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Cart #steps-1 | 2020-12-31 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Steps is a small Minit-like game where instead of dying from time, you die after a certain amount of steps. Explore the cursed island, solve puzzles, and find the hidden coins. Try to run away from the island by finding the Icarus wings as it is the only way to escape the cursed island.


  • Arrows: to move around
  • X: to start the game and activate boots


  • Try to find different patterns to find secrets (notice different patterns, different wall tiling)
  • Try to find the torch before entering dark dungeons
  • Some walls are just fake walls where you can walk through them.
  • Be careful when using boots in the dark dungeons

Ahmed Khalifa

P#85959 2020-12-31 04:32 ( Edited 2020-12-31 06:13)


Pretty fun game! I preferred this gameplay to Minit's because it was a lot less stressful.

I only found three coins: in the space to the left of the starting area (standing on the flowers for a while activates it), pushing the two barrels into the corners, and in the walls of the final cave. If anyone finds the last one, congrats!

P#85970 2020-12-31 13:18 ( Edited 2020-12-31 13:21)

Glad you enjoyed it :) the fourth one is in the initial start location :)

P#85972 2020-12-31 14:32

Oh, that's devious! I found it, but it's worth mentioning that if you mess up there then you can't unlock it. It might be good to reset the room if it's not done properly.

P#85973 2020-12-31 14:48

I know, same as the sokoban one, I didn't want to add the button so it doesnt look obvious as it is a secret :)

P#85974 2020-12-31 14:57

Really cool idea. I like the lo-fi look.

P#85977 2020-12-31 16:30

Thanks a lot :) glad you liked it :)

P#85978 2020-12-31 16:32

I loved Minit, and I loved this game! Great job!

P#86079 2021-01-02 17:55

Glad you enjoyed it :)

P#86080 2021-01-02 18:09

I really liked this a lot; from the lo-fi look to the clever variation on Minit's core mechanic.

I liked it so much, I made a video of it for my channel here: https://youtu.be/oGEc2OwkyQg

P#86890 2021-01-28 21:56

Thanks so much for letting me know, I am glad you enjoyed the game :) I will check the video :)

P#86891 2021-01-28 21:57

Very well crafted - though I did not understand how to push barrels (?).
Does it need a special ability??

P#86904 2021-01-29 07:11

Yup, there is a glove ability later in the game where it will allow you to push them :)

P#86918 2021-01-29 13:22


P#86937 2021-01-29 18:06

Thanks a lot :)

P#86939 2021-01-29 18:29

that is a pretty smart mechanic, also have you zoomed it in because it looks kind of zoomed in?

P#86997 2021-01-31 01:17

Thanks a lot :) I wanted the zoomed-in because it makes 10 moves spawn between multiple screens :)

P#87000 2021-01-31 05:29

thanks @amidos2006 - finished game! (no coins 🙄)

P#87003 2021-01-31 08:01

YaaaaaY, Glad you finished the game. Sorry that you couldn't find the coins, they are pretty well hidden and I am sorry if they are very hard to find :)

P#87030 2021-01-31 20:06

I LOVED it! Thank you for sharing with us!

P#88474 2021-03-03 20:19

Thanks mac :) I am glad you enjoyed it :)

P#88483 2021-03-03 21:11

Just started with P8 and tried this. Really clever and well made, fun to boot!

P#91915 2021-05-14 10:52

thanks a lot :)

P#91923 2021-05-14 12:19

I liked it, but I didn't find any coins. I found some secret passages, but obviously not all. It was well-designed, with some cool progression in such a limited time/space. Well done!

P#91948 2021-05-14 18:48

The coins are well hidden with weird puzzles to get all of them :) I am glad that you liked the game :)

P#92035 2021-05-16 10:54

Brilliant game! Loved ever second of it!

P#93370 2021-06-12 05:43

I see you got a lot of inspiration from Minit, great game.

P#93483 2021-06-14 22:10

Thanks mhughson and pincel, I am glad you both enjoyed it :) Yup it is inspired by minit :)

P#93518 2021-06-15 06:43

I love this game! Your game design inspired me a lot!

P#93740 2021-06-19 15:22

Thanks a lot :)

P#93772 2021-06-20 07:16

what are the extra sprites for?

P#97714 2021-09-23 15:33

was for potential other ideas and testing early on in the development :)

P#97715 2021-09-23 16:36

@amidos2006, this cart is simply awesome on all levels and quite challenging besides. Proof that the mechanics behind a game will always be more important than graphics or audio. Gold star work.

P#97717 2021-09-23 17:54

Thank you so much :)

P#97719 2021-09-23 18:28
P#97875 2021-09-27 12:30 ( Edited 2021-09-27 17:10)

Thanks, nice selection of colors :)

P#97899 2021-09-27 20:59

I played mint - and i don't like it, I always died, hadn't really a goal, doesn't know where to go.

Your version solved every problem, that I had mit minit. It worked instant.

But I really prever the colored version :)

You should think about a bigger version, but keep the size of the "Island" like in here, more add stages. When they got to big, it is only confusing.

P#98119 2021-10-02 10:05

I am glad that you enjoyed my game :) I think I might consider doing a bigger version at some point in the future as I never expected that game to do that well in the first place :)

Again thank you so much for playing the game :)

P#98166 2021-10-03 17:28

But maybe the start should be a little diffrent. I would suggest a small floor and a pole at the end, so the user must go to the floor und must touch the pole. So it is easier to understand that poles are very important.
Also when steps are 2 or lower, it should switch color/blink. maybe the sprite "perspire" little bit to indicate that something happen. A simple small tutorial section. Everything else was easy to understand.

P#98172 2021-10-03 20:38

Thanks for the suggestions :) I think they will be good for a bigger size game :)

P#98185 2021-10-04 09:06

It’s an amazing game! Looks like ZX81 best games (especially Mazogs)! It would be great if you made a version for this legendary computer!

P#114620 2022-07-21 22:32

Thank you so much, glad u liked it :) a friend managed to port the game to the ZX81 (https://bobs-stuff.itch.io/steps). Enjoy the game on the console :)

P#114666 2022-07-23 06:57

Wow ! Great news ! Thank you so much !

P#114750 2022-07-24 13:55

If you like puzzle games you will like this
also I really like the Art style :)

P#116805 2022-09-02 23:51

Glad you enjoyed it :)

P#116806 2022-09-03 00:21

I just finished it and liked it a lot!
Great little game !
I discover the pico-8 in the same time, and find it great (and bought it!)

P#148821 2024-05-22 17:54

Thanks a lot :) I am happy that enjoyed it and got pico-8 too :)

P#148844 2024-05-23 10:38

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