Play as the ultimate digital underdog in the Adventures of Pip,an action-platformer with a fresh gameplay twist inside a retro 32-bit world. Alas, Pip is an unlikely 1-pixel hero yet has the unique ability to absorb the pixels of his defeated enemies to evolve into three different forms.
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Release Date: Jun 4, 2015

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“The unique gameplay mechanics, including evo- and devolution, further add to the game's appeal, setting it apart from many of the modern platformers available today.”
4.5/5 – Gizorama

“Adventures of Pip is a delightful little platformer full of charm, challenge and impeccable level design.”
4/5 – Hardcore Gamer

“Adventures of Pip is a wonderfully adorable side-scrolling action-platformer that leaves little to be desired.”
8/10 – Starburst Magazine

About This Game

Adventures of Pip revitalizes the classic side-scrolling action platform genre. Pip -- the ultimate digital underdog – is a lowly single pixel in a 32-bit world who proves that you can’t judge a hero by the fidelity of his shaders. During the game, Pip gains the ability to evolve and grow by absorbing pixels from his fallen foes. Those same pixels can then be used to blast through environment puzzles and enemies, devolving Pip back to a single pixel. Players will explore five stylized worlds and experience up to 10 hours of epic adventure saving Pip’s village from the evil Queen DeRezzia.

Inspired by classic platformers, Adventures of Pip basks in a world where players can defeat a huge 32-bit boss as a single pixel or even as an 8-bit character.

With three different forms, evolve and devolve Pip to solve puzzles and defeat enemies; each with their own weakness and strength that must be unraveled throughout the campaign.

The Bit Stream is the life force that fuels Pixel Kingdom. The One who taps its power can forge the Kingdom's destiny.

Pip is only one pixel in a world full of 32-bit characters, yet he is the only one brave enough to face the Queen DeRezzia and rescue the kidnapped princess.

Moved by his plight, the ghost knight, Sir Elwyn, bestowed upon Pip the power to harness the Bit Stream. With the ability to absorb his enemy’s pixels, Pip can transform into a hi-fidelity hero! But be aware! With each evolution not only will you gain skills but some will be lost.

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • OS: Windows XP SP2
    • Processor: Intel Dual Core 2.1 or higher
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel video graphics card 2000/3000 256MB
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
    • OS: OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 550 MB available space
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
$15.00 are they serious???

While the game is nowhere near worth that price, it is a very fun, occasionally challenging platformer to play. The story is that some evil queen has kidnapped the kingdom's princess knowing that she has the ability to create pixels from nothingness. The queen hopes to absorb this power and reverse it, turning game characters in the kingdom back to pixels. The queen further wreaks havoc on the kingdom by taking 108 of its villagers and hiding them in a variety of 5 landscapes that have been divided into 36 levels for your gaming pleasure. Like always the Evil queen lets the power get to her head and for no reason whatsoever decides that she needs to turn everyone into a pixel so that they no longer are a threat.

You can relate to this dilemma as your life started off as a pixel, but thanks to the power of the princess she leads you on through apparitions and also grants you the power to absorb the energy off a certain bit stream life form so that you can transform into three different forms to aid you in your quest to rescue her.

While 'pip' as a single pixel has its advantages being able to traverse narrow passages and float across wider gaps, the second form which transforms pip into a boy has even more advantages. For one thing you now have hands and with these hands you can hold onto the side of a wall and do wall jumps. You can even now punch your enemies as you hunt down that purple queen of the dark. Finally the third form transforms you into a hero which will give you a sword to crush boxes, with your greater hero strength you can move obstacle boulders and stop yourself from being swayed around in windy corridors. Each form has its pro's and con's and half the fun in the game is working that out and when you need to change from one to the other. Most often the game will test you with the need of changing while your mid-air doing a jump to your death. Sometimes you will need to change three times even in a single jump. Sometimes you will need to change back and forth quickly in order to defeat some evil nemesis the queen has brought into existence.

While the game tries constantly to be funny, it never reaches that laugh out loud moment where you fall back in your chair and have to be rushed to hospital because you've split your head open. With all its grandad jokes and groan out loud puns the closest positive emotional response it will get out of a gamer is the odd smirk here and there.

So why then I do I recommend this? The developers at Tic Toc games which can be found here have spent an awful amount of back breaking hours trying to produce a relatively stress free fun platformer, while at the same time giving the gamer a suitable challenge. The challenge all comes through the need to find the 108 hidden villagers and also thanks to the well thought out dynamics of the 3 life forms that pip can transform into and the amount of puzzles that need to be solved getting through each level to find the 'bit stream' which is the exit point of each level.

