A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Pixelpusher is an online multiplayer action game with delightfully simple mechanics.

Control a small swarm of drones and fly them into your opponents while dodging theirs. Capture and hold control points with your team to win.

A game about my favourite part of diep.io.

Simple controls

  • WASD/Arrow keys: Move
  • Left mouse button: Attract drones to cursor
  • Right mouse button: Repel drones from cursor

(You really need a two button mouse)

Free and open source

  • Host your own server
  • Help me make the game
  • Take the game in your own direction

Install instructions

Note: macOS users should first check the macOS client notes below

  1. Download the .zip archive for your operating system (Windows, macOS, or Linux).
  2. Unzip the .zip archive. This should extract the pixelpusher-client executable.
  3. Run pixelpusher-client and enter the address of a server to connect and play.
    • Tab to switch fields, Enter to connect, Ctrl+V to paste

Aetup's server address

  • pixelpusher.xyz

Finding a game

While the game has only a few players we'll have to make an effort to play at the same times if we are to play together.

How about

  • 2pm PT / 5pm ET and
  • 6pm PT / 9pm ET ?

Let's also try to get organized in Discord: https://discord.gg/hykKPKd5uv

macOS client notes

The macOS client works, but it is a real pain to get running.

  • The macOS client is not packaged as an app, so it can only be run from the terminal. This means you will need to know some command line basics to play on macOS :S
  • The macOS client is unsigned, so you will need to explicitly give permission for it to run .

Also, I haven't been able to get fullscreen working properly on macOS.

Host your own server

Server executables and install instructions can be found on a separate itch.io page (password: 123).


pixelpusher-client-0.10.0-x86_64.AppImage.tar.gz 5 MB
pixelpusher-client-0.10.0-macOS.zip 1 MB
pixelpusher-client-0.10.0-windows.zip 5 MB

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