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Welcome to the demon's lair, his dwelling. How did you get here? How will you escape? CAN you escape? Try your best, it's easier said then done...

Enjoy this classic-styled rogue-like!

Game Content

• 34 Different Items
• 7 Item Types
• A Grim, Dark Little Story
• Many Challenging Floors
• 10 Different Enemies

Hey all, I'm back at it again! I put every critical feature I could fit into this cart.

Currently using 8192/8192 tokens.


There are npc's in the game. Bump into them to talk with them!

Overall Score System

A newly added feature. Simply put, it will either raise or lower your score counter based on
certain feats (i.e. striking enemies and evading enemies, etc.)
and certain mistakes (i.e. receiving enemy strikes, etc.)

Interactable Objects

Most objects that aren't the wall are interactable! Find out what they all do!

Game Strategy

This game is challenging and you may find yourself overwhelmed in the early game. There is a way around this! Try to look for the next floors' stairs first. then hunt down chests. If you run into a lot of enemies, you'll have a clear path of escape if you need it!

Sometimes you will run into a situation where you need to attack first. if you run across some objects on the floors. Bump into them to burn a turn so you can attack first!

Additional Info

there are plenty of secrets to uncover and a grim story to be told! Have fun!

If you're proud of your end game stats then post a screenshot or share your overall score in the comments!

0.2.0b Update Notes

• All Sound Effects Added
• Added (4) Music Tracks
• Optimized Item Spawns
• Added NPC Animations
• Added +1 Sword
• Added +1 Enemy Type
• Added Procedurally Gen. Interactable Skulls & Bones in Non-Safe Floors
• Added More Story
• Added More Game Over Stats

1.0 Update Notes

• Added (4) Enemies
• Added Even MORE Story
• Added (1) additional item and (1) additional Item Type
• Tweaked Item Stat Balancing and Item Spawn Balancing
• Tweaked Sprite Designs
• Added An Overall Score System

Known Issues

• Wall Tile Generation Bug

• Trapped Room Bug: A very rare bug wherein the wall tiles prevent you
from leaving a floor's first generated room.
(reported twice from (1) playtester, and personally witnessed once during the 6 month development time)


splash sound effect credit to @note.
thunder sound effect credit to @dw817.
Most sounds and all the music done by the wonderful @Gruber. He's an amazingly talented musician!
Lastly, a big, big, big credit to @Krystman for his help thru his porklike tutorial. And his even further help from him one-on-one in his discord server. He's a great teacher and it really shows.
All character, npc, enemy sprite design & all the animations are all original artwork done by me.

P#95755 2021-08-07 18:20 ( Edited 2022-08-08 03:32)


This is really well done, but man oh man is it brutally tough! I didn't get any food until floor 8 (which is coincidentally where I died) so I spent a lot of time running away. Finished with 157 points on the 8th floor.

EDIT: OK, my second run went much better. 352 points on the 17th floor!

P#95761 2021-08-07 21:05 ( Edited 2021-08-07 21:28)

@2bitchuck Yeah man the RNG is rough sometimes. Sometimes you can start off with really great equipment and make it really far, and sometimes not so much. Some of it is skill and some of it is luck. Great job on that 352 score! Impressive for only your second run ever!

P#95765 2021-08-07 23:39 ( Edited 2021-08-08 00:30)

This is fantastic!

Glad to see some love to the Lazy Dev himself Krystman as well. I've been following his Pork tutorial and it's been a big help in learning PICO-8.

P#95831 2021-08-10 11:45

Bruh I was slain by a peach, got a pretty good score though.

P#95833 2021-08-10 13:43

@Dvan Hey man! Pretty decent score! Nice job!

P#95842 2021-08-10 18:05 ( Edited 2021-08-14 22:41)

@Murdock2099 yeah man, I had an idea for a roguelike but didn’t know where to start or even what engine to code it on. I just searched roguelike tutorial on YouTube and found lazy devs. And the rest is history.

P#95843 2021-08-10 18:08 ( Edited 2021-08-10 18:08)

also i found the same issue where there´s a see through door

P#95925 2021-08-12 20:29

This is really nice! Very polished!

P#96708 2021-08-31 03:23

@cjgib thanks man!

P#96720 2021-08-31 14:30

Had a small time youtube letsplayer try out my game for a few runs! Follow the link if y’all are interested:


P#96839 2021-09-03 17:07 ( Edited 2021-09-03 17:08)

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