Welcome to String Quest, a game made in 7 days with PICO-8 for the Brackeys Game Jam 2021.1!


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!

How to Play
  • 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?


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New video soon?

very cool!


Challenging but a super fun idea! Brackeys should be proud. <3

never thought i'd see the elf man here


I'm always here! ;)


What? How?





Future video?

you bet!



that was slightly rage inducing but i had a good time :)

Haha, yeah definitely not an easy game to 100% complete!


That was really fun, I love multitasking games like this! Yall did a great job!

Thanks Joe! Glad you liked it :)

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Hi PolyMars can you change Z to Y for german keyboard layouts please?

You should be able to rebind keys in the standalone PICO-8 player: https://pico-8.fandom.com/wiki/Keyconfig