Program Lets Enthusiasts Design A Video Game With Pencil And Paper

Program Lets Enthusiasts Design A Video Game With Pencil And Paper

New app gives users the ability to draw an analog word and make it virtual.

Lara Piras
  • 3 september 2013

Pixel Press gives consumers the power to design their own video game. Users can pledge a minimum of $1 and start by printing out the gridded sketch sheet. After drawing different elements such as hills, moving platforms or barriers you then take a picture of the sheet with the app, which turns that image into a playable game. The aim is to create at least five progressive levels for your chosen superman to defeat. Further features include colour and audio editing.

The USP of this gaming app is that no coding is required and it will attract the video game enthusiasts who want an additional creative element to the gaming world.


The team behind the app promise ‘it’s not just about creating, it’s about experiencing what others have created.’ If users aren’t in a creative ‘mode’ then they can compete in levels designed by friends by signing up to the Pixel Press community allowing them to interact with other users and share new games and ideas.

Pixel Press has so far been well received with comments such as ‘A potential gateway drug to game design’ from The Verge, and ‘Aspiring game designers and nostalgic Mario fans will get a kick out of Pixel Press,’ from NBC News. We’re sure it has the potential to hit the mainstream consumer market in no time.

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