Alright, Pixels is re-launching, that date is still some time off whilst I work on the animation, website, lore and goodness knows what else but I'm now at a point where I feel I'm ready to announce that Pixels! is in no way dead. This is the point where I want to start answering questions, taking suggestions and getting some more support behind this re-launch, so far Pyro and Ehndras have been a great help but as I said it's time to open this up to everybody.
Help wise voice actors are near the top of the list but I'm sure you can think of many more ways to help, a lot of the work required is in various states of completion so for now I'll just leave you with the semi-finalized character list and leave everything else open to questioning
The main character Dragnov is a member of a peacekeeping spy network known as The Russian Federation, he has successfully infiltrated The Grey Order who have in turn planted him on Hope where he succeeded Bernard as leader for the purpose of proving the viability of robotic weaponry
Growing up on a farm Dragnovís world changed when he was twelve, his parents sat him down, told him he was adopted and gave him a letter which his mother had told them to give to her son before she fled. The letter detailed how she had been a member of The Russian Federation and how there had been a man who visited her every few months for a couple of years, how he had given her a child and finally how she had been given a contract to kill him, arranged for him never to be seen by her or someone else that might mean him harm to him and then ran away herself after finding a home for her 8 month old son.
Through his teenage years Dragnov trained skills on the farm that would allow him to become a spy alongside his other duties, and five years later he contacted The Russian Federation and was enlisted as a spy, after his work in disintegrating the Afro-Turkish war as it culminated into open conflict he earned the federationís full trust and was inserted inside The Grey Order
Abe & Ja
Abe and Ja are brothers who immigrated from North Africa to Italy with a stolen shuttle habitat that they named Hope. Abe is a friendly giant, good hearted and provides comic relief to the other members of Hope possibly to avoid his turbulent history, Ja however is even less grounded, the eccentric mechanic of Hope Ja is almost always seen wearing his red hat upon which a single white feather rests and constantly tinkering with strange devices.
Both born into slavery Abe and Ja opted to run away from home at a young age, life did not improve for them however, Abe became a prize fighter whilst Ja worked anywhere thatíd take him and stripping apart old tech into usable components.
When the Second Afro-Turkish War started they were press-ganged into the military and taken as prisoners of war by New Cario, after befriending fellow inmate Bernard to join them they stole a shuttle habitat, boarded a seafaring city and made their way to Italy along with Vanessa who was another refugee they picked up on the floating city.
Having lived on Abu Merci most his life, a floating city which sees many interesting people come and go Jack embraced all the knowledge that came his way and by his mid-twenties Jack had become a young soldier serving Abu Merci who have set him to work on Machu Pichu under the false pretext of loaning military assistance whilst in fact they are using him to plan an assault.
He has however been placed as a Machu Pichu representative aboard Hope which is causing interference with his task, gaining loyal companions in the crew member has also caused him to question his moral standing, should he assist Abu Merci so as to reduce casualties on both sides or reveal a corrupt government thus liberating both people.
An arrogant aristocrat who decided to seek adventure Bernard was a black horse and whilst with Hope from the start he still creates tension in the group with his aggressive attitude though nether less he is an indispensable member of Hope due to his skill as a habitat pilot.
Bernardís father was a businessman who left his mother shortly after Bernard was born and in the eyes of his family he was considered a bastard son, whilst still living a life of extravagance the animosity from the rest of his family made him despise the aristocracy and yearn for a life of adventure.
In his mid-twenties Bernard headed off to the Mediterranean which he travelled for some time though when the Second Afro-Turkish War broke out he just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and became a prisoner of war, this was where he met Abe & Ja with whom he orchestrated his escape with.
A South American engineer William worked in Machu Pichu as a researcher though became Dragnovís assistant when the opportunity presented itself, William is an easy-going guy who gets along with the vast majority of Hopeís crew and is quickly adjusting to their way of life.
William grew up a member of the Cannari tribe amongst the foothills of the Andes, surviving on trade the opportunity to visit Europe eventually presented itself to William who immediately brought his way onto a trade fleet heading that way, after seeing the great massive habitats for himself William decided to stay.
Though South America was not advanced in comparison to the rest of the world a high concentration of old tech there and Williamís natural fascination turned him into a tinkerer and before long he found himself aboard Machu Pichu.
A tomboyish gal aboard Hope Vanessa does whatever is required of her and is as determined as she is stubborn. It is her hard working personality that makes up for her lack of skills, that and the fact that sheíd been with Hope since near the beginning.
Born into a static settlement where Greece used to be after the First Afro-Turkish War, it wasnít until the second war that in her naive youthfulness she decided to visit Africa to document the war crimes which were taking place there, after the town she was in was sieged and forced into surrender she was raped by a member of her own country.
After this mental scarring Vanessa fled to Italy, unsure of what to do with her future she encountered Abe, Ja and Bernard and asked to accompany them as a mercenary.
Dario, Santo & Fabian
Childhood friends Dario and Fabian are extremely competitive fuelled by each otherís boasting, Santo however generally makes himself scarce, he is the most resentful of Hopeís crew and an obsessive hoarder who as a child was often seen picking his way through rubble to find pieces of old tech.
As children the fathers of each child was a businessman, each in direct completion with the other Dario and Fabianís parents owned vast empires which traded in everything from agriculture to construction, Santoís father however ran a much smaller company which was going out of business due to corporate greed pushing him away from success and into poverty.
Later on Dario and Fabian bullied the much younger and intelligent Santo into creating and operating a moving habitat and thus the overgrown children set of into the wilderness but alas before they could gain a foothold ran out of fuel in the middle of the vast Italian mud flats, fortunately Hope stumbled upon them and brought the three crew members aboard.
The highly unstable security and defence officer of Machu Pichu Mason has a high standing moral code, he believes in standing up for what you believe and truthfulness for instance however how he achieves what he believes to be the greater good is very controversial having utilized warlord tactics such as torture, razing settlements to the ground and forced labour.
A Greek general Mason and Dmitri were tasked with commanding two thirds of the defensive invasion against the combined efforts of the African Sultans and Turkish Empire in 2775, due however to the betrayal of Dmitri their failed and were blamed on Mason who fled away from the Mediterranean before returning almost a decade later and was granted his current position on Machu Pichu.
The corrupt governor of Machu Pichu Leopold has a luxurious life, after having abused an old standing custom of Machu Pichu which states the oldest member of the community - as the wisest - is to lead Machu Pichu, he does this through old tech which has dramatically extended his life and could be made open to the public though Leopold instead chooses to withhold this information.