PIXELMAN is a retro styled, action-filled, endless-flyer, high-score chaser, where you control the title character in his mission to rescue the citizens of Pixville from the evil Baron Von Pixel and his contraptions. The citizens of Pixville are counting on you!
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Release Date: Feb 23, 2016

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Why Early Access?

“The game is in fully playable form, and we feel it's super fun as-is. However, we want to include several features that will make it even better.
So we want to star with Early Access to test the foundations of the game with real users, get some feedback, and then relaunch the game in full form.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We estimate it will take us between 2 and 4 months to include what we feel the game needs to be considered final.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version only has a medium difficulty level, we plan to include a easy level and also a harder one, both featuring different assets. The easy level will be over a field instead of a city, and the hard one will be in outer space.

Just to make it clear, the game will still be one long level, but it will transition from easy to medium and finally hard. If requested we will include the option to play in only one of the levels.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“PIXELMAN in Early Access is a fully playable game with the option to choose between 2 characters, Online Leaderboards, Steam Cloud, Achievements, Trading Cards, Badges, Profile Backgrounds and awesome Pixelart Emoticons.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes, the price of the game will be increased by nearly 30% after Early Access.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We plan on listening to what the Community has to say, and use some of that feedback to improve the game.”
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September 7

PIXELMAN now runs at 60FPS!

Good news everybody!

Finally after a few unforeseen issues we released the 60fps update!

PIXELMAN now plays super smooth on almost every computer we've tested it on, and, for the people with on-board videocards or just plain old computers, we added a few graphic options so they can play it anyways!

If the game runs slow at 60fps, go to options and first try to run it on a window instead of full screen (you can also use alt+enter to toggle FS & Window modes on the fly). If that doesn't work, disable V-Sync, aaaaand if that doesn't work either, you can disable the High Quality mode, if you do that the game will revert back to 30fps mode.

We've noticed that laptops with Nvidia graphics cards tend to default to the on-board Intel card for PIXELMAN, so if you have a laptop with a Nvidia graphics card and the game runs slow for you, make sure you change the default card for PIXELMAN (right click on pixelman(dot)exe/run with graphics processor/change default...).

Also! We changed the endless level names from easy/med/hard to countryside/city/space (yes, the hard level will be in space) because most players thought that the game only had one level. Hopefully with this change more people will try all the levels!

Now we're back on track working on the Hard/Space level and after that the Arcade mode!

Thank you all for playing and stay tuned for more news!

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July 8

Next Update

Hey everyone! We've been quiet these past weeks, with the craziness of the Summer sale and the Endless Easy update, we didn't have time for anything else!

But now we're working on the next update, which is going to be the most requested feature since we started Early Access on Steam. 60 FPS!

When we started working on the game, we wanted it to play well on every computer, old and new, since it's a pixelart game, most people expect that to be the case, even if the game is doing a ton of stuff on the background.

But looking at the stats now, most of you have super awesome computers that can play this game (and any game) at 60FPS like it's nothing, so it doesn't make sense anymore to limit everyone just to keep a few players happy.

30 was rough on most players eyes, so we need to keep the majority of gamers happy.

Why not give the players the option to play in 30 or 60 fps? Because the game is super complicated, it has hundreds of timers which have to be changed for it to work in any of the speeds, and having both options would mean that we'd need to push back all the other updates (Endless Hard and Arcade mode) for months.

We're confident that 99% of you will be able to run the game just fine after the update, and will like it even more than before because it´ll be buttery smooth. But if we get too many complains for people that can't play anymore we´ll consider having a switch in the future, but we hope it's not going to be necessary.

The 60FPS update is coming in the next few weeks (we need to do a ton of testing on that one) you'll hear it from us when it's done!

Thank you for playing! You're awesome!

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About This Game

PIXELMAN is a retro styled action-filled, endless-flyer, high-score chaser, where you control the title character in his mission to rescue the citizens of Pixville from the evil Baron Von Pixel and his contraptions.
In PIXELMAN you need to keep your combos going to be able to make it into the online leaderboards!

The citizens of Pixville are counting on you!

How to Play

Controlling PIXELMAN is very simple: you press and hold to go up, release to go down, and you can also use the pad to move faster (but with less accuracy!) Your goal is to rescue the citizens (humans and their pets!) to keep your heroic energy up, and also avoid crashing into buildings, traffic, and Von Pixel’s weapons and traps.
If you don’t rescue anyone for a while, your heroic energy will go down; and if it reaches zero, you´ll lose your powers and fall!

XBox 360 Controllers, Mouse and Keyboards supported (We truly recommend the controller).


Every time you rescue a Pixelian, your combo meter will go up. Once you’ve rescued 5 in a row, your score will start to multiply! BUT, if you fail to rescue a single soul, you meter will deplete, and you’ll have to start all over again. Keep the combos going for maximum high-scorage!

