(another PICO-8 game from me)


Z to start. Arrows move the bear. 


I got tangled in a dirty web of vector rotation when I was working on this month's game, and it so distracted me that I never actually worked on the other parts of the game...so instead, I threw this together in two days! Just like I always seem to do.

Nonetheless I think it's pretty good. You play as a bear who's just woken up from hibernation to a snowy landscape with no grass! Have to clear that up so grass can grow and spring can really begin. 

There's no real fail state in this game, but it happens in moves - you'll continue in a straight line as long as you're moving over unbroken snow. But it's fun to try and complete levels in the shortest time possible. To be fair, I wasn't able to create as many or as clever levels as I had hoped, but if you're interested you should be able to add some easily by editing the file. If not, just enjoy the 7 levels already there!

Lexaloffle BBS thread: here.

#1GAM February 2018

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 'springbear.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 springbear.p8 or springbear.p8.png to your pico-8/carts directory, then load from within the game with 'load springbear'.


springbear_html.zip 334 kB
springbear.app.zip 1,017 kB
springbear_linux.zip 465 kB
springbear_windows.zip 838 kB
springbear.p8.png 13 kB
springbear.p8 45 kB

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