1/10. the controls are hard
In String Quest, you take control of two souls that are navigating through a dungeon. They seem to have a special connection, and are bounded by a string that can be used to kill enemies!
- Both players are constantly moving! Press Z to switch between them and use the arrow keys to move the active player.
- After using the string to kill all of the enemies in a room, a flag will appear—collect it to continue to the next level!
- You are rewarded with a collectible heart for completing a room without any deaths, and there are 5 secret coins hidden throughout the game. Can you collect them all?
|Authors||PolyMars, Reece Geofroy|
|Made with||Aseprite, PICO-8|
|Tags||2D, Arcade, Difficult, Dungeon Crawler, pico, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Singleplayer|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, Interactive tutorial, Textless|
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how do i speed up? this is too slow
Its supposed to be slow - its a Pico-8 game (Pico-8 is a fantasy console designed to have limitations similar to 80s home computers )
love the art style, and the fact that you made it in PICO-8 is amazing, also P8 is very underrated
pretty cool game i would say, different than any other game i've played.
its way too hard in my opinion, i think the movement should be more controllable with wasd for red and arrow keys for blue. other than that its pretty good!
why do u have to almost kill reece geofroy to make this
I think it was just a joke
This would've fit nicely in the GMTK 2021 jam :D
possible to have a windows build? I'm oldfashioned...wants to have my favorites games on my usb stick:)
With the GMTK game jam 2021's theme being "joined together", this would be a perfect submission!
Really cool idea! Very original and unique, I enjoyed it.
I love the cute pixel art Reece made for this, and the simple and challenging gameplay is unlike anything I've ever seen before. We have to strategize in real time in order to get the string to line up with the baddies while avoiding certain death, and it's super clever in general.
Some leves can get REALLY hard, but man, they're worthwhile. What a lovely concept. Some levels are more like puzzles, while others are more like action sequences, and they're sweet.
I like to imagine that the blue one is PolyMars and the red one is Reece, or the other way around, and that the game is a metaphor for them trying to finish this project in Pico 8 in time for the jam, lol.
Easily one of the most challenging pico-8 games
Game doesn't start by clicking 2
It’s a Z
Game Idea: kinda like a fighting game but instead of health it fighters ego, and you shoot insults from a pop up menu that has options to make your own insult. style of the game kinda like a street fighter feel.
*it's the fighters ego
New video soon?
Challenging but a super fun idea! Brackeys should be proud. <3
never thought i'd see the elf man here
that was slightly rage inducing but i had a good time :)
That was really fun, I love multitasking games like this! Yall did a great job!
Hi PolyMars can you change Z to Y for german keyboard layouts please?