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Hello, Everyone!!
This is my first game... in PICO-8.

The game is about Kelin who has a job to deliver a package to her client. However, rain comes and Kelin has to stay in an unused old house because the path to cave is blocked. She is also hungry. Help Kelin find food and something to rid the cave block in the old house with adventure gameplay mechanic!

As mentioned, the gameplay genre is Adventure. Player inspects environment, get items, combine items, use item on something, and win the game.

Feedbacks are welcome!


The hard part when making this game was making content and shrinking the code to fit the tool restriction. Token and character restrictions were easy, but the compressed size restriction was the hardest. I didn't aware of the compressed size restriction which made me accidentally put too many texts. In the end, I managed to fit the size from nearly 20000 bytes into 15360 bytes. For any future PICO-8 game dev who are planning to put a lot of text in the game, pay a lot of attention to compressed size restriction.


v1 (May 6th, 2017)

  • First Release

v1.1 (May 8th, 2017)

  • Fixed glitch when message doesn't update when pressing left or right in inventory menu
  • Updated sound effect and musics
  • Update messages to fit compressed code size and situation
  • Changed message on washing stuff to be more intuitive
adventure delivery
P#40238 2017-05-06 11:38


I'm stucked at the part where you have the key with the thing is it :(

P#40246 2017-05-06 18:37


Hi there, cosme12.
Have you tried to wash the key?

P#40252 2017-05-06 21:01


Yep, but can't use my hands ;)
Nice game btw.

P#40254 2017-05-06 21:38


Have you turned the bucket into a washing bucket outside?
Thank you btw C:.

P#40256 2017-05-06 21:43


yep, I'm trying to explain without spoiling to much haha

P#40257 2017-05-06 21:46


Have you also cut something from bed? It needs that for scrubbing.

P#40258 2017-05-06 21:58


Oh, that's the key. Thanks :P

P#40259 2017-05-06 22:02


You're welcome C:.
About spoiling, don't worry, someone else who got stuck might need clue too in the future ;).

P#40260 2017-05-06 22:06


How long does it take to make a game like this?

P#40262 2017-05-06 22:07


Over 2 months (around 1 month if not including resting time).
The programming was quicker since I used similar structure from my previous adventures games from other programming language.
However, making the concept and designing took a lot of times, especially since I am planning to make the next installment.

P#40264 2017-05-06 22:14


@NeithR Such a great job, congratulations!

P#40265 2017-05-06 22:18


Thank you very much and thank you for playing!
Also, did you manage to solve the game?

P#40266 2017-05-06 22:20


I had to start all over again because I closed it :P

P#40267 2017-05-06 22:24


Good luck for the next try ;).

P#40268 2017-05-06 22:30


Just finished it. I really liked the cooking part :D
You get into point and click mode and don't "think" as a real person, making it hard to solve haha.
The "use on front" feature is really cool and different from what we are used to.

P#40269 2017-05-06 22:46


Thank you for finishing it C:.
Also, the "use on front" took a lot of times to design even in the end it was a simple feature xD.

P#40270 2017-05-06 23:52


Great game, truly enjoyed playing it and completed it in the first run.

P#40423 2017-05-10 07:20


Good job with this game. It looks good and was fun to play !

P#40431 2017-05-10 13:33


@Tassilo, @yhoyhoj:
Thank you for playing the game.
I am glad you both enjoyed it C:.

Also, for those who checked my code, very sorry that I had to shorten my code function and variables because I was unaware of the compressed code size limit (:3)_. Also, didn't want to shrink the game content.

Perhaps in the future, I will provide the non-shrunk version (forgot to make non-shorted backup) with different game using the game's code as template.

P#40509 2017-05-12 13:35


Hello, can somebody help me.. got stucked after found a key on trash can, and trying to open the door, i dont know what i supposed to do next.. :((

P#40560 2017-05-14 02:58


Hint -> Find something to make it slippery.

P#40561 2017-05-14 06:36

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