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Escape from Complex 32 is a vertically scrolling endless action game for the Playdate!

Use the crank to control a giant laser to shoot yourself up and dodge obstacles. 

Play as a little sentient robot trying to escape the complex you were created in - Complex 32! Try to get as high as you can in this fast paced skill-based game!


Crank - Change angle of laser gun

Up, A, or B - Shoot the laser

Check out how I made this game in these videos!

Part 1

Part 2

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(8 total ratings)


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EscapeFromComplex32.pdx.zip 742 kB


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Nice—a simple high-score arcade game that suits the Playdate well.

is this game dead?


Don't know if I would consider it "dead" or "alive". It's a small, finished game. I made it as a fun learning project without the intention of coming back to it hence it being free.

I hear ya. I ask because I thought in the video you said you’d add more things to it. I guess not?

Ah yeah changed my mind on it with the second devlog because of scope creep.

oh ok


This game is a really uplifting, fun, arcade-y vibe!!  It is one of the top 5 PlayDate sideloaded games IMO and is essential to own!! 

Thanks! Glad you liked it!


Really addicting gameplay and I love how the "zap" actually feels. The physics also feel responsive -- I was able to make some impressive turns in my short journey. 

Really enjoying the games you have made up to this point!

Enjoying your playthroughs as well! Thanks for playing!


This is one of my favorite games for Playdate. And it's such a great demo of using the crank with absolute positioning. Really impressive work!

Thanks for playing!!


Fun game , it was good watching the dev prosses. my best score so far is 122m