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Cursor Keys or analog joystick
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Standard Bits is an abstract exploration game in an ultra-low resolution field. The main character is a single pixel, and the left analog joystick is your only control in an environment populated with entities that actively seek to attack you, as well as creatures that follow and protect you. You may also encounter ambivalent hazards and innocuous inhabitants going about their own pixellated business. Based on your interaction with the world, you can create complex behavior through simple input.
Pass over the white boxes to change your starting point if you are destroyed.
The name comes from StdBits(), which was the low-level pixel blitter
in classic Mac OS.
Let me just add that Gamma 256 was awesome. It was great getting to meet and hang out with Ivan, Brandon, Fish, Guert, Steve, Matt, and everyone else! Ivan (Toastie) has some pretty epic photos
up on flickr. And I will never forget the hours of Amtrak Mount&Blade BMcC, Toastie, and I shared as the Hudson passed by -- "I will drink from your skull!".