You Have to Win the Game is a free exploration platformer with a retro 1980s PC aesthetic.

Run, jump, and avoid deadly pitfalls as you explore the ruins of a lost world in search of hidden treasures and rare artifacts!

Experience the thrill of four-color CGA graphics and monotonic PC speaker sounds! Or take a peek at the future of home entertainment with the SIXTEEN-COLOR EGA GRAPHICS option!

Want a tougher challenge? Try YOLO mode! You only live once -- one wrong move and it's back to the start of the game!

For the first time, this DRM-free build now includes a more difficult remixed campaign and Playable Cat DLC*, previously exclusive to the Steam version.

*Not actually DLC. It's just part of the game. That's the joke.

Release date May 06, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
AuthorJ. Kyle Pittman
Tags2D, Cats, cga, Controller, Difficult, Exploration, gamepad, Open World
Average sessionAbout an hour
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any), Joystick
AccessibilityConfigurable controls
LinksSteam, Twitter

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