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鈥檚 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:


  • Get Indie Gaming
    Get Indie Gaming2 miesi臋cy temu

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

  • Donnette Curit

    Donnette Curit

    Miesi膮c temu

    @Dillon Mauricio wow! Took about 10 minutes but it actually worked!!

  • Marcos Magnani

    Marcos Magnani

    Miesi膮c temu

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

  • Ben Dover

    Ben Dover

    2 miesi臋cy temu

    Now I wanna play ALL of them

  • Eden Grayce

    Eden Grayce

    2 miesi臋cy temu

    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

  • Aimen Zaied

    Aimen Zaied

    2 miesi臋cy temu

    Congrats on 100K !

  • Kenza Panis
    Kenza Panis21 godzin臋 temu

    Whaaat, where is Sports Story? 馃槄

  • Luana Santos
    Luana Santos2 dni temu

    this channel is awesome

  • khary shelton
    khary shelton2 dni temu

    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. 馃槀

  • Loky Stellaris
    Loky Stellaris2 dni temu

    No Lost Ruine ?? Strange !!

  • Chicken Joe
    Chicken Joe6 dni temu

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

  • V农 Ph岷
    V农 Ph岷7 dni temu

    #22 Kratos and his son?

  • Sakshi Patankar
    Sakshi Patankar7 dni temu

    Garden story Overloop

  • Amigo500
    Amigo5009 dni temu

    Truly Amazing List. Very Well Done.

  • OldKingMaple
    OldKingMaple9 dni temu

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

  • Plate_Armour999
    Plate_Armour99910 dni temu


  • Roba che Spacca
    Roba che Spacca11 dni temu

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

  • George Hovhannisian
    George Hovhannisian11 dni temu

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

  • IamJacksColon4
    IamJacksColon411 dni temu

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

  • Ridiculously Overpowered Super God King
    Ridiculously Overpowered Super God King11 dni temu

    Gestalt steam cinder is the one I want!

  • Tetrahedragon2
    Tetrahedragon212 dni temu

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

  • Blair Whitley
    Blair Whitley13 dni temu

    Backbone looks amazing!

  • 歆靹彪
    歆靹彪14 dni temu


  • Sorsajumala Sar
    Sorsajumala Sar14 dni temu

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

  • Sherlock Holmes
    Sherlock Holmes15 dni temu

    Clickbait dude not cool

  • Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie Gaming

    13 dni temu

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

  • Sherlock Holmes

    Sherlock Holmes

    15 dni temu

    @Get Indie Gaming I watched for the thumbnail but I couldn鈥檛 find the game in video

  • Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie Gaming

    15 dni temu


  • Artifice
    Artifice16 dni temu

    Seriously ... Roots of pacha not here? Okay

  • Scan Gittman
    Scan Gittman16 dni temu

    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.

  • Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie Gaming

    11 dni temu

    Yup. It鈥檚 a fab, fab game. Loved it.

  • cyric2010
    cyric201016 dni temu

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

  • Nikolas Karampelas
    Nikolas Karampelas17 dni temu

    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.

  • BoondocksRipOff
    BoondocksRipOff17 dni temu


  • Hans Soloson
    Hans Soloson17 dni temu

    Boomer graphics, yuck

  • Shin shichirin
    Shin shichirin18 dni temu

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

  • Jimmy Clarke
    Jimmy Clarke18 dni temu

    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])

  • GhostHuntinBun
    GhostHuntinBun19 dni temu

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

  • nowonmetube
    nowonmetube21 dzie艅 temu

    Gosh, they look so good...

  • Dave From accounting
    Dave From accounting21 dzie艅 temu

    Yo you should do a shout out of oddity

  • Charley Weinhardt
    Charley Weinhardt22 dni temu

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

  • Amy Wong
    Amy Wong23 dni temu

    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.

  • Dyeplay DOYOU
    Dyeplay DOYOU24 dni temu

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

  • EmberFlower
    EmberFlower24 dni temu

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

  • Jared J.
    Jared J.25 dni temu


  • An Apple
    An Apple25 dni temu

    Eastward and backbone though 馃槼

  • King Kench
    King Kench25 dni temu

    Dead Cells best game ever made

  • lero lero lero lero lero lero
    lero lero lero lero lero lero25 dni temu

    Whats the game in the thumbnail picture

  • Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie Gaming

    25 dni temu

    Hi there. The thumb is taken from the Eastshade trailer.

  • saccio鞙犿偆
    saccio鞙犿偆26 dni temu

    Chinatown Detective Agency and Backbone looking fire!! will definitely be playing them

  • 95 McQueen
    95 McQueen26 dni temu

    Nintendo is really into pixel indie games

  • Milan Stevic
    Milan Stevic26 dni temu

    why can't you mention comparative games by name? namely Flashback and Dark Souls. I'm not aware of any legal reason that prohibits you to do so, so is it like a matter of taste?

