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I'm excited to introduce Bob of Thunder, my entry to Toy Box Jam 2!

This is probably my most ambitious cart in terms of process: it borrows heavily from the techniques I used in Astro Clerk in The Documents of Mars last year, but it has a considerably larger map requiring compression, more in terms of scripted events, and took way more planning. I plan to write up some of the more interesting parts later on.

The Story So Far


In the land of Midgard, none is so mighty as THOR!

After a mead-filled night on the town, the Odinson tends to leave a trail of damage and disrepair in his wake.

You are BOB, contractor to the gods, mender of fences, and entry on several speed-dials across the nine realms.

The power's out in Vilahalla, where Thor spent all weekend partying, and your voicemail's filling up with work requests. Time to put on your steel-toed boots and defrost your pickup - it's going to be a long day!


Bob will acquire several items as his workday progresses. He can touch most signs, notes, or villagers to see what they have to say, and you can press Z/Square on switches or hit them with your hammer to activate them.

Z/Square - Throw Ljessnir
X/Cross - Use Secondary Items

The game will autosave as you progress, most often when you cross a screen boundary or enter/exit a room.



A Game by Brian Jackson for Toy Box Jam 2

Inspired by Adept Software's God of Thunder

Art and Music Contributed By:
Tom Hall
Toby Hefflin
Smelly Fishsticks
Alice Stenger

Special thanks to:
<3 Emahlea
Tim Jackson
The Immortal Albatross Crew


Revision 1: Adjusted the difficulty for the last challenge.
Revision 2: Fix the color scheme on one of the NPCs
Revision 3: Fix some missing dialog colors
Revision 4: Adjust layout of rooms in the last challenge.

P#86328 2021-01-10 20:16 ( Edited 2021-01-11 06:30)


Nice soundtrack !

P#86329 2021-01-10 22:01

Thanks! The music was provided for Toy Box Jam 2 by the extremely talented Gruber!

P#86331 2021-01-10 22:16

Excellent! Finale took me quite a few tries but I got it!

P#86332 2021-01-10 22:59

is there a walkthrough for this ? i like it but im completely stuck now and cant see any way forward ...

P#86340 2021-01-11 07:21

I'll post a walkthrough tomorrow!

P#86344 2021-01-11 08:33

I want to simply state that it's so refreshing to see a custom font in a pico-8 game. My brain particles quiver with delight.

P#86358 2021-01-11 16:45
P#86364 2021-01-11 18:31

This is super fun but I will absolutely never make it through the last bit with my arthritic hands and tiny Macbook arrow keys, LOL.

P#86602 2021-01-20 03:14

This game is incredible -- humorous dialog, something new every screen, and the music is boppin!

P#98826 2021-10-18 20:39

Wow, thank you so much! That made my day :)

P#98827 2021-10-18 20:57

Perfection, but not really because it's extremely hard at some points, but still a great game overall.

P#99163 2021-10-26 16:06

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