(another PICO-8 game from me)


Z to start. Arrows move the helicopter. Z (held) deploys ropes to save survivors (if any are near enough).


Yet another one of those games where I finally have a good idea in the last few hours of the month, but this one came together so well I can't be mad.

I am on a pretty good streak of games that don't involve killing/shooting (a gentle challenge I set myself). This one puts you in the active role of a rescuer - albeit, one who never has to recover dead people, as the real volunteers/coast guard often find themselves doing. In this world everyone is save-able, if you're quick. 

Watch your fuel and do passes around the darkened sea in order to find the eye-catching life rings. Then use your trusty ropes (hold Z) to pull people up. 

Lexaloffle BBS thread: here.

#1GAM November 2017

Install instructions

The game should work great in the browser whether downloaded or not! Download the ZIP and put both files in the same folder, then double-click on 'recovery.html'. It should open like a normal webpage.

The binaries just need to be downloaded and unzipped on the correct kind of computer - they should work from the unzipped folder with no extra messing. I'm just using the built-in PICO-8 binary export, but please let me know if something is weird with them. It is a new enough feature.

If you have PICO-8 and want to check out the game's code/etc. or just play it in the 'real thing', download either recovery.p8 or recovery.p8.png to your pico-8/carts directory, then load from within the game with 'load recovery'.


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