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About The Game Creator Github Repo

The Game Creator is a full development environment for authoring 8-bit games and is built on top of the open source Pixel Vision SDK framework.

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The Game Creator contains project management, asset creation, and coding/debugging tools. This all in one solution enables complete end to end development allowing anyone to create 8-bit desktop games, share them and even build custom tools.

This github repo contains a collection of documentation, resources and a trouble ticket system for submitting bugs/feature requests. You can download the latest version of the Game Creator from the website at http://pixelvision8.com.

What is Pixel Vision 8

Pixel Vision 8's core philosophy is to teach retro game development with streamlined workflows. It enables designing games around limited resolutions, colors, sprites, sound and memory. It is ideal for game jams, prototyping ideas or having fun.

PV8 is also a platform that standardizes 8-bit fantasy console limitations built on top of the open source Pixel Vision SDK. Developers can customize these restrictions to match actual legacy hardware or create something new. The challenge of working within these confines forces creativity and limits the scope. Pixel Vision 8 creations are expressions of ingenuity that rise above their limitations.


Pixel Vision 8 was created by Jesse Freeman (@jessefreeman) in collaboration with Pedro Medeiros (@saint11) for art and Christer Kaitila (@McFunkypants) for music. With additional coding contributions by Shawn Rakowski (@shwany).

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Licensed under the Microsoft Public License (MS-PL) License. See LICENSE file in the project root for full license information. The code supplied is totally free for either personal or commercial use, with no warranties.

Pixel Vision 8 is Copyright (c) 2017 Jesse Freeman. All rights reserved.