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Contemporary Pixel Art Games (2010 and on)

on: July 30, 2017, 11:38:05 pm
Hi everyone,

TL;DR: Can you think of your favorite pixel art games (release date about 2010 and later) and list them below? Voxel art and hybrids are very welcome as well.

I'm looking for a bit of help compiling a list of modern/contemporary/recent pixel art games, anything after 2010 (about the time when Sword & Sworcery came out and started a new wave of pixel art, but I'm interested in all styles, just that it's from this decade).

I've been featuring pixel art games on my blog almost every day for the last 4 months since GDC, so I've got a decent coverage of very current things. I've also been doing it on-and-off prior to this, collecting screenshots for the last 2 years. This is my current list of games I have screenshots for:


(sorry for not making it searchable)

Now I want to analyze them all and create a bigger overview article for my online magazine. My blog has been around since 2010 and I will analyze all the games I've posted since then, however, I'm afraid I'll still miss any important titles.

I'd appreciate your help! I'm trying to make sure everyone's favorites are included in my analysis.
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Re: Contemporary Pixel Art Games (2010 and on)

Reply #1 on: July 31, 2017, 05:12:45 am
Hey Matej,
Here are some of the pixel art games which weren't included in your list, but I played and still pretty well remember:

Hotline Miami
Lisa
Momodora 4
Paper's Please
Axiom Verge
Starr Mazer DSP
Shovel Knight
Odallus: The Dark Call
Halfway
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Re: Contemporary Pixel Art Games (2010 and on)

Reply #2 on: July 31, 2017, 06:27:07 am
Azure Striker Gunvolt 1/2
Binding of Isaac Rebirth
Mighty Switch Force
Dead cells(?)

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Re: Contemporary Pixel Art Games (2010 and on)

Reply #3 on: July 31, 2017, 01:29:53 pm
Mercenary Kings
A game that falls way short of, but the closest in feel of the classic metal slug games that I have played.

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Re: Contemporary Pixel Art Games (2010 and on)

Reply #4 on: July 31, 2017, 04:42:19 pm
damn this screams paul robertson. looks very cool

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Re: Contemporary Pixel Art Games (2010 and on)

Reply #5 on: July 31, 2017, 09:22:03 pm
Enter the Gungeon!
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Re: Contemporary Pixel Art Games (2010 and on)

Reply #7 on: August 01, 2017, 12:29:14 am
A few more additions. I haven't played all of these.

Pocket Kingdom
Momodora 1-3 (the 4th has already been mentioned and it's the prettiest, but the first three are also pixel art and came out in 2010+)
Mandagon
Missing Translation
Dungeons of Dredmor (I might not like the art, but it is pixel art so I figure I should include it.)
Invisigun Heroes
The Final Station
Broforce (and Expendabros)
Warlock's Tower (tiny-palette pixel art!)
Crawl
Dead Cells
Please, Don't Touch Anything
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Re: Contemporary Pixel Art Games (2010 and on)

Reply #8 on: August 01, 2017, 07:25:59 am
I'm not sure what are the criteria for what you're searching, but popular / historically important games may include :
Minecraft
Faster Than Light
Crypt of the Necrodancer
Fez
Towerfall : Ascension

The following, less popular, had some of the best pixel artists and animators work on them :
Shantae and the Pirate's curse
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World: The Game
Aliens : infestation (DS)

And I'd advise a personal favorite, Treasure Adventure Game.

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Re: Contemporary Pixel Art Games (2010 and on)

Reply #9 on: August 01, 2017, 10:29:25 am
Thank you so much everyone, this have been most valuable additions. Some of them I know, but most of them are new to me, so this has been great help.

I'll keep you updated as the production of the article begins, and I'll share a draft or two along the way.