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Pixel Press: Draw Your Own Video Game

A project in St Louis, MO by Robin @ Roundthird

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Pixel Press is an iOS app that lets you draw your own video game (no code required!) and share it with others.
Backers: 2256
Average Pledge Per Backer: $48

Funded: $108,950 of $100,000
Dates: May 7th -> Jun 14th (39 days)
Project By: Robin @ Roundthird
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Latest News

Build-your-own game pioneer makes Kickstarter return

May 20th - via:
Pixel Press has already garnered plenty of support for one project on Kickstarter. Now it's back and asking the crowd for cash for its latest build-your-own video game project. (Read More)

Pixel Press takes another stab at Kickstarter

May 19th - via:
​ST. LOUIS, MO - After raising more than $100,000 on Kickstarter a year ago — one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns to originate in St. Louis to date — Pixel Press, the startup that has developed create-your-own video game technology, is at it again. (Read More)

Crowdfund Bookie, June 9 - 15: Pixel Press, Tek Recon, Energy Hook

June 16th - via:
This week in crowdfunding, the Kickstarter campaigns for Pixel Press, Spintires, Tek Recon, Energy Hook, Paranormal: The Town and Terrashift Tactics ended. (Read More)

The Beginning

June 13th - via:
Tomorrow is a new day for Pixel Press - we will soon be able to focus our attention to delivering on all of the expectations we have set with you - it's a very exciting time! I've been telling people at E3 that Pixel Press is different, because it's... (Read More)

Draw-Your-Own-Game App “Pixel Press” Releases Playable Prototype

June 13th - via:
Proof of concept demonstrates the viability of Pixel Press and offers a taste of things to come (Read More)

Early Demo Video

June 12th - via:
We're in our final 38 hours! Our team is excited to be getting ready to hit the E3 floor again and will be demoing our Prototype near the media hospitality area as much as we can today between meetings - stop by and see us if you have the chance. You... (Read More)

E3 Update

June 11th - via:
Hey guys - we had an amazing day at #E3. Tons of positive responses on Pixel Press and great meetings with some amazing companies. We've been showing off our prototype on the floor and will be adding video tomorrow - can't wait to get it in your... (Read More)


June 9th - via:
Hey all, hope you have had a nice weekend! We're excited to be entering the final week of our 6 week Kickstarter campaign - it's hard to believe it's almost over, and we're thrilled to be entering it having already reached our goal. Thank you! We are... (Read More)

$100k Goal Achieved. Gold Stars for all!

June 6th - via:
We're thrilled to have hit our $100k mark with 6 days to go - goes with out saying...COULD-NOT-HAVE-DONE-IT-WITHOUT-YOU!This is going to be truly awesome, we can't wait to enter the next phase of this project, to continue working with our fans to... (Read More)

Picture Thursday

June 6th - via:
Decided to take a break from writing so it's picture day! If you miss the long posts be sure to check out this blog post I did yesterday (a behind the scenes story, hope you enjoy). And If you're not upgraded already, remember our... (Read More)

The Kickstarter Compendium

June 5th - via:
Welcome to the Kickstarter Compendium, a gathering of games and game-related projects that we’ve come across that deserve your attention. The crowd-funding model for video games has resulted in some interesting new game ideas, and new projects are going up on a weekly basis that deserve your attention. (Read More)


June 4th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Coding via Pencil

June 4th - via:
This post is about education and Pixel Press - and what better way to sum it up than “Coding via Pencil”. (Thanks to @LafayettePC for coining this on Twitter yesterday) Pencils are the most basic form of computing (used to solve math problems),... (Read More)

10 days left! 80%, Live-Stream, and Prototype Updates

June 3rd - via:
Good afternoon!  We have 10 days left and just passed the 80% mark via some huge contributions last week - thanks so much to everyone for believing in Pixel Press and helping us make it a reality - it's such an exciting time to be part of something... (Read More)

Level Sketch live video stream on Sunday!

May 31st - via:
If you have been following us closely, you know that our long term goal is to make Pixel Press more than just a "Mario-style" PLATFORMER video game creator - we've talked about ADVENTURE, PUZZLE, and RACING genres in the comments and online already.... (Read More)

55% with 15 days to go!

