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.

Features

  • 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
  • 🐔🐔🐔

Controls

Keyboard

Xbox controller


Soundtrack

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

About

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.

Credits

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.

Changelog

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

Updated 25 days ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(9 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
LanguagesEnglish
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2

Download

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freezing_knights_windows_1_1_0.zip
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freezing_knights_osx_1_1_0.zip 3 MB
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freezing_knights_linux_1_1_0.zip 994 kB
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freezing_knights_raspi_1_1_0.zip
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freezing_knights_windows_1_0_3.zip 1 MB
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freezing_knights_osx_1_0_3.zip 3 MB
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freezing_knights_linux_1_0_3.zip
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freezing_knights_raspi_1_0_3.zip 2 MB

Development log

Comments

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(+1)

1:24:44 - Always good when RPGs require a little more attention to attack + defense.
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Soundtrack is fire, tons of levels and features, looks amazing, and is intuitive and fun! Blown away by it

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Big potential here with this game! Loving it!

(+2)

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

(+3)

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.