PV8 Does What Others Don't

Pixel Vision 8 is the first and only fully customizable 8-bit fantasy console. Don't just make games, design your own fantasy console specs to match actual hardware or create something new. It's perfect for game jams, prototyping ideas, and having fun!

Get Pixel Vision 8 Today

Join the Fantasy Console Club for free to get your copy of Pixel Vision 8. Indie memberships also include Pixel Vision OS,  exclusive tutorials, and demos. Those looking for access to more tools can join the pro membership for just $1 each month and help support the project.
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Say Goodbye to the Command Line

Just because you want to make games that look and feel like they were from the 80s doesn't mean you have to use tools like that. Pixel Vision 8 is the first Fantasy Console to introduce a fully modern OS written entirely from the ground up to run at 256 x 240. There is no command-line here. Enjoy having a rich user interface that merges the modern luxuries of today's computers with the nostalgia of 1985. 

Insert A Disk

When Pixel Vision 8 boots up, it needs a disk. Just drop any PV8 disk file to load and use the keyboard or a controller to play. Games save their progress back to the disk. So not only can you share games with friends, they get your save progress too.

Pixel Vision OS

Turn Pixel Vision 8 into a powerful 8-bit computer thanks to Pixel Vision OS. Enjoy the luxuries of a desktop, mouse, and easy to use filesystem. There are also several built-in tools like a text editor, image previewer, and settings manager. You can even build or install new tools for additional functionality.

The Next Generation of Fantasy Console

Out of the box, Pixel Vision 8 is ready to play games, but why stop there? PV8 can also create 8-bit games with custom resolutions, colors, sprites, tilemaps, sound, and music. There is nothing quite like PV8 because it can be anything you want. Pro members can unlock PV8's full potential.

Tools For Pixel Artists

Create your own color palettes or use Pixel Vision 8's built in one. The Sprite Editor contains everything you need to add artwork to your game including full support for palette swapping, limiting the number of colors per sprite and resizing sprites while editing.

Generate Sound Effects

Pro members get access to a powerful sound effects generator. There are templates for commonly used sound effects as well as musical instruments. Manually configure each sound effect's properties by hand then export them as WAV files when you are done.

A Powerful Tracker

The Music Tool allows you to arrange, edit, and play your song compositions. Use the built-in keys to create custom song patterns from scratch or have the world's first fantasy console 8-bit music generator to do it for you. Arrange your patterns in the song editor and export the final song as a WAV file.

Design Your Own System

With the Chip Editor, you can customize all aspects of your game's system specs. Use drag and drop to modify the cartage, graphics, and sound options from a section of classic 8-bit system. Mix and match go in and change specs by hand to create the Fantasy Console of your dreams!

Pick the Membership that's Right for You

Indie (Free)

The free version of Pixel Vision 8 is a powerful fantasy console with the following features:

  • Support for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
  • Full controller, keyboard and mouse support.
  • Run in scalable window mode or fullscreen.
  • Play, Make and Share PV8 games with Pixel Vision OS.
  • Code games in Lua with an easy to learn set of APIs.
  • Includes Image Preview, Text, and Settings Tools to get you started.
  • Use your own tools outside of PV8 to make your games.
  • Full documentation and tutorials.

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Pro ($1/Month)

The paid version Pixel Vision 8 offser additional features to make your own games inside of PV8:

  • Everything you get in the Indie plan.
  • Support for mounting a Workspace folder from your computer to make sharing files between the two easier.
  • Includes additional editors such as the Color, Sprite, Sound, Music, Tilemap, and Font Tools.
  • Customize the hardware limitations for each game with the built-in Chip Tool.
  • Export your games as stand alone executables for Mac, Windows, and Linux.
  • Advanced tutorials and documentation for the included tools.

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Help Support Pixel Vision 8

Pixel Vision 8 is still in development. Currently, it is offered as "early access" and may contain bugs, unexpectedly crash, or be missing features. You can cancel your membership at any time. These early access builds help get feedback, identify bugs, and stress test the toolchain. Join the dedicated Discord server for support and chatting with the community.
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