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Cart #toyrogue-5 | 2021-03-20 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Welcome to TOYROGUE. Fight your way through an endless dungeon of horrors in this turn-based rogue-like.

ATTACK randomised enemies in turn-based combat

EQUIP randomised items to power-up your murder hobo

THROW bad items at the enemies to lower their stats!

EAT fortune cookies

CHOOSE to be a dragnet of death and entropy or skillfully navigate your way through the dungeon

Made in Pico-8 for ToyBoxJam2020

Known issues

The game can sometimes crash after the victory/defeat screen. (Thanks @maskedluka for spotting this!)

Version history

1.05 - Fixed a bug where an infinite combat loop could start when running away from enemies into a wall. (Thanks @Mumuko!)
1.04 - Added enemy scaling, the more game hours pass, the stronger the enemies get.
1.03 - Fixed a bug where HP wasn't being reset after game over
1.02 - Squashed lots of text display bugs
1.01 - Fixed a crash when trying to sell items when inventory is empty
1.0 - Initial release

Tips and Tricks

Stuck? This might help:

Throwing is a really powerful ability. Even if a thrown item doesn't do any damage, it can change the stats of the enemy it hits. Hang onto all those otherwise-useless items with -3 to defence etc. and hurl them at the enemy. This will be the only way you can defeat the more powerful enemies.

If you run from a fight you will start back on the map on top of the enemy, and you can move in any direction. You can do this if an enemy you can't beat is blocking a narrow corridor.

You can rest as many times as you want at the tent. Each rest takes two hours. You will have a quicker one hour rest each time you leave a level.

To start, you might need to equip a bad item so you can at least attack.

You can sell items in the inventory by pressing right.

You can re-arrange your stats when you start, try different builds.

The game is highly randomised. Some play-throughs are going to be much harder than others.


This is my second submission to the jam, as the jam was extended a whole month I had enough time to rewind after my first submission, get together some ideas and knock this one out. This game was a lot of hard work, despite having given up on a turn-based combat game before because it was too hard I still somehow managed to underestimate how hard I would find this. The game also needed a lot of UI stuff, and UI stuff is hard.

The hardest part was the (extremely limited) animation in combat. I avoided adding animation until very late, and it's clear I should have had it in mind from the start.

There were a lot more features I wanted to add but ran out of time/tokens. The one I'm most bothered about is not being able to get palette-swapped enemies into the game, increasing the randomness even more.

Old versions

Cart #toyrogue-0 | 2021-02-01 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

P#87052 2021-02-01 01:31 ( Edited 2021-03-20 16:38)

:: hoschi

Small issue: press right key in inventory:

P#87063 2021-02-01 10:37
:: extar

@hoschi thanks for the heads up. It happened if you tried to sell an item when the inventory is empty. Sorted now in a new version. :)

P#87067 2021-02-01 12:24

At last I made it through!

P#87100 2021-02-01 22:32

I killed the cute snail I made which was a "war snail" and then when it died bushie which was repurposed as a flower I could hold ploped out... amazing!

P#87104 2021-02-01 23:29
:: extar

@2bitchuck 20 hours is a really good 'time'! Most of my successful attempts were ~35 hours.

@SmellyFishstiks the sprite work in the carts was great. My favourite two were the snail and the chicken, so much personality :)

P#87123 2021-02-02 16:35
:: debo

This was so fun! Thank you for making it. I really loved throwing trash items at enemies, that was enormously satisfying.

P#87237 2021-02-05 03:24
:: extar

Glad you enjoyed it! I was worried that the throwing mechanic wouldn't make sense and would throw people off, har har. :)

P#87258 2021-02-05 13:36

After the end, perhaps related to me taking a screenshot when offered, got an error at line 182 tab 2

P#89150 2021-03-18 05:31
:: extar

@maskedluka huh, weird. Thanks for the heads up, I'll see if I can get that bug squashed. :)

P#89196 2021-03-19 01:35
:: Mumuko


I found the bug u said. Find an enemy against the wall, attack it but run. Now u stand with it, hit the wall and u will attack the enemy again. Deaft the enemy, the cycle begins.

Hope this helps! :)

P#89257 2021-03-20 10:46

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