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By matthias Published on Sep 10th, 2018 Last updated on Oct 20th, 2018

A 3D puzzle game by Matthias Falk.

It's the year 5038. Mankind has gone to space in search for extraterrestrial life.

After endless travels a sequence of 32 molecules is found.

Can you uncover their secrets?



Up = go up
Down = go down
Left = go left
Right = go right
(o) (C on keyboard) = go forward
(x) (X on keyboard) = go backward
Enter = In-game menu


On you can find the official page of the game including several downloads (native apps, wallpaper sets etc.).


'molecules' is an experimental puzzle game set in space, where you need to find the right path along a chain of atoms in order to clear a level.

Inspired by several 3D tutorials I aimed to create a full 3D game for the very limited hardware of the PICO-8 fantasy console and thus push the console to its very limits. The game features 3D graphics and 3D controls (movement along all 3 axes is possible and needed to clear the levels) and dynamic sound effects.

I have tried to create a unique experience for PICO-8, both in terms of presentation and gameplay and invested quite some time in the game's feeling and atmosphere.

I would love to hear what you think and include your feedback into the game.

Cheers, Matt