Built-in Text Edtior
If you're looking to edit a text file or code your next game, the built-in Text Editor is ready to go. Use this tool with txt, json, Lua, and C# files complete with line numbers and syntax highlighting.
Pixel Vision 8 has built in tools to quickly help you not only create games from scratch but share them with others on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Code games in Lua or C# .
Run games inside of PV8.
Export games as PV8 disks.
Wanting to make games that look and feel like they were from the 80s doesn't mean you have to use tools from that era! Enjoy a rich user interface that merges the modern luxuries of today's computers with the nostalgia of 1985.
One workspace, infinite workflows
You are not limited to Pixel Vision 8's built-in tools. Since PV8's Workspace drive lives in your computer's Documents folder, you can create a workflow based on how you want to make games.
You'll be right at home with an easy to use icon-based file system made up of a desktop, windows, and full drag and drop support. Pixel Vision OS also includes built-in tools like a text editor, image previewer, and settings manager to make working with game projects easier.
You can use Pixel Vision OS or your computer’s file system to create folders, add PV8 games or create files in the Workspace folder. Any changes you make on your computer will show up in Pixel Vision OS’s Workspace drive.
Development on Pixel Vision 8 is a combination of a small core team and help from the community. The following roadmap represents the direction the project will be building towards over the next few releases.
The first stable build that offers a preview of how PV8 will work.
Finalize all tools, APIs, and features heading into a stable 1.x release.
All features and tools are locked. This build represents the first stable build of PV8.
Rewrite the renderer, clean up the APIs, and update all of the tools to increase performance across all platforms.
With a finalized build, work will begine on making PV8 work on consoles, mobile, and ARM SOC based computers.
Pixel Vision 8 is an open-source project. One of the ways you can help support development is to become a paid subscriber to our mailing list.