Pixeljam Company Press Kit
Here you are at the Pixeljam company Press Page. You will find any company-specific info you might need about Pixeljam, links to our project’s press pages, company logos & icons, et cetera.
Founding Date: 2005
Based in: Asheville, NC
Press Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone Number: +1 828 649 7025
- Twitter: @PixeljamGames
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Low resolution entertainment for high resolution people.
Pixeljam was created in 2005 as a creative outlet for low resolution art and animation. Shortly after its founding members, Rich Grillotti and Miles Tilmann, decided to fulfill a lifelong dream and make games instead, carried by the momentum of the flourishing scene at the time. After a lot of self-education and determination, the browser game “Gamma Bros” was born.
After being nominated in the 2007 Independent Game Festival for best web game, Miles and Rich decided to dive head first into game development and call it their full time job. The web classic Dino Run was released next, followed by a multitude of smaller games made for Adult Swim.
“Potatoman Seeks the Troof” followed next, and most recently “Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork”, a collaboration with cartoonist James Kochalka.
What makes Pixeljam tick?
An insatiable desire to explore the outer limits of the low-resolution / pixelated style in games, art, and music.
Pixeljam is working on releasing Glorkian Warrior in association with Noodlecake; Mac / PC versions of Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork are now available.
Potatoman Seeks the Troof is being released on Steam December 3rd, 2014. It is under development for iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch as well.
Dino Run is being developed for Steam.
Glorkian Warrior: The Trials of Glork is a collaboration between acclaimed comic book artist James Kochalka and indie game studio Pixeljam. It’s a unique hybrid of Galaga-style shoot ‘em up, simple platforming action and Saturday morning cartoon. Help Glorkian Warrior defend his asteroid against an endless onslaught of alien invaders, and be prepared for somewhat unexpected results…
Potatoman Seeks the Troof
In a world where the Troof is an unanswered question, Potatoman quests through the riddle. Through desert wastelands, thick forests, and dystopian cities, nothing is what it seems. With only his wits, his jump, and a question, Potatoman must potato forth through quirky and challenging platforming puzzles! Jump, run, and engage in humorous potatosophical debate as your avatar dies a thousand deaths… encounter spud-shredding baddies and quick platformer pacing in this new Pixeljam release. Don’t end up a potato pancake… go forward and seek the Troof!
A Giant asteroid has crash landed and extinction may just be inevitable. You are a Velociraptor – and you should probably start running for your life! Run, jump, catch a ride with a Pterodactyl, eat power-up plants & other things, save all the dino eggs you can!
Jump into the multiplayer and test your speed against your fellow dinos as you race for glory – and to avoid extinction!
All The Games
- Glorkian Warrior: Trials of Glork
- Potatoman Seeks the Troof
- Dino Run DX
- Gamma Bros
- Ratmaze Nightmare
- Ratmaze 1
- Ratmaze 2
- Mountain Maniac
- Mountain Maniac Xmas
- Retro Unicorn Attack
- Retro Unicorn Attack: Challe
- Corporate Climber
- Captain Commander
- Cream Wolf
- Hipster Kickball
- Sausage Factory
- Turbo Granny
- Pizza City
- Cookie Party 2
Awards & Recognition
- Glorkian Warrior - Official Selction (E3 - Indiecade 2014)
- Potatoman Seeks the Troof - Official Selection (Indiecade 2013)
- Potatoman Seeks the Troof - Honorable Mention (Excellence in Audio) (IGF 2014)
- Gamma Bros - Best Web Game Nominee (2007 IGF)
It’s a ridiculously charming game that makes me smile every time I play it. And I’m not a smiler, people.
Evan Killham - Cult Of Mac Review of “Glorkian Warrior”
…the conclusion is beautiful in its use of game mechanics to make the player feel a loss of ability. By making old obstacles suddenly seem impossible, it shows the player what it feels like to surrender oneself to encroaching inevitability, to just give up and embrace what’s coming.
Travis Pynenburg - Pure Sophistry review of “Potatoman Seeks the Troof”]
Believe it or not, this simple, Robotron-esque space shooter contains one of the most simple, subtle, and clever methods of developing player/character empathy I’ve ever witnessed.
Anthony Burch - Destructoid review of “Gamma Bros”
Dino Run is the kind of game that reminds you why you started playing games for the first time… It’s pure, simple, its premise has that certain geektastic wetness that games used to have before they sold out for every shade of brown and two flavors of protagonist.
Patrick Dugan - Play This Thing! Review of Dino Run
All hyperbolic comparisons aside, I had a fascinating experience with Dino Run that has set questions of intimacy and co-presence loose in my mind for the last few days.
Kevin Driscoll - Gambit Blog Review of Dino Run
I can say this without equivocation: it’s the best ice cream van simulator / 8-bit-style werewolf game you will play this year.
OMAR GALLAGA - NPR.org review of “Creamwolf”
####Pixeljams Volume 1
A collection of new and used music from the pixeljam team. For a promo code, please contact email@example.com.
Team & Collaborators
Web Developer & Production Assist.