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WASD/Arrows to move
X Interact/Shoot
Z  Move faster (unlockable)

How to play

You wake up in the middle of a spooky town trying to find your way back home. Help the citizens of this weird town and they will open paths for you.


The streets are swarming with spirits and if you let them, they will take you away. Shoot them down with your mysterious powers and win candy in return.

Spend your candy on vending machines across the town, and grow in power. Make sure to find them all as the night progresses, the spirits become spookier.

We appreciate your feedback.
-Thanks for playing


Source Code
WIP thread
itch.io version which includes a guide

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P#88259 2021-02-27 17:33 ( Edited 2023-01-03 19:43)


Beautiful little RPG!

P#88260 2021-02-27 17:53

Wow this is awesome! I wish I could save the game in between plays but still I love it.

P#88265 2021-02-27 18:39

@summertimealice The game is saved when you unlock something or go to a vending machine, and you will re spawn on the last vending machine you visited.

P#88269 2021-02-27 19:23

Oh sweet, thanks!

P#88276 2021-02-28 00:57

I haven't played a whole lot, but what I did play was cute and really nicely put together. One thing in combat, however. I personally found I could just keep my character (tomato?) stationary and just shoot rapidly to win. Never got hit; never lost a fight.

P#88286 2021-02-28 06:16

Played some more and really feel there is way too many ghost encounters.
(the mini game is fun - but 4 or 5 times in a row gets annoying)

P#88287 2021-02-28 06:24

Very nice!

P#88289 2021-02-28 09:11

This reminds of undertale but has a different and amazing battle mechanic. I love the invaders like battles and i love the game. I think if a little variety was added to the battle and enemies dont respawn after re entering a room i think this could be a full game. This game could really go places though make sure you dont get attacked by the undertale fan base because i could see them calling this a copy of it but i think it isn’t. Keep working on this i loved this gam

P#88366 2021-03-01 15:44

@ChristopherD Game gets a little harder the more you progress on the game but hiding in the corner and shooting is a valid strategy.

@freds72 We wanted to make the battles more dynamic but ran out of tokens :(

@mr.panda <3 thanks for playing I think we won't add any more features as we already spent a lot of time on this tiny project and ran out of tokens but happy how it turned out :)

P#88376 2021-03-01 19:55

@arlefreak I wasn't in the corner. Just dead center, right where I spawned. But I'll take your word that it gets harder later.

P#88383 2021-03-01 22:57

Wow, I really love this! I could see it being expanded into a bigger (but not too big!) game. It also gives me some Mother 3 vibes, which feels good.

P#88409 2021-03-02 15:02

I love this one, still not finished. Perfect game to play on my Retro flag GPI Case 😁 it just feels nice.

I realky love the music and the blend effetct between to stages (i. e. fight and map).

Also the fight mechanic, i gues you were influenced by another classic game for that one? But I love how you implemented it!

P#88609 2021-03-06 08:31

Took me about an hour to beat. Good game!

P#89424 2021-03-24 05:39

Amazing work! Loved it

P#89430 2021-03-24 06:49

seriously one of the best! I got lost so many times but eventually always figured it out haha

P#94158 2021-06-27 23:46

I beat it! What a great game. Love the mechanics, and definitely one of the longest PICO-8 games I've played. Thanks for sharing this!

P#94776 2021-07-13 03:01

Charming, funny, adorable and fun. The dialogue is great and made me laugh multiple times. Great game! :)

P#94784 2021-07-13 10:21

I would love to know how to make those Beautiful transissions and stunning gameplay But alas I am just a mear mortal

P#94796 2021-07-13 14:56

Fave game at the moment but I have a glitch where kunky goes through me instead if triggering a fight

P#94988 2021-07-17 13:37

That ending thooo! I love it!

P#97713 2021-09-23 15:32

Pump II kills everyone in sight

P#101664 2021-12-06 22:08

The game gave me error when " booting cartridge" .. fix it pls ..

P#123156 2022-12-28 00:28

@b2yonsf Fixed! thanks for letting me know :)

P#123617 2023-01-03 19:44

The arrows don't seem to be moving the character for me

P#123618 2023-01-03 19:52

amazing game!

P#123619 2023-01-03 20:32


P#128556 2023-04-14 19:14

Nice overall. Battles felt too repetitive after a while (had 250+ candies in the end so a LOT of battles) but the upgrades made them shorter so no big deal. Got the speed upgrade at the very end, just before finishing the game, so I didn't get to get used to it.
Got a dog but couldn't find a use for it : there's another dog in a building, a girl outside asking to find her dog, but both don't react to the dog following you. In battle, the dog is shown (I guess) but moves and does nothing.
Did I miss something about it ?

P#136117 2023-10-19 23:45

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