It's time to finish the job...

Dylan Burke is finishing the job his father failed to complete on LV-426. He must be stopped. Explore planets and collect alien eggs before Burke can get to them.

Find your way through maze-filled environments to collect alien eggs while doing your best to survive. Find the eggs before they hatch and do your best to avoid the aliens that inhabit each planet.

Use the weapons and supplies you find to stay alive. The pulse rifle is your friend and when your ammo runs out, the bait stick can buy you some valueable time. Your scanner battery takes a while to charge up to be mindful of how often you use it to find eggs and other biologics. 

When you find all the alien eggs, you'll have to face off against another Queen and use bombs to finish the job for good. Good luck!

How to play

Click the image below or click here to view the manual

Manual for Alien Harvest


If you have enough skill (or luck) you can unlock the six achievements included in the game. Some of them are easy, some of them will require a few tries to nail down. 


Updated 6 days ago
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(12 total ratings)
AuthorBrian Vaughn / MorningToast
GenreAdventure, Survival
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, Aliens, maze, PICO-8
Average sessionA few minutes


Download NowName your own price

Click download now to get access to the following files:

Alien Harvest for Windows 1.2 MB
Alien Harvest for Linux
Alien Harvest for Mac 3.5 MB


Log in with to leave a comment.

can i shoot up and down too pleas

Thanks for playing! The gun will auto-target the aliens so you don’t need to aim. But you only get one shot per gun. 

this is amazing  to hear usually i just aim thank you veeery much

Hey there, again thank you for creating the game! It's really fun! I'm hoping to play more of it very soon but please enjoy an older video of me playing it on stream (the folks also loved it as well).

Thank YOU again for playing the game and posting the longer version of your playthrough. Loved the production, really sharp. I appreciate the support. Did you try Don't Dig Up the Dead? Not Aliens related but good retro vibe of explore and fight.

I've enclosed it in my compilation video as I can hope more people will play & support you :) 

Thanks for playing and showing off Alien Harvest and all those other franchise games! I've added a few of them to my list to check out, so that's for covering them and giving them a little spotlight. I appreciate it and hope you had fun playing...and hope you tried to finish the game too. You can even save Jonesy the cat if you make it to the last level.

kinda looks like pico 8 tho

It was made with PICO-8. You can search for the game in Splore if you have the PICO-8 client on your device and want to play it there.

Great game.

Thanks for playing. I’m glad you found it fun. Don’t forget to try for some of the achievements!

Do you still take comissions?

hey i really like this game and i want to play it with my friend can you make a coop mode ?

Interesting idea! So you were thinking a mode where 2 players were both looking for eggs? Or was it a competitive idea? Or one player is alien, and other is soldier? Hmmmm...good idea. I'll definitely think about that for a follow-up game. The current game won't support more features, but I'll keep your idea on the list. Thanks for playing!

well i was thinking about coop but playing as the alien is cool too not many games do that so you could perhaps implement both ? or just one


Great machanics, but you shouldn't really use pico-8...


How do you have recorded gif in pico 8? I am trying but is not working.
Good job

Just hit F9 while the game is playing and it'll save a GIF.

The manual has all the hot keys and stuff listed out. 

This is super rad. Perfectly minimal.

Thanks for playing, I'm glad you enjoyed it. Let your friends know :)


As a fan of the franchise, this is a great game.

One that fits perfectly with, but would've stood head & shoulders above, the (mostly) crappy 8-bit offerings we had back in the day.

It's tense, it's unforgiving, it's the reason I did nothing else this morning.

Congrats! :D

(1 edit)

Thanks, Paul. And thanks for your feedback during development. You helped make the game what it is.