Power Ups

From time to time, you’ll come across a present box. If you grab it, you’ll activate the power up mode! In this mode, your score and combo meter multiply, your speed goes up, and you can’t get hurt! The bad thing is, it only lasts for one hit, so you better watch out!


He’s Pixville’s senior superhero, his superpowers are flying and untying knots really fast. He also loves podiums! His main weaknesses are buildings, bombs, lasers and missiles… nothing that a good power up can’t fix!


She’s Pixville’s new superhero! She’s pretty much like PIXELMAN, but faster and cooler! Once you learn her quirks, she’ll start racking up points like nothing!

Baron Von Pixel

PIXELMAN’s main antagonist is a mustache twirling villain who hates everyone in Pixville. He managed to buy a few rusty WWI weapons on Craigslist, and he’s not afraid to use them! His main hobby is to tie people up and leave them on top of buildings, trees and cars. Only PIXELMAN can stop his devious schemes!


What’s a superhero without a podium to stand on? In PIXELMAN you start on top of a sad soapbox, but to show their gratitude after being rescued, the Pixelians will start building new podiums for you! Can you unlock them all? Are you the hero Pixville needs? Or the hero Pixville deserves? How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Online Leaderboards

The game doesn’t have an ending. You can play until your eyes bleed or the speed goes so far up that you can’t control your hero anymore! The goal of the game is to make it to the online leaderboards. And in order to achieve that, you need to maintain your combos going. If you have a high combo and you manage to get a power up, you can make over 1000 points for just one rescue!


Can you slalom between 50 rockets? Can you survive over 5 minutes in one gameplay? Can you reach over NINE THOUSAND!!!™ points in one game? If the answer is YES, this is the game for you! We have 20 achievements ready for the hardcore PIXELMAN players to show their skills!

Trading Cards, Badges, Profile Backgrounds and Emoticons

PIXELMAN fully supports all Steam features, you're going to love our Pixelart emoticons!

PIXELMAN Features:

  • State-of-the-art graphics! (by 1987 standards)
  • Catchy music! (that you can turn off, just in case)
  • Incredible cape physics!
  • Awesome pixel explosions!
  • Mesmerizing animated light shows!
  • TANKS!
  • BOMBS!
  • DOGS!
  • CATS!

System Requirements

    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz or Faster
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card made within the last 4 years (Pixel Shader 3.0, Vertex Shader 3.0)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 10 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller or compatible
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 23
Genre: Retro Endless-Flyer
Developer: Kindermann Corp.
Publisher: Kindermann Corp.
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PIXELMAN is a retro endless-flyer developed and published by Kindermann Corp.

The game uses really simplistic pixellated graphics to good effect: while you won't be seeing that many animations or different locations (it's always the same city), there is a good variety of buildings and vehicles that you won't be annoyed by its repetitive looks.

Pretty simple stuff: hold a button to fly higher in the air, avoid buildings and cars and enemy rockets, and save civilians to get a higher score. Occasionally, you will also find a powerup which gives you more speed, score boost and it blocks one hit. There is literally nothing else to do, it's as simple as that.

The game itself is pretty easy, but the slightest mistake will make you crash into a building, forcing you to restart the game. If you have played games like Temple Run or Flappy Bird on your phone or tablet, you will know that at first it is really frustrating, but the more you play the longer you last.

The music and sound effects are pretty good, and the repetitive soundtrack doesn't annoy me as much as others, but be prepared to listen to its constant loop over and over again.

The game is built around getting an higher score every time. The only twist that puts it above mediocrity is that more people you save, you get a bigger and cooler podium with people chanting your name from the street below.

Overall, PIXELMAN is a good high-score chaser that delivers in fun content for a very cheap price. But don't expect much from it.

Story: n/a
Graphics: 7
Gameplay: 7
Challenge: 8
Sound: 7.5
Replayability: 6


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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 9
A Retro-Styled Endless Flyer
+ Nice colorful graphics / art style
+ Fun gameplay, it's similar to games like Flappy Bird where gravity is working against you but there's a lot more depth and action
+ A very catchy background song that I really enjoyed
+ Leaderboards and achievements add a lot to the replayability
+ Very addicting

This game is in Early Access so don't take these too seriously
- I felt like there could have been a bit more variety, perhaps more enemies or different stages / environments, or perhaps even a boss fight at some point would be a nice addition.

