Pixel Vision 8 is the first customizable 8-bit fantasy console. Don't just make games, design your fantasy console specs to match actual hardware, or create something new. It's perfect for game jams, prototyping ideas, and having fun!
Out of the box, Pixel Vision 8 has built-in tools to create custom sprites, tilemaps, sounds, and more for your games, but why stop there? PV8's unique "chip system" gives you full control over all of a game's limitations such as resolution, system colors, the number of sprites that can be rendered, and even how big a game's disk is. The only limitation is your imagination!
Say Goodbye to the Command Line
Wanting to make games that look and feel like they were from the 80s doesn't mean you have to use tools from that era! Pixel Vision 8 is the first Fantasy Console to introduce a modern 8-bit OS written entirely from the ground up to run at 256 x 240. There is no command-line here. Enjoy a rich user interface that merges the modern luxuries of today's computers with the nostalgia of 1985.
Pixel Vision OS
You'll be right at home with an easy to use icon-based file system made up of a desktop, windows, and full drag and drop support. Pixel Vision OS also includes built-in tools like a text editor, image previewer, and settings manager to make working with game projects easier.
Insert A Disk
Just drag and drop any PV8 disk from your computer onto Pixel Vision 8, and it will automatically show up on the desktop. You can run the game directly from the disk or copy it to the hard drive. Since PV8 games are self-contained, they are easy to share with others. Just click on the run icon, and you're ready to go!
Play Pixel Vision 8 games with up to two controllers or the keyboard and mouse. Games also save their progress, even on a disk. So not only can you share games with friends, they get your save progress too! Everything you need to modify existing games or create new ones built-in and ready to go.
Ready To Go Pro?
While Pixel Vision 8 is free to download, you can enhance your game development experience with premium tutorials and custom art packs. You can purchase these as part of a bundle or individually.
The Fantasy Console Club is free to join and offers exclusive access to updates, tutorials, and more. By joining, you'll get a free copy of Pixel Vision 8, it's documentation, and a collection of API example tutorials to get you started, which is everything you need to start making 8-bit games.
Pixel Vision 8 is still in development. Currently, it is offered as "early access" and may contain bugs, unexpectedly crash, or have missing features. These early access builds help get feedback, identify bugs, and stress test the tool-chain. Join the dedicated Discord server for support and sharing with the community.