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)


Published 33 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
GenreRole Playing, Adventure
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


Log in with your itch.io account to leave a comment.

How much time you need to win the game?

No more than a few hours.