PS Mobile’s “Life of Pixel” Gets Major Updates, Thanks To Twitter

on February 27, 2013 6:01 PM

Life of Pi won big at the Oscars; developer Super Icon Ltd’s creative director Richard Hill-Whittall wants Life of Pixel to win over frustrated gamers.

Life of Pixel follows Pixel, a frustrated pixel who hates being just part of a crowd… and so one night decides to break into a video game museum, which allows Pixel to go into various retro consoles, and explore levels based on that console’s graphics and games. The problem was, the game was reportedly a bit of a mess at times.

In a Playstation Blog update, Hill-Whittall has just reported major updates that have gone into Life of Pixel, updates to issues fans communicated to Hill-Whittall over Twitter. These updates include:

  • Improved audio, that further differentiates between the different consoles and eras, and fixes that sound errors that happened on certain devices.
  • Color palettes were corrected in certain stages.
  • Certain stage layouts were improved, with Hill-Whittall playing the entire game over and over until improved. One example: the leap of faith, which sometimes forced players to fall a long distance into an enemy and die, completely reliant on luck than skill. Hill-Whittall said that the game is not necessarily easier, but more a test of skill than chance, now.
  • A “Restart Level” button was added.
  • A Sega Master System was added, and unlockable once players collected 64 special gems.

You can check out screenshots of the game below. Now I wonder how many Tweets it’d take to get a PS4 stage thrown in…

 /  Features Editor
Born and raised in video games and "geek culture," Masoud has been bred off of fantasy worlds his entire life and doesn't see anything wrong with that. He loves RPGs (especially TRPGs), sandbox games, the sci-fi genre, dieselpunk, art deco, and anything that allows him to create. Having graduated from John Jay College with a degree in English and a minor in Creative Writing, Masoud hopes to one day pen the same novels, comics, movies, and video games he enjoys escaping into when the real world gets too boring.