In Sub-Uber-Marine you are a sub-aquatic taxi driver. Deep-sea divers need your help getting around the ocean!

Standard Pico-8 controls: Arrow keys for movement, X key to read messages, Z key to check money

•Deliver divers to various locations in the ocean

•Repair any damage to your sub at the dock

•Follow the sonar pings so you don’t get lost

•Three different game modes: Arcade, Day Shift and Night Shift. In Arcade mode, complete as many fares as you can, each fare adds more time, like a certain taxi-based game by a very litigious company. In Day Shift, complete as many fares as you can in 8 minutes. In Night Shift, there are 20 divers scattered about the ocean, complete the fares as fast as possible.

Jam version made in Pico-8 in 48 hours for LD-48 Compo. Full version made in considerably more hours :)


V1.0: Many additions, see blog post.

Rev 1: Fixed typo on title screen, fixed a bug that made the Evil Base location inaccessible.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(13 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Arcade, crazy-taxi, Ludum Dare 48, PICO-8, Retro, Singleplayer, taxi, underwater
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any), Touchscreen, Smartphone
LinksLudum Dare


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This is surprisingly relaxing and fun to play! 


Seriously though, this game is a lot of fun!

So glad you enjoyed it. 😄

good game 10/10


Didn't expect that a game with the same sort of gameplay as Crazy Taxi could be so relaxing, but it is, due to its design. I also appreciate that you put in an option to change the camera mode, the default pan would've been a dealbreaker otherwise (doesn't go well with dizziness or vertigo tendencies). For what it is, it's really fun, charming and designed well. 

Thanks! Yeah I was just as surprised as you when my attempt at a frantic arcade racer ended up being so chill. Glad you appreciated the camera options!

hi, is the version included for the Ukraine bundle any different than the jam version? 

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Yes, the version included in the bundle is the post-jam version which has lots of extra features (it's the same as what plays for free in the browser).

I only left the jam version as a free demo seeing as it's what is linked from the original Ludum Dare page, and I didn't want to break that.

ok got it, thanks!

nice work!

Super neat game! Leaving full review on LD page

Thanks! 😀