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CluePix is a picture solving game. Draw pixel art using those 2 clues:

  • Color bars show mixed pixels from their line.
  • Digits show how many pixels around are the same color.

There's an ingame tutorial. Once a picture is solved, it is saved and reloaded on next game sessions, so no hurry, even though the game is short and might be finished in one sitting. CluePix is a proof of concept for an original puzzle game, hence the low number of pictures to solve. As such, feel free to comment on what you liked or didn't about it!

Controls

Arrow keys to move cursor
🅾️ to add/remove pixels
❎ to switch between grid and palette. Press twice to pick a grid color.

Intent

CluePix started 3 years ago in search for a puzzle solving game that felt like drawing tiny pixel art. I love how much you can put in a single 8×8 sprite, and I'm sure any of us Pico-8 worshippers do too! I also love logic puzzles with a drawing flavor in the likes of Nurikabe, Picross or even Minesweeper, but they only scratch that "pixel art" itch, not even mentioning their lack of color. They also often have issues with being solvable by pure logic, ie without any sheer luck or wild guess. CluePix tries to fill that gap.

P#118197 2022-09-30 10:40 ( Edited 2022-09-30 11:28)

this game is incredible! at first look mind-bending, but the tutorial and first levels do a great job at teaching this mix of picross and minesweeper. the execution is also great regarding art, sfx and polish. great job!

P#118348 2022-10-02 02:51 ( Edited 2022-10-04 23:02)

Thanks a lot @merwok, I'm glad someone enjoyed it! Did you finish the game already? Are you familiar with Picross games?

P#118389 2022-10-02 20:24

I just started to play a few of them this week on pico-8 and ds and quite enjoy it! I played the tuto and two levels here, then downloaded the cart to play all of it on my handheld :)

P#118400 2022-10-02 22:18

Fantastic game and probably my favorite pico-8 cart!

P#118422 2022-10-03 09:24

Jeez, thanks so much @TheRoboZ! I think I'm blushing :)

P#118444 2022-10-03 17:01

Finally, I could complete this game.
I'm glad that colors are given at border, otherwise this could be even more puzzling.
My biggest gripe is the 3 grey colors here. They are almost similar that I had to test the color to see if I picked the correct grey color when 2 or all of them are available.

P#119033 2022-10-13 08:07

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