Squeeze play

How far can you make it in the bullet cave? Fly your ship and blast the baddies, but watch out! Everytime you make a kill, the cave will narrow.

Try out each of the 6 different weapons to find your favorite. Use your time freeze power to widen the cave when making kills.

Keep playing and try to unlock all 20 achievement items.


  • Arrows - Controls ship
  • Z - Fire weapon. Hold for auto-fire.
  • X - Freezes time
  • P - Pause/Toggle music

Gamepad support is enabled, try it!

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About the game

Bullet Cave is a minimal space shoot 'em up. You'll need to balance the ability to make the cave walls grow and shrink to get as far as you can.

This was a side-project game that was intended to be a small demo but ended up being a fully realized game with scores, unlocks and more.

Big thanks to Brian Follick for the original music and all the guys that contributed some ship designs. The Pico-8 is a great console/language and the community is top rate, thanks for all the support.


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Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorBrian Vaughn / MorningToast
Made withPICO-8
Tags8-Bit, Arcade, PICO-8, Retro, Shoot 'Em Up