You must brave the depths of the dungeon and defeat the boss, only then can you exit and emerge victorious. Tiny Rogue is a minimalist rogue-like dungeon crawler set among randomly generated mazes, with multiple classes to choose from (each with their own abilities) to brave the depths against increasingly powerful monsters. 

The MicroPython (PicoDisplayPack and Thumby) versions of the game have been created to be moddable by users of the game. Source code for the Pico-8 and MicroPython is also included. 

Ascii mode can be switched on in the settings menu.

Generic Pico-8 Controls:

  • Toggle Fullscreen: Alt+Enter 
  • Reload/Run/Restart cart: Ctrl+R
  • Mute/Unmute: Ctrl+M
  • Player 1 defaults: Cursors + ZX / NM / CV
  • Player 2 defaults: SDFE + WA
  • Enter or P for pause menu (while running)
  • You can use any game controllers recognized by SDL with PICO-8 version
  • Mobile controls similar except in the virtual handset the O button represents the Z key

Pico-8 Specific Controls:

  • Arrow keys to cycle through menus, Z/X to select option
  • Arrow keys to move while exploring
  • Releasing a key after 1+ seconds opens menu while exploring

PicoDisplayPack Specific Controls:

  • A/B to cycle through menus, X/Y to select option
  • B/Y to move left/right, A/X to move up/down while exploring
  • Releasing a key after 1+ seconds opens menu while exploring

Thumby Specific Controls:

  • Arrow keys to cycle through menus, A/B to select option
  • Arrow keys to move while exploring
  • A/B to open menu while exploring

Browser Edition:

The free-to-play browser version is the Pico-8 HTML build of the game.

Demo Edition:

The demo download contains the game documentation, information modders, as well as license agreement.

Premium Edition:

Purchasing the game will grant access to the following: 

  • Pico-8 based standalone builds for Linux, Mac, Windows, and  Raspberry Pi. 
  • MicroPython versions for the PicoDisplayPack and Thumby (acts as both the game and source code).
  • Source code for all versions of the game
  • All future ports will be included, along with the source code.


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Is the version on the thumby arcade a demo too?

Yes. It includes the thumby build, plus the pico-8 code, and other various builds.

is the thumby build any different?

Should be the same thumby build here as on the thumby website, closest thing there is is that you also get the picodisplaypack build to for python, which does have some minor code tweaks to make it work.