Following its successful debut on PC and Nintendo Switch last summer, retro-themed platformer Pixboy has made the lead to mobile devices.
The award-winning indie hit, which was developed by a two-person team at Oaky Games, has drawn comparisons to classic platformers such as Super Mario Bros, Commander Keen and Shovel Knight. Its visuals are monochromatic, reminiscent of the Game Boy and old MS-DOS titles, and a chiptune soundtrack compliments this design.
In Pixboy, players take control of a mad scientist who creates a powerful elixir only to have it stolen by a pack of mischievous dogs. Our hero must chase the hounds across 40 handcrafted platforming stages to stop them drinking the elixir and becoming invincible.
The levels are divided into four themed worlds, each with their own unique mechanics, enemies and hidden rooms. There are multiple badges to earn on each one, including an award for speedrunning and another for completing the stage without killing any enemies.
Pixboy arrives on iOS and Android with quite the reputation, having won the Best Student Indie award at Digital Dragons and the Best Game Design gong at the Team Game Programming Contest last year. It also came in second place in the Best Mobile Game category of Pocket Gamer’s Big Indie Pitch in 2019.