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Penny the Pumpkin: Directors Cut takes you on a delightful platforming open-world metroidvania with light puzzles to solve. Guide Penny, our lovable pumpkin, as she collects 18 precious coins! Your progress is saved every time she grabs a coin or enters a new area.

Once you've collected all 18 coins, put your skills to the test by unlocking the thrilling speedrun mode! Note that saving is disabled in this mode, so it's all about your skill and reflexes. Can you beat the programmer's current record of 3:31.4? 🏆


What's new in the Director's Cut?

More like what's stayed the same? I've gone over every graphic, every level, every line of code to bring you the definitive Penny the Pumpkin experience! But here's a summary of just some of the things that have been added since the original came out:

  • Six new coins, bringing to total to collect to 18
  • Four new areas
  • Three areas completely reworked from the ground up
  • The mostly unchanged four areas given a good deal of love to!
  • A new (secret) mechanic you'll have to discover to collect all the coins
  • More connections between areas, making the world more interconnected than ever
  • Improved performance allowing for even more impressive particle effects
  • Music with instrumentation changing in different areas
  • Improved rendering on Penny so her outline is always perfectly crisp
  • Rewritten soft-body physics to better handle edge cases and to control better
  • Improved jumping physics when bouncing on enemies
  • Manually controlled camera in many areas to give the players the exact experience I want
  • Improved visuals throughout, with more animations, more decorations, more details, and more love
  • Fixed various exploits (or, let's call them "tricks") which made speedrunning too predictable

Existing Features

  • Adorable physics based soft-body animations
  • Large interconnected open world
  • Seasonal skins when playing at Halloween
  • Speedrun mode after completing the game



  • Josiah Winslow, and everyone else who submitted speedrun times for the original Penny the Pumpkin
  • morganq_ for playtesting and helping with some gfx and sfx ideas
  • @ohhcurtains, Sugarvoid, @Thelxinoe5 and many many others for giving really useful playtesting feedback

Speedrun Leaderboard

# Runner Time
🥇 @Thelxinoe5 2:32.2 (video)
🥈 @kaimonkey 3:31.4
🥉 Frimkron 8:00.1
P#147827 2024-05-03 09:54 ( Edited 2024-05-11 10:52)


this is so cute! i remember the first version of this game and woah, alot actually changed! some visual tiles here and there but also new parts of the map! actually enjoyed this alot, the music is also very charming ngl.

also, it surprised me that there's a zombie pumpkin 💀

overall, there's alot of improvement and you did a really great job at it, keep up the good works pal!
(i don't think i'll be able to speedrun this version lmao)

P#147833 2024-05-03 12:29 ( Edited 2024-05-03 12:31)

God i love this game, really awesome that now we have extra things to do!

P#147840 2024-05-03 13:10

Playtested this and super happy to see it released! it's wonderfully polished and detailed! couldn't bare seeing myself not at the top of the speedrun leaderboard, so did a few runs and managed to get a 2:32! Definitely improvable, but I'm happy with it!
also please ignore my spotify lol

P#147858 2024-05-03 18:46 ( Edited 2024-05-03 18:49)

top 10 pico 8 game imo

P#148269 2024-05-11 11:31

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P#148413 2024-05-15 05:01 ( Edited 2024-05-21 10:39)

@zep PLEASE make this game featured!

P#148615 2024-05-19 02:40

Thanks @WarlordWossman and @shrimpcat for the extremely kind words! I'm very proud of it, so I'm really happy that other people are enjoying it!
Am I going to see a speedrun submission from either of you?

P#148653 2024-05-19 21:51

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