Who and what is No Extra Lives?

The goal of No Extra Lives was to forge an indie game studio built by gamers, and for gamers. We hate lootboxes and microtransactions as much as you do — and that’s why you’ll never find them in our games. We reject the Games as a Service model and aim to design complete, boxed products that our players can really feel like they own. We always put solid gameplay and artistic vision before profits and deadlines. We strive to develop games that are just plain fun; no industry nonsense.

The Lx0 Team


No Extra Lives was founded by Sarah, a girl from Ohio who dreamt from a young age of creating video games. Today, she sometimes does that! Sarah is the lead (and usually only) programmer on most projects. We don’t have an office. Sarah doesn’t even have a desktop computer. Her pixel art skills are C- at best.


Super is a digital artist and certified green scarf wearer. He makes all the pixels look shiny and composes neato music tracks. Most days, Super can be found streaming something on Twitch.

What does “Lx0” mean?

If you follow us, you’ve probably seen us use the abbreviation “Lx0”. Lx0 represents our “Lives Times Zero” logo design, featuring Palette Swap, the Lx0 mascot (we call him Pal for short). It makes a nice [tag] and it helps keep things under 140 characters.