Recruit your troops, and face the world full of monsters and treasure. Explore 5 different worlds, unlock different classes and find out the secret of your troops.

Was first developed for the Meta Game Jam. Might get extra updates later on.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Role Playing
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, 8-Bit, grid-based, lua, meta, PICO-8, Strategy RPG


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Good game

Added to the list for tonight's stream on twitch. 5:30-8:30 pm eastern US time


Good work on updating the game:) Nice to have the standalone versions available as well now:)

For some reason, no matter what key I press, I can't get the game to start. I'm using the web version. Might be something to look into before voting.

Thanks, uploaded a fix.


I found a bug. When I go to full screen, the mouse cursor doesn't work, it just stays in the top left corner. It'd be nice to be able to play it in full screen.

Yeah, sorry, but that's pico-8 bug ๐Ÿ˜• Can't do anything about it :X


UPD: managed to fix this, enjoy ๐Ÿ˜‰ 

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Why did you use X as the Start button? You should have used something standard, like Enter or Space. Also, the words that constantly bounce up and down on the screen, are in the way of the tiles, making it hard to see anything when you move to those tiles. But it's a good game that's really fun. But it doesn't seem very meta to me, but it's still fun, good job.

Because pico-8 limits me to only arrow keys and X/C. Thanks for playing, tho ๐Ÿ˜‰

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I don't get it, what's the meta part? Or do I just need to keep playing? I find the controls a bit cumbersome (clicking the tiny move/attack icons is a bit hard)
Fun little game nonetheless

Hm, the meta part was about that the chars know, that they are in the game... They are constantly talking with you "move away your mouse" and stuff.

Ah I saw that but thought I missed more.


Amazing game! However, I encountered a glitch that prevented me from doing anything. It would simply say that there were 0 turns left, and wouldn't let me hit the skip button. On the bright side, the concept of the game is amazing, and it plays well too!

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Thanks! Trying to find the cause of this bug, there is a tiny helper in the pause menu (press P or enter, there is a bug fix option). 

UPD: uploaded a tiny fix. This issue should be gone now.

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Hi. Today at 22nd of March I encountered the same bug. I would believe what got me stuck has something to do with my warrior dying and only having a mage left with no moves.

Otherwise, fun little game.


Awesome, well done! Support payment has been sent, thanks for making such a fun game!


Thanks a bunch ๐Ÿ˜‰ Did you have any trouble with understanding how to use / place your troops?


No, placing troops was very straight forward right from the start:)