Kelp on Mars

Survive 1 week harvesting kelp on Mars while providing for your hungry Martian family by collecting the tips of the kelp  and fixing the kelp harvesting nets with the kelp "blades" .

You need 40 tips a day to nourish your family and 10 blades of kelp to repair each broken net—and if you break all three nets in a day that's the end of your run.

What you don't use on one day rolls over into the next.

Tend well to your farm—what you harvest one day will be reflected in the next. A sprout  will grow into a tip on the following day but if you harvest the holdfast the kelp won't grow again.


  • Accelerate — ➡️
  • Decelerate — ⬅️
  • Move kelp net — ⬆️ ⬇️
  • Start / restart at game over — ❎ / X

Game Jam

This is an entry for the eighteenth Eggjam #18 where the theme is "Sourcing Locally 🏡🌱". The source for the cart can be be found in this pico8-carts repo.


This is the sixth game I've completed and released, I hope you enjoy it!

Huge thanks to Gruber for the beautiful game music which is the "Pastoral" track from Pico-8 Tunes Volume 1.

Thanks to Lexaloffle for making PICO-8, it was a pleasure to work with, as always.

A big thank you to the Eggplant Show community who inspired me to make another game and have given great feedback along the way.


All source and assets are licensed under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

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