Pixel Days Are Here Again
In the cold, clear world of HD, the word “pixelated” is often a put down…a critique nearing insult. But sometimes pixelated action is exactly what you're looking for.
Simply defined, pixels are the miniscule, basic units of programmable color that we see on a computer display or in an image. It comes down to resolution. The old-school video games that we played on machines in convenience stores and mall arcades were just about as pixeled as they came. But they offered gigabytes of entertainment.
Today, pixel art is a deliberate, predetermined art style. Moseying its way back into fashion, or for some, never having made an exit, colorful squares of color can look like bricks to smash down, mazes to run through, racing cars, and jigsaw puzzles. Pixel games online let you turn off the HD (high definition) and take you back to the arcades of the '80s. With Breaker Pixel, relive a newer version of the classic paddle arcade game. Take out the blocks one by one as quickly as you can.
The mosaic-like world may be in danger, but on Pixel Purge, you can save it. Be one of the team of retro-enthusiasts and find a way to save those tiles. In Pixel Escape, you can lead the endangered dudes to safety. And, just in case you needed a reminder that you aren’t alone in that blocky-grid dimension, the multiplayer game Pixel Warfare lets you square off with other like-minded opponents. It is like taking a breath of the '80s with less hair gel.
Though it may seem passé, for some, Pixels are here to stay. And this is one gaming place you are sure to find them!