In the original village there are two shops which you can use to buy weapon upgrades or health items to help you even further in your journey and make it eventually all that more stress free. For instance one upgrade makes enemies deal half damage to you. However keep in mind that when you first start you only have 3 hearts and very quickly they can be taken from you in no time what so ever.

The only other complaint I have with this game is that the controls are hardly intuitive. For instance jump is 'k', punch is 'j', changing form is 'I' and ground punch is the letters 's' and 'J' being pushed at the same time. Not sure why the developers chose this keyboard set up and there is no way to change it. Often it lead me in frustration pressing the wrong button and burning my pixel bottom in an acid vat or something. This even became more frustrating when attempting the defeat the boss in World 4 level 8. I cannot stress how hard this boss was in comparison to the rest of the game and it just didn't seem to gel with all the other levels as it immediately soared the game challenging factor from fun to rather cumbersome. Trying to constantly push bricks off platforms which was lowering me too quickly into a floor of lava and at the same time changing back and forth to bring the platform back up was NOT FUN. While you’re supposed to push three massive bricks off the main platform in order to defeat this boss I found it all TOO HARD and eventually was able to defeat him by pushing only 1 block off and using the second block by standing on it and jumping on his head two more times from that position before he dropped a third.

In final a fun platformer (with the exception of 4-8) that will test your problem solving skills constantly as it takes you through 5 wonderfully different and constantly progressing landscapes accompanied by a well-fitting soundtrack which constantly tugged on my heart strings that I was participating in an enthralling adventure. I do find it ironic though that a game all about character evolution where a pixel can become a boy and then turn into a hero never really stands up in the survival of the greatest games in comparison to others that touched on the same character evolution premise with a mushroom and a fire flower.

Below is a quick demo of me playing World 1-8 and defeating the boss. Not too difficult but it will give you an idea if this is a game for you when it goes on sale... Thanks for Reading.
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43 of 52 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 18, 2015
The evil skeleton queen has turned the royals into pixels, kidnapped the princess and is wreaking havoc on the Pixel Kingdom. Meet pip, a singular pixel that again shows you should never judge a book by it's cover, or density.
Upon embarking on your journey a ghost appears, an old knight named Sir Elwyn. Knowing Pip is the only character capable of saving the day the knight grants Pip great powers, the ability to tap into the Bit Stream the very lifeblood of the kingdom. Using the Bit Stream Pip is able to evolve into 3 distinct forms, all with there own pros and cons. A singular pixel that can't attack but fits into small spaces, 8bit Pip, able to climb and bounce of vertical walls while moving faster and 16bit pip, full knight with attack moves, sword and shield.

Process through the game is done on the world map, which consists of 6 zones all with alternate themes. Zones contain 8 levels and finish with a boss fight. Design was intelligent and had plenty of secret stashes and areas to uncover for replayability or 100% runs. First world started off easy don't let that fool you as the difficulty does ramp up, you will soon be swapping between forms multiple times to pass one puzzle or trap. Killing enemies and opening chests during levels will drop gems but to use them will require rescuing of townfolk. Each level contains 3 npcs to find, gradually they will report back for work duties giving you access to new upgrades.

The pixel art is beautiful and a very nice combination of old and new. Soundtrack could use a little more variation but I think more tracks will come with future updates. Did not attempt to use keyboard and mouse controls but gamepad was tight and responsive.

Overall if you are a fan of games like Kirby and Super Mario Brothers or just looking for a decent sidescrolling platformer with some meat on the bones, this is one early access game worth taking a look at. Successful Kickstarter campaign and content is all in place, just doing some spit shining. Cheers. :)
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 17, 2015
As a supporter of this game since its first Kickstarter with high hopes and standards for the game, I'm thoroughly glad to be able to finally recommend this game to everyone!

tl;dr: The Adventures of Pip offers a tight and well-balanced puzzle platforming experience bolstered by its strong soundtrack, visuals, and mechanics but marred by a slightly weak story!

Adventures of Pip showcases, well, Pip's adventure as he seeks to save the land from the evil Skeleton Queen!
The Bit Stream allows him to transform between 3 different forms/resolutions, from a one-bit boxel to a sword-wielding 16-bit warrior. Each form has its own benefits and drawbacks (as a boxel, Pip is slow, weak, but can float and greatly decrease the speed of his fall), allowing for many variations in gameplay as you evolve and devolve Pip to solve the many puzzles in the game! It's an awesome concept utilized very well in conjunction with the tight controls and varying game mechanics!

