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Game Concept

Retro-Pixel Castles is at heart a village simulator. But, where most village simulators focus mostly on balancing your village, Retro-Pixel Castles also throws in a blend of Godlike, Tower Defense and other survival elements into the mix in an attempt to create a roguelike village simulator. In RPC you will lose, the world will become increasingly harsh until you inevitably are slaughtered by it. The goal isn’t to win, that’s not possible, the goal is to see how long you can survive!

Key Features

You can’t win!
Yeah, you read right. Not being able to win is a feature! The problem nearly all village simulators tend to face is you tend to reach an inevitable point where you can’t lose the game. You as a player become so skilled at knowing exactly what to do, and in exactly what order, the game loses all of it’s appeal and you eventually run off to play something else because you simply can’t lose anymore, and the game is no longer entertaining. That’s not the case with Retro-Pixel Castles, it aims to make a game you can’t win. Every game day, the game gets progressively harder. The goal of the game isn’t to win, but to survive as long as humanly possible.

Build a village, and die trying!
A major part of the game is village management, and trying to discover new and creative ways to keep yourself alive as long as possible. In RPC, you will plan many days in advance how you’re going to build your village and survive the inevitable onslaught of the monsters that will attack you!

Several Game Modes
Currently, the game offers two main game modes. Survival and Peaceful, Survival is the game the way it was meant to be played, as a brutal roguelike style village sim. Peaceful on the other hand has nearly no monsters, and plays out much like a traditional village simulator. More game modes are planned, like the upcoming Recycle mode. In Recycle mode you will be allowed to replay an old survival map you’ve previously lost, allowing you to pick up the pieces from the fallout by reusing old buildings from the last game, and make a feeble attempt to put together a new village.

Godlike Elements (Coming in InDev 15!)
Not only can you manage your village, but you also have many godlike abilities at your disposal. You can alter the terrain, blast enemies from afar, heal your villagers and speed up resource growth.

Unlock Content Through Gameplay (Coming soon!)
In RPC, you will find yourself in a harsh and unforgiving environment, constantly trying to find new ways to keep your little villagers alive for just a few more days. As you play, you’ll unlock more content, like additional buildings, items and units you can use in your next attempt to see if you can survive even longer than the last!

Even though you can’t beat this game, you most certainly can make progress in it! Every round you play you’ll gain experience, unlocks, and other interesting goodies that will expand the game.

Tons of map set themes!
Every set of maps will follow a certain theme (Forest, Desert, Underground, etc). Most of the current screenshots only feature a few of these map sets. But many, many more are planned.

Orchestration-Retro Hybrid Soundtrack!
A full, original soundtrack, made by Bibiki Garcia that blends orchestral instruments and old 8 and 16 bit retro era music together in a beautiful blend that fits Retro-Pixel Castles perfectly!


SixtyGig Games is a DRM free independent game developer! Retro-Pixel Castles will not now or ever in the future have any sort of DRM! Piracy protection only hurts you guys, the loyal paying players. So you rest assured knowing that once you buy yourself a copy of Retro-Pixel Castles you’ll never again have to concern yourself with nagging questions about if you can continue playing the game down the road due to something like always-online logins, lost registration codes or because you bought a new computer and you’re only licensed to put the game on one. All I ask from you is to be reasonable and responsible, you can buy the game and play it as much as you like, wherever you like. Just tell your friends to support my DRM-Free philosophy and buy their own copy! Free Content Patches, no paid-DLC


I don’t believe in paying for Downloaded Content. If you buy Retro-Pixel Castles you will have access to the entire game and all the content I’ll ever create for this it, forever! I believe DLC is greedy, and you deserve to have the full gaming experience from day 1, right out of the (figurative) box!

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