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They Bleed Pixels is a fiendishly difficult action platformer inspired by H.P.Lovecraft and classic horror.

Rendered in a distinct visual style that blends pixel art with paper and ink textures, They Bleed Pixels is a singular mix of intense platforming and fierce beat-em-up action.

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  • Game
  • Sound Track

They Bleed Pixels is a fiendishly difficult action platformer inspired by H.P. Lovecraft and classic horror.Rendered in a distinct visual style that blends pixel art with paper and ink textures, They Bleed Pixels is a singular mix of intense platforming and fierce beat-em-up action.

At the core of its fighting system is a simple one-button combat scheme with surprising depth and versatility. Button mashing is discouraged while kicking shadowy monsters into saws, pits and spikes is rewarded, thanks to a unique system that lets you earn and place your own checkpoints through stylish kills.

The fancier your kills, the faster you fill the checkpoint meter. 

  • STORY

When a young girl arrives at the Lafcadio Academy for Troubled Young Ladies, she's unprepared for the violent nightmares that plague her dreams and transport her to other worlds.  Worse yet, her dreams are intruding into her waking life, slowly altering her flesh into the demonic form of her night terrors. Can she destroy the mysterious blood-soaked book that appears to be the root of her troubles or will her transmutation from girl to clawed horror become complete?

  • KEY FEATURES

  • Extra tight controls: One-button attack system favors skilled combat over complicated combos and button-mashing. Super precise platforming controls let you stop and start on a dime while pulling off gravity-defying dashes and double jumps.
  • Eleven massive levels to fight through and explore, each with unique visuals and music. Unlock additional bonus levels and guest levels from indie game developers based on their own creations: They Bleed Ponycorns, They Bleed Stardust, exp.
  • Unique checkpoint system rewards fancy kills with a save spot you can carry with you. Hold on to it for extra points or drop it right away to preserve your progress.
  • Becoming a monster stabbing master with individual level rankings as well as 150 skill-based achievements. There's lots to aim for after you've completed the game.
  • Standard and Novice difficulty to match your skill level.
  • Record, playback and share your best playthroughs with online leaderboards for speed and high score! (requires Steam)
  • Lush pixel art motion comics tell the story a young girl haunted by eldritch nightmares.
  • Original electronic soundtrack by DJ Finish Him (aka Shaun Hatton) composed with synthesizers, unconventional instruments and gadgets often not meant for musical use.

Ingredients to make They Bleed Pixels:

  • 1 mysterious book of unknown origin.
  • 2oz of creepy & 1oz cute (mix well).
  • 3 tbsp manga inspired pixel art.
  • 1 button of cutthroat combat (do not mash).
  • 1 button of perilous platforming (avoid any spikes).
  • Just a pinch of body horror.
  • 6000 particles of pixelated blood.

Slice everything finely with claws, blend thoroughly for 5-10 hours and do not sleep after drinking.

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  • Windows

    • Operating SystemWindows XP sp 3 or later.
    • ProcessorCPU 1.2GHz or Faster
    • Memory512 MB RAM
    • GraphicsOpenGL 3.0+, 2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
    • Storage250 MB
    • Input DeviceAny SDL 2.0 compatible controller (DirectInput/Xinput) including the Xbox 360 Controller.
  • Mac OS

    • Operating SystemSnow Leopard 10.6.8, 32-bit
    • ProcessorCPU 1.2GHz or Faster
    • Memory512 MB RAM
    • GraphicsOpenGL 3.0+, 2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
    • Storage250 MB
    • Input DeviceAny SDL 2.0 compatible controller (DirectInput/Xinput) including the Xbox 360 Controller.
  • Linux

    • Operating Systemglibc 2.15+, 32-bit. S3TC support is NOT required.
    • ProcessorCPU 1.2GHz or Faster
    • Memory512 MB RAM
    • GraphicsOpenGL 3.0+, 2.1 with ARB extensions acceptable
    • Storage250 MB
    • Input DeviceAny SDL 2.0 compatible controller (DirectInput/Xinput) including the Xbox 360 Controller.

Specification

Developer

Located in the snowy wastes of Toronto, Canada, Spooky Squid Games was founded in late 2008 by pixel artist and game designer Miguel Sternberg. He was joined soon after by Andrij Pilkiw who rounded out the team with his programming prowess and ability to curse in Ukrainian. Since forming they have released several free games including Night of the Cephalopods, praised by critics for its ground breaking interactive narrative technique and listed as one of indiegames.com’s Best Freeware Arcade Games of 2008. Their first commercial game They Bleed Pixels, a 'lo-fi gothic' platforming beat'em up, was originally released in August 2012. Artist Alina Sechkin joined the team in 2015 to lend her pixeling talents to Spooky Squid's yet to be announced upcoming game.