They Bleed Pixels is a singular mix of intense platforming and fierce action. It tells the story of a young girl haunted by a mysterious book and her violent Lovecraftian nightmares. The game uses a simple one-button combat scheme with surprising depth at its core. Button mashing is discouraged while kicking shadowy monsters into saws, pits, and spikes is rewarded thanks to a unique checkpoint earning system. Instead of being evenly distributed at set locations, players must earn and place checkpoints through stylish kills. The more stylishly you kill, the faster you fill your checkpoint meter.