  • soft baddie
    soft baddie26 dni temu

    eastward and backbone is smth u play on a quiet rainy night im sold

  • Matt X
    Matt X27 dni temu

    Lunark is like lower resolution Flashback from the Amiga.

  • Marco Antonio Prado
    Marco Antonio Prado27 dni temu

    Is eastward really coming out this year?

  • Sheep
    Sheep28 dni temu

    Waiting for some continuation of katana zero

  • xg223
    xg22329 dni temu

    Cloud Jumper isn't pixel art. It's just 3D at a low resolution. That's not what pixel art is.

  • Aaron Murg
    Aaron Murg29 dni temu

    Gestalt looks pretty cool! And eastward. Thanks for posting man! I'm a new pixel artist and this gives me a lot of inspiration.

  • I鈥檓 sorry if I offended anybody
    I鈥檓 sorry if I offended anybody29 dni temu

    Eastward looks so good!!!

  • Claymanfilms
    ClaymanfilmsMiesi膮c temu

    Its funny that Eastward was supposed to release last fall now I'm just wondering when it will ever come out... Super exited for that one!

  • soubor slov
    soubor slovMiesi膮c temu

    Yay Backbone!

  • Pascal Herr
    Pascal HerrMiesi膮c temu

    Eldest Soul und No brave for braverys sind nice

  • toransu
    toransuMiesi膮c temu

    "Buh SHY den" Bro... learn how to fucking pronounce the names of these games ffs. It's "Boo-shi-den"

  • GLUOS Studios
    GLUOS StudiosMiesi膮c temu

    The goose had me

  • frogman
    frogmanMiesi膮c temu

    backbone looks SO GOOD. it also sounds amazing. that song in the trailer..... OH MAN.

  • Marie Loiseau
    Marie LoiseauMiesi膮c temu

    Is "indie" basically synonymous with pixelart now? I don't know how I feel about that...

  • 脜be Algra
    脜be AlgraMiesi膮c temu

    Eastward looks amazing! Turnip boy and Backbone both also look very interesting and fun! I think Narita boy will turn out to be a bit like e.g. Hollow Knight, where speedrunners will get their money's worth.

  • Sagida Syed
    Sagida SyedMiesi膮c temu

    0:12 Plz tell me teh name of this game plz

  • Aalksjw n sb A ji qnqhshb
    Aalksjw n sb A ji qnqhshbMiesi膮c temu

    This reminds of old days

  • MoeNine 53
    MoeNine 53Miesi膮c temu

    9:36 Is it just me or this character looks kind of like brett from twosetviolin?

  • Aleta Nook
    Aleta NookMiesi膮c temu

    Eastward is most most anticipated game of the year. Soooo can't wait!

  • 90s
    90sMiesi膮c temu

    lunark = flashback 1992

  • Get Indie Gaming

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  • Joaquin Nievas
    Joaquin NievasMiesi膮c temu

    The Lunark guy moves exactly like old Prince of Persia

  • applepiie
    applepiieMiesi膮c temu

    Ohh im rooting for the turnip boy and eastward 馃槅

  • asdf
    asdfMiesi膮c temu

    would be better if u just show the game instead of speaking...

  • 陌nci
    陌nciMiesi膮c temu

    backbone demo was soo good

  • Malem Yensenbam
    Malem YensenbamMiesi膮c temu

    M all about goose 馃ぃ馃槅馃挴馃挴

  • Beck
    BeckMiesi膮c temu

    Broforce is best of all and possibly will never be beaten. :D

  • sa m
    sa mMiesi膮c temu

    Backbone looks so good!

  • Syahid Ulhaq
    Syahid UlhaqMiesi膮c temu

    Is there any chance to play these on Android phone?

  • Yumato
    YumatoMiesi膮c temu

    A other upcoming Pixel Art Game I recommend is One Dreamer! It's cool!

  • Kraken
    KrakenMiesi膮c temu

    Is Eastwood getting a physical release on the Switch?

  • Efraim
    EfraimMiesi膮c temu

    Nykra and Narita Boy for me

  • 脭k氓每g臋 R膿p艂茂锚d
    脭k氓每g臋 R膿p艂茂锚dMiesi膮c temu

    Some people are going to call it "IT'S LIKE MINECRAFT" instead of "it's a pixel game!"

  • Bijaya Pokharel

    Bijaya Pokharel

    Miesi膮c temu

    I hate myself for thinking that馃槩 but its just hit me ok

  • Aysha Khatun
    Aysha KhatunMiesi膮c temu


  • Justjasperr
    JustjasperrMiesi膮c temu

    I love seraphine

  • Dumitru Postoronca
    Dumitru PostoroncaMiesi膮c temu

    I think that Garden Story creators got inspired from Stardew valley

  • Kaguya 艑tsutsuki
    Kaguya 艑tsutsukiMiesi膮c temu

    I would like to see more pixel art games without violence, some life simulator.

  • Chicken Nugget

    Chicken Nugget

    10 dni temu


  • Artifice


    16 dni temu

    @Jackie Brown my fellow pachan 馃槆

  • xTheReapersSpawn


    18 dni temu

    life simulator is about to patch in violence.

