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Action - Platformer - Hop and Bop

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Jul 12, 2010 | 12:17 PM EDT

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Back To Life 5 Points Recover some strength
The Heart Of Man 10 Points Become a full human
Walking Again 10 Points Get your legs back
More Than A Man 25 Points Grow small wings
The Call Of The Beast 50 Points Become the beast
Speed Run 100 Points Complete the game in 15 minutes or less
True Protector 100 Points Restore the fountain's flow

Author Comments

EDIT: Fixed a couple bugs and tweaked difficulty. Fixed the Speed Run medal.
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Hello people!
PixEvo is a retro-styled platformer game where you explore the game world and collect pixels to evolve into better forms with more abilities to reach new places and collect all the pixels and save the world, ATARI-STYLE! haha

It's a small project I wanted to make and I'm glad it's finally out, it has 8-bit music that I made as well so I hope you enjoy it :D



Rated 4 / 5 stars

I have extremely mixed feelings about this game. On one hand, there is the excellent sense of empowerment every time the player levels up, and the logical progression of gaining limbs as the character levels. The art is nice in a very minimalist way; the 8-bit white on black aesthetic keeps the main character and the world he inhabits mysterious, and it also makes the pickups easier to spot.

On the other hand, there is the middle of this game, specifically the platforming between the time the character gets his legs up to when he gets wings. During this time, the jumps that are required are pretty much as hard as they can be without being impossible. The hitbox to pickup the orbs is somewhat mysterious, as the player's limbs don't seem able to pick them up, but his head does? Between the difficulty of the jumps and the odd hitbox, there were times I wasn't sure whether or not I was supposed to be able to make a jump! This caused the middle of the game to be very frustrating, and I almost rage quit a couple times, especially after falling from a great height and having to climb all the way back up.

However, the sense of empowerment I got from blasting doors and flying nonstop during the last segment of the game almost made up for the annoyances in the midgame. Altogether, a very nice game!

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very fun to play but you loose a star in your note because of the absence of saving feature regarding the difficulty of the game. Please try to add one, it would be perfect!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This is one of those "pure essence" platformers. I like the catchy background tune, it didn't get old even though it's only 1:30 long. Nice simple yet epic story/context. The evolving stages keeps it fresh (as long as you don't get stuck).

Took me about an hour to beat. Some of those jumps really have to be pixel perfect. And it can take pretty long before you can try again. But I guess that's a part of the essence.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

So you think you can make a 30 minute game? Tell me again how your life is so hard.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

This would be a very fun game were it not for the fact that I had to jump fifteen fucking times for one dot over and over and over again. Fix the movement and this would be great.

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