Exceed Season 4 Announcement - Shovel Knight!

Exceed Season 4 Announcement - Shovel Knight!

I told you you’d dig it! The wait is finally over, everyone. We’re very excited to announce that the newest season of Exceed is Shovel Knight!

We’ve partnered with Yacht Club Games to bring you a whole season of new and exciting Exceed fighters. Fight for shovelry as you jump and dig your way through 10 iconic fighters from the beloved platforming franchise!

Exceed Season 3 - Street Fighter - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Exceed Season 3 - Street Fighter - Now Available for Pre-Order!

Exceed Season 3 will feature twelve fighters from Capcom's illustrious fighting game franchise, Street Fighter! We're working together once again with Jasco Games, who helped us with Mega Man Pixel Tactics and Exceed's first season, Red Horizon, to finally bring Street Fighter to Exceed!

Click here to see the full roster!

Temporal Odyssey and Professor Treasure Physical Proofs!

Hey everyone, I'm Joshua Van Laningham (Ithry), Level 99 Games' Production Director! We recently got physical proofs in for Temporal Odyssey and Professor Treasure's Secret Sky Castle! Check them out!

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Now that final proofs are approved, production will continue. Once finished, it will be shipped out to our fulfillment centers around the world. This will mean that delivery for these items will begin sometime in late May or early June. You can pre-order both of these games now in our online store!

Empyreal: Spells & Steam - Specialist Preview

Empyreal: Spells & Steam is a rail-building game set in Level 99 Games's World of Indines (BattleCON, Pixel Tactics, Argent), and the next major design from Trey Chambers (Argent: the Consortium).

Check out previous articles on Empyreal: Spells & Steam here!


Specialists are powerful allies who will join your company as permanent staff. There are 4 kinds of Specialists, and you can get one of each type during the game. Once a specialist joins you, you can't fire them, so make sure you're ready to commit to a certain path when you draft one!

The four outlined slots at the top of the board are where specialists will be placed once hired.

The four outlined slots at the top of the board are where specialists will be placed once hired.

Specialists are hired via a secret draft. When you gain an opportunity to hire one, choose a class of specialist, then look at the face-down pile of that type. You can pick one of these to join your company, then return the rest for other players to sort through when their opportunity comes.


Captains represent the leaders of your company. Each Captain has a unique, distinct, and potent ability. These were shown off a bit in earlier posts, though some are still getting a few balance updates as we continue development. Captains are used by flipping them face-down at the start of your turns to activate their effects. You can flip your Captain face-up again when you administrate, or through some other engine effects.


Rayleigh can move her conductor pawn for free, while Seth can activate all the engines in an entire column without spending any mana.


Engineers are a bit less powerful than Captains, but still quite useful. They work the same way–activate their powers by flipping them over, and they refresh when you administrate, or use other means, such as the Gilt Runner engine shown in our previous article.


Engineers can be used multiple times throughout the game. Their powers are often flexible, though not game-changing on their own. Candide lets you build onto other players' tracks for more aggressive tactics, while Garek allows you to rearrange your engines to play adaptively.


Surveyors are the strongest specialists available, but they can be used only once during the entire game. When you use a Surveyor, they are flipped face-down, and will never be turned face-up again. However, this one special ability can easily change the course of the entire game when used well!


Surveyors provide an ability that you will only be able to use once per game, but it's very powerful. Anya lets you move 4 of your tracks into adjacent spaces, while Cin will gather all the resources from adjacent spaces into one space you own.

Station Masters

Station Masters provide an always-on ability. Most of these abilities give cost discounts or special actions that can be used once per turn. They never flip down, allowing you to use the ability they provide over and over.


Some Station Masters give you background powers, like Clive's ability to recover 1 mana at the start of each of your turns. Others provide an extra action. Darios allows you to destroy 2 goods in your network to get a new Mana crystal, up to once per turn.

Choose your specialists and engines wisely to solidify your company's strengths or to diversify your strategic opportunities.

Specialist Art Note

The specialists in this article feature placeholder art from some of our older games. However, all art in Empyreal: Spells & Steam, is going to be originally created just for this game!

Here's a quick look at Nokomento's sketchbook:


You may recognize a few faces from Argent and BattleCON, while others are new additions to this game. Many of the students at Argent University are now a bit more grown up. It's nice to see that they found gainful employment after graduation! :D

If you want to be notified as soon as Empyreal: Spells and Steam goes live, you can sign up for our mailing list!

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Exceed Season 2 - Unboxing Preview

Exceed Season 2 - Unboxing Preview

Last year, we funded the second season of Exceed on Kickstarter! Now at last, we have the physical production copy of the big collector's box–the most impressive fighting card game we've created yet, perhaps the most impressive production that we've ever created in the history of Level 99 Games!

Pixel Tactics Online: Basic Tutorial

Pixel Tactics Online: Basic Tutorial

Hey, everyone!

We read your comments and saw that some of you were confused with our latest Pixel Tactics Online video. Some of our viewers were not able to follow the game because they were not acquainted with the rules of the game.

So, we've released a new video that goes over the basic rules of Pixel Tactics Online! Pixel Tactics veterans may also want to watch in order to see the differences between this and the physical game!