This game is a simple platformer. If you fall on spikes or monsters you die, and you’ll respawn on the last checkpoint.

Oh, also, every new room you discover has to fit to the camera, so, everytime you enter a new room, everything shrinks to fit on your screen. The checkpoints will reset this.

I really love the idea but I had not enough time to polish it, add art or some more mechanics, but eh, its “finished”.

Entry for the Ludum Dare 40.

The sprites are all mine except for the main character, made by GrafxKid

Music: “8bit Dungeon Boss” by Kevin MacLeod

Published Dec 05, 2017
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Tags2D, gamepad, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 40, Pixel Art
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
LinksLudum Dare


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"Try and beat this"

Sure. 57 seconds. Give me some time, and I can go lower too if you want.

To the dev:

I loved the concept of this game so much! The checkpoints are spaced out perfectly so that it gets slowly and slowly more difficult to see, before bringing to all back. Also, the fact that you put the checkpoints a little out of the way meant that you had to actively worked for them, and also let people challenge themselves by skipping the checkpoints altogether. The discovery mechanic kept you on your toes, and I'll admit that the spike pit by the first checkpoint got me the first time I played through.

My only issue is the long hall and drop at the end. There's no difficulty in it, and all it does is add another 5 or so seconds to your game time. It's actually a little frustrating to encounter when you're speedrunning, because it throws your estimation way off.

damn i only got 58 


Very nice game! I enjoyed a lot. Add more levels, a menu and you will have a great game.

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Hi! My name's Sasha Zenko. I'm from Belarus. 

I am making hardcore letsplay videos handsfree (using only my chin).  

I have a program that allows me to assign keyboard controls to mouse movements.  I have played your game and I think it’s awesome! It's very good. I like it.  

Check out my LetsPlay video: 

Did it in 58 seconds try and beat this


Short, but promising. I can really imagine this game turning out into a fully fleshed out game with several levels you have to conquer. This is the first time I've seen a concept like this and I really enjoyed playing it!


Would love to have a restart button.

A brilliant take on a simple platform game.  The screen zooms out like to fit the screens into the one play area the further you explore. Genius.

Excellent game even if it is too short. We want to finish it and improve its score. Great job!

Amazing... <3 Great job! Beat it under 7 minutes with my first run through. 

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ayyy managed to get 0:59, really fun game with a really good concept. id love to see this crossed with a simplified version of SOTN's progression, combat and puzzles, itd be a really cool game. as it stands currently, its still a really really fun game, do you have plans to continue it after the jam?

Short but awesome game.

Very well done. Loved the tight controls!

nice game balls crusing challege love it 

The classic platform game.  It reminds me of the good old times. The game is simple and too short but I enjoyed playing it. The music is good but too loud for me. Good work! :)

Well, that is one damn cool idea for a platform game. I thoroughly enjoyed it and did a video. Please do more levels as I think the idea of all the rooms shrinking very novel until you hit a restart point. Thanks Devs



Thank you very much for the video and the good words!! 

The game has been very well received, so I probably make more levels and add some new mechanics.

Thanks again :)