Pixel Game Maker MV Early Access Begins on July 24th, 2018

Active Gaming Media Inc. (CEO: Ibai Ameztoy, HQ: Osaka, Nishi-ku, http://www.activegamingmedia.com/en/) operates the indie game platform PLAYISM (http://playism-games.com/), home to games chosen carefully for their originality and appeal. PLAYISM in partnership with KADOKAWA Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President: Masaki Matsubara) is proud to announce that the latest entry in the Maker series, Pixel Game Maker MV, is scheduled to begin Early Access on Steam from July 24th, 2018.

Pixel Game Maker MV

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 24th 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%-off sale for the first week of Early Access, during which you can pick up the title for only $67.99.

Steam Store Page: https://store.steampowered.com/app/837510/Pixel_Game_Maker_MV/

• 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k30_Y7spEPk

Sample Games made in Pixel Game Maker MV

Bike Dash Excite!


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


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
Witch & 66 Mushrooms: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwBROcEN3kI
PINPIN BALLBALL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITHCp5u5eOM
CROSS X CARROT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ITFbfo1qtw
Bike Dash Excite!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k30_Y7spEPk

Product Overview:
Title: Pixel Game Maker MV
Genre: Game development
Platform: PC (Windows)
Early Access Release: July 24, 2018
Price: $99.99 $84.99 during Early Access; further 20% off during Launch Sale
Languages: English, Japanese
Manufacturer: KADOKAWA Corporation
Developer: KADOKAWA Corporation
Distributor: PLAYISM
Official Website: [link]
Official Twitter: @PixelGameMaker
Steam: [link]
Game Creation Video: [link]


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