← → Steer your car with the left and right cursor/arrow keys.
↑↓ Accellerate and decellerate with the up and down arrow keys.


  • Avoid obstacles, increase your score.
  • Beat your hi-score!
  • 'Grazing' an obstacle will increase your score multiplier., and score will increase dramatically.


About the game
OBSTACLES is a retro game about the thrill of near collisions.

Originally this game was made in during the third UL Gamejam - a gamejam organised by the student Game Development society in UL. I joined because I just love game jams. The theme was "Obstacles".

I've since added a little more polish to the game. This is a demo with some of the additions. More may be added over time.

UL Gamejams are organised by the Game Development Society of the University of Limerick, Ireland. They were awesome and allowed me to participate remotely from Galway!

Be sure to check out the other gamejam entries, there are some lovely things in there! (Maybe check back later when some more of them make it up!)

I have humbly elected to add a donate button to this game for anyone who would like to contribute something. You can still play for free.

Obstacles is the first game jam I've released that is playable and fun. Mostly because I spent a little time polishing it. Unfortunately the current game version I have developed is beyond the PICO-8 token limit, so further development would need token-saving refactoring, or multiple cart loading to get the new features I wanted to add (driver select, unlockable car skins, additional levels.)

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Rated 2.7 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorDarren Kearney
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, Game Jam, High Score, obstacles, PICO-8, Prototype, Retro, ulgamejam3


Buy Now1.00€ EUR or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of 1.00€ EUR. You will get access to the following files:

OBSTACLES v0.0.13 for Mac 1 MB
OBSTACLES v0.0.13 for Windows 863 kB
OBSTACLES v0.0.13 for Linux 480 kB

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