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Cart #absorb-1 | 2022-09-14 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA


You are born as a tiny cell. You have to absorb smaller cells to grow, but be careful. The red cells want to absorb you, and size doesn't matter. Remember that every movement costs energy and leads to shrinkage ... even for the red cells. Just try to survive as long as possible.


Use wasd or the arrows to move the cell. If you completly absorbed by another cell restart the game with the x key.

Background story

Absorb is developed for the Pico1k game jam in september 2022 for the virtual console pico-8 . It has to be used a limited code size of 1024 compressed bytes and doesn't not use prepared sprites and sounds. The game is inspired by 'osmos'.

Links and Code



  • Bugfix: age is not reset to 0 after death
  • Bugfix: not all random fill patterns for the other cells are used
P#117215 2022-09-11 18:40 ( Edited 2022-09-14 20:12)


Good game, gold star, @milchreis.

It is interesting that you can never get too big for your breeches as the red bubbles no matter their size will cut you down. :)

My final age, 123. Oh if I make it that far I should be happy.

P#117243 2022-09-12 02:06

It seems Being a giant cell is more of a liability than anything.

P#117448 2022-09-15 00:37

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