A light co-op turn-based RPG

Take control of two knights and try to reach the end of the perilous snowy mountain paths by avoiding enemy attacks and powering-up your characters.


  • Single-player and two-player modes
  • 14 music tracks by @ohcurtains
  • 30 enemy encounters
  • 11 enemy types (+1 ???)
  • Customizable character builds
  • Multiple paths
  • Optional hard mode
  • 🐔🐔🐔



Xbox controller


Many many thanks to @ohcurtains for composing the amazing extensive soundtrack for it and providing great feedback!

The full soundtrack (+9 bonus tracks from other games by @ohcurtains) is available for download here: https://ohhcurtains.bandcamp.com/album/freezing-knights


Freezing Knights is my first real attempt at creating a game. It took about 7 months to develop and was mainly inspired by that one RPG series with two plumbers🐢.

It originally released as part of the Twelve Days of Pico-8 Christmas 2022 event.

The game was made in the Pico-8 fantasy console, and is therefore limited to a 128x128 resolution and 16 colors.


Game by @tinyevilwizard
Music and OhCurtains intro by @ohcurtains
Testing / Feedback: Arthuria, Partybird, @ohcurtains, SmellyFishstiks, paraK00PA

Source code

The full source code is available on GitHub under the CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license.


Version 1.2.0 - August 26, 2023

  • Players now receive two additional potions after a game over
  • Increased potion limit in normal mode
  • Increased hp limit for both difficulties
  • Removed losing health from action after killing the last enemy
  • Added ability to return to previous safe zone in world map, which allows players to farm for gold
  • Reduced damage dealt by final boss shadows

Version 1.1.0 - December 29, 2022

  • Added skip tutorial option
  • Decreased tutorial length
  • Increased great sword damage
  • Increased great sword price
  • Updated color of unavailable items in rest menu

Version 1.0.3 - December 16, 2022

  • Fixed Knight B losing the sword when entering a rest area

Version 1.0.2 - December 15, 2022

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
Authorstinyevilwizard, ohcurtains
GenreRole Playing
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Co-op, JRPG, Local Co-Op, Local multiplayer, Multiplayer, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro, Turn-based
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


freezing_knights_windows_1_2_0.zip 1.1 MB
freezing_knights_osx_1_2_0.zip 3.5 MB
freezing_knights_linux_1_2_0.zip 983 kB
freezing_knights_raspi_1_2_0.zip 2.4 MB
freezing_knights_windows_1_1_0.zip 1.2 MB
freezing_knights_osx_1_1_0.zip 3.5 MB
freezing_knights_linux_1_1_0.zip 994 kB

Development log


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THAT was a VERY polished and great to play game. The music is absolutely on point and really nice!

anyone else here played orderless, new skies?


1:24:44 - Always good when RPGs require a little more attention to attack + defense.

Soundtrack is fire, tons of levels and features, looks amazing, and is intuitive and fun! Blown away by it


Big potential here with this game! Loving it!


Great game. Hope that one day Freezing Knights 2 will exist. Also I love the wizards and the chickens.


This is really fantastic, the artwork especially.

I don't know if there's a design logic behind it, but I frequently found myself wishing I could see enemy health. It's hard to strategize when you don't know how best to allocate your damage on a turn.