Pixel Boy and the ever expanding dungeon is an Action-RPG Shoot-em-up with dynamically generated stages across twenty levels and four acts each with an epic boss. Players can stack and combine power ups into over 6000 different powerful weapons as well as craft custom armours to overcome the dangers of the dungeon.
User reviews: Mixed (173 reviews) - 67% of the 173 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: May 30, 2014

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Reviews

“if your youth was spent training your fingers by dodging bullets and frantically firing weapons at foes in games like Xenon II, Galaga, Metroid and others, you’ll love what Pixel Boy has to offer”
8.6/10 – htxt.africa

“a surefire win for fans of the roguelike genre”
4/5 – Twinfinite

“The art design is fabulous, in that it slightly modernized the 8-bit theme, then puked neon all over it”
GamerTell "A" – Technology Tell

About This Game


Pixel Boy is an Action-RPG Shoot-em-up with dynamically generated stages across four acts each with an epic boss finale. Players can craft custom armours as well as stack and combine power ups into over 6000 different powerful weapons to overcome the dangers of the dungeon.

NOW FEATURING CONTROLLER SUPPORT AND A BRAND NEW SURVIVAL MODE!


  • Four uniquely themed acts each with dynamically generated dungeon levels within.
  • Epic Boss Battles at the end of each act with unique mechanics and challenges
  • Many different Combine-able and Stack-able Weapons and Power ups for OVER 6000!!! unique combinations
  • Crafting system with five types of armour each with several tiered levels that have different effects and powers
  • Character leveling with customize-able builds across several base stats
  • Multiple Vendors and shops to purchase better items, power ups, and equipment
  • A wide variety of enemies with unique combat approaches
  • Steam Achievements
  • Steam Trading Cards
  • Survival Mode
  • Controller Support


Pixel Boy features an awesome electronic original soundtrack composed entirely by popular and talented French artist Pyramid.

Pick up the soundtrack today!
http://0pyramid0.bandcamp.com/album/pixel-boy-ost



Help Pixel Boy on his arduous journey to become the Hero of Resolutia and this year’s Dungeon Runner’s World Champion!



Pixel Boy is a dungeon crawling top down Action Shooter. You control Pixel Boy and enter the randomly generated dungeons below the town of Resolutia. There are four acts in total, each with a powerful boss at their climax. Every dungeon is filled to the brim with aggressive and deadly enemies. As Pixel Boy you will encounter swarms of giant ants, packs of snapping dogs and even lethal dungeon birds. To help Pixel Boy bear this burden there are many tools at your disposal. Various pixel powerups can be found or purchased to help Pixel Boy overcome the treacherous dungeons beneath Resolutia.

Spreadshot, Shields, Splitshot, Heat seekers, Critical Strike Modifiers, Time Stoppers and much more are available. Three pixel powers can be equipped at a time and are stackable AND combinable so that Pixel Boy can find the best combination of over 6000 powers to defeat his adversaries most efficiently.

Various types and tiers of armours can be crafted by obtaining the appropriate armour orbs dropped within the dungeons depths. Each piece of armour has different effects, abilities and levels of power dependent on its tier and orbs used to create it.

Throughout the dungeon Pixel Boy may encounter a variety of randomly generated unique rooms. Make sure Pixel Boy pockets any keys he finds, as treasure rooms have chests that are always locked to protect their secrets. Be wary every time Pixel Boy moves from room to room, as simply entering a room could trigger a dangerous trap; locking him in the room until every monster has been defeated within. Pixel Boy should also pay close attention to torches as they could lead the way to secrets and treasures. Collect all the coins Pixel Boy finds and spend them on items, powerups and armour at the shops back in town.


  • PC
  • Mac
  • Linux


We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone that has supported us along our journey in the development of Pixel Boy, you all kick butt and have made it super worthwhile. If you would like to follow us or discuss anything Pixel Boy related, feel free to visit our site, twitter, and like us on Facebook. Please don't hesitate to let us know about a bug, error, exploit or heck, even just something you dislike, we are always listening.

