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Cart #allocation-0 | 2019-03-22 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

This is my submission for the 2018 Game Maker's Toolkit Jam.
The game's submission page is hosted on itch.io: https://mush101.itch.io/allocation


Allocation is a Metroidvania game without a connected world map. Instead, you must create pathways between key points using the rooms that you collect as you explore.

Rooms are divided by difficulty, so you decide how challenging the game will be by creating your own paths to move around the world. The more you explore and add rooms to your collection, the more choice you have when designing your routes.

Creating a Path

Press the up arrow in front of the monitor to access the map system.

From this screen you can see the rooms you have obtained. If you select one of the yellow rooms and press the Z key, you can then place that room onto the minimap.

Place a few rooms onto the minimap to connect two areas. Aim to reach the red dot room on the right-hand side of the map!


Arrow keys - Move your character / Choose options in the map system.

Z key - Jump / Select an option in the map system.

X key - Shoot / Cancel an option in the map system.

P#62965 2019-03-22 22:05


This game was interesting.

Just a couple notes that are really just me being a bit silly. I didn't realize I could shoot the spinning enemy for a good portion of the game. Also I thought the red ball at the end was an enemy so I kept shooting it.

22:03 :)

P#62978 2019-03-23 18:11 ( Edited 2019-03-23 18:11)

I also took a while to realize saws were not invincible. I think this could benefit a lot from being more merciless, but more fair. For example, less health(maybe 1 hit), invincible saws, more moving saws, but also less saws at the top of jumps and less blind drops into saws.

P#63026 2019-03-25 19:56

Hey, really cool game! I am working on a save feature but before I upload it, I wanted to make sure you were ok with that. May I upload my version?

P#63597 2019-04-16 23:30

Hey, thanks!
I'm perfectly happy for you to upload that - it sounds pretty cool.
This game was made for a game jam, however, so it would be good if you could include that in the description. The game's page jam page is here: https://itch.io/jam/gmtk-2018/rate/300537

P#63609 2019-04-17 07:32

Interesting concept!
Nice particle system (love it when particles are stopped by walls).

note: the room editor is a bit tedious to work with. You should allow overwrite of existing connections.

P#63611 2019-04-17 10:56

Speedrun in 2:31.

2:2x is possible. I wouldn't be surprised if 2:1x was possible.


P#64761 2019-05-26 07:30

Speedrun in 2:15.

Sub 2 is possible!


P#64828 2019-05-29 06:22
P#64845 2019-05-29 20:12

Incredible concept, super fun, but has a few hiccups. I hope you consider updating this because there are a couple things that could make this game reach its full potential.

The biggest issue for me was that it took me forever to learn I could destroy the blades, and I can see from other comments that I'm not alone. One solution might be to make one of the first few rooms (maybe the first medium room) just be a wall of stationary blades. A room where you have to shoot the blades to progress would teach the players in a safe way.

Other than that there are a few small things, like an incentive to pick harder rooms. And also some other types of enemies or interact-able objects would be nice for room variety. Those are just wishlist ideas though, all in all the game is super creative and fun to play.

P#69660 2019-11-05 19:15

Definitely one for the brain. Nice work !

Star for you.

P#69663 2019-11-05 19:32

15:xx (don't remember the seconds)
That took me so damn long. I was on my last piece of hp and I shouted when I completed! I was so damn stressed, but it was worth it! WHOOHOO!

P#83944 2020-11-07 18:43

This game is awesome. I had played it for a bit a back in 2020, but played it again yesterday and couldn't put it down. What a nice one - well done!

If you're ever considering a sequel, a randomizer would be awesome :D

P#105065 2022-01-14 08:59

Interesting concept, well executed. Shame that the jump didn't have different heights, made some levels almost impossible. My casual run was 18:37. Iĺl try a run now with game knowledge :)

P#106612 2022-02-09 18:39

@cozypocket I cannot see any of your speedruns - and I'd like to.

P#106617 2022-02-09 20:00

Very cool game! 17:40. I really enjoyed it.

P#128120 2023-04-04 15:01

A creative idea very nicely executed.

P#128127 2023-04-04 16:38

Awesome idea. It made for some really interesting and varied gameplay. Well done!

P#129158 2023-04-29 20:45

@cozypocket why delete all your videos i want to see them

P#130075 2023-05-23 19:02

Its a total gem! Games like this are why we love pico8. Thank you

P#137329 2023-11-12 19:56

That was a really clever twist on the metroidvania formula

P#147414 2024-04-27 03:32

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