New app turns your drawings into video game levels

A new app called Pixel Press allows users to design five floors of a video game level by drawing the level on the free Sketch Kit paper provided by Pixel Press. When the drawing is finished, users can snap a picture the level with an iOS device and the app digitizes your drawing into a customizable world.

Did you design video game levels when you were a kid? Growing up in the era of the SNES and Genesis, I spent countless hours drawing pits of fire and dragon’s lairs, dreaming of the day when I could lead a pixelated hero to victory over the villain who rules my levels. It was a nice dream, but it was out of reach when I was 10. While development has gotten easier in the time since, it still requires you too know something about coding. But Pixel Press is aiming to fix that.

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