by Harry Slater 4/2/2013
Product: Pixel People
Developer: LambdaMu Games
Format: iPhone, iPad
Pixel People typifies a new style of gaming where the only real goal is to keep playing. There are no bosses and no end game to speak of. If the design of the game succeeds, you will keep playing until you die of old age.
It adds a few gene-splicing tricks into proceedings, but to all intents and purposes this is a city-builder with a charming pixel facade. You build your cute little sky town, populate it with cute little characters, and watch them flourish, cutely, under your adoring gaze.
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The twist is that you need to genetically manipulate your population by combining its members. You start with a mayor and an engineer, then splice them together to create a bobble-headed pixel human with a new role to fulfil.
While it does what it does very well, Pixel People doesn't have the balance or challenge needed to break the shackles of the genre it inhabits
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