A toxic waste spill finds its way into the water supply, causing the recently deceased to rise from their graves. Now it's up to you to blast your way through the hordes of undead if you're going to escape the city. On the way to your rescue, you'll search stores and houses for supplies, and trade with other survivors.
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Release Date: Dec 7, 2012

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A toxic waste spill finds its way into the water supply, causing the recently deceased to rise from their graves. Now it's up to you to blast your way through the hordes of undead if you're going to escape the city. On the way to your rescue, you'll search stores and houses for supplies, and trade with other survivors.


With three game modes, hundreds of items, weapons and grenades, and a city that is never the same twice, there is always something new hiding round the corner in Dead Pixels.


When the Dead Start Walking, It's Time to Run.

Key Features:

  • Over 100 weapons, grenades and items
  • A procedurally generated city, that's different every time you play
  • 3 different modes of play
  • 4 different difficulty modes
  • Single player and two player local co-op
  • Online leaderboards
  • 30 achievements

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP
    • Processor:Intel Core 2, 2ghz
    • Memory:512 MB RAM
    • Graphics:128 MB Video RAM and at least Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:200 MB HD space
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The One True Griff
6.1 hrs
Posted: September 25
This is currently on sale for $0.74 at the time of this review. It has enough content to easily be worth $20 minimum. Do yourself a favor and get it. It's wicked fun.
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Xerties
0.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
Dead Pixels

This game hit hard with nostalgia I grew up playing mostly side-scrollers like this
From what i've played it has some real potential i'm thoughly enjoying myself
if you like side-scrolling, zombie killing, and business looting. This game is for you.

It's sale price currently sold me good amount of content for pennies add it to your library!
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InnDreki
0.8 hrs
Posted: September 21
Love this game. Bought it on Xbox and now on steam because it's very enjoyable. Done in the style of a Grindhouse movie with 8-bit graphics. It reminds you heavily of Tarantino's movies (Planet Terror) mixed with some old school graphics. Pretty basic, complete the set amount of streets while fighting zombies along the way looting stores to buy ammo, guns, upgrades etc. Fight some bosses and kill zombies to some great tunes. Solid purchase for $1 or under. Great time killer.
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Beardless Babe
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 21
Pretty fun game. It has a cool little story and fun co-op. Easy to get all the achievements btw
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WolfKing
0.7 hrs
Posted: September 21
Product received for free
Good Game
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Barrfind V.
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 20
Awesome game with nice pixel graphic. That music and sense of humor. Yes, definitely a game approved by me. Take it and have much fun trying pass the town.
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MeHigh
1.1 hrs
Posted: September 20
Nice little game for when you're really bored.
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Rvcboy
1.4 hrs
Posted: September 19
Over long time I did a right decision and bought a cheap, but nice looking indie game.. I've been looking for an indie game that makes me forget that I have to wake up tomorrow for months! I like indie games, but most of the games are too expensive for their content, but for this game I would've been ready to pay little bit more, because I like it so much!

Pros:
- shout over your room "F*CK OFF YOU PUNCH OF ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥S!" and then you'll ♥♥♥♥ off because huge horde wants to eat you, but you ran out of bullets.
- Escape to abandoned houses/garages/businesses from zombies, collect all the stuff and then run out and hope zombies don't kill you infront of the door.
- Sell any kind of crap to stores and buy yourself new loud friends that you can use to blow or destroy zombies :)

Cons:
- I can't find one.
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bakdsnack
0.2 hrs
Posted: September 19
bought this for me and my friend for a joke game then realised it wasn't co-op so i had fun for about 5 minutes.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Dead Pixels is a "Grindhouse" side-scrolling zombie shooter with some survival elements planted in it, as well as RNG. Dead pixels is your typical zombie survival shooter, but does it VERY well for the price.

DP has you running from one end of the street to the other, killing zombies, looting some houses for items/weapons/ammo, trading with merchants, and trying not to die. The number of streets you must traverse all depends on what difficulty you choose or what gamemode. You have 3 different gamemodes. You have a "Story" mode that consists of you getting to the end to escape the city and win, a survival mode, and a time attack mode. All will pit you against the hoards of zombies which vary from the common slow moving zombs, to acid spitting, to commando zombs, to mutant zombs, and the rare chance of "Boss" zombies.

