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Help Mortimer, a necromancer apprentice, to travel to the great Necropolis. Resurrect the dead ones along his pilgrimage. But beware! They know no more master.

Little Necromancer is a Puzzle Adventure Game inspired by classics like "Adventures of Lolo" or "Ghosts'n Goblins".


Little Necromancer is playable with keyboard, gamepad or smartphone.

Collect skulls and press ❎/[x] to resurrect the dead ones.They could destroy foes,pillars or...you!
Collect orbs to open the portals of the 12 levels.
If you get stuck,hold 🅾️/[c] to quit and retry.


Design, Art, Code: Fred Osterero
Musics: Nicolas Grandgirard

Original soundtrack

All the Little Necromancer musics are here!

2020-12-19: More lives at the beginning and another changes to make the game easier.
2020-04-18: I have added more life potions through the game to make it easier.

P#74644 2020-04-11 15:37 ( Edited 2020-12-24 00:15)


wow!! very well done and plays nicely!

P#74647 2020-04-11 15:44

Note: I got into a situation where skeleton and mob keep avoiding each other (level 2) as they can't fight when turning!

P#74670 2020-04-12 17:09

Outstanding game! Could have been a classic cart release!

One of the best Pico-8 games. Nicely done.

P#74671 2020-04-12 17:10

Btw - looking at the code, there is a lot of tokens you can reclaim (if you are in need).
For ex:

function make_actor(x, y)
 return add(actor,{
 x = x,
 y = y,
 still = false,
 state = "idle",
 life = 1,
 dx = 0,
 dy = 0,
 targ = 1,
 flp = false,
    spd = 0.07,
 inertia = 0.6,
 bounce = 0.4,
 chest = false,
 w = 0.4,
 a = 0.4

is 20 tokens less than your construct.
You can also remove ()'s in most of the if/then constructs.

You also have a very token heavy image decompression code for a single image.
You can use that alternative: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=34363 for a fraction of the token cost.

P#74697 2020-04-13 14:22 ( Edited 2020-04-13 14:36)

Thanks a lot for your comments and especially @freds72 for your precious tips!! I'll use them for sure for my next game or update! ^^

P#74700 2020-04-13 15:50
:: bigjus

so beautiful but too hard for me , cant even get past level three !

wish it was simpler ...

P#74909 2020-04-18 01:33

@bigjus. So I made your wish come true! I have added more life potions through the game to make it easier.

P#74922 2020-04-18 09:09 ( Edited 2020-04-20 10:53)

its an awesome game! really

P#82390 2020-09-27 20:42

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