  • xg223


    29 dni temu

    There's a metric shitton of those. Hell there's a huge supply of almost any sort of indie pixel art game you can imagine. Because everyone makes them.

  • Tethloach1


    Miesi膮c temu

    I think games that focus on story and puzzle solving and unique strategy that has replay value are great. The depth of the story, the replay value make me keep playing. Games are technically interactive stories, the greater the story the more time I can invest into playing it or if it has a lot of replay value. In the early 2000s people took risk making all kinds of games which were a lot of fun, and then mid 2000s companies started to play it safe and every game was copying others making the market saturated with clones, and now some people are making creative games worth playing. Usually if a game has played out it's concepts for the most part older gamers will have a hard time getting into it, but newer players will last for bit and have the same issue. This happens with pokemon, hopefully they will add significant changes to bring back older players.

  • Dayangku Shahirah
    Dayangku ShahirahMiesi膮c temu

    Garden story is cuutee

  • Shuo Ye
    Shuo YeMiesi膮c temu

    The very last one is my fav!

  • vpn rockies
    vpn rockiesMiesi膮c temu

    Nothing can beat dead cells

  • Fabio Silva
    Fabio SilvaMiesi膮c temu

    makes a pixel art video for mobile bro, we really need it 馃槴

  • Rudi Dellama
    Rudi DellamaMiesi膮c temu

    Wish more of theses game implemented Crt shaders (at least as a option) given that a good CRT are on expencive side specially where I live

  • Alloniya
    AlloniyaMiesi膮c temu

    still waiting some from 2019, so those be waiting till 25 guess

  • Get Indie Gaming

    Get Indie Gaming

    Miesi膮c temu

    Or in some cases, from our showcases of 2017.

  • Tristan
    TristanMiesi膮c temu

    So hype about Eastward. Did you know there is a monster catching side game (Pokemon) in Eastward game ahah. 馃榿

  • Max Narotzky
    Max NarotzkyMiesi膮c temu

    great video! what is the game at 0:04?

  • Read This!
    Read This!Miesi膮c temu

    Great video! I love pixelart! Mostly in 2D plattformers, looks like classics. It feels like you can play with the pixel art but in a hi-bit game!

  • GoodOleUltraviolence
    GoodOleUltraviolenceMiesi膮c temu

    Backbone and Chinatown look interesting.

  • Neo
    NeoMiesi膮c temu

    "which one are you going to pla-" ALL OF IT

  • shay allen
    shay allenMiesi膮c temu

    I鈥檓 highly interested in about 20 of these great list I wonder if these are still on schedule for release anytime soon 馃

  • V农 Quang H芒n
    V农 Quang H芒nMiesi膮c temu

    Eastward is the game i'm really looking forward, with that kind of art and graphic, it's just so amazing, marvelous 馃槏馃槏

  • David Sa煤l armoa martinez.
    David Sa煤l armoa martinez.Miesi膮c temu

    I was waiting for this game all my life and I did not know information but when I saw this top

  • Uzi Corn
    Uzi CornMiesi膮c temu

    Stupid garbage

  • bluenet club
    bluenet clubMiesi膮c temu

    where is pixelart in Cloud Jumper ?

    ARIEL DAVID LOBO NIZMiesi膮c temu

    Buenas ando buscando un juego shooter pixel 2d es sobre 2 mercenarios uno con m谩scara de calavera y otra es una mujer con pelo rosado era sangriento y te mataban de 1 disparo 驴Alguien sabe el nombre ?

  • 袣芯薪褋褌邪薪褌懈薪 袘褍褉芯胁
    袣芯薪褋褌邪薪褌懈薪 袘褍褉芯胁Miesi膮c temu

    Hey there! I very like your videos. Did you hear about Black Skylands game?

  • Isaiah Saleniuc
    Isaiah SaleniucMiesi膮c temu

    I haven鈥檛 seen a 3D pixel art game, so Cloud Jumper looks insanely cool to me

  • Isaiah Saleniuc

    Isaiah Saleniuc

    28 dni temu

    @xg223 oh is that what that is? Thanks馃榿

  • xg223


    29 dni temu

    There's no such thing as a "3D pixel art" game. Pixel art means to create art by manually drawing pixels. That's not what this is. It's just a 3D game running at a low resolution.

  • or莽in uzun

    or莽in uzun

    Miesi膮c temu

    try "a short hike"

  • Customer Care Skeleton
    Customer Care SkeletonMiesi膮c temu

    The blacksad was fun but backbone seems much more promising somehow.

  • Read This!
    Read This!Miesi膮c temu


  • Hugo Acevedo
    Hugo AcevedoMiesi膮c temu

    Never seen Eastward before, looks amazing tho. Feeling worried for NaritaBoy maybe is too much hype. Waiting for Radio the Universe like for 8 years, I remember the first trailer and I was hooked...finally seems at reach.