UFO: Scorpion's Curse

As you were surveying the hairless ape's mega-structure in your spacecraft the way out was sealed shut! Now trapped, find a way out so you can return home to Mars! 


  • Arrow keys to move.
  • X to abduct something (grab) or drop current object.
  • Enter to bring up pause menu
    • Continue to resume game.
    • Last Checkpoint to restart at the last checkpoint, resetting all rooms.
    • Reset Cart to reload the game.

Latest Changes

  • 0.0.4
    • Post-Jam release.
    • Enabled save system.
    • Double the levels double the fun!
  • 0.0.3
    • Game Jam release.
  • 0.0.2
    • Second Test Release
  • 0.0.1
    • Test version.


Code and Art Edits: Munro Hoberman (Twitter)

Level Design: Lionel Miele-Herndon (Twitter)

Music: John McKinnon (Youtube)

Original Assets: Kenney (1-bit Platformer, 1-bit Pack)

Made for #kenneyjam and Mini Jam 61: Egypt in a weekend!

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorsMunro, Onygox, jmmusic
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Aliens, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

0.0.3.zip 452 kB
UFO Scorpion's Curse 0.0.3 (Game Jam).zip 12 MB
UFO Scorpion's Curse 0.0.4 (Post Jam).zip 12 MB


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Nice. I didn’t enter the Jam this time, but I had fun playing through this to the end. Cute sprites, nice music, good level design.


It's fun, what can I say

thanks! glad you enjoyed it!


Absolutely amazing! Carrying skeletons using a flying saucer is just, the coolest thing I've done in a video game in a while

flying saucers carrying skeletons is what video games are for!

Very cool game and concept. It must have taken you hours to design the whole map!

thanks! pico8 has a great map editor and lucky enough to have a member focused on level design!

Appreciate the comment! It did take a long time to build the map, but it was very fun to do so :)

Really neat!

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Nice work to wrap quickly for a jam… carrying skeletons is a nice trick.. hard to combine some of those carrying actions.

thank you!

Nice, it was fun to play. Too bad the ufo couldn't escaped with the artifact though lol