Top 25 Best Upcoming Pixel Art Games of 2021

2021 looks likely to bring us plenty of amazing looking pixel art games for PC, Playstation, Xbox, Switch and more. Here's the top 25 new upcoming pixel art games expected out in 2021 we are most looking forward to.
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Top 25 New Pixel Art Games of 2021
00:00 - Introduction
00:28 - 25: Garden Story:
01:03 - 24: Overloop:
01:40 - 23: Hell is Others:
02:00 - 22: No Place for Bravery:
02:31 - 21: Toodee and Topdee:
03:08 - 20: Kaze and the Wild Masks:
03:42 - 19: Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion:
04:10 - 18: Bushiden:
04:46 - 17: Backbone:
05:26 - 16: Lunark:
06:07 - 15: Death Trash:
06:38 - 14: Jack Move:
07:02 - 13: Radio the Universe:
07:27 - 12: Gestalt Steam and Cinder:
08:03 - 11: Cleo - A Pirate’s Tale:
08:43 - 10: Smelter:
09:12 - 9: Chinatown Detective Agency:
09:52 - 8: Chained Echoes:
10:34 - 7: Eldest Souls:
11:13 - 6: Flynn Son of Crimson:
11:50 - 5: Nykra:
12:13 - 4: Mighty Goose:
12:49 - 3: Narita Boy:
13:32 - 2: Cloud Jumper:
14:02 - 1: Eastward:


  1. Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie GamingPred 5 meseci

    We’re so close to that magical 100k Silver Play Button which is sooooo amazing! Many thanks for the continued support - cheers all!

  2. Marcos Magnani

    Marcos MagnaniPred 4 meseci

    Hello there, can you talk about my game? Trap Japan, is in my channel, I need help to share it

  3. Titan of Solitude

    Titan of SolitudePred 5 meseci

    Now I wanna play ALL of them

  4. Eden Grayce

    Eden GraycePred 5 meseci

    And it's done ! Congrats you guys deserve it, keep up the amazing work. Thank you a lot for everything you've made so far ! Glad you didn't stop

  5. Aimen Zaied

    Aimen ZaiedPred 5 meseci

    Congrats on 100K !

  6. Vsevolod Chapiuk

    Vsevolod ChapiukPred 7 dnevi

    Is lunark a flashback remake? Same animation and cut scenes, less pixels.

  7. Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie GamingPred 7 dnevi

    It has some similarities, that would be fair to say.

  8. mrnicktoyou

    mrnicktoyouPred 9 dnevi

    Mighty Goose looks awesome but please change the goose to a man.

  9. Coding in Flow

    Coding in FlowPred 11 dnevi

    No matter how photorealistic game graphics get these days, I find pixel art games just more beautiful

  10. Karam Sabbagh

    Karam SabbaghPred dnevom

    Me too

  11. Shamzy♡

    Shamzy♡Pred 10 dnevi

    I wasn't a fan of 2d games but the more I tried playing it I just found it beautiful

  12. Tayguman

    TaygumanPred 11 dnevi

    i make pixel art animation with stories, episodes uploaded weekly!

  13. Cas Avena

    Cas AvenaPred 18 dnevi

    6:06 VER EL CIELO

  14. TheHarracane Official

    TheHarracane OfficialPred 21 dnevom

    I'm currently working on my own indie game using pixel art. I've always been an artist and it's looking really good. It's also just so cool to see the indie community growing and that more people are becoming inspired to make their own great video games

  15. Edson

    EdsonPred 21 dnevom

    It's incredible how in the age of high fidelity graphics, ray tracing and whatnot, pixel art still makes my jaw drop.

  16. Christian Deo Villajuan

    Christian Deo VillajuanPred 22 dnevi

    What is that background sound on 3:42? It seems familiar

  17. Hike&Seek

    Hike&SeekPred 24 dnevi

    No Stardew?

  18. Rime-e-Lettere

    Rime-e-LetterePred 24 dnevi

    I love pixel art, I'm glad to see it's still thriving 😊

  19. Alejandro E

    Alejandro EPred 26 dnevi

    Eastward has a old wario games vibe, I love it

  20. Gaurav Biyani

    Gaurav BiyaniPred 28 dnevi

    The day I started creating games by myself I fall in love with pixel art games and these pixel art games looks more fascinating than those high graphic games.

