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Posted: 2 years ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Alt 254 is a minimalistic adventure game. Using just a few pixels, it boils down the elements of adventuring (exploration, chests, enemies and landscapes) to the absolute minimum visual representation.

The whole game is just 21x26 pixels but still creates a sense of wonder. Weapons and skills are reduced to the bare minimum too: you need precision, speed and wits to beat enemies and overcome all kinds of hazards.

The result is not only a deconstruction of a video game, but a chance to see how these games work regardless of the fidelity of the visuals. It's a chance to see how games work as well as go on a new adventure.

Each location is different and brings its own challenges. As you progress you find broken pieces of your memory -- glimpses of a lost past, like a shattered mirror, its pieces scattered around the world. Maybe when you find them all, you will understand who you are and why you are here.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 04/09/2020

Platforms: PC

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Adventure and Role-Play

Accessibility: 9 features

Developer: Rename Studio (@RenameStudio)




Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

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Content Rating

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Alt254 usually costs £5.19.


Steam Store PC £5.19
App Store Mac £5.19
Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.


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