The game may look like your typical x-bit platformer, but the graphics actually combine both classic and modern looks. It results in a very eye-pleasing combination that could only have been made better with some more shaders/particle effects etc.. Jake Kaufman (AKA virt) procures another amazing orchestral soundtrack in this game, with a pretty good variance in soundtrack style throughout the game.

I do wish that there was more of a story. It's definitely more than the generic Mario "save the princess" story, but there are still characters with little backstory! Pip lives in an epic world that deserves more explaination! There's also been some confusing dialogue changes between Early Access and full release that both add to the experience and take away from it due to some dry humor.

Overall, Adventures of Pip is a great twist on the usual platforming fare! Tic Toc Games has recently been pushing the fact that this game's a great introduction to gaming for newer gamers, and I couldn't agree more. It's simple and fun to play, and offers a wide but steady degree of difficulty!
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 7, 2015
With control over a single pixel with the power to absorb pixels from certain enemies Pip battles the hoards of enemies from the evil Queen DeRezzia.
While the Level design stands out as amazing from my perspective and the bosses stand out for their graphical neatness, I would say that the music of the game really draws you into the game.

After completing the game in 4,7hours I would say that it didnt stop me cause I was done with the game, I was really yearning for more, so right now I'm going for the 100% completion and I'm still enjoying Pip to the fullest!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
Adventures of Pip is a platforming game with unique twist.
At first, I though Pip was only one small pixel that's red square but after that Pip got an unique power to turn into 8-bit then 16-bit.
The puzzles can only be solved by a combination of the 3 different forms that Pip has manifested.
Pretty good idea from the dev.

If you love retro platformer, this game is yours to be picked.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2015
This key was obtained from the developer for formal review at

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Pixel Platformers are a dime a dozen lately, but Adventures of Pip does do enough to help stand out from the rest of the crowd despite it being a common genre. Great level design in most cases to really take advantage of the player reacting and thinking out the situation they've been put in, and the game has that charm that you'd expect of a game like this, but with a pretty satisfying story even if it's inconsistent. It's not all great, as certain elements of the game do fall flat on their face, and the games difficulty when it comes down to it is very inconsistent. In the end, for the price, it's definitely worth a look when it's on sale, and especially if you want need a platforming experience right now. But strongest element is probably the music, which does well of playing to each level's strength.

Formal Score: 7.5/10


  • Evolution/De-evolution Mechanic works well with all forms of Pip having their own unique strength.
  • Rewards a player who pays attention and looks for detail, which I really appreciate.
  • The change up in aesthetic between the forms is done well, they all are unique and stand out
  • Fantastic lineup of music here, which should be familiar to those who've played games like Shovel Knight.
  • Worlds feel pretty unique between them in terms of art style. Good design elements here all around.
  • Controls are exactly what they need to be, and what's even more interesting is that it feels natural to change between forms despite them acting differently in terms of jumping/running, which I wasn't expecting.

  • Length will be an issue for some, even with the collectables.
  • Certain levels and bosses don't work in terms of gameplay. In particular, an inconsistent difficulty curve that spikes at times can really lead to frustration.
  • On that note however, most of the game plays rather easily.

Similar Games of note:
  • Bit Evolution
  • Super Win The Game
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
A very fun platformer where you have to evolve and devolve the main character from 8-bit to 16-bit and to 32-bit. Each form has different abilities and advantages which you use to solve puzzles and reach the end of the stage. Gameplay is solid, graphics are nice, and music is beautiful.

Get this game if you are a fan of platformers!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
Simple platformer, done the right way. Short but fun :)
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2015
Great game if you're into puzzle and Adventure! To me the game is 45% puzzle 30% action and 25%+ Adventure! so be careful if you're into thoe persenages :P
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
26.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 17, 2015
For footage of the game

*An Original Kickstarter Backer for TicTocGames*

Adventures of Pip is a 2D/3D mixed graphics Adventure Based Platformer about a Kingdom made from pixels. You play as Pip a single pixel that when defeating BitStream Creatures is able to "evolve" into the Hero the Kingdom needs to defeat the evil Queen and her minions.

While a game that is in early access it plays VERY polished there are some tiny glitches which is common for an Early Access game. (No game breaking glitches mostly just pixels when opening certain chests and enemies sometimes popping up in weird area's including sometimes in the walls or sometimes just falling from the sky after defeating an enemy.)

This game uses Controller Support and is also being made available for Playstation Xbox and Wii U in the future. Help TicToc Games by purchasing this game it is well worth the amount.
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