Here are the best pixel art games for mobile

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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9 Comments

1. sorcio46

Posts: 435; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

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

2. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

Where's Eboy fixpix ?

3. Nookie4u

Posts: 133; Member since: Aug 13, 2012

Organ Trail Director's Cut is awesome too!

4. SleepingOz unregistered

NO WP? xD

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

6. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

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

9. Victor.H

Posts: 1055; Member since: May 27, 2011

Stay tuned for part 2.

7. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i could still remember me playing pacman on gameboy!

8. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 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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