XBLIG Uprising Preview: The blocks. They’re pixels. They’re EVERYWHERE!


It’s time for an uprising of the gaming variety!  Indie game fans and developers rejoice, for now is your time to RISE!  Can you hear the chanting?  Can you hear the cries?  Can you hear the Batman?  I’m kidding about that part… or am I?

We here at CBR have set out to provide you with exclusive coverage of the XBLIG uprising.  From previews, to reviews, to fresh made cookies — I’m kidding, I’m terrible at baking — we’ll have everything you want from this year’s event.

Yeah, much less complex than “Call of Duty.” Ahahahaha… ha… excuse me while I cry in the corner.

I am absolutely dreadful at shooters.  If you expect me to cover you in games like “Call of Duty,” just toss the control and wait for yourself to be killed because I can’t help you.  However, there are two types of shooters that I am actually competent in: zombies and puzzles.  You can guess from the title of this game which genre “Pixel” caters to.

This puzzle looks like a piece of cake! By cake I mean, “Oh dear lord this is the most terrifying cake ever!”

Ratchet Game Studio’s latest release reminds me a lot of “Portal.”  The game looks like it takes place in an unfinished test chamber, the colors basic and the environment waiting to be explored.  Instead of shooting one portal to go from part A to part B you shoot particles.  The particles manipulate the environment in a number of ways.  The floor will shift, the ground will rise up, gaps will be filled and challenges will be conquered.  The key to victory is to move quickly and think on your feet, rushing through 25 different levels in a race to the finish line.

Step into the world of “Pixel,” where puzzles are tricky and need to be done as quickly as possible.  Can you solve each one?


About Briana Lawrence

A geeky girl that's cosplaying as an adult -- sort of -- I've been into video games since I watched my mom save the princess in Super Mario Brothers when I was six years old. A couple of years later, anime would be added in my on-going list of geekery when I discovered a certain vampire hunter who had a hand that talked to him. I'm currently living in St. Paul with my wonderful partner who feeds my nerdtastic needs of anime conventions, watching Persona 4 on Hulu, and trying to beat the crap out of people like Nightmare or rolling up things with a katamari ball. The both of us cosplay together and do artist alley tables, selling the crafty things we make like plushies, woodburned coasters, shotglasses, and other things. The two of us recently purchased a house together, took a room, and painted it with Pac-Man, Sonic, Portal, Star Fox, Katamari, and other gaming gems before we combined our massive game/anime/action figure collections. Up next? Painting our bathroom in an underwater mario theme! I would say I need professional help, but I'm a lost cause at this point. Besides, all men, women, and zombies are created equal!