A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Explore areas, solve puzzles, and fight against the curse that was imposed on you by an ancient statue!

Your only weapon is a bow and a single arrow to defend yourself against your own corruption!

Use your arrows as platforms, fight against enemies, toggle switches, and push boxes, and die (over and over)! 

Curse of the Arrow is a challenging platformer made in a tiny resolution (192x128 pixels) in LÖVE.  

Curse of the Arrow features:

  • 5 chapters with 100 levels!
  • An original soundtrack created by Failpositive, (get it here!)
  • Four difficulty levels to choose from to change things up, or make them easier!
  • Solving puzzles and fighting enemies, at the same time!
  • Gamepad support! 
  • Pets you can buy as you progress through the game!
  • You will probably die a lot!

Each room is filled with puzzles, obstacles, coins, awesome art and secrets. Can you make your way through them and remove the curse! Will you take on this challenge? 

A tiny spoiler, this is all 100 levels together!

Android version


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

curse-of-the-arrow-win32.zip 26 MB
Version 1.8.3
curse-of-the-arrow-win64.zip 27 MB
Version 1.8.3
curse-of-the-arrow-linux-x86_64.zip 27 MB
Version 1.8.3
curse-of-the-arrow-linux-i686.zip 27 MB
Version 1.8.3
curse-of-the-arrow-macos.zip 28 MB
Version 1.8.3
CurseOfTheArrow-V1.8.3-universal.love 23 MB
Version 1.8.3
hd_map.png 1 MB
if you pay $2 USD or more
soundtrack.zip 23 MB
if you pay $5 USD or more

Development log


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reminds me of Towerclimb


Arrows + x,c,z


Any way to get full screen in this?

I think there was smth in settings?

I checked, but there's nothing there for screen options.

Hi, I'm looking for tutorials to make a game in love 2d that's why I'm asking where did you learn love 2d to make this game ?

Man. Any programming topic: google it. Love2d has so many tutorials. I personally came from PICO-8/SDL2/SFML and that helped me a lot.

Hi, I can't seem to run it on Ubuntu 1.9. Do you have any idea what might be causing it? I'm running it through itch.io app launcher and it doesn't seem to find executable file to start the game

Hey man, I think you need to get love2d (you can apt-get it), to run the game. Sadly,.that means, you have to launch it by hand, and not from the app :/

I think I found what the problem is. It’s because run.sh has DOS-style line endings. It tries to append the carriage return character to the interpreter path at the beginning and obviously fails, because there is no such file.

You can resolve it by just converting run.sh to UNIX-style line endings using a text editor of your choice (most text editors can do that).

Is this really made with PICO_8?

No, its made with love2d, but with pico8 palette, as stated in the description :)


I Love This Game


Good game

Thanks <3

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Thanks :D

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I cant seem to load the linux version. I've installed it from love2d.org, but I keep getting the message: LÖVE not installed, please install from http://love2d.org when trying to run ./run.sh... any ideas mate?


EDIT: I figured it out mate. It was me. i never did a sudo apt install love


this game is so tight. Would love to compose for any future projects you’re working on.



Bought it. I paid $15 and got source code. Good work.

Thanks a bunch :)


Really lovely game!! So much content, and so many things to do.


Hey Egor,

I just got Pico-8 and it reminded mme of this game. Have you ever thought of using random generation for games?

No, I've been hand-making all 100+ levels for this game. But we are planning some procgen for the next project!


I've try ty use a Xbox 360 gamepad for play, but it don't work. Do you have a solution?

Yup, the release version will have this issue fixed. Planning to get it out on 30th. 


okay! Thanks ^^


Great work on the demo so far! I just played for a while into the explosive levels, then I decided to buy the game and wait until a later version.  The jump controls are a little squirrely, and the hitboxes often feel a little unfair, but there are a lot of good ideas here. I'd like to see more variety in music, and a fullscreen option (I'm using Borderless Gaming as a workaround). I've been playing this on my TV with PS4 controller.

Thanks for the feedback ;) I will add not pixel-perfect full screen mode in the next update (comes really soon)! About the jump controls, what seems wrong in them? Maybe in-air movement feels strange?


Music is going to be changed a lot, and should contain more variety :D


Awesome as always! Keep it up.

Thanks :)


Very nice game! I've try the demo and it's very nice! But how do you export PICO-8 games to Android?

Haha, it's not a pico-8 game! It is written in love2d, but I used pico-8 palette + darker some colors. The screen is a bit wider, the pico-8 resolution (pico-8 display is 128x128, mine is 192x128).


How okay ^^'

Thank's for your reply! Your games are awnsome!

Thanks :)


Egor, this is a lovely game. I'm amazed at how quickly you put this together.
Fantastic work, bud!
I hope it does well for you.

Haha, thanks a lot, Roy!