Getting this randomly when I try to play
Delve down into the dimly lit corridors of Dank Tomb and see if you can solve all its puzzles. Find the seven golden idols hidden within and uncover the forgotten story of an ancient king gone mad.
Before you play:
Dank Tomb is a pay-what-you-want title, which means that if you prefer to play it for free, it's perfectly okay to do so. But I'd really appreciate it a lot if you choose to click the "support this game" button above! To show you how much I appreciate it, there is even an expedition journal with additional Dank Tomb story available for download for those who choose to support the game. Source code is also available for PICO-8 enthusiasts.
Arrows - walk around, Z/C - jump, X/V - interact/use items.
Gamepads are supported as well, if you prefer to play that way.
If you're stuck, just exit a room and enter it again - it will reset and let you start fresh.
Saving your progress:
If you'd like to put the game down and return to it later, the game features a special room where you can save your progress. Once you see the "progress saved" message, it's safe to close the browser.
To delete your progress (to get 100% completion on a new playthrough, maybe?), press Escape and select "delete progress" from the in-game menu. Warning: irreversible!
|Release date||Jul 25, 2017|
|Tags||2D, Action-Adventure, Atmospheric, Exploration, Metroidvania, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Puzzle-Platformer, Singleplayer, Top Down Adventure|
|Average session||About a half-hour|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Gamepad (any)|
|Mentions||A conversation with the curator of the P...|
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took me way longer than it needed to, and had to restart, after realizing two trophies are in the first tutorial glove section (and unreachable once you leave there and move on)
An awesome puzzle game, 2 areas got me stumped but i did it after a little. i also loved the graphics and colors. i spent over 2 hours and died 337.
Really addicting game. I spent three evenings in about 4h. I died 747 times :-D
This game is great! But I can't complete it because of a bug: When I get the relics that look like little spirals (the ones guarded by wall-shots you can't jump past) and then I enter the map room the game freezes. I can repeat this getting either spiral first. The map room saves as intended until I pick up a spiral. They are cursed. I can even get both spirals and then enter the map room but hug the wall and inch my way past the map and out the door on the bottom so the save won't activate. I then come back in and map room freezes. Walking to the center of the room does this. Despite having saved in the map room before the bug, the game doesn't go back to an earlier save. It begins a new game. Restart doesn't load a save then either. I'm on macOSMonterey 12.6.1 and Safari 16.1. I will try Firefox and Chrome next. Just thought you should know. It's awesome! I wish I could see the ending! :)
Sorry to hear that! The bug is kind of surprising, since the game hasn't really been updated or changed since quite a while (years), and that's the first I hear of a saving issue like that.
Using another browser might help - or playing using one of the downloadable executables, if you bought the game. I'm afraid I can't offer much help otherwise, since I don't have the right hardware to try and reproduce this (my Mac is too old for Monterey), and the issue seems to be somewhat specific to your machine.
D'oh! Well it wouldn't be the first time a problem was "specific to my machine!" Since I discovered it, how about naming the bug after me? To report: the map room works fine in Firefox!
I really like the game and I support artists, but I've never bought a Pico-8 game. Do I need to install the PICO-8 Fantasy Console to play it? Cheers! :)
Glad it worked well in Firefox!
Normally, I add Windows/Linux/Mac executables as downloadables for my PICO-8 games, but I see that for some reason I didn't do this for Dank Tomb. I'll make a note of adding those - once they're up, you can play without PICO-8 just by using the standalone executables. I'll try to put up the executables some time next week, since there is really no reason for them to not be here.
If you want to play the original cartridge file, you do need PICO-8 to load it.
A very good puzzle game, I really enjoyed it and also it's free. I recomend it a lo
super cute music reminds me on gameboy!
Amazing, I kind of raged though
Donde descargo el juego?...
just the first part right when you first enter the tomb made me feel like rage quitting! I like this game. :) YOu did a really great job!
It's easy to miss something since it's so dark inside the caves. I guess it makes it all more fun! Great game!
