Universal Spooky Pixel Hero [Pre-Order Now] Retro Atari-Style Horror Platformer Coming August 12

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  1. DariusGuerrero

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    #1 DariusGuerrero, Jun 20, 2024
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    SPOOKY PIXEL HERO
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    AVAILABLE AUGUST 12
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    DESCRIPTION
    You play the role of a game developer tasked by a secret organization to repair a lost platformer game from 1976 that seems way too advanced for its time. But is it really just a game?

    A chilling homage to retro gaming – Rediscover the magic of classic games and retro platformers with a terrifying twist. SPOOKY PIXEL HORROR combines the beloved aesthetics of vintage 2D pixel games with a deeply immersive horror narrative that will keep you on edge.

    Intense gameplay – Navigate through 120 challenging levels filled with traps and mind-bending puzzles that will make some players rage. Every step brings you closer to uncovering the dark origins of the game, but beware – the deeper you go, the more dangerous this nightmare becomes.

    Atmospheric and nostalgic visuals – Experience a beautifully crafted mix of 1-bit and 8-bit pixel art that captures the eerie aesthetic of the vintage 70s and 80s gaming era.

    Uncover the hidden story – As you progress, piece together the sinister backstory of the game. Encounter pixelated spirits, ghostly glitches, and Lovecraftian horrors lurking within the code. Can you survive the nightmare and reveal the truth?​

    RETRO PIXEL ART
    Immerse yourself in nostalgic graphics and pixel art that blend nostalgia with spine-tingling nightmares, bringing an eerie world to life.

    CHALLENGING PLATFORMING
    Test your skills with platformer levels filled with rage-inducing traps and puzzles.

    HAUNTING NARRATIVE
    Unravel a compelling story that blends retro charm with modern horror elements. Step into the shoes of a hero battling through a 2D nightmare, where every glitch and ghostly encounter brings you closer to the truth. SPOOKY PIXEL HERO is a journey into the heart of retro horror.

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    PRESS KIT

    App info is currently processing and/or the app is not yet fully available for sale on the US App Store.
     
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    Thank you so much! It took a long long time to make this one, so I'm excited for release day!
     
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    Pre-ordered!
     
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    Loving the vibe of this one. Really cool music. Pre-ordered :)
     
  6. DariusGuerrero

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    it was so hard getting it right trying to make it plausibly look like a game that visually is from the late 70s and early 80s while still looking nifty enough for modern audiences, so i'm glad the vibe was appreciated here. thanks for the pre-order!


    Thank you as well!
     
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    Super cool!
    "levels filled with rage-inducing traps and puzzles." - can't wait to smash my phone off the wall
     
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    Thank you so much! I'm certain people are going to have a lot of fun with the rooms in this platformer game. Excited to show this game to the world!
     
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    #10 DariusGuerrero, Jul 6, 2024
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    Many think games from 1976 were just black-and-white, blocky, and joyless. Given they're nearly fifty years old, it's understandable. But we wanted to change that view as we promote our "lost game from 1976".

    Here's a compilation tribute video for YouTube Shorts showing how fun and colorful those games of that year really were. It's also a bit of a teaser for Spooky Pixel Hero, made with its lore in mind. Enjoy the retro gaming nostalgia!
     
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    A great trailer. I love retro style graphics as at the end of the day it’s all about gameplay.

    This looks so playable. Can’t wait to get it
     
  12. DariusGuerrero

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    Gameplay-wise this will be the easiest to pick up and play among all my other games. No double jump, no falling and then jump mechanics. Just a single jump from ground and some spring bumpers to get us higher if needed. I'm happy with how it turned out!

    The reason I opted to have no double jump is because this game was meant to be a standalone prequel as well, which is why I had to find a way to make the graphics feel more retro than the other games released so far as well.

    Thank you for the comment and for always checking out AppSir Game releases!
     

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