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September 21st, 2006
September 21st, 2006:Blast to The Past with PixelShips Retro
LONDON, ON, CANADA (September 21st, 2006) - - Software developer Pixelmusement has released PixelShips Retro, an arcade-styled shooting game modelled after titles developed in the 1980's.
PixelShips Retro is a sequel to the original PixelShips game released in 2000. Each PixelShip is a toy space ship that players must fly through 50 randomly generated levels, combatting enemy drones and other PixelShips. When a player defeats an enemy PixelShip it can be added to the player’s collection and later flown by the player. There are 160 different PixelShips to discover and finding each of them is part of the challenge.
PixelShips Retro is true to its name, delivering graphics, sound effects and 13 original music tracks, reflecting the early days of gaming. It provides gamers who have been playing games since the 1980's a feeling of nostalgia, giving others a true "retro" gameplay experience. PixelShips Retro essentially puts "eye-candy" in the back seat, relying on balanced and fun entertainment instead.
PixelShips Retro has several features that place it a step above traditional 80's games. Its real-time game engine allows the game to run at the correct speed no matter how powerful the user's computer. A simple control scheme allows new players to forgo dealing with complicated keyboard and joystick configurations. Players can jump right into the game, dealing damage to the randomly generated enemies with 16 different weapons. PixelShips Retro may look old but is designed with a solid, stable and easy to use interface that anyone can take advantage of.
PixelShips Retro is available for Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and is only $12.95 USD. Visit http://www.pixelships.com/pxsretro for more information and purchasing details.
June 16th, 2005:Expansion Pack Released for Super Minesweeper
Super Minesweeper is a PC Windows puzzle and logic game where you find mines on fields of differently shaped tiles. The Expansion pack adds over 50 new boards to the 111 already in the game.
LONDON, ON, CANADA (June 16, 2005) -- Shareware developer Pixelmusement has released their first expansion pack for their newest puzzle game Super Minesweeper.
The Super Minesweeper Expansion Pack adds over 50 new hand crafted boards to the game. This brings the total number of boards in Super Minesweeper to over 150. Each of the new boards features shapes and designs that are difficult to find in other Minesweeper clones.
Super Minesweeper was originally released with the expectation of having new boards added on later dates, so installing the expansion pack is no more complicated than a few clicks of the mouse. No extra steps are needed to play the boards in the expansion pack, except of course for selecting them while inside the game.
There are many forms of Minesweeper gameplay and the idea behind Super Minesweeper is to provide users with the ability to put their own Minesweeper experience together. By choosing a board, a gameplay mode and a skill level, users are able to experience Minesweeper in their own customized way. The colors are fully customizable too, a feature which is uncommon amongst Minesweeper clones.
Visit http://www.pixelships.com/smine for more information about Super Minesweeper and the new expansion pack. The Super Minesweeper Expansion Pack is available for $6.95, or can be purchased with Super Minesweeper (requires Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP) for $19.95.
May 1st, 2005:Super Minesweeper - A New Way to Play Minesweeper
LONDON, ON, CANADA (May 1, 2005) - - Pixelmusement, a new shareware game developer, has released Super Minesweeper, a game which greatly expands upon the original concept of Minesweeper.
Super Minesweeper features the original Minesweeper gameplay along with six additional ways to play. Each game mode challenges the player to find all the mines without accidentally revealing one. If the player reveals a mine a penalty is added to the time and score at the end of the game, instead of giving the player a "Game Over". This gives players of all skill levels the opportunity to make a high score.
Super Minesweeper features over 100 board styles. Each board style has differently shaped tiles that are connected in various ways. To find the mines, players must deduce how each tile interacts with its surrounding tiles and place their flags accordingly. The board styles include grids of squares, rectangles, hexagons and other shapes, all mixed together in various patterns.
Super Minesweeper gives players the option to choose how active or passive the gameplay feels. Each special effect, such as explosions and flashing numbers, can be turned on or off at any time. Furthermore, players have the option to change the colors used in the game to anything they desire. The sound effects can also be enabled or disabled, partially or completely.
Super Minesweeper is available for Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and is only $14.95 USD. Visit http://www.pixelships.com/smine for more information and purchasing details.
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