PixelCandy v1107 is a simple particle designer to generate custom particles for your game projects. Included is a test project to demonstrate usage of the particles created in the designer. All particles are generated from a set of inbuilt sprites which are included in the project also. The particles are a set of fourteen 8x8, 16x16 and 32x32 pixel sprites. These sprite sets are perfect for any retro game which would benefit from modern effects whilst retaining an old-skool feel.

Try the HTML5 version in your browser before you decide to download (Broken in Chrome?).


  • Incredibly Simple to use
  • Great for Beginners to implement
  • Perfect for Retro Styled games
  • Choose Colours from DawnBringers 32 Colour Palette
  • Now with blood, glass, hearts, rocks and more unique particles
  • Nice to just play with :-)

Changes in v1107

  • Up to 10 custom sprites can now be imported to be used as particles.
  • Tool-tips have been added and are shown when debug mode is active.

Bug Fixes in v1107

  • Fixed a bug with incorrect RGB values being shown when reloading a previously saved *.pcandy file. Once the broken file has been loaded, re-select the correct RGB values you wish to use and then save the file again.


  • Download the Windows PixelCandy designer (updated 2018.09.04) to generate the particle data for the project files.
  • Download the alternative file and rename to .EXE if your AntiVirus complains about EXE files.
  • Download the PixelCandy PDF help document.

Don't forget to click the "Add to account (free)" button for the extension/project to test out your creations made with PixelCandy.

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Version 1.0.3. Published June 24, 2016

Created with GameMaker: Studio v1.4.1757

Age Rating: 4+

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Duy N 28 March 2019

Great tool

Haven't tried the plugin yet but the PC version is so useful. 5 stars.

P/S: Wish the author could let me input the value directly, instead of tapping the up/down button :)


Konrad B 13 November 2018


Charli C 06 November 2018


kev j 24 October 2018

i like it

very interesting idea that gives 1 great ideas. 5 stars given for the free upload thanks


Jony A 21 August 2018


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Jacob C 22 July 2018

Cant get it to work :(

On v1.4.1804 I try to open up the example and run the game but only get a black screen. I know the room that exists has a background color set that is NOT black so something is causing a graphical error. Any ideas? would really like to play around with this system.

P.S. The standalone editor is very enjoyable to use!


Aaron P 14 July 2018


Maciej K 17 June 2018


Anonymous 22 May 2018

Good Job

This should be a must have for pixel, and retro games. Easy to use.

PD: It would be nice to have a scroll bar for move faster the values.


Anonymous 25 January 2018


Anonymous 27 December 2017

Free. Effective, but needs some tweaking


BASIL E 24 November 2017


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Jordan D 22 January 2017


Jordan D 25 September 2017


Brian W 04 November 2016

Super nice software

Can you add somthing so we can choose our own particle images?


ZiNGOT GAMES (Publisher) 30 November 2016

I am planning on creating an export to specific location and consequently an import of sprites to a set of user-banks would be pretty handy too. Definitely a consideration ;-)


Anonymous 06 October 2016

Outstanding Product!

This is one of the most useful products available in the marketplace, this designer is essential to anyone wanting to add particles to their project in a practical way, so far in my use the only thing I could imagine adding is to allow the user to set the export location, not a huge deal as you can just pin or shortcut the location it exports the .txt file, but something that could prove to benefit some developers.
Great work to ZiNGOT on this, and thank you for providing it to the community!!


ZiNGOT GAMES (Publisher) 30 November 2016

I am in the process of finishing my first GMS game, and when I do I will be adding an export to specific location as it is a pain not having it =)


Trevor M 26 August 2016

Great system

I love the designer!


ZiNGOT GAMES (Publisher) 30 November 2016

Thank you very much Trevor.


Kurt L 23 June 2016

How do you get all the particles?

It has great graphics, but I can only use three particles. It appears there are more, but I can't figure out how to access them. Please help.

thanks, this helped.

This review was left for a previous version of this asset.


ZiNGOT GAMES (Publisher) 21 June 2016

Are you referring to the PixelCandy designer or when testing in the code? In the designer you simply click the type of particle you require in the bottom right of the GUI for particle sprites. If you mean in the test project to use the exported particles then you need to edit the code manually to add your own. I will be updating both Designer and Project today (21.06.2016) and hopefully this will make things a little easier.


Thomas K 16 June 2016

Uber Awesome

I hate making particles in Game Maker, but this makes it extremely easy.

This review was left for a previous version of this asset.


ZiNGOT GAMES (Publisher) 17 June 2016

I'm glad you find PixelCandy useful.

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