An arena-survival shooter with zombies made with/for PICO-8

You can download the game cartridge and run it with PICO-8 if you own it.

Keyboard controls :

  • Arrow keys : Move
  • C : Shoot
Xbox Controller controls (downloadable version only) :
  • Left stick : Move
  • A : Shoot

The game is still in development. Here is what is currently implemented :

  • You get a shotgun with limited ammo (displayed on the upper left corner) at first, allowing you to shoot 3 projectiles at at once. Once you run out of ammo, you'll use your pistol (that only shoots one bullet at a time).
  • You lose 1 HP every time you get hit by a zombie (HPs are displayed on the upper left corner as player head icons).
  • There is only one type of enemy that walks toward the players.
  • Infinite enemy spawn.

What's coming next :

  • More weapons
  • More enemy types
  • Waves system
  • Powerups spawn
  • Score/Timer/Waves survived
  • Grenades/Bombs
  • Enemy corpses
  • Title screen
  • Sounds
  • Music (not sure how I'll do this though)
  • ???????? 2 Players Local Coop ????????

Published Jul 16, 2016
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Made withPICO-8
TagsPICO-8, Retro, Top-Down, Zombies


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zombiearena.p8 42 kB


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Awesome work

This is really fun, nice work!

Thanks! I'll finish this game when I have some time :-)