~ I would like to see more characters to play as, with the "over 9000 achievement" and the energy ball attack, I'd like to see a glowing unlockable character with yellow hair :)

Overall, it's hard to review a game like this just because it's so simple but so fun at the same time. The same addiction people had with Flappy Bird you get while playing this, although Pixelman is so much better in every way.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28
Fun 'retro' small arcade game, with a scrolling side view. It uses only a couple of buttons on the controller. You play Pixelman, a superhero quite fragile, you have to avoid squishing on the buildings, have to rescue people and pets, pickup bonus & special shots; all that while avoiding an evil dude in a plane who keeps shooting bombs, lasers and missiles.

The graphics are simple but effective, filled with silly details. Music is nice, even though it's a bit repetitive.As you keep playing - and dying! - your starting launching 'podium' will gradually evolve, with a crowd of fans and pets slowly growing bigger; very lulzy.

Addictive and fun, perfect to unwind mindlessly :)
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: March 9
PIXELMAN is addictive. It’s the simplicity of the objective that makes it so. You must save civilians by flying the title character or his brave partner in crime Pixelgirl through the skies of Pixelcity and avoiding the enemy contraptions of Baron Von Pixel. It’s easier said than done and that is where the real beauty of the game lies. Comparatively speaking it’s a Flappy Birds type game – similar concepts, similar mechanics, etc.

The game has already been bundled, in Groupee’s Build a Greenlight 37, so if you don’t already have the game don’t be surprised to see some of your friends with time played in the game already. Unfortunately it appears to be a game that people have idled for its trading cards as eight of my friends already have the game and five them have a number of hours logged yet only one of them has actually acquired a score on the system. I’d like to advise those of you who have done that that you really should try the game. It’s much better than a game you can just idle.

The downside to the game is that after you’ve played a few rounds the game feels repetitive and lacks variety. If I could make recommendations for the game to Kindermann Corp. before they release the full retail version of the title it would be to add some power ups or give the characters something unique about the way that they control in game. This would add depth to the game that the game currently lacks.

I would recommend that you pick this one up at the low price it is. Of course, with it already being bundled previously there is a likelihood that we will see it bundled again sooner rather than later, but at less than a price of a cup of coffee you’re going to get your monies worth out of this one relatively quickly.

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28
A simple arcade flappy birds esque game where you rescue civilians all while dodging some ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ villain trying to shoot you down. Fun game. Only complaint is the pixel art doesn't look all of that great but other than that the game is fun. Also, the music is super catchy. I end up humming to it while I play. Great job.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28
An adorable endless runner type game that hits that sweet spot between being too difficult or being too boring and just ends up being fun.

It could benefit from a little more variety, perhaps, and/or some upgrades, but it's good for the price.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 28
soooooooooooooo simple
sooooooooooooooooooooo fun and awesome
really cool game :D
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: February 24
It is addictive like other games of its ilk. This game reminds me of Scramble. Worthy of a couple of bucks
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: April 25
Up Up and AWAY! *CRASH* *UGH* *HOLY SCH*****T!! MEDIC!!* This sums up the fun I had playing Pixelman; along the theme song for the Greatest American Hero playing in my head the entire time. While I truly, in every way sucked at this game ... it was a wild ride from start to finish. An amazingly engrossing chaser game, hearkening back to the younger days of console play. Highly recommend you buy ... but watch out for semi-trucks, tunnels and missiles.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 11
Product received for free
Pixelman is an endless flyer that bring you leaderboards for competitive fun and other goodies that are yet to come. With 60 FPS added to the mix, this game is well worth playing.

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1.7 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: October 8
Imagine Flabby Bird was realeased in 1986 on NES in a low-budget segment. That is pretty much everything you need to know about this game.
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Feared Alien Voodoo
0.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
Up in the sky!
It's a turd!
It's a game!

Faster then a spitting bully
Can stop an 18 wheeler with his face
Unable to navigate himself around tall buildings in a single bound
it's almost like PIXELMAN has no depth perception.

Includes: Endless Mode, Gender Fluidity, and a subliminal Destructoid ad.

You are well ♥♥♥.
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0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: April 5
i love this game!!!!!!!
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1.0 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: February 29
Pixelman is a addictive catchy and cheap endless flyer, where you take the control of pixelman to defeat baron von pixel and save all the citizens of pixville,the more citizens you save,more you get famous,and more your podium gets bigger and better.Music are very good and it feels amazing on the game,combining with the retro art style.Maybe you seen this game before on mobile,but here on steam you have an exclusive character named pixelgirl!
We have a total of 20 challenging achievements.
And if you like to get on the top of the high score,here on this game you can get it by passing another users!

So,now let's go to the points below.

Positive Points
+Addictive and catchy
+Steam achievements and trading cards
+Two characters to choose from

Negative Points
- By now,i think the only thing that is missing is a level mode(consider this a neutral point,not a negative one)

Game is very catchy,has solid gameplay and can run on most of pcs.
Has leaderboards and steam achievements.
And the most great one: is really cheap.

Final Rating: 9.8/10

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