Pixel Game Maker MV launches via Steam Early Access on July 24

Official release due out later in 2018.

Pixel Game Maker MV

Pixel Game Maker MV will launch for PC via Steam Early Access on July 24, publisher Playism announced.

While the game creation program will cost $84.99 during Early Access, it will be available for $64.99 during the first week. The official release due out later this year will cost $99.99.

Here are the latest details on the game, via Playism:

■ Overview

Pixel Game Maker MV is a type of game creation software that lets you easily create your very own original action games, without any sort of programming skills or specialized knowledge whatsoever. The action games you can create are limited only by your imagination. The ability to use original materials and resources for character animations, background maps, sound, etc., allows you to create truly unique games.

In order to provide users with the best Pixel Game Maker MV possible, we plan to release it to Early Access from July 24 for the purpose of receiving valuable feedback and opinions from the community and implementing said feedback as we build the engine to completion.

Also, in an effort to reach as many users and receive as much feedback as possible, we will be holding a 20 percent-off sale for the first week of Early Access, during which you can pick up the title for only $69.99.

Key Features

  • Create games with absolutely no programming necessary!
  • Supports up to four-person multiplayer. Enjoy both battle and cooperative play alike!
  • Easily create games using physics!
  • Allows for rich and vibrant graphics!

■ Create Action Games Easily Without Programming Using Six Tools

With this software, you can use six tools to manage everything from map fields, backgrounds, characters, and items to BGM and SFX to help create beautiful, original games from a wide variety of elements.

Tool 1: Resources – Prepare and arrange image assets required for your game

On top of basic game elements such as image assets and sound assets like BGM/voice files, this tool also allows you to manage and implement fonts, mp4 video files, gif animated images, and any other assets required for game creation.

Pixel Game Maker MV

Pixel Game Maker MV

Tool 2: Tiles – Create “tiles” necessary for map field creation

This tool allows you to create tiles, which act as the building blocks for your game’s map fields. You can add animations and elaborate gimmicks to individual tiles and more.

Pixel Game Maker MV

Pixel Game Maker MV

Tool 3: Objects – Provide characters and items with various gimmicks

This is a tool used for managing the various gimmicks and other behaviors assigned to the main characters, enemies, items, and other objects populating the map field. Use it to make objects roll down slopes, bounce off of springs, and perform all sorts of behaviors made possible with the physics engine – all without any programming whatsoever.

Pixel Game Maker MV

Tool 4: Animation – Enliven and enrich your graphics

This tool is used to manage the various images and elaborate animations used for each object. Use it to add effect and particle animations to make your game even more colorful and beautiful. Combine multiple particles to create action games with rich and detailed graphics.

Pixel Game Maker MV

Tool 5: Scenes – Build stages using tiles and objects

With this tool, you can use the tiles and objects you’ve prepared to build the actual stages used in your game. Here you can easily configure camera locations and movements, various physics- based behaviors, and more.

Pixel Game Maker MV

Pixel Game Maker MV

Pixel Game Maker MV

Tool 6: Transition – Connect scenes to bring your games into shape

Use this tool to connect respective scenes and bring the game to its complete form. Connects flows, create transitions, and designate points to move from scene to scene.

Pixel Game Maker MV

Pixel Game Maker MV

■ Also Allows for Functional Expansion

You can use JavaScript to expand on and add to the pre-existing features. Master using these extended functions and add-ons to create even more complex and beautiful games!

Check out a full Game Creation Video below:

■ Sample Games made in Pixel Game Maker MV

Bike Dash Excite! (Steam)

This motorcycle racing game is an excellent example of what the Pixel Game Maker MV physics engine can do! Tame your wild and jacked-up bike to fly through the various stages and rub your awesome clear times in your opponents’ faces!

Witch & 66 Mushrooms (Steam)

An awesome Metroidvania-style game featuring beautiful animations and effects using the Pixel Game Maker MV particle function! Make use of a wide variety of weapons while traversing vast, sprawling stages in this exploration style 2D action-adventure title.

Sample Game Trailers

View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

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