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Friday Downloadable Fun: Pixelships is a freeware combination of Pokemon and Defender. Destroy, collect, and upgrade 160 pixelized spaceships in a series of randomly generated levels. The sequel, Pixelships Retro, is now out and is available as shareware.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn (10 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is great. Kind of like Great Dungeon In The Sky but a side-scroller. Have you figured out a way to increase the screen size, though? Shit be tiny.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 6:02 PM on July 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


F9 increases the screen size.
posted by Bachelor of Attendance at 6:10 PM on July 7, 2011


Thanks Bachelor, I just figured that out and came to update. My eyes were starting to water at that x1 pixel size.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 6:13 PM on July 7, 2011


Friday?
posted by joedan at 6:16 PM on July 7, 2011


I was addicted to this for a long time, and am looking forward to the new version. There was a nice balance, where you'd want a good ship but you didn't want to risk anything too valuable. You can take a certain number of ships into each level,, so I'd have some for emergencies, some for capturing, etc.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 6:17 PM on July 7, 2011


Friday?

It's Friday in NotAmerica.
posted by EarBucket at 6:22 PM on July 7, 2011 [5 favorites]


grumble grumble...probably the largest number of computers nowdays consists of smart phones, and there are lots of users with Macs, and even a few of us with Linux machines. Why someone would write a Windows-only executable for any non-resource demanding game is beyond me...grumble grumble, sour grapes, grumble grumble
posted by eye of newt at 8:06 PM on July 7, 2011


eye of newt: They are probably using a windows-only library for the GUI. Admittedly I've not downloaded it to check, but most open-source games I've seen on windows only do that. Usually some Microsoft c++ runtime thing.
posted by Canageek at 8:57 PM on July 7, 2011


eye of newt: They are probably using a windows-only library for the GUI.

It uses Allegro, so it should compile on a variety of platforms. But it's closed-source so we'll probably never know.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 9:25 PM on July 7, 2011 [1 favorite]


eye of newt: It runs perfectly well in Wine (or any of its frontends, like CrossOver).
posted by vasi at 6:53 AM on July 8, 2011


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