engine.lol is a tiny tool for making tiny collage-based worlds in your browser. (it plays you, too)
how to navigate: click edges of screen or arrows/WASD to explore

each 'cartridge' holds a sequence of collages made of images, words, & sounds; adjacent tiles can be navigated to. constrained, spatial, intimate.. engine.lol lends itself to tiny narratives.

engine.lol is a mini fantasy console with its own personality, an accompanying original soundtrack, all made in html/js/jquery by a poor programmer... a love letter to early operating systems, creation culture, and what it means when our tools have life, too.


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make games (maybe less buggy): https://engine.lol/alpha
play games: https://engine.lol/gallery

try the experimental txt version (mobile-friendly): https://engine.lol/txt

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other engine games on itch.io

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features

  • combine words, texts, and sounds to make scenes, and make scenes across your grid
  • collages are 5x5 grids, allowing for up to 25 scenes. how you make is how you play and navigate.
  • minimalist color palette
  • remix other engine games by copying their cartridge code (such as the ones in the gallery)
  • auto-saves every 15s
  • export to html (and upload your engine games to itch.io or your website!)

upcoming

  • engine will develop feelings
  • larger grid sizes
  • new navigation types: jumping (skip one block), teleporting, dead ends
  • add your own images & sounds
  • DLC: more images, sounds, and more that you can unlock  (let me know if you want to contribute some!)
  • there are still some bugs with fonts, assets, and sound (on mobile) that i'm trying to work out.. to come very soon!
StatusIn development
CategoryTool
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(9 total ratings)
Authorchia
Tags2D, Creative, Experimental, Game engine, Lo-fi, Minimalist, Retro, Text based
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksHomepage, Community