  21. Raden Dimas Erlangga

    Raden Dimas ErlanggaPred 29 dnevi

    thank you for making this video, i was searching for "radio the universe" i just forgot the title XD

  22. Emerson Guerra

    Emerson GuerraPred mesecem

    Lunark remembers me the game Flashbak. And Backbone feels like the Blacksad comic series. Just love It!

  23. Joshua Johnson

    Joshua JohnsonPred mesecem

    A lot of modern games are like moving art. I got into the genre with Hyper Light Drifter and of course playing Nintendo growing up

  24. Alchemy Phoenix

    Alchemy PhoenixPred mesecem

    I'm surprised Axiom Verge 2 isn't generating more buzz. The first game was simply amazing, both in terms of exploration and soundtrack.

  25. TJ SCBD

    TJ SCBDPred mesecem

    Well duh... Obviously... Look at Dead Cells, Hades, etc, its pixel art. Fun. No need super computer to play it. Its Awesome.

  26. i i

    i iPred mesecem

    Lunark and eastward

  27. Paulo Junior

    Paulo JuniorPred mesecem

    Kaze is literally Donkey Kong Country and Lunark is exactly Flashback.

  28. 小雨

    小雨Pred mesecem

    Backbone Mighty Goose Cloud Jumper Eastward

  29. Raum Bances

    Raum BancesPred mesecem

    There are pixelated 16 bit titles and there are "pixel art" titles. I wish the two weren't generally grouped together by default. Just because a dev chose to use a very limited color pallet and low resolution does not make their product art. Some developers really put a lot of effort into producing a beautiful game worthy of the title.

  30. Sofia Martinez

    Sofia MartinezPred mesecem

    'The Koala Rebellion'. Great Pixelart work. @t

  31. Quen

    QuenPred mesecem

    I really like the fact that you made timestamps and chapters for each game! It’s a great way to look at each thumbnails and click on ones I find interesting! Thank you so much and keep up the good work

  32. Flik

    FlikPred mesecem


  33. Indiana Stones

    Indiana StonesPred mesecem

    If its plain 2 D i dont like. Its more like the charme of the old with the looks of the new. I dont want to play snes again.

  34. Obeng Kuning

    Obeng KuningPred mesecem

    RPG Maker?

  35. Barzaan Arbab

    Barzaan ArbabPred mesecem

    So many of these games should also be coming to iPad...

  36. Metamorph

    MetamorphPred mesecem


  37. Vivek V

    Vivek VPred mesecem

    Where is REPLACED ?

  38. nothing

    nothingPred mesecem

    Eastward Eldest Souls No Place for Bravery Death Trash my top picks baby

  39. Ami Kay

    Ami KayPred mesecem

    A good one also is Fire Scout, really nice design

  40. Duke

    DukePred mesecem

    I feel like Eastward has been in development forever.

  41. Trente Trois

    Trente TroisPred mesecem

    "in no particular order starting at 25.... next on 24...." nooooo!!!!! The heck with the numbers...

  42. sipoholin 337

    sipoholin 337Pred mesecem

    so backbone was a fucking lie

  43. sipoholin 337

    sipoholin 337Pred mesecem

    @Get Indie Gaming it got released 2-3 days ago, they really rushed everything more at the end. Not much consequences for bad picks, it goes from 1, to a 100 and back to 1 in the matter of couple seconds and other things that I won't mention here, but you can read in the reviews. It's a pretty game, but 4 hours gameplay for 25 dollars is too much especially knowing the fact that you aren't able to go and do what you want. 10 dollars maximum

  44. Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie GamingPred mesecem


  45. 280 C Aditya Shedge

    280 C Aditya ShedgePred mesecem

    Plz someone give me a good pixel game for Android 😭

  46. 280 C Aditya Shedge

    280 C Aditya ShedgePred 26 dnevi

    @Ivy really thank you for recommendation

  47. Ivy

    IvyPred 26 dnevi

    Stardew valley can be played on most platforms. It's a delightful chill farming simulator at first glance but it also has some really fun gameplay and amazingly written characters. A bunch of hidden secret and a really wholesome community!

  48. Lexyvil

    LexyvilPred 2 meseci

    Mighty Goose reminds me so much of Earthworm Jim.

  49. 1zloty movie

    1zloty moviePred 2 meseci

    0:01 what game is this?

  50. syph1k

    syph1kPred 2 meseci

    how many of these are released now?

  51. Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie GamingPred 2 meseci

    Um. 5 or 6.

