Indie Games Spotlight for May 27th, 2012

Indie Games Spotlight for May 27th, 2012

Dead Pixels bring Zombies to Pixelated Life

Written by mancide on 27 May 12 at 18:50

Dead Pixels brings survival horror to a whole new pixelated world. Mixing RPG and shooter elements, Dead Pixels pits you in a survival race across the city while fighting through masses of undead sprites.

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When The Dead Start Walking, It's Time To Run.

RELEASE DATE: 9/15/2011
DEVELOPER: CantStrafeRight
GENRE: Role Playing

FEATURES
Offline players 1 - 2
Offline co-op 2
Dolby Digital
Sometimes a game gets the little things right. Things most people overlook, but add to the overall feel the game is striving for. Dead Pixels is one of those titles. From the opening sequence that makes you feel like you are about to watch the start of a grindhouse movie feature, to the simulated film grain on the title sequences between levels, there are lots of little touches that made me smile along the way.

But the little touch that made me smile the most? Exploding the zombie sprites all over the screen as I made my way through the horde.

You can search un-barricaded buildings as you trek across the city in search of supplies to aid your quest. You also will find a few stray survivors shops left which give you an opportunity to upgrade your skills, buy new weapons, and most importantly sell off the items you do not need. You will need to sell items off, as you can over-encumber yourself to the point that you are walking zombie food.

Dead Pixels is a great title you should check out, and if the trial doesn't give you enough zombie slaughtering for your needs, you can unlock the full version for only 80 MSP.

If you have an Xbox Live Indie Game that you feel should be featured in an edition of the Indie Games Spotlight, please PM your suggestions to mancide.
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Posted on 27 May 12 at 19:03
It also has DLC that has been added once sales of the game reached a certain amount.
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Posted on 27 May 12 at 19:20
The trial sold me, and I bought this quite a while ago, definitely worth the 80 MSP. A good example of an XBLA indie game done right. Didn't know about the DLC, BlackMage... thanks for that info! toast
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Posted on 27 May 12 at 19:45
This should be an internet game.
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Posted on 27 May 12 at 20:05
Looks like the type of thing you can play on the net for free, what waste of MSP, id rather buy an avatar item.
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Posted on 28 May 12 at 14:55
I'd tried this before, but didn't really like it. Tried it in co-op, too. It looks great, but didn't play very fun.

It's funny, though, to poke zombies to death with the end of the shotgun. Poke, poke, poke, dead!
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J Pinder said:I'd tried this before, but didn't really like it. Tried it in co-op, too. It looks great, but didn't play very fun.

It's funny, though, to poke zombies to death with the end of the shotgun. Poke, poke, poke, dead!
Right on. I bought this game to play with my buddy...we both hated it. It sucks imo wasted my buck lol.
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Spilner said:Looks like the type of thing you can play on the net for free, what waste of MSP, id rather buy an avatar item.Agreed. Or some RBN song...
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Posted on 28 May 12 at 23:19
I love this game! Bought it the first day it came out. It is one the the best indie zombie games (if not the best indie game) I have played in awhile. All you haters have never played RCR I take it? 80 points for a great awesome game that could have easily been a live arcade game I would pay 800 for. The only thing I don't like about is is no online co-op but the pc version will have it I believe.
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QuozzerX said:I love this game! Bought it the first day it came out. It is one the the best indie zombie games (if not the best indie game) I have played in awhile. All you haters have never played RCR I take it?That's cool. I really enjoyed (and still do) I Made A Game With Zombies a lot more. Between the music, the weirdness, and arcade-like pickup n' play style... it's just awesome fun, especially with 4 players. Dead Pixels didn't have any of that in my experiences. My friend and I eventually figured out how to actually play, but ammo was still scarce and expensive, making it low priority. The most effective killing technique turned out to jab the zombies with the tip of the gun. A lot. Funny at first, it got dull and annoying shortly after. Oh, and forget about health packs. Didn't happen in our playthroughs.

It took me a while to understand what you meant, but I'm guessing "RCR" is River City Rampage. I've never played it, but if it's like this I'll steer clear of it in the future. Thanks for the recommendation.

And on a side note, it's pretty cool to see an XBLIG title with DLC! There are a couple I have that could benefit from extra levels and features. And online co-op, albeit for the PC version, also a cool feature! I have a couple with XBL leaderboards, but it would be great to play some of the great indies with friends online in addition to local.
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Posted on 29 May 12 at 11:08, Edited on 29 May 12 at 11:09 by QuozzerX
Actually I meant River City Ransom for the NES but close enough, that and Dead Pixels is not for everyone but it was nice not to see a "you wrong and ghey!" reply. I played I made a game with zombies also and that got boring after awhile for me! Go figure.
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