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The game is also available on nusan.itch.io/path-of-aratron

In Path of Aratron, you can send a little demon to visit Dreams. You can control the demon by placing stones on Glyphs.

Each stone is part of a path and will trigger one after the other once you start the summoning ritual.

Solve 25 puzzles of increasing difficulty, you will need to carefully plan ahead and reuse part of your stones, as you don't have an infinite number of them.

This is a programming game inspired by the game Lightbot, it has been made in 72h for Ludum Dare 55


  • Mouse (recommanded)

    • maintain left click on a stone to drag it

    • right click on a stone to delete it

    • left click on a path to insert an intermediary stone
  • The keyboard can emulate the mouse (key c for left click and v for right click)

  • Gamepad also works
P#146737 2024-04-16 08:40 ( Edited 2024-04-16 08:45)

How do you play i don’t understand

P#146753 2024-04-16 13:08

Very smart. Got to level 8 before I had to turn it off. Will come back to finish that off later:)

P#146756 2024-04-16 14:29

I'm stuck on this part

Edit: nevermind I saw your gif and got it :p

@Cat12036478 you place the colored stones on glyphs to either make the demon do something (move forward, turn, etc) or to "summon" (or run) to a different set of stones, starting with the yellow stones.

In the first gif you see yellow has 4 stones on running green, so the green stones run and switch back to yellow 4 times, and then yellow uses 3 more stones to control the demon before finishing.

P#146765 2024-04-16 15:43 ( Edited 2024-04-16 16:01)

ah I see, you are trying to use the green to call itself, which is not really used in the game, there is a much easier solution:

you must make a path with the green one, and then repeat it 3 times by putting yellow stones on the Ophiel Glyph, all the level in the game use some form of repetition and the key to solve them is to identify where things repeat

P#146770 2024-04-16 15:53

The game is really cool! (Even tho its a hard one haha) well made dude

P#146775 2024-04-16 16:55

This is outstanding. Such a clever way to present a programming game.

Another Pico-8 classic!

P#147005 2024-04-20 12:19

Great game!

P#147013 2024-04-20 14:40

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