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Our games

So far, we've made one game, Rope & Bombs.

Rope & Bombs

Rope & Bombs is a puzzle game where pieces of rope and bombs fall from above. The player tries to connect the rope as much as possible. Every once in a while, a fire appears. The fire burns any rope connected to it. The goal is to burn as much rope as possible, as when the rope reaches the top of the screen, the game is over. Any bombs touched by fire will (you guessed it) explode, destroying any rope near it.

The game can be played on a Gameboy or Gameboy Pocket (in black-and-white, or dark-green-and-slightly-less-dark-green), on Super Gameboy (in color, and with a border image) or on the Gameboy Color, Gameboy Advance or Gameboy Advance SP (in color).

Playing on Gameboy
Playing on Gameboy Color
Playing on Super Gameboy

A ROM for the game can be downloaded here!

The game was sold at Retrospelsfestivalen in Malmö, Sweden the 2nd of September! A limited run of carts with boxes and a simple manual (a piece of A4 paper) was available for purchase. If your are interested in the game, please send an e-mail to and we'll put you on the waiting list for possible future productions. Let us know if you're interested in purchasing a copy locally in Sweden, or if you're interested in an international online release.

Forum thread on SNDB (in Swedish):

Hiro from GamingGrannar tests the game (in Swedish):

Our books

So far, we have written one book: Game Boy Assembly Programming for the Modern Game Developer. The book is intended to be used alongside the GingerBread development library. The source code for the book is available here in case you want to reformat it for ePub/mobi or whatever.

About us

We're a small team working with game development on our spare time. We prefer genuine retro for real hardware.