- Press button, click mouse or tap the screen to make your runner jump.
- Use the restart run menu option in the pause menu if you feel you're wasting too much time on a single run.

- Simple one-button/mouse-click/screen-tap control allows you to play on your PC, tablet or smart phone.
- In Cave Runners there is no death nor damage, only annoying difficult jumps, missed jumps, one-sided walls and evil inanimate things alike.
- 6 unlockable extra playable characters.
- Each character has an extra secret target objective... be sure to find it.


Special thanks to my wife for playtesting the game, people in twitter for motivational retweets and likes and the pico-8 comunity that post useful code examples with techniques, tweetcarts and whatnots.

Feedback, critiques, bugs, best-times, screenshots, etc would be greatly appreciated by yours truly.

Published Aug 22, 2016
Tags8-bit, one-button, PICO-8, Runner
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen, Smartphone


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Really cool game! I love the idea of running in all directions.

The graphics are very successful and I love the atmosphere.

Thanks for your nice comment, Jeux!  And thanks for playing!


super hard game at points

once you get a sense of where the goals are, it should get easier!  keep at it!  :)


Great game ! I love the fact that each character plays in the same world but it still feels like a new level 'cause you fo to new places.

I think finding the final dude might be too easy to feel like an ending. It took me 30 sec while the other took me 2 minutes so.. yea.

It's super cool that you made it so that if you jump a bit before you hit the floor you'll just jump again as soon as you hit the floor. really pertinent for that kind of game.

Level design is a bit confusing sometime but I guess that's okay

Great work ! :)

Thanks a lot for the detailed feedback, Rando!  Glad you enjoyed the game!  :)