P.Craft is a crafting game made using Pico 8. You wake up on a deserted island, and you have to survive. Gather materials and build your tools. Explore the area and find a cave. Will you find a way to escape the island ?

Controls :
Button 1 (C/Z/N) : open inventory / cancel menu
Button 2 (V/X/M) : use equiped item / valid menu

Clic on the game to give it focus if buttons doesnt work.

Update : Deluxe edition with save system, a boss and a few new items to discover.

The game is heavily inspired by Notch's Ludum Dare entry "Minicraft" witch seemed a perfect idea for pico 8

Quick start if needed :

  • Start by punching one or two trees.
  • Avoid zombies (water is you friend)
  • Open your inventory and select the workbench
  • Place the workbench on the ground
  • Use the workbench to craft a wood haxe
  • Select the wood haxe in your inventory
  • Cut trees until you can craft a sword on the workbench
  • Search the island until you find a cave opening
  • You can pickup your workbench again to move it near the cave
  • Your goal now is to craft a boat
  • Try to find the mysterious and dangerous boss before leaving the island
  • Be carefull


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pcraft_deluxe_src_Pico8.zip 44 kB
pcraft2.app.zip 1 MB
pcraft2Linux.zip 512 kB
pcraft2Win.zip 885 kB

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why cant i save



Does anybody know how to plant and farm seeds?

use shovel on sand. then plant seed there. wait and harvest with scyte! :)

I tried to save and I got this screen. And I can't get it to go away

OMG i found the artifact piece and i found out how to plant whear btw. Hint the artifact has something to do with farming

I somehow cant figure out how to plant seeds? Can you plsease help me


This is literally Mini-craft

Hello! Your game is super fun! We were wondering if you would want us to localize the game into Portuguese. On our page you have all the details about us!

Keep up the great work 💪

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this game is good yeah but my problem is the switching weapons/tools i'd like it more if it have hotbars and also i saw a bug that when i place the chest the first time its normal but when i placed another one without going to my inventory  it teleports the first chest to where i want to put the other one then if i pick it up two will go back to my inventory

its sooo hard and soo fun at the same time

maybe i just suck at it idk lol

great job

Great little game, couldn't figure out how to install minicraft, was a bit annoyed, then I found this. Pretty much the same, it seems. I really love that music aswell, it's really good. The game is quite fun, will be playing this a lot.

So, how do I load my save files?  It seems to be saving, but I cannot load them once I have something saved. 

Hi! If you restart the game, a load option should appear along the new game option on the title screen. But the game is permadeath, so if you die your save is deleted. Sorry if you lost progress.

Ahhh, that would be why. I never checked until after I had died. 

This game is amazing

This game is lit, two thumbs up.

Good game!!!

Just an awesome game for pico8! Will there be some updates?

I was near to escaping the island with the boat, but I wanted to kill the boss. So I searched a random number generator on google. 1 = Escape, 2 = Boss. I think google wanted to kill me cause I got 2

You should add a warning that you cant come back in the 2d ladder because I was doing well and I lost everything.


I randomly found your channel on youtube

Really lmao, thats cool dude. Hope u subscribed :)

I'm sorry, I really should have put a warning, It is a bit harsh as the boss can be quite hard if you are not prepared. I hope you had fun anyway.

nice game bro

Not bad

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Apparently, if you go into the water outside of the cave, you get stuck in limbo and your map shows that you aren't moving, and no matter where you walk, nothing happens. Other that, great game!

Awesome and fun game but,  was it made for left-ies only?

Heres a tip: Once you get the Gem Shovel, you can destroy a sand tile and turn it into a water tile which zombies cannot cross. Good for making a base.


After a Decent gameplay, I was going down the 2nd ladder inside the cave when this crash happened.



Web Version on Firefox 60.3.0 ESR

PS : I have been able to reload the savegame, I was right on top of the ladder with much less items than I had before. And I have been able to go down this time. Strange behavior oO

You had less items than before because that was your recent save file.

I've had this problem too, but with Google Chrome. I guess it happens on all browsers when you either have too many chests or too many tiles displaced.

what are the controls pls reply

they are in the description

what does the fox say?


I picked up my chest which had most of my stuff in it then went into the overworld opened another chest and I ended up losing all of my items including the workbenches so I got stuck and had to restart. Just a warning.

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Neat little game

> easy to learn
> simple, yet beautiful terrain
> monsters can appear everywhere, which makes it more challenging
> not very much content

Uh, hey, on coolmathgames there's an exact copy called "survival island" or something

Hello, I made a special version for Coolmathgames as they found the game interesting. The two game are nearly identical.

Okay, good, I thought they may have copied it illegally or something.

i beat the game!!!

I really like it, it's cool and everything. BUT! I stopped playing it after few minutes, because there is no option to change or at least turn on/off the music. The only one music in the game is TOO short and repetitive. After a  few minutes it became soo annoying... :-(

What does Talisman Do? Can anyone tell me plzzzzzzz


The music is eerie and the game is fun. My only complaint is that I can't load my save just before leaving the island to go back and beat the monster. 

I accidentally went in the boss room. Trying to pick up a gem.

i did that to


Nice game, but unfortunately it has at least some nasty bugs:

- The world is random generated, which is nice. But in my game almost no gold and almost no iron was available. After building all iron-tools and all gold-tools, I had not enough iron available to build by boat. This means I can never leave the island or I can never finish the game.

- Saving seems to work. A little icon appears. But I don't know how to load a game:

  -> Reload page in browser (Chrome): Only "New game" is available.

  -> "New game" in the Enter-Menu generated a new random world, but no way to load.

  -> "Continue" in Enter-Menu simply closes the window, also nothing is loaded.

  -> "Reset cartrige" in the Enter-Menu shows a strange video effect and then the game goes back to my current game.

 -> If I die, I go back to the main-menu. But due your setting permadeath=true the Load game-option is not shown in this case.

So it seems, at least for me, that the game can save your progress, but it cannot load a game (or your progress).

Its really amazing. Enjoyed it!

You know Cool Maths Games has copied your game.


Hi, don't worry, they did not copied it. They bought a special version named "Stranded Island" that I made especially for them. I'm glad if there is people to play it there.

Is there a way to run this game windowed except for the browser?

Hi, if you download the windows version (pcraft2Win.zip)  you can have the game on you computer and toggle between fullscreen and windowed by using ALT+ENTER.

sadly no

Cool game

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