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Rusty's Rumble

Rusty is a cool dude, the place where he lives however is the opposite. He recently ran out of water and must now run around to find more. Help Rusty cool down and survive the everlasting attacks from bandits, cows, and flying dynamite?


You can change your controls in the pause menu.


-X + keys to move like a chess piece (the given piece is highlighted by a gray square).
-Z to hold a piece.


​-left click on a purple square to move to that square like a chess piece.
-right click to hold a piece.​​


click on...​​
-a purple square to move to that square like a chess piece.​
-Rusty (blue square) to hold a piece.​

There are 20 custom levels, with more randomized ones if you want to go for a high score!
If you're having trouble moving with the knight, the game checks for a sequence of inputs. Think of it as first moving 2 steps in a direction and then to the sides.

V1.1 changes:

​-Added mouse and touchscreen controls.
-Set some highscores when you start playing (Rusty got those himself).

P#138166 2023-12-03 00:55 ( Edited 2023-12-27 01:08)


Nice! Got to level 6, 46375. It wasn't always clear which piece I had or which was next/swappable, but I started to figure it out as I went and I had fun!

P#138169 2023-12-03 05:27

Creative mechanic, I like it, thanks for sharing! After a few test runs to figure out how to play I managed to make it to level 5, I’ll come back and play again later.

My only feedback is it was difficult to make diagonal moves (especially knight moves) playing on a phone, as on the virtual D pad it’s hard to press two directions at once with a single finger.

Edit: Came back and played on the laptop later, definitely easier controls, still fun and engaging! Made it to level 11.

P#138171 2023-12-03 06:49 ( Edited 2023-12-04 21:57)

I'm happy you liked it! The diagonal moves are indeed hard to pull off on a phone. I didn't know you could play pico-8 games on there, so the game wasn't designed with that in mind. 😅

P#138188 2023-12-03 18:58

Banger of a game, my highest score is 514.710 so far!!!! The later levels are pretty hard

P#138190 2023-12-03 19:30 ( Edited 2023-12-03 20:25)

Nice game. I can see this working well with mouse/touch controls too, if you ever want those :)

P#138191 2023-12-03 19:59

Damn just beat level 20, the leveling sure does ramp up! especially without assist

P#138303 2023-12-05 21:26

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