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Can i create an executable?

It's disabled in the current build but will be added back in to a future release.

Can I somehow change the keyboard layout for the code editor manually? I have an english keyboard  layout on a qwertz-keyboard, it's way hindering and imo it worked correctly 2 versions ago.  Kind regards

Sorry, I'm not following what the issue is. I changed from Unity to MonoGame so maybe something happened with the keyboard input. Can you file a bug here.

Okay, done.

is the OS an actual operating system or just an .exe file that simulates a desktop enviroment

I haven't got it but it's most likely a simulated desktop environment.


It's "simulated". It's technically a collection of games that are linked together through a GUI. Technically anyone can make an "OS" for PV8 by doing the same.


Agreed. Anyone can make an OS-like experience, but it just won't be built off the Linux Kernel.


I teach a Video Game class at a public high school in NYC and would love to use PV8. Is there possibility for a ChromeOS build? since unfortunately all the best computers we have are Chromebooks.

Thanks! This rules!


It would be worth testing ahead of time, but the Linux build might work since ChromeOS has some support for Linux applications now.


I don't have plans for a ChromeOS build but can add it to my list of target platforms.

What are the export options at the moment, is it possible to export to Android or desktop with the current build ? Thanks

I'll assume not then given the lack of responses here. Shame really, looked promising.


Sorry, I've been rather busy getting the new build ready. That being said the current version doesn't have export options right now. I had to remove them so I can clean up the way they work. Next month I plan on adding that back in and have some future plans to let people upload and download games online through Pixel Vision 8: Make itself. But that will probably be live later this year.

Hi, how can pro paid users can download PV8 updates?


You should have access to this on your itch account. If you use their desktop app, it will automatically alert you to new updates.


Hey, the "Free Game Creator" link leads to a 404 webpage.


Sorry about that, I thought I fixed it. You can sign up for a free license at

Thanks for the response, I'll be sure to take a look at it.

I'm wondering whatever game I create here, they can be distributed, right?

Yes, you can create a .pv8 file for you game that others can play in the Game Creator and there are some experimental export options such as HTML5 and Desktop. I'll be revamping this system in the future but all PV8 games are just zips so you can easily peak inside and see how they work too.


What are the options for Android/iOS export?

Definitely my favorite game creation tool. I'm still pretty new to game development, but I've played around with a lot of different tools, and this has quickly become my favorite. The easy to follow gui design makes it a lot of fun just to play with the tool itself. 

I'm currently going through the tutorials and loving every second of it!

This looks like a great old school game development engine / tool.  I look forward to working the tutorials.

Awesome little dev tool, especially for jams that theme themselves around classic or fantasy consoles.  This is the most flexible and dynamic 8bit console simulator that I've ever had the joy of messing with.


pixel vision 8 is a great tools what you need when you want make a game, prototyping and sharing. Even it's still on development process but you can used early access, also help the developer to continue this project. Anyway the best thing and make this tools different from the other is music editors, you will falling in love with random music creator