A flooding cave is a terrible place to find yourself - especially if you happen to be water-soluble.
In Floodwater - my entry to the Ludum Dare 54 Compo - you must ascend through a series of eight floors, solving puzzles to clear a path as you race against an ever-expanding pool of deadly water.
The game can be played entirely with the directional buttons. If you need to, you can restart a level with X.
Play as Sofie Engel in this stealthy spin on classic arcade maze games! Maintain your battery reserves, avoid detection, and destroy the Kugelblitz before it fully ignites...
Your ultimate goal is to reach the Kugelblitz before time runs out. Before that, however, you must deactivate the two energy barriers that surround it, by overloading the control panels elsewhere in the maze. This will consume half of your battery, which also depletes as you walk, so make sure you have enough - you can restore your battery using the pickups that spawn throughout the maze.
You can get bonus points by collecting the floppy disks that spawn occasionally, but be quick - they disappear just a few seconds after appearing. You'll get an extra life at 10k points, then 20k, 40k, 80k, and so on.
This is my first (finished) PICO-8 game. It started out as a demake of my entry to GMTK2023, but ended up taking on a life of its own. I hope you enjoy it!