  52. Anti` Fly

    Anti` FlyPred 2 meseci

    some of them look promising, hopefully they will show up as retail disc for ps4 or xbox (probably not but still hoping^^) ;)

  53. tien

    tienPred 2 meseci

    Great video! Does anyone know which game the first shot in the intro is from?

  54. Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie GamingPred 2 meseci

    Hi there. This sequence is taken from a trailer for Eastwood, the game at the #1 position.

  55. KBL1974

    KBL1974Pred 2 meseci

    What game is the the one featured at the very beginning of this video before the clip of backbone?

  56. KBL1974

    KBL1974Pred 2 meseci

    @Get Indie Gaming thank you 😉

  57. Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie GamingPred 2 meseci

    Hi. This is a short sequence taken from a trailer for Eastwood, the game at the #1 position.

  58. Fabio Bezerra

    Fabio BezerraPred 2 meseci

    Your channel is just awesome!.. Thank you very much for all your great work and i wish you all the best of success. ✌️😁

  59. SynthWave Dave

    SynthWave DavePred 2 meseci

    i don't see how cloud jumper is considered pixel art its 3d models with a pixel shader i think

  60. Thony

    ThonyPred 2 meseci


  61. Alias

    AliasPred 2 meseci

    4 years waiting for Eastward.... pls, pretty pls launch the game T.T

  62. Manuel Estevez

    Manuel EstevezPred 2 meseci

    One thing I don't like at all is that many of these games have pixels blockier than my old CPC an then crisp, high resolution menus and art, to me it's a clash and totally ruins the inmersion.

  63. Semba Timothy Nkalamo

    Semba Timothy NkalamoPred 2 meseci

    No place for Bravery is 100% influenced by Hyper Light Drifter and I'm here for it

  64. Smot Butterman

    Smot ButtermanPred 2 meseci

    1:04 Overloop's character looks like Peter from Deadpool 2. Hehehe!

  65. HitmanHero

    HitmanHeroPred 2 meseci

    I love pixel game

  66. Andrej W

    Andrej WPred 2 meseci

    Nice Video! Still work in progress but that do you think of the pixel art in Rogue's Awakening?

  67. The Old Blood

    The Old BloodPred 2 meseci

    Ready player one is not from the 80s. The book was written in 2011

  68. 張竣銘

    張竣銘Pred 3 meseci


  69. Ali Rohman

    Ali RohmanPred 3 meseci

    Eastward is going to be so good especially cuz it's made by the creator of stardew valley

  70. Blue

    BluePred 3 meseci

    Lunark seems to be highly inspired by Flashback.

  71. Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie GamingPred 3 meseci

    Yep, most certainly.

  72. Yuggh Ggyfg

    Yuggh GgyfgPred 3 meseci

    Che grande cagata la pixeeart non esiste nel mondo del gaming. Pagliacci

  73. ʜᴇᴀᴠʏ ᴡᴇᴀᴘᴏɴ

    ʜᴇᴀᴠʏ ᴡᴇᴀᴘᴏɴPred 3 meseci


  74. neenaw

    neenawPred 3 meseci

    This is a damn good list!

  75. Luthfi Ismail

    Luthfi IsmailPred 3 meseci

    use laptop? play all bout pixel game

  76. tiger uppercut

    tiger uppercutPred 3 meseci

    what is wrong about giving a reference to another game? “a certain franchise which we won’t point out here” - sounds ridiculous. the developer is going to sue you for that?

  77. Umbigo Cometa

    Umbigo CometaPred 3 meseci

    Lunark looks very similar to flashback and out of this world

  78. Eugene Gorodinsky

    Eugene GorodinskyPred 3 meseci


  79. Dot de GO

    Dot de GOPred 3 meseci


  80. Miku Hatsune

    Miku HatsunePred 3 meseci

    garden story

  81. Zc says

    Zc saysPred 3 meseci

    no chef rpg eh??? hmmmmm

  82. Kenza Panis

    Kenza PanisPred 3 meseci

    Whaaat, where is Sports Story? 😅

  83. Luana Santos

    Luana SantosPred 3 meseci

    this channel is awesome

  84. khary shelton

    khary sheltonPred 3 meseci

    Backbone and Dex look a lot alike, may have to check that one out. I was in the probably 3% of people who loved Dex. 😂

  85. Loky Stellaris

    Loky StellarisPred 3 meseci

    No Lost Ruine ?? Strange !!

  86. Chicken Joe

    Chicken JoePred 3 meseci

    No Place for Bravery reminds me a lot of Hyper Light Drifter, looks like a great time!

