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Cart #deep-0 | 2020-02-23 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Goal :

  • Reach the deepest possible and then come back to your boat.

Controls :

  • (arrow keys) move around
  • (z) jump / swim
  • (x) take / launch hermit crab

Oxygen :

  • You can swimp ( jump in ̶m̶i̶d̶a̶i̶r̶ midwater) using 50% of your current tank
  • Open the clam with an hermit crab shell to refill your tank
  • You have 5 oxygen tanks. Once they are all gone, you'll drown !!
P#73385 2020-02-23 17:49 ( Edited 2020-02-24 08:43)


What a cute game! Got to 244 meters. Tried to open the big clams without success :)

P#73388 2020-02-23 19:24

Attention to detail is humbling! Plays quite well (some quirks on platform edges).

P#73390 2020-02-23 19:52

Very cool!

P#73395 2020-02-23 22:28

Love it!

P#73396 2020-02-23 22:38

I love this so much!!! Have some quick fanart for your excellent work!

P#73402 2020-02-24 04:02


Really nice! The pixel art on the MC is outstanding for the resolution, too, and I love her hair in the water.


That's adorable!

P#73664 2020-03-04 13:45

Wait -- you're supposed to get BACK to your boat?

P#73697 2020-03-05 18:46

Managed to go to at least 1 km depth. But not returned hahah.
Is there the deepest depth?

Btw, nice job!

P#73912 2020-03-14 08:22

Amazing game, the paralax is so beatiful and the gameplay is better!

P#74567 2020-04-08 15:22

Some instructions or directions on the title screen would do wonders.

I had no idea you had to use the shells to open the clams. I was avoiding the hermit crabs just like everything else.

P#78446 2020-06-23 22:34

I played for about an hour, once I get a raspberry pi this is definitely going on!

P#81720 2020-09-11 18:33

@merwok To open clam shells, you need to grab a hermit crab and throw it at the clam. :)

P#85234 2020-12-10 12:54

hey you mind if i do a recolor?

P#86704 2021-01-23 03:29

Llegue hasta los 804m :D

P#97008 2021-09-07 16:20

This is a gem. Very Samus feeling on that main sprite.

P#97090 2021-09-09 04:36

Brilliant. Great art, great code. The hair is just genius... it's just four little circles! I love how you made them dark when they are lower than the head to look like a shadow. Where did you get this idea? Many clever things in this little game.

P#99432 2021-10-31 18:23

When you dont get back to the boat: D R O W N

P#102205 2021-12-09 18:32

This game is pretty awesome, managing your air, using the crabs as a weapon to defend against fish and to open clams for more air, really good stuff. A few suggestions as it's a bit difficult, especially to get back to the top. What if random clams had pearls that could give you back your suit if you've lost it. Or maybe award you temporary invincibility?

P#108304 2022-03-09 00:44

Amazing. I LOVE the character art. All the art really. Such a simple game, yet challenging and fun. I'd love to take a shot at improving the music. I might revisit next time I have some free time and add some drums/bass to that melody.

P#108314 2022-03-09 06:17

I think the double jump should be a different button so you don't accidently spend half a tank trying to do tricky jumps.

P#118095 2022-09-28 02:34

One of the best games that I have ever played! My best score is 1362.

P#119458 2022-10-22 22:11 ( Edited 2022-10-22 22:17)

Ok I got another best score I got 3197. Still a good game!

P#121748 2022-12-03 02:02

Another great game; thanks for sharing!

P#123276 2022-12-30 03:31

I made it 1141 m without jumping, opening clams, refilling my oxygen, or taking damage (so just falling and dodging)

P#127299 2023-03-18 19:24

Despite the fact this game is my absolute favorite cart among all the carts I tried among the years, I never posted anything here to thank the author. If Pico-8 was a real machine this game would be a hardware seller. It's a beautiful perfectly crafted gem. It's the first one I recommend to play to my friends when I introduce them to Pico-8. It's the first game I install whenever I put Pico-8 on a new machine. And I spent a really indecent amount of time playing it...

20/10 !

P#148855 2024-05-23 15:09

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