THE BALLZ ARE LAVA! Nobody knows why - it's just always been this way. Our chance of survival is to absorb all the Green Orbs floating around, while avoiding certain death by touching the Lava - all before the time runs out!

My entry to the #FC_JAM that came 2nd Place, where the theme was "Union".


  • Mouse = Move player (Recommended)
  • Arrows = Move player


  • Endless number of levels* 
    • (Theoretically!)
  • Each level is "consistently random" -  learn the best way to win!
  • 6x Power-Ups to help you throughout the game
  • Timed levels - Race the clock!
  • High Score 
  • Familiar-sounding thumping music... *cough*



  • v1.1
    • ADD: Momentary shrink at press of button (wait to recharge)
    • ADD: New one-time shield power-up
    • ADD: Music can now be toggled on/off via pause menu
    • ADD: Particle effects for deaths & game over screen
    • ADD: Now saves highest level reached
    • CHG: Power-up animations
    • CHG: Pause power-up now works in conjunction with player power-ups
    • FIX: Title anim pos
    • FIX: Power-up pos under ui
    • FIX: Player pos jump at start of level (now controllable during countdown)
    • FIX: Game over screen/anim can now be skipped
  • v1.0: Initial version
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorPaul Nicholas (Liquidream)
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, PICO-8

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Cool game, my favourite out of related game jam games. It is really self-explanatory/intuitive, because it is so simple, you don't need tutorial or explanation. And the game starts really easy and builds up at an appropriate pace. Although simple, the game is very engaging, love it, it also has a mean soundtrack. Good job man.

Hey, thanks a lot eNt. Very glad you liked my game!   :o)
I've started working on a "full/HD" version of this game, but I've not got very far (hoping to get it finished by the end of the year).
Alas, can't take much credit for the music - that's all "The Prodigy" ;o)
Thanks again! :D


Ha, cool! Thanks for doing another one.
I forgot how tense I made this game, got stressed just watching YOU play it! :D

This game Is awesome

Did video on it