  87. Vũ Phạm

    Vũ PhạmPred 3 meseci

    #22 Kratos and his son?

  88. Sakshi Patankar

    Sakshi PatankarPred 3 meseci

    Garden story Overloop

  89. Amigo500

    Amigo500Pred 3 meseci

    Truly Amazing List. Very Well Done.

  90. OldKingMaple

    OldKingMaplePred 3 meseci

    Some of these look like real gems, thanks for making this video, got my eye on Turnip man and Backbone lol.

  91. Plate_Armour999

    Plate_Armour999Pred 3 meseci


  92. Roba che Spacca

    Roba che SpaccaPred 3 meseci

    Dark Souls cannot be mentioned, but Castlevania can...

  93. George Hovhannisian

    George HovhannisianPred 3 meseci

    5:39 What's the matter? Can't say "Flashback"?))

  94. IamJacksColon4

    IamJacksColon4Pred 3 meseci

    Finished Narita Boy, loved it. Looking forward to Eastward, it just looks amazing.

  95. Ridiculously Overpowered Super God King

    Ridiculously Overpowered Super God KingPred 3 meseci

    Gestalt steam cinder is the one I want!

  96. Tetrahedragon2

    Tetrahedragon2Pred 3 meseci

    If that game 'Smelter' doesn't have the sub title of "I hardly knew 'er' that's an unforgivable missed opportunity.

  97. Blair Whitley

    Blair WhitleyPred 3 meseci

    Backbone looks amazing!

  98. 지성민

    지성민Pred 3 meseci


  99. Sorsajumala Sar

    Sorsajumala SarPred 3 meseci

    It's "bushy den" (not bu shy den)

  100. Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock HolmesPred 3 meseci

    Clickbait dude not cool

  101. Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie GamingPred 3 meseci

    Hi there. The thumb is taken from the cane at #1. All the best.

  102. Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock HolmesPred 3 meseci

    @Get Indie Gaming I watched for the thumbnail but I couldn’t find the game in video

  103. Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie GamingPred 3 meseci


  104. Artifice

    ArtificePred 3 meseci

    Seriously ... Roots of pacha not here? Okay

  105. Scan Gittman

    Scan GittmanPred 3 meseci

    Narita Boy is damn near perfect. The story is bonkers, the music is excellent, the animation is buttery smooth, and the artwork is definitely pleasing to look at. Kudos to the developer and staff that made that game. Truly a work of art.

  106. Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie GamingPred 3 meseci

    Yup. It’s a fab, fab game. Loved it.

  107. cyric2010

    cyric2010Pred 3 meseci

    Im interested in Smelter. Female character designs with sex appeal are so rare nowadays.

  108. Nikolas Karampelas

    Nikolas KarampelasPred 4 meseci

    I don't even like pixel games, yet I added a handful from that video on my wishlist. I just wised more of them to be available at gog.

  109. BoondocksRipOff

    BoondocksRipOffPred 4 meseci


  110. Hans Soloson

    Hans SolosonPred 4 meseci

    Boomer graphics, yuck

  111. Kamote Forever

    Kamote ForeverPred 4 meseci

    Recommend me a YT channel dedicated to playing pixel art games.

  112. Jimmy Clarke

    Jimmy ClarkePred 4 meseci

    Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:7 [KJV]) When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. (Mark 2:17 [KJV]) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (Romans 10:13 [KJV])

  113. GhostHuntinBun

    GhostHuntinBunPred 4 meseci

    I've been following one of the artists for garden story on twitter for a while so psyched to finally see it finished

  114. nowonmetube

    nowonmetubePred 4 meseci

    Gosh, they look so good...

  115. Dave From accounting

    Dave From accountingPred 4 meseci

    Yo you should do a shout out of oddity

  116. Charley Weinhardt

    Charley WeinhardtPred 4 meseci

    my favorite looking thing here is the colors in this game 7:04 'radio the universe'

  117. Amy Wong

    Amy WongPred 4 meseci

    I'm so excited for BACKBONE. It's set in the more rundown part of the downtown in my city. They got A LOT of it so accurate and I love the dystopian style that was added.

  118. Dyeplay DOYOU

    Dyeplay DOYOUPred 4 meseci

    How about Lakeview-series? I truly recommend you check it out. Getting new stuff, very soon.

  119. EmberFlower

    EmberFlowerPred 4 meseci

    Woah, I haven't heard about any of this but at least 5 titles look appealing to me personally. Thanks!

  120. Jared J.

    Jared J.Pred 4 meseci