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 (151 reviews)
Release Date: May 30, 2014

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February 24

Pixel Boy v1.13 Patch Notes (02-24-2015)

These are the latest fixes and changes to Pixel Boy. Thanks to the community for their support.

**** CHANGES / FIXES ****
•The following achievements have been recoded and double check to now work:

  • Key Master
  • Crammed Keychain
  • Treasure Trump
  • Baller
  • Shot Caller
  • Surfing Like Scrooge
•The unusual frame rate issues have been addressed.
•Resolution Dialog Box has been restored for the time being
•Resolutions changes made in the options menu will now take effect when leaving the options menu.
•The Hardcore score is now correctly being recorded.

If you find more issues or there are any inconsistencies please email us at info@giantboxgames.com or post on the forums.

Thanks for the patience and support.

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February 8

Pixel Boy v1.12a (02-08-2015)

These are the latest fixes and changes to Pixel Boy. Thanks to the community for their support.

**** CHANGES / FIXES ****
•Now allow players to hold 'ALT' when launching the game (before it opens) to open the resolution dialog in case of video/resolution problems. This also seems to give access to some incredibly complicated Input menu that we are looking into and will sort out in a later update hopefully :)
•Fixed some rare Linux on-launch issues preventing users from properly opening the game
•Made several graphical fixes throughout the game
•Addressed several Keyboard / Controller bugs
•Fixed many other small bugs reported to us by players, thanks :)

If you find more issues or there are any inconsistencies please email us at info@giantboxgames.com or post on the forums.

Thanks for the patience and support.

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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.
    • Hard Drive: 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
    • Hard Drive: 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.
    • Hard Drive: 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.
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
This game is super fun. I definetely recommend this game, Worth the $10 and it's currently even on sale for $4 so pick this game up!

- Art Style is very nice
- Music is awesome, i enjoyed the music in this game. In most games with such game play i usually mute the music but not in this, it's pretty upbeat and enjoyable
- RPG elements with shoot em up gameplay mechanics? Yes please!
- Some funny stuff thrown in there too
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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
Damn shrooms ruined me man... I'm at -7 speed... a snail is faster than me.

Nice dungeon crawler otherwise (on sale though, full price you may feel you didn't get your moneys worth other than the fungi fest)... just stay away from the mushrooms, sure sometimes they give great highs but the lows man... THE LOWS!

Addendum: This game is a pretty sweet top down shooter overall... I heartily recommend it and heck, you need to shroom if you want to increase your stats above the level limit so yay for fungi!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Great fun, love the Art style and the Music is outstanding!
+ There is only 5 trading cards woot badge!
(also love the trading card art)
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
This game is interesting. The graphics were better than anticipated, the gameplay is easy to grasp and hard to master, and there's a difficulty that isn't easy to overcome. Overall I was pleasantly surprised by this game. I got it as part of a bundle for a very low price, so I feel that it was worth more than I paid for it, and while I'm not sure how expensive this game actually is, I can definitely say that it is fun.

8/10, pretty fun
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Pixel Boy is a great game that has a typical rogue-like learning curve but is feels rewarding once you get the basics down.
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