• WASD/Arrows to move
  • X Interact/Shoot
  • Z  Move faster (unlockable)

How to play

You wake up in the middle of a spooky town trying to find your way back home. Help the citizens of this weird town and they will open paths for you.


The streets are swarming with spirits and if you let them, they will take you away. Shoot them down with your mysterious powers and win candy in return. 

Spend your candy on vending machines across the town, and grow in power. Make sure to find them all as the night progresses, the spirits become spookier.


The Lost Night is a game made in PICO-8 by Mario Carballo and Joven Paul. It's our first attempt at an RPG and we enjoyed the process. Sadly we hit all the limits within PICO-8, so more content or improvements are would be too hard to implement.  
We appreciate your feedback.  
-Thanks for playing


If you Purchase "The Lost Night" for $2 bucks, You'll be able to download the game for Mac, Pc and Linux.

We also included a Guide/Map that you can use to navigate our little world


Buy Now$2.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files: 3 MB
Version 4 1 MB
Version 4 734 kB
Version 3 1 MB
Version 3
the-lost-night-guide.png 141 kB


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Really great, I came back home. :)

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Wait, so this game is part of the Palestine bundle, but only the browser version which was already free to play? That's kind of confusing. 


Shouldn't be the case let me check how I can add the downloadable version to the bundle!

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Should be fixed now! sorry for the confusion


arcade rpg, excellent spritework,vending machines, smoother than tile controls, l'm going back to continue rhe game ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


This is so good. Love the color palette. The Earthbound / Undertale vibes are real.

Why does it look like pump from SPOOKE MONTFHDTDADiasdhDKALDUS


what a lovely, spooky little game

Good game <3

When I'm trying to download it, it says that nothing is available for download, why is that?

You need to pay a minimum of $2 USD to be able to download the game. If you did and are still unable to download the game, let me know and will look what can be done.

And i love that text lol~

This game is pretty good~~~~~

This game is so gosh darn FUN. I'm a little confused over the "find my dog" npc...I found her dog (the one locked behind the bone door) and she still said "Find my Dog" even though the little pupster was trailing behind me! Is that intentional?
Other than that...this game is so GOOD!


She lost a different god! But I'm sure the dog is OK :) the dog that follows you around is because he likes you, or your candy ...

Once I started playing I couldn't stop and beat the whole thing in one sitting. Tt's so fun, inventive, beautiful, funny, and charming. What a lovely, special thing y'all have made! I really hope you feel pride for this amazing game, cannot wait for what else you make. Thank you a million times over.

Thanks! so happy you enjoyed the game :)

this looks too good to be pico 8

PICO-8 + spooky filter

I didn't know you could do that. Cool!


Hey bro, nice "non-turn-based attack system possibly inspired by undertale".

Hey bro thanks!

Waw !

this game is a gold nugget in our world: the game mechanics are amazing.


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The one thing I really, really, REALLY like about this game is that you turned the combat mechanics of Undertale into Galaga and I AM HERE FOR IT. Space shooters are my jam, and major props to you for putting them in the combat.

So glad you liked it :) thanks!