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A two-player, turn-based board game, where a king in his castle is ambushed from all sides and must escape.

How To Play

Player One plays as the attacking team (red pawns), and Player Two plays as the defending team (blue pawns).
The king starts at the center position, and is marked with a golden crown.

When selecting a pawn, valid moves are marked on each tile on the board. You can move horizontally or vertically by selecting a pawn and then selecting any valid position that is marked on the board.

To kill an enemy, you must surround them from two sides, either horizontally or vertically.
For example (o represents an attacker, x represents a victim):




To kill the king when he's in the castle, he must be surrounded both vertically and horizontally as such:



  • Direction buttons to move the cursor.
  • Z to select/interact.
  • X to view help screen.

Win Conditions

The Attackers must kill the king to win.

The Defenders must move the king to an edge of the board to win, or kill all attackers.

Author Note

Hi, I'm Xorberax, and this is my first time making a game in PICO-8. This project is a work-in-progress, and may contain bugs and missing behavior.

P#150133 2024-06-20 04:20 ( Edited 2024-06-22 06:44)

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