Monthly Archives: March 2014

Press Kit


Dented Pixel
New York, NY

Founding date:
May, 2011


Press / Business Contact:


Princess Piano

469 W 152nd. St.
New York, NY

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Carbon Cutters is a game that activates real world change. As you play, you generate carbon offset credits. Carbon offsets are an important tool in the fight against global warming.

In Carbon Cutters, you build and manage a virtual town, implementing a variety of green energy technologies to keep your town’s overall energy efficiency as high as possible. You purchase these technologies with “gems” earned by playing any one of a series of fun, green energy-themed mini-games.

If you are able to keep your properties operating at 50% energy efficiency or higher, you will begin to generate real-life carbon offsets that contribute towards balancing carbon emissions.

Just by playing Carbon Cutters, you’ll have fun while making a small but significant contribution towards protecting the global environment we all share.


Dented Pixel was created to showcase innovation in app technologies that entertain while they enhance the world we live in. Dented Pixel started as a one-person project, but has aspirations towards growth and becoming a key player in a largely untapped market for apps with social enterprise and humanitarian aims.

Russell Savage formed the company as a way to realize ambitions that had remained unexpressed during his career as a programmer. Dented Pixel has enabled him to put his creativity and drive for invention to use, as well as further his technical abilities.

In addition to developing apps with creative, educational, or philanthropic content, Dented Pixel also improves upon current technologies to enable programmers to deploy their skills more efficiently. One result of this effort was LeanTween, an animation engine that has been downloaded thousands of times and is currently the second most popular tweening engine available in the Unity Asset Store.


Princess Piano


Teaser Gameplay Footage


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Logo & Icons

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Awards & Recognition

  • iTunes Staff Pick 2011 – Princess Piano

Selected Articles

  • “I like all of the ideas and components of this game and I think it has a lot of potential…   …very fun game that also does good for the environment. The mini-games like Energy domination and Crazy bus really make this game a lot of fun” – NYC Games Blogspot

Team & Repeating Collaborators

Russell Savage
Game Designer, 3d modeller, programmer

Edward Sien
Writer, Editor

Andrew Riley






Carbon Cutters and Terrapass

Carbon Cutters has purchased its first set of carbon offsets through the company TerraPass.

TerraPass is a multi-disciplinary team of individuals dedicated to the fight against climate change. Their mission is to provide the resources necessary for companies and individuals to understand and take responsibility for their climate impact. They accomplish their carbon offsets through independently-verified, industry-leading carbon offset projects. Find out more at

We are starting out small with a purchase of 1 mT of carbon offsets (2,205 lbs). Since we are still a closed beta we do not have the numbers to support larger purchases as the program continues to expand we will be able to fulfill much more.

You made it happen! Thanks to the support of gamers like you we can help finance the purchase of more carbon offsets and keep adding more exciting gameplay.