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Welcome to the remake of my classic Ludum Dare 40 game Reaper Boy. In this fast-paced race to escape, you'll need to use gravity to help you defeat your foes but be careful. Fall too fast, and it could prove fatal. As you crush enemies and take their souls, you'll gain the power you'll need open the portal and move onto the next world. If you die, don't worry, you can always return to the same level and keep trying.

Reaper Boy is a classic platformer build for the band new MonoGame powered Pixel Vision 8 Fantasy Console in 72 hours during Ludum Dare 42. In keeping with the theme, Reaper Boy is stored on two PV8 disks since it was too big to fit in a single package. For your convenience, both game disks have been bundled together below and automatically load as needed when played in the Mac, Windows or Linux executable.

Pixel Vision 8 is a full development environment for authoring 8-bit games and is built on top of the open source Pixel Vision SDK framework. It contains project management, asset creation, and coding/debugging tools. This all in one solution enables complete end to end development allowing anyone to create desktop games, share them and even build custom tools. Join the Fantasy Console Club today to get a free copy of Pixel Vision 8 and access to tutorials and more!

The desktop executable of Reaper Boy supports game controllers and the keyboard. If you are playing with the keyboard, use the "Left" and "Right" arrows to move. You can start the game with the "A" key, and the "X" or "C" will jump.
If you want to make the game bigger, go into your executable's "Content" folder and open up the bios.json file. You can change the scale by adding the following:
 "Scale": 3
PV8 supports scales from 2 - 6. If you have already run the game, you'll need to find the user-bios.json file in the local shared folder. Just modify the scale value in there.
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorPixel Vision 8
TagsLudum Dare 42
LinksLudum Dare


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Reaper Boy LD42 (Win) 2 MB
Reaper Boy LD42 (Mac) 11 MB
Reaper Boy LD42 (Linux) 12 MB


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Is there any way to change the Left and Right keys to something else?

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It doesn't work in windows 10 64-bit :(

Same here. Sad!