Category Archives: Pixel Blocked!

Pixel Blocked! 1st Runner-Up in Dream Build Play 2012

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Working on Pixel Blocked! has been an amazing journey… and to have this event be a part of it makes it all that much more meaningful. Pixel Blocked! has and will always be my labour or love. But I couldn’t of done it alone and without help. So thank you to everyone who helped me out. Thank you to everyone who supported me. Thank you to everyone who bought the game. And a special thank you to my friends and family – you made this possible.

Pixel Blocked! Windows Press Release

So I just released Pixel Blocked! on Windows PC 🙂 I sent out a press release and figured it would also be worth posting here:

Vancouver, July 19th, 2012 – Vancouver based indie developer Daniel Truong announced today that the ultra addicting puzzle game described as “one of the best new puzzle engines to come around in a decade” by Kairi Vice, Indie Gamer ChickPixel Blocked! – is now available for purchase on Windows PCs DRM free for $5USD at pixelblocked.com. Featuring over 180 unique puzzles, Pixel Blocked! is designed to challenge the spatial logic, speed, and critical thinking skills of players of all ages.

The object of this simple yet challenging puzzle game is to fill in the missing blocks in the outlined image. Shoot blocks against an initial foundation to start and advance through increasingly difficult levels. Make sure to plan ahead and watch out for those tricky Magnetic and Crumble Blocks!

For more information about the different blocks and game mechanics, visit:
http://pixelblocked.com/tutorial/

Pixel Blocked! features:
*8-bit inspired puzzle shapes: Over 180 increasingly difficult puzzles.
*3 difficulty levels: Apprentice, Artisan and Master.
*Awardments: Earn up to 200 awardment points for completing various challenges.
*Unlockables: Unlock unique sky backgrounds, original characters and new modes!
*Backgrounds: Discover the 31 new and exciting backgrounds for each puzzle shape.
*Music by Podington Bear: http://podingtonbear.com

What critics say about Pixel Blocked!:
http://pixelblocked.com/reviews/

(Xbox 360) ”The game requires the kind of spatial logic that is both brain bending and satisfying.” – Max Abrams, Kotaku

(Xbox 360) ”A perfect blend of Picross and Tetris, Pixel Blocked! is a fresh and fun puzzler you’ll probably want to press charges against for slaughtering your spare time with its addictive charms” – Ben Taylor, Yet Another Review Site

(Xbox 360) ”The pixilated retro graphics are easy on the eyes, and the addicting puzzle formula can lull you into a zen-like trance, making it a great way to flex your brain without taxing your already short New Year’s Day patience.” – Scott Nichols, Official Xbox Magazine Online

2012 Canadian Video Game Awards Nominee for:
Best Downloadable Game
Best Indie Game
Best Game on the Go

About Daniel Truong:
Daniel Truong is an aspiring indie developer who simply loves making games. He currently teaches programming and enables others to make games at BrainBoost Education. Having worked for industry giants such as Radical Entertainment and Electronic Arts, Daniel decided to go Indie in 2010. Pixel Blocked! started off as a labour of love, and later on became a full time dream. For his first Indie self-developed game, Daniel wanted to create a puzzle game that captured some of the magic of his favourite puzzle games growing up: Tetris, Picross and Quarth.