Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Like Us on Facebook

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Disclosure.

Pixel Press Lets Your Draw Your Own Game: Super Sketch Bros.

 |  |  |  |  |  |  |  May 12, 2013


There are lots of games with virtual drawing mechanics. Okami and Max & the Magic Marker come to mind. But what if you could literally draw your own game from scratch? That’s the idea behind Pixel Press, a mobile app that will help you make a short platforming game without the need to code or even use a PC.

pixel-press-ios-app

Pixel Press has two main components: a Sketch Kit and the app itself. The Sketch Kit is simply a sheet of graphing paper customized for the app. You can download the pdf template for free from the Pixel Press website and then print it together with the instructions. In simple terms, your goal is to make a platforming game with five stages. Your character can walk, run and jump on and over the obstacles you made.

pixel-press-ios-app-2

When you’re done with your drawing, you then take a picture of it with your mobile device and the app will process it. You’ll then test the app, polish it with textures and sound effects and finally play it from within the app. You’ll also be able to share your game and play other people’s games.

Clearly it takes imagination, patience and discipline to make a good Pixel Press game, but these are traits that you’ll need before you can program a game anyway. Plus it gives you the chance to be a game designer! You’ll learn the ropes of creating games without grappling with much of the technical difficulties that go along with it.

Pledge at least $10 (USD) on Kickstarter to be one of the first to own the app. The Pixel Press folks hope to raise $100,000 for the iOS apps, but if they raise at least $350,000 they’ll make an Android version as well.

[via Gamezebo]



Defusing an Old Mine

Defusing an Old Mine

PDW CC 12 Duffel

PDW CC 12 Duffel

The Evolution of Guitar Intros

The Evolution of Guitar Intros

VonMercier Arosa Sports Hovercraft Looks Like a Floating Hypercar

VonMercier Arosa Sports Hovercraft Looks Like a Floating Hypercar

Lotus Emira GT4 is Built for the Race Track

Lotus Emira GT4 is Built for the Race Track

CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept Is a Badass Electric Hot Hatch

CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept Is a Badass Electric Hot Hatch

Advertisement