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Cart #44208 | 2017-09-15 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Here's a remake of an old project of mine in PICO-8. Was a lot of fun to do!
Thanks to the amazing Gruber this version also have great music and sfx!

But all in all, CAN YOU GET OUT?

Share your thoughts!

P#44060 2017-09-10 15:17 ( Edited 2019-12-04 19:24)

I kind of got frustrated after the 10th or so key. What am I missing?! >.<

P#44094 2017-09-11 11:00 ( Edited 2017-09-11 15:00)

Totally missed you posting this yesterday.
Excellent conversion of your original - love the "adjustment" to this version. Works well.
Still totally dig the style of this game the most.
Congrats on finishing it :D

P#44098 2017-09-11 13:38 ( Edited 2017-09-11 17:38)

That's quite some effort for a silly idea. I like it. I had to resort to cheating though by going over the source code...

P#44099 2017-09-11 13:44 ( Edited 2017-09-11 17:44)

So once you get out of there, it's just the one room and the game ends, or is there a "real" way to get out? (I'm not giving it away...just yet :) ) Because it'd be cool if this were a REAL "escape from the room" game where there were several more rooms and puzzles and not just the one.

P#44100 2017-09-11 14:02 ( Edited 2017-09-11 18:02)

Thanks for the feedback all!

Glad you appreciate the effort, it's all there to distract from the simple truth. :)

DR4IG, you just need to use the right key!

A larger, interconnected, set of rooms have crossed my mind - but it would be a totally different project.

P#44122 2017-09-12 17:00 ( Edited 2017-09-12 21:00)

I finished it soon because I remembered another version of the game (Ludum Dare maybe?). If you play a second time after finishing it, the door appears open, but the message of "locked" and the key droppings continue... The player can pass through the open door but the keys can't.

P#44156 2017-09-13 17:02 ( Edited 2017-09-13 21:02)

Good catch! I update the tile map when the door is opened and simply didn't close it again. :)

P#44209 2017-09-15 03:54 ( Edited 2017-09-15 07:54)

I also had to cheat by looking at the source code

P#44273 2017-09-17 09:31 ( Edited 2017-09-17 13:31)

Nobody has any patience these day... ;)

P#44274 2017-09-17 12:06 ( Edited 2017-09-17 16:06)

lol I didn't cheat... but I was close

P#44282 2017-09-17 15:46 ( Edited 2017-09-17 19:46)

Haha, dang it. Just need that right key. :P

P#61021 2019-01-20 06:26

I was thoroughly enjoying this delightful little key generator (despite all the distractions like "escaping") when it suddenly ran out of keys to give and restarted -- causing me to lose all my precious keys. :(

P#61064 2019-01-21 12:14

I am so dumb... I'm not going to say how long it took to get the right key.
Nice game.

P#88866 2021-03-11 20:49

What's the right key??? 😩

P#111818 2022-05-14 14:53

Not to give the solution away, @johanp.

Remember all the ways you can INPUT data to Pico-8.

P#111943 2022-05-17 19:36

This is GENIUS!

P#111979 2022-05-18 04:02

haha it's right in your face!

P#112016 2022-05-18 21:08

That was clever. I'm curious though, is there another way to get out? (No spoilers please)

P#112054 2022-05-19 20:14

Lol, I paused to look at the comments, and immediately got the answer on my return.

P#125775 2023-02-12 23:10


You might make it more challenging by the -method- not appearing unless you are holding the very first key ... or if that's too brutal, the -method- will not appear if you are holding any key at all.

You might even play with the cameras, saying for the first time, "This camera light turns red if I get too close."

Only do it twice as there are only 2 cameras.

Nothing like adding herrings to the dinner table. :)

Oh, and because I forgot earlier, Gold Star for you ...

P#125787 2023-02-13 04:15 ( Edited 2023-02-13 05:34)

Had a good chuckle seeing the depths of one man's insanity as I made him try the same (and only) key on the door a few dozen times.

P#125802 2023-02-13 12:46

the keys eventually ran out and the dialogue rolled is there a way to get out of the room?

P#125824 2023-02-13 20:58
P#125825 2023-02-13 21:02


There is more than one way to send your input to Pico-8.
I'm just glad no-one has posted the outright solution. If it makes you feel better, Tatery1 - I was at it for an hour - before I finally tried something else.

P#125834 2023-02-14 01:32

facepalm thank you so much i was doing some weird thing where i was trying to guess the order of keys thanks for helping @dw817

P#125837 2023-02-14 01:56 ( Edited 2023-02-14 01:56)

Lol I paused to look at the description closely for clues, and then it hit me!

P#133481 2023-08-24 19:44

You got me haha nice @johanp

P#134102 2023-09-09 17:44

The lack of spoilers in this comment section is almost as impressive as the game

P#145392 2024-04-01 19:18

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