A short puzzle game where you mimic animals to take their form.
11 levels + one secret. 
Progress is saved.

 

Arrow keys to move
X to restart the level
P to skip levels or delete save (not recommended)

Review by Terry Cavanagh (creator of VVVVVV):
"I really like it when a game takes a weird idea and lets me discover all the funny unexpected consequences of it. “What happens when I …?” is one of the best questions a game can invite you to ask."

 

Game by @sourencho
Music by @noteheadmusic
Original jam prototype by @sourencho and @v3rse

Devlog:  Reflections on puzzle gamedev 
Lexaloffle BBS page: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=46649

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Release date Dec 08, 2021
Rating
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(272 total ratings)
Authorsourencho
GenrePuzzle
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, Casual, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Singleplayer, Sokoban
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)

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mimic_v1.1.1_windows.zip 959 kB
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mimic_v1.1.1_raspi.zip 2 MB
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mimic_v1.1.1_osx.zip 3 MB
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mimic_v1.1.1_linux.zip 716 kB
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mimic_v1.1.1_source.zip 63 kB

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I can't return to the main menu and enter level select to find the secret level after beating the game

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super cool game I luv it( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)✧

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this game is awesome!!

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i didnt think this was going to be so much fun, the puzzles are you creative

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this game is actually really damn fun, gj!

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super fun!!

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The rock pile on the left of level 4 is a person

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Really enjoyed it but does anyone know how to access the secret?

Nvm you have to







Skip level 5

There is a real way that doesn’t use skipping :P

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I adored this game, I think Sourencho did an incredible job designing the gameplay within the limitations of PICO-8. I would love to see more of this. I wrote a little game review on it if you want to check it out!
https://beanstalkorigins.substack.com/p/game-review-mimic

Thanks for the lovely review :)

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This is great! What a cool idea.

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So clever, this was a lot of fun.

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great game! i enjoyed it a lot

thanks for your work <3

Thanks for playing :)

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beautiful and clever game, love it!

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nice game but the puzzles are too hard for me i guess

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Brilliant! My face must have been a picture when I discovered the chimera. I thought there was a glitch for a minute xD

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Super cute and fun game, I love bite-sized puzzles like this.

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Fun concept! Really enjoyed it, going to come back and beat all those levels!

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so cool

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everything about this game screams CLEVER, from the art to the puzzles to the visual explanation, a joy to play

:) appreciate the kind words!

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A clever little game that got my brainhole gears turning! Whole animal fusion thing's kinda messed up, I mean, imagine the ecological impact!

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Super cool game nice concept and very good puzzles, also love the retro texture

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I really like the graphical style here

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wait how do i get level 6?

nvm

how do you get to level 6

i forgot how

sekret

I figured it out, level 11 is hard tho

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I WANT MOOORE

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I love the idea but I get stuck because sometimes I accidentally mimic another creature while moving around is there any way to set mimic activation to a button so that doesn't happen?

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Tbh I tried that but it kinda took the magic out of it. I wish I had enough tokens left to implement undo but I hit the pico8 limit :P

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oh felt! in that case this is wonderful, i really am enjoying the whole thing!

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I'm stuck at level 9. The only thing you can do is mimic the butterfly, but then what?

Edit: I just did that. I have no idea how that works, but I did that. Also, this game is great.

Edit 2: I just finished the game and I've never seen something like this before. The core concept is simple, but the different ideas like combining animals, changing paths and splitting a lizard in half make the game not get boring. I just wish it was longer.

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please explain lv 9
the butterfly and the lizard thing should combine because they follow same pathing

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nvm, watched a walkthrough
still dont under stand how you were supposed to figure that out

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I think the logic is supposed to go like this:

1. You have to mimic the lizard's path to turn into it.

2. The lizard is 2 tiles wide.

3. The lizard is in sync with the butterfly.

4. Maybe if you stay next to the butterfly while mimicking the path of the lizard, you and the butterfly will combine into the lizard?

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It was a pleasure to play at this game!

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OmG! It'S ThE MimIc iS tHaT a FnAf rEfeRenCe!!!!

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nah

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I love how one mechanic leads to lots of interesting puzzles. And nicely executed in pico-8, simple but cute art and music style.

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Very cute and creative:)

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First puzzle game i've played in ages. Love i

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Very cool

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Eu só quero uma Continuação. 

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Muito Bom, Sem Duvida o Melhor jogo claro que a arte não é tão bonita mas o "ser dificil" compensa tudo

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great game! like how there is lots of freedom.

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I kissa da fish

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Excellent little puzzle! And great music too!

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Really cool puzzle game

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It was an awesome and perfect puzzle game!

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cool

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