May 29th - via:
Hey guys, in case you haven't noticed, we just hit the 50% mark and beyond today (now 55%!) with just over 15 days left - thanks to many of our new (and very generous) backers who have come in to help us make Pixel Press a reality! We're really... (Read More)

11th Level Drawing Competition Winners!

May 28th - via:
It's time to officially announce the winners of our first ever drawing competition! Below are our 3 winners - and thank you to all our participants. Brent Robertson “Power-up Run” - 89 Votes Prize: Brent’s design will be used in our 11th Pixel... (Read More)

Pixel Press on Kickstarter: Great App for Young Game Designers

May 24th - via:
My kids love to draw and love to play video games (like many of yours, no doubt). So they’re pretty excited about Pixel Press, a new app from Robin Rath, founder of St. Louis-based software creation company Roundthird, that’s currently available for funding through Kickstarter. (Read More)

We're 1/3 of the way there!

May 23rd - via:
Good evening crew! Hope you are already gearing up for the long weekend. If not, you are closing in, and we are also closing in on our Kickstarter goal, as today we've reach the 1/3 point! Thanks to everyone who's helped us today, including a new... (Read More)

Pixel Press coming to Android, pending Kickstarter success

May 23rd - via:
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. Originally announced 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. (Read More)

Post-Monday Update

May 22nd - via:
Hey all, I wanted to check in with you after the long but amazing Monday. What a great day! 4k raised and now over 30% towards our goal! We were up on Kotaku,, Android Authority (again), Droid Gamer, this awesome spanish video, and more.... (Read More)

Pixel Press is coming to Android!

May 18th - via:
Chat with us on Reddit We'll be talking about this update and more over on Reddit all day, click here to visit our Reddit IAMA. === Good morning Kickstarter! Since early on in our campaign, it was clear that building Pixel Press for a broader range... (Read More)

Meet Ryo of Ninja Fury!

May 16th - via:
To celebrate the big changes to our stretch goals, we'll also be rolling out a few new reward package, all coming Monday of next week. (In case you didn't know, you can easily change your package at any time, even if you've already backed our... (Read More)

Android Stretch Goal Adjusted to $125k: Pre-Announcement

May 16th - via:
This post is for backers only. Please visit and log in to read. (Read More)

Contest: Draw the 11th Level of Pixel Press

May 12th - via:
We can’t wait for Pixel Press, and we hear that a lot of you are already imagining your own levels to design. Well, take those ideas and pick up a pencil because, guys, we’re having a contest! Pixel Press will launch with 10 included levels that... (Read More)

Kickstarter Picks: Pixel Press

May 10th - via:
If you’re an ‘80s kid who loved Nintendo, then you probably tried to design at least one level for a favorite video game. Maybe you worked at it with a piece of graph paper and a pencil, a cold glass of Coke at your side. Then you had to imagine the whole thing in motion, since you lacked the skills to make your sketch into a real game. That was then, and this is the future. A Kickstarter for Pixel Press wants to help today’s kids bring their games to life by simply scanning the paper with an iOS device (or Android, if stretch goals are reached). (Read More)

Pixel Press Day 3

May 8th - via:
Whew, what a ride! We're nearing the end of day three, and we're happy to see that we've reached 16% of our goal, with over 775 total backers - thanks and welcome to all of the new people who have joined over the last 2 days. We've slowed down some... (Read More)

PSA: Pixel Press Kickstarter is live

May 8th - via:
The Kickstarter for Pixel Press is now live. As we wrote last week, the app allows iOS devices to scan level designs drawn on special graph paper, automatically turning them into a playable platformer. Once scanned, users will be able to adjust textures and music using either pre-installed assets or their own custom work. Users will then be able to share their levels with other Pixel Press users. (Read More)

Pixel Press Day 1

May 7th - via:
Good evening all. First off I want to thank you for being a part of this. It's been fun, exciting, tiring, and exhilarating so far. Many of you I know personally and I want to thank you for not only backing, but all the social support, it's been... (Read More)

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