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Cart #elephantroom-0 | 2022-12-02 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

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Small puzzle game created in PICO-8 for Github Game Off 2022. Help the mouse to leave the rooms by getting the elephant to break the door!


Arrow keys - Move the mouse
(X) - Confirm, interacting
(O) - Reset map

On PC with a keyboard you can use the S key to toggle on "assisted mode", which helps you visualise the rules that are controlling the elephant.

Notes and Behind The Scenes

The game was created as a submission for Github Game Off 2022. This was our first time with a game jam and with PICO-8 as well.

We had a lot of challenges, with fitting that many levels in the map and with the limited sprite sheet. As for the coding part, I did it alone and I have never used Lua before. It was refreshingly simple at first (coming from C++), but as the game became more and more complex, I started to miss types, a debugger and OOP as well. At the end, I had a hard time with the token limit (bad design decisions and lack of knowledge in the beginning). Overall though, I've really enjoyed the challenges that PICO-8 had gave us during development and I'm definitely coming back. Crazy fun tool! We also started late and just finished before the deadline, so some bugs are known and expected (Will be updated though!).


Zahkros - Game design, Art, Music
ekaktusz - Programming
bartalomew - Level design, Art
Mate Hirsch - Level design, Game design
Lorinc Fazakas - Logo design, Game design

P#121716 2022-12-02 12:31


Superb! Love everything about this. The graphics are really impressive and the gameplay really fun - brilliant!

Please do come back and make more games - you've clearly got a talent for it!

Thanks very much :-)

P#121781 2022-12-03 21:02

Thanks for sharing! This is adorable and I really enjoyed it. Come back soon!

P#121906 2022-12-06 12:28

Nice puzzle game!

I have to say that peanut is a really powerful tool. With just one peanut, you can control the elephant. Not instantly win a level of course but you can win plenty of levels with just one peanut. One level could be won without pressing the switch at all.

Argh!! the elephant is not afraid of the mouse anymore in level 29!

P#121973 2022-12-07 08:56 ( Edited 2022-12-07 08:57)


P#125091 2023-01-31 20:25

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