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Pixel: ru² (are you squared) is a game that is a combination of a platformer, a shooter, and a puzzle game. The gameplay features color theory based puzzle and combat mechanics and gravity manipulation based puzzle and platforming mechanics. There are a lot of simple systems stacked on top of each other which makes it easy to learn, but difficult to master.

In the distant future, AI will be so common in technology that even a single pixel in an image file may be controlled by one. Pixel: ru² is a tale of a sentient pixel that is tasked with eliminating a virus and restoring corrupted image files. Being a pixel isn’t easy; you’ll face infected pixels, puzzles that require color and gravity manipulation, and precision platforming challenges. You can complete your mission as efficiently as possible, or you can let your curiosity lead you to bits of information that may reveal the bigger picture.

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berginmp33
berginmp33 Dec 17 2013, 1:23pm said:

Looks good :)

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Reddoh
Reddoh Nov 18 2013, 5:12am said:

After watching the video on your Greenlight page... I have no idea what's going on and now I'm somewhat intrigued to have look at it. :-P
I'm not a huge platforming fan though, so I'll buy it mostly as an interesting piece for my little Youtube-series about Greenlight games.
The question is: does FRAPS work with your game?
Bought a couple of games already here on Desura that I couldn't get any footage of, because they simply refuse to work with any capturing software. I'm not making any money from the videos I produce and being a stereotypical always-broke college student, I need to make sure it will actually work before buying it. ;P

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Wolfenhex
Wolfenhex Nov 18 2013, 10:04am replied:

Thank you for your interest in sharing footage of Pixel.

Yes it will work with Fraps, that is what we used to record the trailer and another person on YouTube has used Fraps to record from the game as well. In the last build we moved the frame rendering onto its own thread, this improved the performance of Fraps. We defiantly want the game to work with Fraps, so please let us know if you run into any issues and we'll look into fixing them.

To be safe, I suggest downloading the demo and making sure that works. That also will let you see if you enjoy the game at all before buying it.

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Reddoh
Reddoh Nov 18 2013, 10:34am replied:

Completely overlooked the Demo...
Thanks for answering so fast! =)

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graspee
graspee Nov 16 2013, 8:14am said: Online

Come on this is a bit expensive isn't it?!

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Wolfenhex
Wolfenhex Nov 16 2013, 12:28pm replied:

I'm sorry that you feel like the game is priced too high, we don't feel it is. We have spent almost three years working on this game so far. We have a unique combination of mechanics that other games do not. Each of those had to be tweaked and tested until they felt right. We've been going around to conventions to get feedback and watch people play our game. We use this to see what issues they have and what we need to improve. A lot of work has gone into this game to make sure it is a good game.

What you see on Desura is not the final version of the game either. It is still in development and that is why it is 40% off right now. We have a level editor and are working on having a hub where people can share their own levels with each other. We also are going to have an online leaderboard for every level -- including those the community creates. We will also have both competitive and cooperative multiplayer support so you can play with your friends.

When other great indie platformers are priced at $15 or more and offer fewer features, I don't see the final price of $16.77 as being too expensive.

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graspee
graspee Nov 20 2013, 3:26pm replied: Online

In the end though it doesn't matter whether the developers of a game think the price is reasonable because they aren't the ones paying it. Or not paying it.

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@ExcalibursZone Yes. We'll post about it here and other places. It might be out by this weekend. Thank you for your support! Oct 14 2014, 3:36am
@ExcalibursZone You might want to wait for the new build. Not only will it be more polished, but 30 FPS is nice for recording video. Oct 14 2014, 3:29am
120 frames per second! One of the many improvements coming in the next build of Pixel: ru². T.co Oct 14 2014, 3:08am
@SamanthaZero @Wolfenhex What do you think is a good solution for input with their setup? Oct 4 2014, 9:37pm
Like the gravity based puzzles in Pixel? Check out @RelativityGame by @willychyr. We played this at #PAXEast2014 and it was a lot of fun. Sep 25 2014, 1:10am
RT @jaseporter01: @IndieGamerChick I just Greenlighted #RU2 by @pixelru2 because #GamesMatter - Greenlight Campaign right here T.cSep 23 2014, 10:31pm
RT @IndieGamerChick: Big thanks to @Hammerwing. Check out their Greenlight Campaign right here T.co #GamesMatter Sep 23 2014, 10:26pm
@IHATEPPLXD Send me a mail and I'll see what I can do. @gmail.com">c63industries@gmail.com Sep 23 2014, 10:05pm
@ExcalibursZone I can get you a press code; just send me a mail. @gmail.com">c63industries@gmail.com Sep 23 2014, 9:48pm
@Snargosoft @IndieGamerChick I'm sure the Unity3D support for @oculus will make things easier for people using @unity3d Sep 23 2014, 9:42pm
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