Created for the Pico-8 Advent Calendar 2019.

Polar Panic

Stay alive in the arctic while climate change destroys your habitat! Eat fish to keep your hunger down or you will starve! Stay away from trash and don't fall into the water.

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  • ⬆️ ⬇️ ⬅️ ➡️ -  jump between floes

That's all there is to it really! Every now and then disaster strikes which will make it harder to stay alive. Do your best.

Good luck!


Design/Art/Code: Johan Peitz (@johanpeitz)
Music/Sound: Chris Donnelly (@gruber_music)

About PICO-8 Advent Calender:

This winter a group of PICO-8 elves has worked hard to release a shiny new toy each day until the 25th of December. Check out the PICO-8 Advent Calendar 2019 every day for a new surprise!

There's even more festive fun waiting on last year's calendar!

Happy Holidays!

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
AuthorJohan Peitz
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Arcade, climate-change, climate-crisis, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Touchscreen


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I loved it, but I don't survive for long, I died several times hahaha

Nice! I love these small fantasy console games haha

Just purchased picoCAD and came across this awesome game!

It's designed in a really simple and elegant way while appealing to practical problems.

I loved this! I wonder if I can probably make a small game console around it. tbh that will be years in the future when I don't have to worry about my grades lol


Make a downloadable version

and also, Cool game


Thanks! Glad to hear you enjoyed it!