Join Pixel as he quests through gaming history, teleporting across the most iconic video game systems of generations past. He’ll have to jump, dodge and play smart if he wants to survive all the traps, puzzles and enemies waiting to take him down at every turn. Move, think, jump or die is the motto Pixel must live by if he wants to unlock the next console on his historic journey.
Enter into a living, playable museum of video game history: A museum that spans across three decades, featuring 19 historically inspired consoles and over 100 levels to conquer. A museum of sharp things, meanies and free falls - in which you will die. A lot. And the fun’s just getting started.
Whether you’re nostalgic for these classic consoles or it’s your first time experiencing them, now it’s your turn to make gaming history!
*As a thank you to those who have supported Life of Pixel, we have upgraded existing users to Super Life of Pixel for free! Right now, the Super edition is only available on PC. Mac and Linux users, or those on PC who prefer the original Life of Pixel experience can still play the “classic” version by opting in through the “betas” tab.
Step 1: From your library, right Click on Life of Pixel or Super Life of Pixel, and click “Properties”
Step 2: Click on the “Betas” tab and select to opt-in to the “classic” build and hit close. The classic version of Life of Pixel will download and be available in your library. You can always choose to switch between the editions at your will.*
Inspired by the 8 & 16-bit Eras
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!
Revisit Classic Games
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.
Loads of Secrets!
Dozens of special secrets to uncover and experience. From silly little touches through to great big mega-epic secrets! Look out for jetpacks, bubbles to fly, trampolines, hidden rooms and maps, aeroplanes, skateboards and even a Sinclair C5!
Special power-ups and equipment with levels featuring puzzles and secrets only accessible using Pixel's new found abilities. Fire pixel from a cannon, reach high areas by bouncing on a trampoline, use the Super Potion to defeat enemies, smash the baddies with the mine cart, deploy the Bomb to destroy walls and uncover hidden secrets!
Chip Music Goodness
We've worked with amazing chip musicians such as Eric Shumaker, Gavin Harrison, Rob Lynch, Ashton Morris and others to create a fantastic chip music soundtrack for the game - and not forgetting the sound effects too! All audio created with either the original hardware or VST based emulation.
Steam Leader Boards
Compete online against other players from all over the world to earn the best level completion times!
Earn your dues and show what you are made of, while honing your platforming skills.