Independent game developer Spooky Squid Games announced through a new trailer today that They Bleed Pixels will be released next week, August 29th for PC on Steam. To celebrate the release they asked artists from comics, games, animation, photography and costuming to create their own interpretation of They Bleed Pixels’ clawed protagonist. The resulting eighteen works are being rolled out over the next week as desktop wallpapers on theybleedpixels.com and will also be included as unlockables in the game.
LINK TO TRAILER: http://youtu.be/umUl0dlN498
“We’re big fans of the various ‘tribute’ books for classic games and seeing how different artists can radically reinterpret iconic characters. So we decided to try creating something similar as a little gift to players while they wait for They Bleed Pixels to be released.” says Miguel Sternberg, Creative Director at Spooky Squid Games. “We ended up being incredibly lucky, not only do we have artists from those classic gaming tribute books, but also creators from several other mediums. As you’ll see over the next week the results are incredibly varied, from adorable watercolor illustrations to a gritty blood soaked photoshoot.”
New wallpapers will go up every day from August 22nd-28th at 12am EST. The first three are up now at theybleedpixels.com and can be freely redistributed so long as they are not altered.
Players looking forward to the They Bleed Pixels can also grab the game’s soundtrack by DJ Finish Him which goes on sale today. It contains a massive 54 tracks, including several outtakes, remixes and variants: http://djfinishhim.bandcamp.com/
About They Bleed Pixels
Featuring a distinct visual style that blends pixel art with paper and ink textures, They Bleed Pixels is a singular mix of intense platforming and fierce beat-em-up action. It tells the story of a young girl haunted by a mysterious book and her violent Lovecraftian nightmares. The game features a surprisingly robust one button combat system and a mid-level save system that requires players to pull off stylish kills in order to earn and place checkpoints.
About The Guest Artists:
Here is a full list of the guest artists involved and links to their portfolio or current project:
Adam Hines - http://guyswithpencils.com/
Benjamin Kerslake - http://www.angry-red.com
Benjamin Rivers - http://homehorror.com/
Edward Chee - http://cheechoo98.deviantart.com/gallery/
Eric Kim - http://inkskratch.com/
Jim Zub - http://www.skullkickers.com
John Martz - http://machinegum.com
Ken Wong - http://www.kenart.net/
Kyla Vanderklugt - http://www.kylavanderklugt.com/
Luis Melo - http://www.luismelo.net/
Mara Sternberg - http://steeltoedblues.com/
Matt Hammill - http://www.matthammill.com
Natasha Heines - http://natashaheines.carbonmade.com
Paul Hillier - http://paulhillier.com
Rosemary Brennan - http://rebfolio.blogspot.ca/