DOWNLOAD THE UPDATED VERSION  MAZEBORN 1.03 FOR WINDOWS, PICO-8 AND MAC. OFFLINE versions are faster. 

 New version features:

  • Smoother/faster & responsive  player movement
  • Re-balanced gameplay
  • Better camera, with added dynamic battle cam
  • Better demon/imp AI
  • Better Enemy AI / smoother enemies
  • Treasure counter
  • Enemy Balance jump from Level 2 to level 3
  • Super skeleton enemy
  • Smaller Mazes
  • Swirly background!
  • GameJam edition bundled in! (Press Enter and select it!)

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Souls-like, Bloodborne style game for the PICO-8. Navigate your way through insanity as you unlock your mind and free yourself.

Save your mind from the grasp of great insanity. Gather your treasured memories to increase your stamina and keep yourself moving  while you expand and unlock your twisted mind. 

Discover the 2 different endings...if you can survive your own psyche and make it out alive! 

Explore the procedurally-generated maze that changes around you, every minute. Destroy you inner demons, only to see them reborn along with the maze. Luckily the exit, items and treasures stay put...as do your enemies corpses, scarring your soul.

For fans of Rogue-like and Souls-like games, with a fair but challenging difficulty, requiring skill and timing. 

Tips:

  • Collect all the treasures in a level to level up!
  • Dash is invincible, use it!
  • Keep an eye on your stamina bar.
  • You can only collect up to 9 health potions. Use them wisely.
  • You don't always have to kill an enemy.
  • Sometimes it can be wise to stay put and see if the maze opens up. Sometimes you can rush through before a gap might close. Take a gamble!

This game is free to distribute. If you wish to distribute this game for money, please contact me for royalty pricing details. 

Published Feb 28, 2018
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Release date Mar 01, 2018
Rating
(1)
AuthorGymcrash
GenreAction
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, 8-bit, dark-souls, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro, Roguelike, Roguelite, Short, souls-like
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller

Install instructions

You need PICO-8 Fantasy Console to play .p8 files, or you can download the executable versions for Windows or Mac.

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mazeborn-1.03-windows.zip 866 kB
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mazeborn-1.03-pico8.p8 61 kB
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mazeborn-1.03-mac.zip 1 MB
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mazeborngamejam.p8 82 kB
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mazeborn-1.02-gamejamcombined-html.zip 374 kB

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