Mini Quests

Mini Quests

Mini Quests

Explore dungeons, solve puzzles, fight monsters, be a hero!

The game currently features five challenging, Zelda-esque dungeons.
More will be added over time.

Android: Download from Google Play or Amazon Appstore.

Get it on Google Play

Available on Amazon Appstore

Windows/OSX/Linux: Download from

Help: If you get stuck then see the walkthrough.

Technical stuff: The game has a resolution of 40-by-30 pixels in
16 colours (from the EGA palette of 64 colours).  It was originally created
for the JGO Tiny Game 2010 contest.

Source code: Available at GitHub.

Credits: Made with libGDX.


Mini Quests — 45 Comments

    • Sorry that you’re having problems with it. I’ll do some investigation to see if there’s anything unusual about that type of phone.

      One thing you could try (the old “turn it off and on again” trick):
      1. If the phone thinks that the app is installed then uninstall it (on my phone that would be: Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> Mini Quests -> Uninstall).
      2. Reboot the phone (hold down the On/Off button until a menu pops-up, and select Restart).
      3. Go back to Android Market/Google Play and try installing the app again.

      I’ve heard that that works on some phones, so fingers-crossed!

  1. I don’t know if you’re aware of this problem, but starting the applet crashes firefox 12.0 on 64-bit Ubuntu (I have Java 6.23 – maybe that’s the problem).

    • Sorry about that. Applets can be such a pain. You’re right, updating to the latest Java version may well fix the problem. Or you could try running the test applet on Oracle’s site to see if that works any better.

      Thanks for letting me know about the problem.

    • Thanks! I absolutely do plan to add more dungeons, but building them is slow work. So keep an eye out for game updates – new dungeons will appear eventually. 🙂

  2. Great game, really. Finished the two dungeons. Works perfectly on SGS II. Boss fights are epic. Design is flawless, you have a future as dungeon/puzzle designer. Will you introduce music as well? 8-bit soundtrack while fighting the dragon would be awesome.

    • Thanks! That’s a good thought about the soundtrack. I don’t have plans to add one at the moment, but sooner or later I’ll have to try playing the game with music in the background to see what fits. (It might need a few different bits of music – atmospheric, boss fights, etc. – which could take some work.)

  3. Il gioco è qualcosa di veramente stupendo. Ve lo dice un nostalgico degli 8 bit. Ho giocato con la versione Android. Gli scenari sono disegnati mirabilmente ed alcuni puzzle sono davvero geniali. I combattimenti con i Boss sono mitici. Un piccolo gioiello, non c’è dubbio.
    Pregherei l’autore di completare i nuovi livelli, perchè con questo gioco, una volta iniziato, non si può fare a meno di giocare.

  4. Just wanted to say, this game is great. I really hope you expand it. I always fall victim to scope creep and am really impressed when I find projects that manage to have an essentially simple mechanic, but are so polished they are incredibly fun.


    • Thanks! I feel lucky to have found a game that I still enjoy adding content to, years after I first began it. I’m hard at work on the next update (Dungeon #4) although it’s still a loooong way from finished. 😉

  5. I read in the release notes that you added a virtual controller for larger screens. I would like a settings menu where I can enable this as I have problems reaching all four corners of my Galaxy S3.

    • Head to the location with the bridge at the far right of the map. Go over the bridge into the forest. Follow the path shown by the brown trees.

      I’ll add full details to the walkthrough page soon (when I stop being lazy).

  6. great game, really
    one question though
    what are those blinking lights on the screen that is 2 down, 1 left and 1 up from the training hut?

    • Those are the mysterious stones.
      Their purpose is mysterious.
      If a future update adds something mysterious to the game, you can bet that those stones will be involved somehow. 😉

  7. I am absolutely stuck on room 28 in the Lost Palace. In an orange room, there are spikes moving in circles on the floor and I can’t get past them. The walkthrough suggests staying on the corners? I love the game despite this one spot.

    • Nevermind, I got it. Had to go around to the other door. I love the pixel art featured in this game. I’ll be putting a 4-5 star review up on Google Play soon.

      • Thanks for the comments – and the review! I’ve tried to make that bit of the walkthrough clearer in case anyone else gets confused by it.
        I hope there will be an end section to the game one day (although I’ve no idea quite what it will be) but I think there’s room on the map for one more dungeon before we get to that.

    • forget about them. Just explore the rest of the dungeon (it seems difficult because of the rotating garden, but just do not leave any room unexplored) and you will find yourself entering the room from the other side so avoiding the spikes will be pretty easier. Good luck!!

  8. Thanks for making Mini Quests. You’ve got something unique here. A minimalistic dungeon, scant for graphic detail and yet richly imaginative. It reminds me of old Atari 2600 cartridge games. I think it’s one of the most creative and fun games I’ve seen lately.

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  10. I am your fan from China. I like your game so much that I searched a lot of materials to find it here. The innovative elements of this game are great! After all this time, I think you’re a genius at video games. Come on!

  11. Hi, I played your game a while ago, and it was really fun! I was just wondering, are you still thinking about adding one final dungeon?

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  13. Hey ! I love your game and I like the new dungeon, but I’m stuck… Could you upload a walkthrough ? I unlocked the moving platform but it leads nowhere and I can’t do more.

  14. great game! played it again recently, have fond memories of it from a couple years ago. my only wish is that there were more dungeons 🙂
    in any case, thanks for such a wonderful experience!

  15. Acredito que falo por todos os fãs quando digo que espero atenciosamente por uma continuação… o jogo é simplesmente incrível em sua simplicidade… por favor continue o projeto ^^

  16. Alright! A new quest! Awesome!

    …the five center stones are kinda going batshit crazy right now. Is that gonna be room for more content?

    Or is there already a secret quest in the game?

    • I think there’s room for one final quest – but there are just five for now, so don’t spend too long looking for secrets 🙂

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