A downloadable game for Windows and macOS

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Cove Kid is a 2D puzzle platformer where you edit the level as you play. Your drone companion has the ability to select a small piece of the level. You can project your selection onto surfaces and change the world around you.

This is a game demo. If you enjoy playing it, let me know. I plan to expand the concept further by making this into a non-linear Metroidvania style world.

I am also looking for feedback on the gameplay and puzzles. What did you enjoy? What did you find frustrating? How far did you get? Please leave your comments, and I will respond to them.

Keyboard Controls:

  • Spacebar - Jump
  • D - Enter selection mode / Shoot your shoot selection
  • S - Cancel out of selection mode
  • Z - Undo previous move
  • Up Arrow - Point gun upward
  • R - Pivot right without moving
  • W - Pivot left without moving

Gamepad Controls:

  • A - Jump
  • X - Enter selection mode / Shoot your selection
  • B - Cancel out of selection mode
  • Right Shoulder 1 - Pivot right without moving
  • Left Shoulder 1 - Pivot left without moving
  • Left Shoulder 2 - Undo previous move

Skipping Levels: If you get stuck on any of the levels in this early version of the game, you can just go to the beta test menu in the upper toolbar, and then click on Skip Level. There is also an option to go to the Previous Level. 

Mac OS Version Compatibility: The current Mac build only works on Mac OS 10.14 (Catalina) and above. In the future, it will be available on additional platforms and platform versions.

Music and Sound Effects by Chuck Honeycutt. Artwork by Hau Tran.

Enjoy playing!


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

CoveKid.zip 88 MB
CoveKid.app.zip 88 MB

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I love the graphics!

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Hau Tran. Hire him. He's been wonderful to work with, and he's more than a graphic artist. He has useful feedback on the game design itself