In a recent Kickstarter update
, developer Roundthird announced that its draw-your-own-game app Pixel Press
will launch for both Android and iOS devices, once its funding goal of $100,000 is met.
as an iOS exclusive, Pixel Press
will now debut for Android in 2014 if funding succeeds. Roundthird will ramp up production for a simultaneous iOS and Android launch in December of this year if funding reaches a newly announced stretch goal of $125,000.
To create platforming challenges within Pixel Press
, players start by drawing level layouts on printable graph paper. These layouts can then be imported and made playable by uploading a photo of the finished design. The app is aimed at students wishing to enter game development; a $40 "teacher package" reward tier includes multiple copies of Pixel Press
and access to online educational resources.
Currently, Pixel Press
backers have pledged over $33,000, as 21 days remain in Roundthird's funding campaign.