Fight the Australian Bushfires, Save the Animals!

This short little game is dedicated to the volunteers and firefighters who help rescue and shelter wildlife affected by the Australian bushfires. As students we decided to start an initiative called #Games4Australia where we created a charity game in one week or less in order to raise awareness for the ongoing crisis.  We ourselves are half a world away, but believe we can still have an impact.

Support the people fighting to rescue and shelter the wildlife go visit

Find out what you can do to help.

Are you an aspiring developer or professional then we urge to join our Games4Australia discord:

We are looking to add more games:

We manage to squeeze this game out in one week. But we will mostly likely add more content in the following weeks. So be sure to follow on twitter: for future updates.

Shoutout to @Gruber and @krajzeg for the music

Special thanks to @maxwelldexter for his particle system

and credit for the creators of Celeste for inspiring the tileset for the map.

StatusIn development
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(12 total ratings)
AuthorsCubehamster, GeoffreyHendrikx
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, 8-Bit, Animals, Cute, jetpack, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few seconds
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)


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I like it. you need to make more levels though it felt like the intro of a cool game

This game needs to get the Celeste treatment. It has all of the potential.

We had a good time playing this. Would purchase a full game with fleshed-out concept!

Thanks for doing this. Not only is it important, it's also a fun game


Cute and well-made game with a great message! I love the style however as some other people said the controls were a little bit hard to get. Otherwise it's a great idea and for a good cause, would also love to see more levels! Keep up the great work :)


The art style and music are amazing  in this game, and also I love the theme!

However the controls felt pretty counter-intuitive with the water jet-pack. it made it really hard for me to move around efficiently.

You definitely have a solid theme going on here though, and I love that!

Yea they take something getting used to. I have some ideas I want to implement to make it a bit less counter-intuitive. But because of the dualfunctionality of the firehose where it is a jetpack but also a firehose that puts out fires you will also have the inverted controls issues. But there is definitely things I want to improve it.


Hello, Did A little video showing the game off, Hope I can help spread your cause a little more!

Is greatly appreciated