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Cart #54383 | 2018-07-24 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Cart #getoutxmas-0 | 2018-12-24 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

The door is locked. You'll have to explore a dangerous dungeon full of traps and monster and find 6 lost gems to open the door and GET OUT!

Move : Arrow keys
O (Jump) : Z / C / N
X (Punch) : X / V / M
Dash : Right or Left + X

I recently discovered PICO-8 and felt in love with the concept. Shortly after I made a mockup of a potential game and found an amazingly active community who motivated me to make an actual game. Here is it, hope you'll enjoy it as I do.

Design + Code : @LupusInsanus
Music + SFX : @bogdanraczynski / Profil3

[UPDATE 1.1]

  • As asked by many, added a remaining lives counter
  • Deleted a forgotten debug line
P#54347 2018-07-22 09:40 ( Edited 2019-02-28 13:03)

Veeery good! Solid gameplay and difficulty ramp up.

Minor gameplay rant: collision detection with the arrows is a bit imprecise.

Tech comments:

  • why not 60fps???
  • get rid of for/all in favor of for/pairs (much faster)
  • you can save many tokens by using inline table constructs like:
local zombie={
  • sugges to add a bit of smoke when jumping/landing to improve weight feeling (imho)
P#54361 2018-07-23 08:44 ( Edited 2018-07-23 12:44)

It's a very fantastic game!
I was fascinated and enjoyed it.
Thank you!

P#54366 2018-07-23 12:08 ( Edited 2018-07-23 16:08)

Lovely mini metroidvania :)

P#54371 2018-07-23 16:43 ( Edited 2018-07-23 20:43)

I loved this!!! I would love a #2!!

P#54372 2018-07-23 17:00 ( Edited 2018-07-23 21:00)

Really loved this game - had to play it 'till I GOT OUT!
The level design is just perfect. Allows you to progress through well-placed powerups and keys. Revisiting old dungeons in a new light.
Congrats again on the release! :D
One of the best platformers out now for the PICO-8.

(Ignore the time, as I left the browser tab open for hours!)

P#54373 2018-07-24 01:41 ( Edited 2018-07-24 05:41)


Definitely one of my favorite pico-8 games! Congrats =)

P#56225 2018-09-05 10:16 ( Edited 2018-09-05 14:16)

I've actually been playing this for some time. Just about a perfect adventure/platformer. Wish it had a save function.

P#56226 2018-09-05 11:36 ( Edited 2018-09-05 15:36)

This is fun. I got a score of 558!

P#56230 2018-09-05 13:02 ( Edited 2018-09-05 17:02)

Really fun platformer!

P#61005 2019-01-20 00:11

The only problems I have with this are some arrow detection issues and that when you have ice armor, you can jump the first time even when you are in midair. Otherwise, this is a super fun game, the pacing is great, the music/sound design is great,the controls are very tight and easy to use, the map doesn't move around while you are moving (which makes it a lot easier) and the pacing is very well done. This is my favorite Pico-8 game, and I think this is outstanding.

P#69691 2019-11-06 19:05

I also love how the skull that represents a death falls until it hits something.

P#69692 2019-11-06 19:17

Yeah I like it. It's interesting. You should make a sequel!

P#70699 2019-12-08 15:22

Fun game, but the most frustrating ladders in all the videogames I've played. A followup game or a bigger dungeon would be great.

P#73921 2020-03-14 18:17

I keep revisiting this game, it's always a blast. This was the first Pico-8 game I played, so it's got a special place in my 8-bit heart. Great work. To show my appreciation, I've recorded a let's play/review. :)

P#78673 2020-06-29 17:00 ( Edited 2020-07-24 11:20)

This is good

P#81735 2020-09-12 01:46

beat it with 800+ coins gg

P#81761 2020-09-13 11:22

Cool game!

A few years later, I broke my record

P#86356 2021-01-11 16:32 ( Edited 2024-04-27 12:44)

A nice game! A little difficult but it was great! finally got out of the dungeon too.

P#105628 2022-01-25 18:14

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