Void Seeker

You wish to become one with the v o i d, but you're running out of time—you need to fall through the gaps on each floor and make it to the void before it closes. The deeper you go the sooner the v o i d closes and the path becomes more challenging, but fortunately you'll have some power ups along the way. The goal of the game is to get to the deepest level as the v o i d has no end.

Controls

  • Movement — ⬅️ ➡️
  • Jump / Start / Retry — ❎ / X

Features

  • The void is rife with randomness—no two levels are the same!
  • Spiffy sound effects, they'll never get old I hope
  • High score tracking, your PB is displayed on the start screen

Gaps

  • Normal — Fall at regular speed
  • Fast — Fall fast then move fast
  • Slow — Fall slow then move slow, less so if you jump in

When falling from one gap if you go through another that will speed your fall and give you a speed boost on landing!

Items

  • Key — Get all the keys on the floor to unlock the gaps
  • Time extend — The void lingers a little longer

Power ups

As you wish to travel light you can only hold one power–up a time, but fortunately they aren't uncommon in your journey.

  • Warp — Walls lose all meaning
  • Grav Belt — More jumps and improved slow descents
  • Speed shoes — Move faster, stop slower

Obstacles

  • Launcher — Gives you boost … back up a floor
  • Bouncer — Gives you a little push

Game Jam

This is an entry for the inaugural Eggplant Community Game Jam where the theme is "Going Into The Void". The source for the cart can be be found in my pico8-carts repo.

Thanks

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

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

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

Comments

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I like the game, Got to level 18. Its fun and simple, I think there could be some more items like the keys that change the game a bit, but its still pretty fun. Good job

Thanks, LemonRamen! I like the idea of more items too :)

I've now updated the game with more items and variety, you might like to have another go :D