Posts Tagged ‘Pixel’

Perchance To Frog: Cave Story Dev’s Kero Blaster Dated

By Nathan Grayson on April 1st, 2014.

Given the life he leads, that is one bored-looking frog.

Another pixelated retro action-platformer? I know, I know. But this one has a frog! Also, Kero Blaster¬†is kinda the latest tadpole offspring from indie legend Cave Story‘s design/writing/sound/everything wizard,¬†Daisuke “Pixel” Amaya, and it looks like a rather sumptuous offering in its simplicity. It’s leaping jetpacking into action – as frogs are wont to do – next month, and you can see a trailer below.

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Not Spelunky: Cave Story+

By Adam Smith on November 23rd, 2011.

There were more impressive images, but the joy of discovery means you should see them first for yourself

Every time a new indie bundle is released, anguished cries echo around the Great Hall of Comments that is carved in the dark obsidian which forms the foundations of Castle RPS. The reason? The inhabitants of that grand place are often the proud owners of every game included in the bundle due to their uncanny ability to be ahead of the curve. Therefore, it is with some trepidation that I bring the news that Cave Story is only now available on Steam, seven years after its original release, albeit in a ‘plus’ form. It’s a lovely game, taking a Metroidvania template, then adding oddness and pretty pixels. I think it was probably partly responsible for that particular graphical trend in yon indies.

Who hasn’t played it yet? Trailer with delightful music below.

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Are Games Pixel Art? Yes.

By Jim Rossignol on May 27th, 2010.


Such is the poor quality of my brain function that I assumed this brief documentary about pixel art (below) had found its way into my browser /because/ I’d seen it on RPS. Not so. Fortunately the mini-movie itself was made by people with far shinier brains that myself, and features a bunch of people talking sagely about videogames and pixel art. It really is worth ten minutes of the time you have left.
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