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A Real Life Prototype of our “You Are An Elevator” Game

Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 12:51 am

You can watch us live developing the game here:


Here’s our Prototype :)

Pixel Maniacs LD37 Twitch Moshpit

Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
Monday, December 12th, 2016 8:20 am

Hi everyone!

Here’s a quick update on our entry to LD37.
The mosh pit is totally taking off :)
We decided to make it a giveaway for every Twitch streamer.
Retweet and have fun!

Thanks to the LD Community. We’re having a lot fun again!

Can’t Drive This Early Access

Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
Thursday, October 6th, 2016 7:26 am

We’re happy to announce the Can’t Drive This early access version!

Development went on after Ludum Dare 35. The game got greenlit within a week, has a ton of new features and receives great feedback and attention.

Selection of updates:

  • online multiplayer
  • multiple game modes
  • air controls
  • choose from multiple vehicles
  • racing track and vehicle customization
  • lobbies and match making
  • new racing track tiles
  • polished design
  • The game popped up on platforms and media like reddit and achievement hunter and already has impressive coverage on Twitch and YT.

    Gamer, streamer and press can read about updates on our website or presskit and blog.

    Feel free to contact us for feedback.

    Thanks and greets to all LD35 Devs and the LD community!

    Can’t Drive This (Post Mortem)

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Friday, April 22nd, 2016 6:21 am

    Hey guys,

    we’d like to give you all a little update and a huge thank you for the awesome 72 hours we had during Ludum Dare 35! The topic wasn’t not easy to handle for us at first, to be honest. We struggled for quite some time, before we found our path but as we had to build that path on the fly, we just decided to let that flow into the game and create a racer, where you can do just this: build a track on the fly, why someone else has to race it simultaneously!

    So we eventually decided to approach the shapeshifting-topic from a slightly different angle and allow the players to transform the tracks they are racing on, rather than transform the vehicle itself. After reaching that milestone our development-truck gained momentum pretty fast. We were surprised how fun it was, to play even the prototype and were super happy with all the positive feedback! We decided to stream the development process on twitch, which turned out to be golden. We got a lot of beta testers during the development who gave us valuable feedback. Every build was straight tested by around 20-30 people. We took their concerns and ideas serious and tried to implement the ideas and fix the reported bugs instantly.

    So to make a long story short. Check out our new Game “Can’t Drive This: Because The **** Road Is Still Under Construction


    Vote and Play

    There is a online Ranklist, so make sure to add your Driver and Cosntruction name.
    We also made a greeenlight entry and hope we get positive feedback from the steam community as well. We will definitively develop more features and – most importantly –  an online coop mode for you. To keep yourself updated follow us on Twitter and Facebook, if you like. Thank you all again for your great support and special thanks to Mike for organizing Ludum Dare 35.

    Have fun playing our other entries. Greets to all LD35 Devs

    Pixel Maniacs Out!


    Got a Domain with Online Ranklist an Screenshots Running

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Monday, April 18th, 2016 7:28 pm

    Yay, we’ve got our online ranklist running with screenshot of the highscore track!

    Check it out here:


    Our Submission is here, we’d appretiate your votes!

    We’e also submitted it to greenlight:

    Online Ranking ready – “You can’t drive this”

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Sunday, April 17th, 2016 9:54 pm

    Check out our ldjam game!

    Player 1 => Keyboard (wasd) – Drives the truck
    Player 2 => Mouse – Builds the track

    You can also be both players, it’s just a bit more difficult then 😉

    Check our online highscore here:
    http://pixel-maniacs.com/assets/constructionRacer/ranks/index.php (You can also play it there)

    Watch us live on twich:
    News here:
    Play it here:


    LD32 Game on Greenlight: Please vote for us!

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Sunday, September 27th, 2015 8:17 am

    Hey guys,

    we participated in the LDJam 32 which was great fun! 😉

    We have improved the game in the meantime and have published it e.g. for iOS:
    We have now added it to greenlight:

    It would be really great if you could support us with your vote! 😉

    Here is a small trailer:

    And here is our current version for free:
    Thanks in advance for your vote!

    Chroma Gun Steam Greenlight

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Friday, September 25th, 2015 6:13 am

    Hi Guys,
    we created the first chromagun Version at the Ludum Dare 32. Thanks for all your support and your great reviews!

    The time has come, we did some pollishing and refactoring and we are proud to give you a public beta: Free Beta Version Download

    We also submitted a Steam Greenlight entry. Please help us to get this Game on the Steam Platform to boost our joy in polishing this great Game:
    Steam Greenlight

    A little appetizer:

    Thanks guys for playing and your support!

    Postmortem: ChromaGun

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Friday, July 24th, 2015 7:48 am

    ChromaGun preview

    ChromaGun was our entry to Ludum Dare #32. The concept’s inception came late at night after a few (ahem) beers. The theme was “an unconventional weapon”, and we decided to go with color. The player’s objective is to paint walls and enemies with the “ChromaGun”. Enemies are attracted to walls of the same color and float towards them. This core mechanic, paired with elements such as button-triggered doors, deadly electrified tiles and particle grids which only allow bullets to pass through, created some seriously entertaining gameplay, even in the early stages of development.

    Get it on the AppStore


    Tech Preview: ChromaGun for iOS & Android!

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Friday, April 24th, 2015 7:57 am

    We are currently working on an iOS & Android-Version of our #ChromaGun!

    You can play the LudumDare-Version here (Web and Desktop only so far):

    Kids, Don’t Drink and Build Games (Sound Required)

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Friday, April 24th, 2015 3:56 am

    If you want to play the game anyway 😉 :

    ChromaGun has been submitted, yay!

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Monday, April 20th, 2015 8:38 pm

    Yeah, we’ve finally got it! 😉

    ChromaGun is submitted here:


    ChromaGun: Current inGame View

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Monday, April 20th, 2015 11:30 am

    It’s getting prettier, but still a lot to do! 😉

    Screen Shot 2015-04-20 at 1.44.24 pm

    Follow [email protected]:

    Check out our preview of the ChromaGun community editor here:

    Follow us here:

    Good luck to all participants, 10:40 left! 😉

    ChromaGun: Pathfinding system

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Sunday, April 19th, 2015 4:46 am

    Our #ChromaGun Model is ready!

    Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
    Sunday, April 19th, 2015 4:43 am

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