Don't fret though, as you also get a large arsenal to help you. The most common weapons you will find are shotguns, rifles, and pistols. The farther you get in the game (and the harder difficulties,) you will find more powerful weaponry, such as flamethrowers, mini guns, plasma rifles, freeze rays, and even chainsaws. You will also get an assortment of throwing items, like frag grenades, pipe bombs, molotovs, flairs, TNT, and much more. Don't forget about the med kits!

Aside from the items, you can also upgrade your character with the money the zombies drop. You can upgrade your max health, run speed, gun skills, melee skills, carrying capacity, bargaining skill, and luck. This adds in the slight RPG aspect to the game which is nice. In the "Original" story mode your character starts with nothing for stats, but in "The Solution" story, it has all pre-set characters that have different stats and different starting gear.

This game presents it's self like an old retro "Grindhouse" movie game, and using old pixel style graphics to give it the old school look. All the graphics look great and all feel like they belong in the game, and fit in very well. Each type of zombie all have their own look, the backgrounds look good, and the blood all looks good.

There is a few glaring issues though with this game. The biggest one being it has Coop, but it's local coop only. As someone that doesn't have friends, I didn't have anyone to try and complete the game in coop with. I tried to do it myself, but I wasn't very coordinated to do it. The other big problem is Melee. I found once you maxed out the melee skill, you can cake walk the entire game without having to shoot one bullet. I beat the hardest difficulty with no effort because of this.


Pros:
- Lots of content for the price.
- Easy to pick up and play.
- Simple Pixel art.
- Good music/sounds.
- Not much story, but doesn't really need it.
- Lots of items/weapons to pick up.
- Lots of different zombies and bosses.
- Cheap price.
- Achievements.

Cons:
- Can be very repetitive.
- Some may not like the old pixel style graphics.
- All menus are text based and don't have any graphics/images with them.
- Music may get repetitive.
- Melee is stupid OP.
- Local Coop only.
- No Steam Cards.

For a $3 game it's a hell of a deal! Lots of bang for you $. If you are just looking for a fun Indi game look no further! I will always recommend this game to everyone.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
20.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
+Zombies
+Challenging gameplay
+Awesome co-op mode

-No online co-op

9.5 out of 10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
https://youtu.be/ePKadubMQ3w

A well paced zombie survival sim, with light RPG aspects. Classic side scrolling, with smooth controls (and controller support). Several different game modes, as well as an affordable pricce and great soundtrack.

Whats not to like.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Very much like a pixel horror game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
51 of 53 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
Dead Pixels is a side-scrolling survival/shooter with some lite-RPG elements set in a zombie apocalypse. You take control of a human survivor making their way to safety through undead filled streets of a city. The basic aim of the game depends on the game mode.

There are three game modes; The main mode is your standard Escape the hordes. Survival is an arena mode where by you have to survive countless waves of hordes. Timed attack is a variant of Survival where by you must last as long as you can. You need to either; get from one side of the street to the other until you reach the end or kill as many zombies as you can. The number of streets to traverse depends on the difficulty setting.

Gameplay is representative of the standard zombie survival genre. Find guns. Acquire ammo. Destroy zombies. Dont get killed. In addition you can loot some deserted buildings grabbing medical supplies, explosives and other useful items. Periodically shops appear where you can sell items that are not needed or cant be used. Shops allow you to upgrade character stats such as: Running, Weaponskill, Bargaining and Melee which to help you get past the next few stages of the game. Game progress can also be saved while inside these locations.

Gameplay consists of manoeuvring your character across streets full of zombies avoiding making contact with them or the vile bile they fling at you. You can shoot, bash or throw explosives to destroy your opponents. If you are low on ammo you can dodge and flee the nasty hordes, skills that become invaluable the further you progress. There are number zombie types from slow moving zombies, to faster ones, soldier types, zombies that can attack at range by firing bile at you, and the uber-strong mutated zombies which are hard to kill. In addition every so often you must defeat a boss enemy with its special powers, in order to progress.

