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Game developer and educator, published/publishing author on the subject of game development (Taylor & Francis).




Nickel City Pixels produces technocentric entertainment, primarily video games, that can be deployed across a spectrum of media and platforms including PC, console, web, portable, video, and print. Our large and ever expanding catalog of art assets allows us to develop and deploy our products with great speed and efficiency. We are able to fill voids within the video game marketplace by offering products that are innovative and unique; whether that innovation be expressed in terms of gameplay, visuals, narrative, or other strategic elements.

While still in development, Nickel City Pixels's products have amassed a dedicated following, won the praise of critics and crowds, as well as several international awards and prizes.


Nickel City Pixels, Inc. in the media:

Bertola, David. "Fredonia Prof Gives Dimension to QR Codes." Business First [Buffalo] 22 June 2012, Print ed.: 10. Business First. American City Business Journals, 22 June 2012. Web. 25 June 2012.

Staff. "'Dinosaur' Sighted at Fredonia Elementary." The Dunkirk Observer [Dunkirk] 15 Mar. 2013: A1+. Print.

The developer behind Nickel City Pixels is also single-handedly responsible for the award winning mod DreamCasters' Duel.

   • Appeared on Korean Nat'l TV,  à ¤è
   • Awarded license to Illustrate! rendering software
   • Mod of the Moment 2006
   • MOTY 2006: top 100
   • MOTY 2006: 3rd place, Stand Alone Engine (according to total number  
     of votes)
   • MOTY 2007: top 100
   • Recipient of RedEye Studios Motion Capture files
   • Recipient of iPiSoft Software

We are currently seeking to license our game-related patent pending technologies. Nickel City Pixels is pleased to announce a partnership with Tobii EyeX eye tracking hardware.


Member Blogs

Posted by Michael Kelley on Mon, 02 Jan 2017 06:07:00 EST in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, VR
2016 was a mixed bag. On the downside we lost Bowie, Prince, Muhammad Ali. Also I got cancer. On the plus side, I published my first game development book, was contracted for a second, and then again a third. Also, I got cancer?

Posted by Michael Kelley on Mon, 03 Oct 2016 12:04:00 EDT in Design, Art, VR
Paleoart should mirror the latest scientific findings (e.g. feathered rex). Artistic liberties should only address questions unanswered by science.

Posted by Michael Kelley on Sat, 20 Apr 2013 09:54:00 EDT in Design, Serious
Play as explained by behavioral evolution. Also, gamification. A presentation from the 2012 American Play Ethic Symposium.

Michael Kelley's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 04/20/2013 - 09:54]

The operative words there are ...

The operative words there are as far as I know. The idea wasn 't to belittle the accomplishments of Stanford 's Folding program but to highlight the inherent virality of games, i.e., I don 't know as much about Stanford 's Folding program because it hasn 't been covered as ...

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2 made at least 50K-99K ...

2 made at least 50K-99K r n5 made at least 100K-999K r n r nThis is phrased incorrectly. Should be, made between x and x.

Comment In: [News - 10/14/2016 - 03:18]

Who else here made it ...

Who else here made it past the first round :

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Thanks Elif I intend to ...

Thanks Elif I intend to This week has been good news/bad news. The good news is that I 've made it through rnd 1 of the Vive X accelerator program The bad news is I may not be able to attend the batch because of my BMT procedure. 128546 128546 ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/30/2016 - 12:50]

Perhaps you meant infinitely better ...

Perhaps you meant infinitely better

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Beat cancer and finally win ...

Beat cancer and finally win a Kickstarter. r n