Qix is one of those classic games that, on the surface, seems like it would get boring with it’s simplistic set up. You start out with a board, and your character draws a line across the board which divides it up into pieces. Each piece you carve up belongs to you, and enemies on the board bounce around. Dodge the enemies and capture a percentage of the board to move on to the next level.
Patchy is a faithful execution of that concept and has a simple vector graphics aesthetic. The screen takes on a retro CRT cabinet vibe, even building in larger pixels and a slightly faded washed out screen look. Gameplay is thankfully fluid, and it gets nerve wracking the closer you get to completing a board. Slicing more and more space away gives you less time and less room to dodge enemies.
Developers Frozen Fractals have given us a faithful way to replay an old (and addictive) classic.