Well this is a turn-up for the books. Indie developer Sos Sosowski has teamed up with none other than The Pirate Bay (yes, them) to run a promotional weekend for McPixel. There are a few promotions running on that site wot I can't really link you to, but it's in aid of a Pay What You Want campaign for the sensational - and bonkers - adventure game.
We described McPixel as "crazy," "stupid" and "awesome" in our full review. Sosowski is even encouraging potential players to download the torrent (linked on-site) - and donate/buy the full version if they like it. If you go down this route, please make sure you pay him for his hard work.
Developer: Mikolaj 'Sos' Kaminski
McPixel is an odd little proposition and a tremendously difficult game to review. Its adorable big pixel art style and addictive chiptune soundtrack loops hide all manner of inexplicable and hilarious shenanigans, an enigma for the ages. I'm having the devil's own time trying to work out what criteria to judge McPixel against... because I can't decide what it actually is.
In many ways, McPixel is a point & click adventure game, but spliced with WarioWare DNA. Flame-haired protagonist McPixel is thrown into a number of outrageously dangerous situations - such as a clown threatening a theme park with a bomb strapped to his stomach or standing on the bridge of a burning spaceship - and given twenty seconds to work out how to save the day. You'll do so by clicking on stuff and seeing what happens. Perhaps the clown will drop his trousers when you kick him in the balls. Maybe the balloons could help. What about the candy floss? How does the candy floss factor into this?! Only one particular sequence of clicks or combination of items will result in anything other than total catastrophe, but should you fail, you'll be catapulted into the next puzzle within a few short seconds. It's tense, hectic and instantly engaging.
So McPixel is a puzzle-packed adventure game, then, except that it absolutely isn't.Click here to read more...