My first PICO-8 project, based on the excellent tutorial work of MBoffin! A Flappy Bird-esque game of surviving as long as you can.

The entire game can be played with just the Up Arrow; players may also reset at any time using X.

Updated 11/18/2017:


  • Rebalanced gravity and jump strength to make play more dynamic.
  • Decreased collision size on the bottom of the UFO; it now feels better and is more lenient.
  • Slightly reduced the foreground parallax's intrusion over the midground to decrease the chances of having "blind" jumps or sequences.

Quality of Life:

  • Added a border to the screen area.
  • Added a flickering color to the score text every 1,000 points to mark progress.
  • Added lighting effects at the edges of the screen: darker in the deeper cave, lighter towards the exit.
  • Added a dedicated title screen with new title and other info.
  • Minor revamp to the game over screen.
  • Updated music. It's still the same elements but in a slightly less obnoxious loop.
  • Updated the desktop icon for the downloadable executables.
  • Separated the Windows/Mac/Linux downloads for user convenience.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, PICO-8


Download NowName your own price

Click download now to get access to the following files:

Erk'Lak - 867 kB
Erk'Lak - 1 MB
Erk'Lak - 479 kB

Development log

Leave a comment

Log in with to leave a comment.