With your trusty drill, gather items to grow your bug town in this island.

Town features:
- Give items to the Spider who will let you search farther as you survey the areas. 
- Give items to the Worm who organizes the town's affairs. 
- Store items for the night at the Beetle's hut. 
- Ask for meals to the Centipede chef to gain buffs for the day
- Improve your drill temporarily with the help of the Bee

Have fun searching for all the gathering spots in this island!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Made withPICO-8
TagsPICO-8, Short


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For some reason, when I press Start, the game does it's transition bit, and then opens the menu again. In a kind of loop. I can't get past the menu.

This is with the Windows Executable. :-(

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Any instructions would be nice.
I can't figure out where I'm drilling. Where I'm standing? In front of me?
So far, I've slept, found what look like coal pieces, sticks and lumps of dirt. Traded 3 Zhom. If I stay still, I know where to dig (sort of).

What do I do with the non-Zhom items? They disappear if I sleep.

There's nowhere on the map to go (beside Hometun).

The more I play the more confused I get. You have to trade specific shapes of Zhom? What's the poe face for?

This game seems way too tedious anyway. Thank goodness you can got to map from the pause menu.

Will do that next week!, overall you have to trade with the spider what they need in order to unlock maps and villagers. The first one you get is a worm in charge of the town so giving them stuff you gain benefits like more energy (green), more trades with them and others (blue) or less losing items (pink)