Pictopix is a puzzle game where you use logic to color squares on grids in order to reveal pictures.
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Very Positive (11) - 100% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (244) - 94% of the 244 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jan 5, 2017

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October 31

Halloween Update!

Hello everybody,

To celebrate Halloween, I'm really pleased to announce a new update for Pictopix!


Like last year, there is a special event hidden in the game! To discover what it is, here's a little hint: go into the Workshop and play a puzzle in the Halloween theme :ishappy:

Feel free to use the search engine to find puzzles quickly!

Henceforth, this event will be active every year over the same period.

I've also created a new puzzle in the Workshop. I hope you'll enjoy it!

Preview filling

In the new update, Pictopix introduces a new feature named "Preview filling". When this one is enabled, now you can preview the squares that you are filling. Hold the button and move the cursor to highlight squares. Then release the button to fill the squares!

A counter is also displayed next to the cursor. It shows the number of squares highlighted. It can be helpful to count them.

This feature works with the mouse, the keyboard or the controller! You can enable "Preview filling" in the game options (Gameplay tab)

Some players were asking me regularly this feature. I was reticent at first because I thought the feature will give an advantage to players in Challenges mode, but it does not. :ishappy:

Interface improvement

In the previous update (version 1.3.4), I added the "Thick line" option in the Interface tab. When you check it, the five-block indicator lines are thicker (thanks constantcompile for the suggestion!)

I also updated some skins and added two new ones ("Classic Dark" and "Amethyst") :


Once again, I would like to thank the players who help me translate Pictopix in their own language. Sometimes they are not always available so there may be some missing translation. In such cases, feel free to let me know!

As usual, you will find the full changelog here (version 1.3.5).

Have fun and see you soon! :isveryhappy:


discord: https://t.co/Kf4rbUOeJi
twitter: https://twitter.com/pictopix
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pictopix/
tumblr: https://pictopix.tumblr.com/
instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pictopix_game/
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August 30

Twitch and chat!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are doing well! I'm glad to announce that Pictopix has got a new update with some special features! The first one is the integration of Twitch. Let me introduce this new feature!

Twitch Integration

After several tests and iterations of this feature with the help of a few players and the french streamer Seldell (many thanks to him!), I'm finally satisfied with the Twitch integration.

When the streamers enable this feature, the viewers can interact with the game by typing commands to the Twitch chat!

For example, if a viewer wants to fill the square at coordinates B 4, he just types "!fill B4". The proposal will be displayed on game screen. The streamer can check the proposal ("!fill 15" in the screenshot) before validating or discarding it.

The streamer can also activate an "Autoplay" option and the most submitted actions will be played automatically after a certain period of time!

Following is a list of commands you can type in Twitch chat:
  • !fill: fill blank squares.
  • !cross: mark blank squares with crosses.
  • !mark: mark temporarily blank squares.
  • !clear: clear blank.
  • !help: display the commands in chat.
The first four commands can be used in this way:
  • !fill [letter]: fill a column (for e.g. !fill A)
  • !fill [number]: fill a row (for e.g. !fill 1)
  • !fill [letter][number]: fill a square (for e.g. !fill A1)
  • !fill [letter][number] [letter][number]: fill a line (for e.g. !fill A1 A5)
Streamers can enable Twitch Integration in the game options (Streaming tab):

Enter your Twitch username then click on "Get OAuth" button. This will open a web page ( https://twitchapps.com/tmi/ ). Click on "Connect with Twitch". Copy the text "oauth:...." (press Ctrl+C to copy the selected text) and paste it in "OAuth Password:" field in Pictopix (press Ctrl+V to paste). Then click "Enable Twitch Integration". The username and the OAuth password will be saved and Pictopix will be connected to Twitch. Just start a puzzle to play with your viewers!

I hope you will appreciate this new game mode! Do not hesitate to give feedback about Twitch Integration. :ishappy:


I've added Rich Presence suppport to Discord. Now you can see which game mode your friends are playing. If one of them is playing Challenge Mode for example, you can join him to try to break his record!

Feel to join the discord of Pictopix if you want to discuss about the game!

Steam Chat

As in Discord, you can see which game mode your friends are playing.

If you want to learn more about the Steam Chat update, you can click this link: https://steamcommunity.com/updates/chatupdate

As usual, many fixes and improvements have been made since the last update. Take a look at the changelog (version 1.3.2) to check them out.

Have fun and see you soon! :isveryhappy:


twitter: https://twitter.com/pictopix
facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pictopix/
tumblr: https://pictopix.tumblr.com/
instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pictopix_game/
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“If like me you’ve been craving a good implementation of the puzzle for PC, then you’ve found it in Pictopix. If you’re looking for a fun, brain-using puzzle presented splendidly, then now is the time to discover why Picross/Nonograms are quite so great.”
Recommended – Rock, Paper, Shotgun

“Pictopix could be the ultimate version of the Picross games. Great!”
9.1/10 – Testiversum

“Pictopix is an excellent version of Picross which respects the rules of this type of game.”
8/10 – Kiss my Geek

About This Game

Pictopix is a puzzle game where you use logic to color squares on grids in order to reveal pictures. Easy to learn and very addictive, the game starts with small grids and ends with much bigger grids. With over 200 colored puzzles, 3 game modes and a puzzle editor, Pictopix will bring you hours of fun!

The game is similar to Picross, Nonograms, Hanjie, Pic-a-Pix, Paint by Numbers and Griddlers.

Main Features

  • Play over 200 puzzles (+1000 from players)
  • Play 3 game modes: Classic, Endless and Challenges
  • Learn the rules with a fun tutorial
  • Earn awards and achievements for more challenges
  • Create your own puzzles
  • And share them with others players! (via Steam Workshop)
  • Relaxing music (Jazz, Bossa Nova)
  • Discover hidden secrets!

Other Features

  • Logically solvable puzzles (no guessing required)
  • Useful hints to help beginners
  • Playable with mouse, keyboard, game controller or touchscreen
  • Multiple save slots
  • Puzzles can be suspended and resumed at any time
  • Undo and Redo buttons to fix your mistakes
  • Zoom button for big grids
  • Squares can be temporarily marked
  • Smart Slide (helps you to draw straight lines even if the mouse wanders out of the row)
  • Customizable interface
  • 13 languages (translated by the community)

Special Features

  • Twitch Integration: Streamers, play with your viewers!

Steam Features

  • Cloud
  • Achievements
  • Workshop
  • Trading Cards

System Requirements

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 77 MB available space
    • OS: OSX 10.5 or later
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • Storage: 85 MB available space
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or later
    • Processor: 2 Ghz
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Shader Model 2.0
    • Storage: 84 MB available space

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