Pixel Art games are always a joy to play the nostalgia sets in and you revert back to the days where you were sitting on your bedroom fall with nothing but the glow from the tv as your only light. If that time period was a little before your time, pixel art games are a look at what us old people like to reminisce about all the time. Those lovely people from the ID@Xbox team have taken some absolutely amazing titles and put them on sale from now until the 8th of October. Check out some titles below.
Dead Cells (20% off) Dead Cells puts you in control of a failed alchemic experiment trying to figure out what’s happening on a sprawling, ever-changing and seemingly cursed Island. Tough but fair combat, responsive controls, challenging foes, permadeath and of course, the emergency panic roll to get you out of trouble, make for a demanding, visceral and cathartic action game.
Stardew Valley (25%) You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community centre, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!
Moonlighter (25%) Manage the shop, craft and enchant, get the loot, fight with style, open the gates! Every adventure has to pay off. During an archaeological excavation – a set of Gates were discovered. People quickly realized that these ancient passages lead to different realms and dimensions. Rynoka, a small commercial village, was found near the excavation site – providing brave and reckless adventurers with treasures beyond measure. Moonlighter is an Action RPG with rogue-lite elements that demonstrates two sides of the coin – revealing everyday routines of Will, an adventurous shopkeeper that secretly dreams of becoming a hero.
Owlboy (40%) Being a mute, Otus struggles living up to the expectations of owl-hood. Things spiral from bad to worse with the sudden appearance of sky pirates. Owlboy is a story-driven platform adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand-new world in the clouds! Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies, in one of the most detailed adventures of this era.
Hyper Light Drifter (50%) Explore a beautiful, vast and ruined world riddled with dangers and lost technologies. Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16-bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale. Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Our Drifter is haunted by an insatiable illness, travelling further into the lands of Buried Time, hoping to discover a way to quiet the vicious disease.
Axiom Verge (50%) Life. Afterlife. Real. Virtual. Dream. Nightmare. It’s a thin line. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer simulation? Explore and uncover the mystery of a surreal world by blasting aliens and glitching your environment in this intense retro side-scrolling action/adventure.
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