There are many weapons to choose from, the most common being shotguns, rifles and handguns. There are also a good number of equipment items to use along your adventure such as medkits, grenades (explosive, incendiary, freeze, shock) fireworks to distract, adrenaline boosters to speed your movement and though the listings are in text form it can be particularly satisfying when you pick-up and use a chainsaw, flamethrower or minigun.

Graphics are in 2D and are basic if functional. While the soundtrack and audio effects add to that overall retro feel. Together they generate a wonderful ambience and give you an old skool feel providing some nice nostalgic overtones, if you played games in the eighties.

Though gameplay is repetitive in nature I found the experience to be as enjoyable as playing other zombie survival games such as State of Decay. Real fun though be warned you need fast reflexes and nimble fingers (and luck) to complete the game on the Hardest difficulty setting. Controls are really well coded and easy to use.

Just note that only local coop is available unfortunately. If anything bad can be said about the game its that the inventory is text based, the graphics arent for everyone and the game can run a little too fast in some places when you could really do with slowing down the action to think your next move through.

Dead Pixels has to be one of the best made indie games Ive been fortunate to find. Infact it could well be "the game" I would make if I could code. I suggest you pick this one up now in the sale but if you miss it then its well worth the full price. Note also that a sequel has already been announced for next year.
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73 of 88 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2014
Bought this game as i had a spare bit on funds in my steam wallet and didnt know what to buy so looked through the cheaper games and saw this and thought "OK i will give it a go it doesnt cost that much",and i am really glad that i did.
As soon as i had downloaded and started to play i thought i was watching a pixelated grind house flick on my pc,then the game started and the simplicity of the game was plain to see,go from one side of the screen to the other collecting items and shooting zombies as you go.Then i got to a point where i realised i had made a mistake and then started again,sooner or later the zombies get tougher (boss enemies and the like) and thats when you realise that upgrading your guns and having a certain amount of health packs is of dire neccessity.Now the graphics are ok,sounds and music repeat too much and there is no story to speak of (just get to that damn helicopter and escape),but this is another game that shows that gameplay matters more than all these things and that all a game needs to be sometimes is just FUN.Fancy graphics,music,voice overs,script none of that matters if the gameplay mechanics are no good or broken and the games no fun.
Well i think that this game has that one main element that lacks in even some big triple AAA titles in spades and for that i whole heartily reccommend this game to anyone who wants a good blast of fun.
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70 of 90 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
This game is a Steal for its price! Only $3 and you get sooooo much... Git it NOW!
My Video Review:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ti24SfLduzI&list=PL324F8735ECCE6C63&index=4
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43 of 49 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
I've played this game before on Xbox Live, simply bought it out of respect I have for it.

This is probably THE best Indie game I played on Xbox Live (though their tags for that are shoveling all the "indie" into the crap little-no effort aisle). Otherwise I quite like this game, though I dislike they apparently made updated Melee to be weaker at some point, which seems unnecessary (especially since HP for Zombies weren't compensated it looks like).

Anyway, its worth the $3.
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47 of 57 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 16, 2013
A retro zombie shooter with easy mechanics and a fun story. You go street to street while not trying to get eaten by the hoards of the undead. You can go into buildings and loot whatever you need to live and you also a pretty wide selection of guns to choose from as well. But besides the story mode you have a second campaign you can play as well as a last stand game mode. It's a really fun and addictive game, and with a standard price tag of $2.99 it's hard to find a reason not to pick it up.
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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2015
A simple and entertaining game, Dead Pixels is a side scrolling shoot 'em up with a fairly strong RPG element for the genre. Your goal in the game is to make it a specified number of blocks (levels) without dying so that you can escape the zombie-infested city. Along the way you kill hundreds of zombies, scavenge for supplies, and trade for better gear and skill training.

I recommend this as a game to jump into and play when the mood strikes especially if you have a friend to play with. Though it's not in-depth zombie survival by any means, few games on that market can compete for the old-school local co-op experience that has earned this game a place in my library.
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