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Here are the best pixel art games for mobile

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Here are the best pixel art games for mobile
Pixel art! The reality of early gaming and the kind of graphical approach that brings nostalgia of gamers nowadays, pixel art is evolving to be an art form of its own even in times when more and more realistic games are possible. Maybe reality isn’t so appealing after all, and seeing the grainy pixelated form of artificial life is often more touching than the real world detail.

Why do we love pixel art? Is it because that fantasy toy-world graphics convey a feeling of a place where everything is slightly unreal and thus better? Whatever the reason, fact remains that we love pixel art in all its forms and games where we can see those moving pixels are great.

We’ve picked some of our favorite games to try and have you catch the pixel art bug. Check them out and do not hesitate to hit us with your own favorites in the comments below. And really, what do you think makes pixel art so appealing?

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posted on 27 Sep 2012, 06:24

1. sorcio46 (Posts: 392; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)


Minecraft absolutely ! Great graphics and gameplay + some elements from its PC version

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:13

2. aayupanday (Posts: 357; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Where's Eboy fixpix ?

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 08:54

3. Nookie4u (Posts: 127; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


Organ Trail Director's Cut is awesome too!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 09:12

4. SleepingOz (Posts: 2475; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


NO WP? xD

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 11:44

5. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5483; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'd like it if Fez came out on mobile platforms. o:

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 16:39

6. downphoenix (Posts: 2232; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Surprised that Organ Trail and none of the Kairosoft games made the cut. At least Game Dev Story, come on!

posted on 28 Sep 2012, 01:15

9. Victor.H (Posts: 381; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Stay tuned for part 2.

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 18:57

7. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


i could still remember me playing pacman on gameboy!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 19:10 1

8. AppleConspiracy (Posts: 627; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Pixel art, or 8-bit art, is one of many manifestations of phenomenon called retronostalgia. This particular nostalgia is called technonostalgia. Their attractiveness is in ironic turn of values characteristic for our post-modern time, a true result of end of History.

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