Welcome

•April 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

pixelartspeech1is simply a collection of video games that use unique artistic styles in creative ways, either as a tool for marketing to differentiate itself from similar products (for example by using Machinima), to convey a certain style of game play, or even as a clever way to twist the limitations of hardware to the developers advantage.

Using a unique style can allow developers to put less focus on traditional advertising by simply using the product to sell itself. You see someone else playing it, you see a screenshot or a banner ad and the most effective way for it to distinguish itself is for it to use it’s art style with the benefit of becoming an advertising tool in its own right.

Wherever possible we’ll go into detail as to the hows and whys of the usage and inspiration of each particular style along with providing examples of each. We’ll also be updating the site with any appropriate games as they come to our attention.

Enjoy.

Coming soon

•April 7, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Several games are in the process of being researched and added such as Mad World for the Wii, Professor Layton and the curious village for the DS/ DSi, Castle Crashers for the Xbox 360, Prince of Persia (2008) for the PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Professor Layton and the curious village, Mad World, Prince of Persia (2008) and Castle Crashers

Professor Layton and the curious village, Mad World, Prince of Persia (2008) and Castle Crashers

If you would like to see any game in particular and believe it warrants a mention please let us know.

Coming soon – supplemental

•April 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

We’re happy to report that we had a few requests to add some more titles.

Many of which we’d inadvertently left out, while others we’ve never heard of and yet almost all have been submitted with well though out constructive reasoning.

The new additions will be (in no particular order) Mirrors Edge, Grim Fandango, Braid, Valkyria Chronicles and The Curse of Monkey Island.

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Mirrors Edge, Grim Fandango, Braid, Valkyria Chronicles and The Curse of Monkey Island.

As our research list is now twice as long we’ll have to apologize for taking a little longer in completing the coming updates, stay tuned and thank you to those who sent in requests.