Awesome game. Really, really well done. I loved the focus on puzzle design and exploration as opposed to fighting; speaking of, the puzzles were incredibly clever, and very satisfying to try and work out. The one criticism I have is that the perspective really, REALLY does not work in the game's favor. I constantly found myself accidentally running off ledges, or pushing the wrong object off a cliff just because I was positioned just slightly off, even though it may have appeared that I was positioned correctly. It was bad enough that the final puzzle felt like I was being trolled, because of how precise you needed to be. I feel like if the player had a slightly bigger base of support (meaning they could get a little further out on a ledge without falling off) then this would be a non-issue. That said though, I honestly had a great time with this, and I'll absolutely be coming back. It's just too clever, and too well made not to.
Very nice puzzle game!
Love the colors and the style :3
OMG THOSE LOVELY COLORS! <3 <3 <3
Can you please make a sequal?
I'm excited that on the first run through I only found 5 idols so I get to play it again to find the others. yay
D A N K
this is the perfect fusion of Mario, Zelda and Metroid
PD: Is the game too difficult in the end or is it just my stupidity?
It can be hard, but it feels easy once its done
honestly I found the last puzzle room way too hard, especially since one mess-up forces you to restart
Pretty neat game! The graphics are just beautiful(all tho sometimes not clear), the music sound's great, and gameplay is really fun.
The light management is simply amazing and the overall setting is quite well done. The first times I played it I never found any idols, but as I was exploring more and the first one appeared, that made me want to explore even more to see what secrets I could find, although I have not finished finding all of them.
It won't have much to do with it, but it made me wonder about other games where the protagonist is an explorer archaeologist and things like Pitfall, La Mulana and Spelunki came to mind, even though they all have completely different mechanics.
I share my playthrough of the game.
this is the dankest pico 8 game ive ever played
Ok, so. I played this game twice. 1 just to try it, the second one to get all idols. I was wondering though, does the 3 poems do something or are they just lore? Thanks for the good game and Happy New Year
There are 12 verses, forming one poem - but yeah, it's just a tiny bit of lore for the persistent :)
It is a really nice touch. I wish you could read the poem during the game to check if you have completed it. I would also have been nice if at the end of the game the number of verses obtained appeared just like the number of idols collected.
This game is a PICO-8 showcase!
I just donated, please do one more fix so it no longer crashes in version 0.2.1B. Since zep promised the API is now stable that hopefully means no more updates necessary.
The version on the BBS/splore doesn't crash for me on PICO-8 0.2.1b. Can you screenshot the crash?
I think I can almost replicate the error. It seems to only appear when I have the cart saved locally by favoriting or saving it and not running directly from splore. I open the first door and walk left to the machines and then back. Then this message pops up.
Awesome game bro!!!!
This is a great Game!
I was surprised it was a pico-8 game because the graphics looked like it was made in unity
would defiantly would recommend
this was a really great game!!!! thank you for this.
The riddles were great and challenging, some difficult, but I'd say it's a perfect difficulty graduation.
Like it but too slow .... maybe a windows build will be faster.....Anyway good atmospheric game
Dat light effect <3
Very much fun! I like the graphic effect alot :)
Hey. I have a question (sorry if it sounds dumb) how to exactly download the game? I clicked download now and it only downloads the Map and the PICO-8 Cartridge. So sorry if it sounds dumb.
Hi, as you noticed, the downloads are just additional materials for the game. If you're not a PICO-8 user, the best way you can play the game currently is right here on the site, with no download necessary. I haven't prepared a standalone version yet.
no new praises that haven't already been said. just impressive graphics, utilizing the pico-8 in an interesting way, and cleverly designed puzzles. not sure if it was an inspiration, but it felt like a La-Mulana game on pico-8. excellent game!
Pretty incredible for a Pico-8 game. Great art, sound, music, and puzzle design.
I found the lower edge of tiles difficult to determine. Many times I knew what I wanted to do and was sure I was in the right position, only to die due to poor placement. Very frustrating and ultimately I gave up after Idol 2 because the platforming wasn't fun for me anymore.
I'd like to see this with some sort of cleaner tileset which fixes that issue.
Wonderful game !
Demanding controls, tough puzzles, charming atmosphere... I didn't expect so much fun !
As a minor side note, the fullscreen mode does not seem to work.
Hey, glad you liked it! The fullscreen mode still works for me, can you tell me what browser you were using so I can fix it?
Awesome game thanks! :D
It's really cool to see that you used up so much of the possible tokens and had to use really short variables!
Really enjoyed until I got stuck here
You have to figure out what the wand is for. Hint: It's got a bit more range than the other items :)
I really like this!