A downloadable game for Windows

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A toxic waste spill finds its way into the water supply, causing the recently deceased to rise from their graves. Now it's up to you to blast your way through the hordes of undead if you're going to escape the city. On the way to your rescue, you'll search stores and houses for supplies, and trade with other survivors.

With three game modes, hundreds of items, weapons and grenades, and a city that is never the same twice, there is always something new hiding round the corner in Dead Pixels.

When the Dead Start Walking, It's Time to Run.


  • Over 100 weapons, grenades and items.
  • A procedurally generated city, that's different every time you play.
  • 3 different modes of play.
  • 4 different difficulty modes.
  • Single player and two player local co-op.
  • 30 achievements.

Dead Pixels II coming soon


Buy Now$2.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Dead_Pixels-1.3.6.msi 130 MB


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Does NOT work on Steam Deck


Oh dang, I just realized this was in a bundle. This is a certified XBLIA Classic. Played this with friends back in the day and I still anticipate the sequel. 

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I already bought this game on Desura (*sob*) and then forced to rebuy on Steam when Desura went under and took our purchases with it. Is there any way to get it here (if I can prove I paid twice already) or do I need to rebuy it a third time? Regardless, I love this game and am at least very happy to see it available DRM-free once more!

I don't seem to be able to message you here. Could you email me at j DOT Common AT csr-studios DOT com and I'll sort you out. 

Just sent you an email (sorry it took so long). Also found my receipts for both purchases. No rush but let me know here if you don't receive my email!

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Thanks so much for contributing this game to the itch.io bundle for racial equality and justice! I've been slowly but surely going through and reviewing the games in the bundle for my indie gaming blog, and thoroughly enjoyed Dead Pixels. 

My full review is here!




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Trying to use Xbox Series X/S controller on Windows 10 results in a crash:

Dead Pixels Launcher has encountered an error.
Additional non-parsable characters are at the end of the string.
   at System.ParseNumbers.StringToInt(String s, Int32 radix, Int32 flags, Int32* currPos)
   at System.Convert.ToInt32(String value, Int32 fromBase)
   at Nuclex.Input.DirectInputManager.tryExtractVidPid(String deviceId, Int32& vid, Int32& pid)
   at Nuclex.Input.DirectInputManager.isXInputDevice(DeviceInstance deviceInstance)
   at Nuclex.Input.DirectInputManager.CreateGamePads()
   at Nuclex.Input.InputManager.setupGamePads()
   at Nuclex.Input.InputManager..ctor(GameServiceContainer services, IntPtr windowHandle)
   at Dead_Pixels_Launcher.Game1..ctor()
   at Dead_Pixels_Launcher.Program.Main(String[] args)

Sorry just saw this.
Did you have any luck getting it to work?

The game currently uses a framework that over time has introduced issues with different hardware. I would like to replace it but this takes time and could be months away.


I think it worked over a wired connection, but not over bluetooth. And yeah, I too was wondering whether Nuclex was behind the issue; time to move to Monogames or something, I guess!


I've bought this game on Desura (RIP), Steam and now have it on itch due to a bundle. It's a simple game with a few variants for replayability, but for the stupid amount of fun it packs in there, it's totally worth the asking price. 

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Cute, plays very smoothly, but perhaps a bit too simple.  Could use some story or some strategic elements to balance out the gameplay.  Definately a fun if-it-moves-shoot-it game that's worth the price.



I don't often play shooters, but this was fun! Controls are like, extremely easy to get, and all the different weapons make it so there's enough variety to keep you going. Sadly, I am still not that great at the game. Regardless, thank you! <3 

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