Factsheet

Developer:
Pixel with Hat
Based in Basel, Switzerland

Founding date:
April 1, 2013

Website:
aniftygame.com

Press / Business contact:
theguysbehind@aniftygame.com

Social:
a nifty game on Twitter
Pixel with Hat on Twitter
a nifty game on Facebook
Pixel with Hat on YouTube

Releases:
a nifty game on Steam

Description

‘a NIFTY game’ is a fast paced twin stick shooter reminiscent of old arcade games reinterpreted with voxels. Gather powerups with unique effects and collect better weapons to defeat the ever changing enemies and collect their bits. Nifty takes place in a simulated world, inhabited by various programs, all competing for resources (bits). Defeat the other programs to gather their bits and increase your own strength. But take care, the system gets corrupted the more programs get forcefully terminated. Can you survive the evolving programs and the increasing corruption of the system long enough to escape the simulation? ‘a NIFTY game’ will be released for Windows, Mac and Linux via Steam on September 1st, 2017.

History

Work on 'Nifty' started in Summer of 2012 in the context of a week-long hackathon. Back then, there was no (freely available) game engine which was capable of all the things we wanted to have in the game. This is why we decided to build one from scratch. Now, years later, the Top Hat Engine is ready and the game continues to evolve into what we thought it could become. Even though many aspects of the game changed over the years and none of the initial code from that week of 2012 is left, the underlying idea has not changed.


Videos

a nifty release trailer YouTube

a nifty greenlight trailer YouTube

a nifty playtest trailer YouTube


Images

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There are far more images available for Pixel with Hat, but these are the ones we felt would be most useful to you. If you have specific requests, please do contact us!


logo

a nifty game on Steam
store.steampowered.com.


Team & Repeating Collaborator

Sascha Scherrer
Developer

Luca Rossetto
Developer

Kevin Urban
Contributor

Matthias Solèr
Contributor

Contact

the guys behind a nifty game
theguysbehind@aniftygame.com

contact Pixel with Hat
contact@pixel-with-hat.com

Pixel with Hat on the Web
pixel-with-hat.com


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