New Site and Teaser Art

Welcome to the new Pixel and Texel blog/website! We're pretty stoked to have everything looking new and shiny, plus we've kept all of our old site's functionality. For any interested web dudes, we used Squarespace to rebuild it and the experience was great. Their tools are super easy to use and it's almost entirely menu driven, so you can avoid messing around with CSS (which is in my opinion, the worst), and get back to game development (which is in my opinion, the best!).

We also wanted to share some teaser artwork from our upcoming game. Although we aren't going to announce the title or share much about the gameplay yet (it's still heavy in development), here's a background that I painted for the game (the original is much higher res, but this gives an idea of the game's visual look):

Pretty cool, huh? We're really excited about what's cooking here Pixel and Texel and we'll share more as soon as we possibly can. Awesome!

Fara: FreeToPlay Released / Fara .99 Sale!

We released Fara: FreeToPlay and Fara HD: FreeToPlay today. Hey wait, don't go! Let us explain! We promise this isn't something where you have to sign up for carpet cleaning or pay some exorbitant amount of money to keep your character from dying. It's really just a different way for us to make sure as many people can experience Fara as possible.

Here's how Fara FreeToPlay is different. It essentially the same version of Fara, but with ad support. A few different points in the game ask you for gold so you can keep playing, but there are a bunch of different ways to accomplish this. To get gold, either kill some more bad guys, watch a video ad, or buy in game gold for a very reasonable price (.99 would get you most, if not all, of the way through the game)

We tried to be very flexible in how people experience this version of Fara. But it's also an experiment of sorts! So Fara FreeToPlay brings out the anger of a thousand nerdy suns in you, let us know! We want to hear from you! Most importantly, we've always got the full, paid version of the game available if you find the ads annoying. And, hey, its about the same price as a cup of coffee!

Finally, to celebrate the release of this new version of Fara, we've decided to put the regular versions of Fara and Fara HD (which are ad-free) on sale for .99. Dang, that's some cheap gaming! Also, keep your eyeballs peeled to this blog because we'll have something new and excited to announce soon. Exciting times!