Yaxis is a 1D platformer originally created for Ludum Dare 41, but since then I have continued development. If you wish to play the original LD41 version, you can find it here

It might take a while to get your head around what you're seeing, but think of it as a 1D view of a 2D world. The only things you're able to see are the objects that have the same y-position as your player. This means, as your player jumps and falls, the entire view you have of the world shifts up and down. Move around the world and try to mentally map the levels as you play :)

TIP: The point of this game is to figure out the level and learn how to manoeuvre around it. If you don't see anything, try jumping or moving to get a better view.


  • Left Arrow Key = move left
  • Right Arrow Key = move right
  • Up Arrow Key = jump
  • Z = select option/restart level
  • X = back to main menu

This game was created entirely by me using the Pico-8 engine

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, Linux, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorTimeLoad Games
GenrePlatformer, Puzzle
Made withPICO-8
Tags1d, PICO-8


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Yaxis (Windows) 823 kB
Yaxis (Linux) 453 kB

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