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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  • 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!)


  • 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(9 total ratings)
Tags2D, Creative, Experimental, Game engine, Lo-fi, Minimalist, Retro, Text based
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse
LinksHomepage, Community