We hope to be able to continue to update the game and add features continually after release, free of charge of course.
So don't hesitate to send your suggestions and ideas.

Giant Box Games
http://pixelboygame.com
http://www.facebook.com/pixelboygame
Twitter - @TeamPixelBoy

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP +
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb at least and nothing over... let's say, five years old.
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: It shouldn't be too much of a feat to run Pixel Boy, but if you are trying to play on a modded refrigerator, purchase at your own risk.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7/8
    • Processor: Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: The newest of the new is obviously recommended. How much of a difference it will make, well of that we're not sure.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster AWE32 or Tandy 1000
    • Additional Notes: If these specs don't play it, there is probably something wrong with your computer, or you. Also, the sound card was a joke, sorry, bad taste to all those that are still holding out for the Sound Cards triumphant mainstream return.
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.5+
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb at least and nothing over... let's say, five years old.
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Most 32-bit and 64-bit Linux OS
    • Processor: Dual Core
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256mb at least and nothing over... let's say, five years old.
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2015
Friendly dev and quite a solid game.

Not 100% my cup of tea but for a fan of this genre this game has PLENTY to offer:)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2015
It's a cool game, somewhat similiar to binding of isaac, with interesting way of crafting weapons and armors. It also has randomly generated dungeons, so hop right into it.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
Its alright.
Its worth 5 dollars put it that way.
Looks great though.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2015
Boring game. Had potential, but lost it along the way. Visuals are pleasing as long as you can ignore the excessive bloom used.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
(SOMEWHAT LONG READ BUT VERY VERY INFORMATIVE TO BUYER)

It is not a bad game BUT some "features" are quite frustrating and unintuitive uncreative, also , the trailers are misleading, it seems you only get powerups like those after grinding - late game - spending money which brings me to

first off... THE NARRATOR, if there were any that make me wanna slit my veins.... he is very annoying.. and seems purposely made annoying with no real factor as to why.... other than to be a "joke" , a very very bad joke in bad taste... detracting from the games atmosphere.

Armor- you can craft armor that gives you bonus stats, helpful , but , they cost quite a bit to make even decent ones with scarce resources that you find , and the armor is too expensive to repair , and some enemys , hit you a lot of the time.

Crafting - is garbage... in my inventory i am told what powerups do such as split - grow ect. but when i want to craft at the bench 2 powerups together , the crafting screen doesnt tell me which powerups i am combining... only their picture/letter. making crafting a pain in the ♥♥♥♥.. having to close and repopen the menus to know what you are doing

Poweups- they have limited ammo and when combined have even less ammo??? and you can only have 3 equiped...
(i explain later) why...WHY? is it because you enemies are bland? and would otherwise be easily defeated if i had unlimted ammo?
there are loot chests with more powerups and YOU HAVE TO BUY KEYS FOR THEM and the mostly drop mushrooms instead of powerups and those mushrooms seem 80% degenerative instead of aiding ... and money is already hard to manage. BC it cost money to combine powerups so you can keep the ones you found to keep in the three slots...

oh and if you die with your good powerups all combined together and equiped, you lose them, having to restart the quest of finding them in the first place

it costs money to repair armor , buy keys hoping to get powerups , buying HP potions because of cramped rooms , creeps hiding behind walls. and buying mushrooms in hopes of stat bonuses BC of slow leveling up... and Money to Combine powerups and buying ammo for those powerups so you dont lose them....

Enemies - bland.... boring , and annoying

enviroments - are also very bland and Cookie Cutter... only boss rooms are any different and have some some.. pizzazz

THe town is annoying to navigate through.. having to load a shop that should be outside or be enterable already... Preloaded NPC are useless, personal home is useless

Overall a lot of what should make this game fun DETRACT from the game i guess thats what you get for 5 or less dollars though........Fix it and i will change to positive
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