A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux


Thanks for checking out Loto the Avatar!!

(You can play it in a browser HERE: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=30700 )

Update 2/14: It's sort of finished! With music, thanks to unclesporky! Dev notes included in the read.me file!

What it is: A fan's demake of Ultima 1 crossed with Dragon Quest 1 using the amazing Pico-8. Here on the game page you can download it for Windows, Mac, Linux, or even the Pico-8 cart to take a look at the source. 

The plot? You play as Loto* and your goal is to save the princess and kill the evil Dragonlord Mondain!


Arrow keys move and interact. You interact/talk/attack by bumping into things. 

(O) (z key) opens the magic menu where you can cast Hoimi (Heal) and Gira (Firebal). 

(X) (x key) cancels/closes. 

**You can only save at Castle British by speaking to Hawkwind.

What you can do: 
-Save and load
-Buy a boat and sail the four kingdoms
-Use magic
-Reach the max level of 8
-Buy weapons and armor
-Visit the four magic signposts (and get a secret weapon!)
-Delve the four dungeons and kill the four big beasties
-Collect the four magic orbs
-Get the jail key
-Rescue the princess
-Kill the Dragonlord Mondain

..and thats where it stops! Game over, you win.

DISCLAIMER: This borrows heavily from properties owned by Origin, Enix, EA, and Square-Enix. I made all of the content within the cart but the IPs do not belong to me in any form.

I also would not suggest using this cart as a programming example. I am terrible at coding and this cart is nothing but proof.


(*not really, you play as their descendant, since that's who you are in DQ1, but eh)


PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorBen "Bent" Ferguson
GenreRole Playing, Adventure
Made withPICO-8
TagsAction RPG, Demake, JRPG, PICO-8, Retro
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)


LotoTheAvatar_osx_101.zip 1 MB
LotoTheAvatar_win_101.zip 878 kB
LotoTheAvatar_linux_101.zip 496 kB
LotoTheAvatar_pico8_101.p8.png 49 kB


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How much time you need to win the game?

No more than a few hours.