This is an entry for PICO-1K Jam 2022. The whole game fits in 1024 bytes of compressed PICO-8 code.

Hold Z to charge laser. When laser charged, release Z to shoot rock.

When you shoot rock, gem fall out. Get gem. More gem got without shoot = more combo point.

Get 10000 point to become master of shoot rock.

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorJakub Wasilewski
Made withPICO-8
TagsArcade, PICO-8, Retro, Short, Space


Minified PICO-8 cartridge (.p8.png) 4 kB
Readable PICO-8 source code (.p8) 3 kB


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i am officially a master of shoot rock

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I was able to get like a crit or something. If you shoot the rocks right as it hits you, you can collect all the gems instantly and get 560 every time. Although you risk getting hit so...


Veteran shoot rockers call this the "Ivan maneuver". Ivan did not live long.

(This happens because you collect all the gems before they have a chance to spread out. 1024 bytes meant no space to add a delay before the gems become collectible)


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I really liked this game. I was able to get 9960 points


Top: 1150

Rock: Make me go pop.

Shop: No shop.

Pop: Rock go pop, me go pop more.


Shoot rock game great! Is hard. Like rock. Is polished. Like gem. Is compressed. Like diamond.




Wow it's hard! It's like the rocks hate me. If I try to shoot them they dodge, if I try to collect gems they hunt me. I didn't even get half-way to 10,000 points. But it's fun! Thank you!

I have the same problem 😆

the effects are hast though


Rock devious enemy. Hard to outsmart.