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  Pixel Pajama Studios announces its next title, Sonar Smash
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A fast paced ocean themed shoot em' up coming soon to iOS, Android, PC, and Mac.

Minnesota, USA -  November 12, 2019 -- Minnesota based indie game studio, Pixel Pajama Studios, announces it's second title, 'Sonar Smash.' Smash your way through endlessly scaling waves of adorable sea creatures using unique and powerful sonar abilities in this aquatic arcade throwback.

Sonar Smash is fast paced pixel art shooter featuring a lovable dolphin protagonist. Each wave is uniquely generated and endlessly scales with difficulty. Collect rings to purchase stat upgrades and sonar powers at the randomly occuring in game vendor.

Developed off and on over the last 4 months by the Co-Founders of Pixel Pajama Studios, Bonnie K Thompson and Derek Sonnenberg, two self taught hobbyist indie developers wishing they had more time. When asked to describe their game Derek responded, "it's like some super advanced endless dolphin Galaga in your pocket."

- 7 Adorable but Deadly Enemy Types

- Endless Waves of Scaling Procedural Generation

- Original Music by abstractionMusic

- 7 Unique and Powerful Sonar Abilities

- Retro Themed Pixel Art with Juicy Animation

Pixel Pajama Studios is a tiny indie game studio based in Minnesota, USA. Co-Founders Derek Sonnenberg and Bonnie K Thompson initially began their pixel art journey as an enjoyable hobby to share together in late May of 2018. The idea quickly emerged to turn their art into games.

The Sonar Smash community beta is coming soon, join the Pixel Pajama Studios community Discord or mailing list to participate and to stay up to date. Release date is expected to be in early 2020 but is still yet to be announced.

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