Standard Pico-8 controls, arrow keys for movement, X - Jump, Z - Cast spell

Journey into the Temple

Frozen Helm is a retro Metroidvania made in Pico-8. It was made for RNDGAME JAM II from 16/07/2021 to 01/08/2021.

Guide Tulok through the Temple of the Ancestors, fighting malevolent skeletons and exploring the icy ruins.

Harness the power of ice

Tap Z to create a blast of frost that freezes nearby enemies

Hold Z to hurl ice spears

Master your powers

Experience Story Mode to learn the secrets of the temple and blast through the game in Speedrun mode.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Fantasy, Metroidvania, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Singleplayer, Speedrun
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen, Smartphone


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files: 996 kB 756 kB 3 MB 2 MB

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This game is so cool! (pun intended) I love the idea of the magical ice helmet's upgrades being temporary but also refillable. It made the strategy fast and fun! Do a fire helmet next! Great job! :) ps: I found 28 soul crystals. Is that out of 30?

love your games. game music really top  

Thanks, glad you're enjoying them :)