~Made for GBJAM 8~

Help Bea investigate mysterious ruins and help her new alien friends by solving picross puzzles! Featuring over 12 recruitable aliens, each with their own helpful ability.

Control pad: WASD or arrow keys
A: Z or M
B: X or N
Start: Enter or space bar


  • Never played picross before? Confused by the rules? Stuck on a puzzle? Read up on the game here!
  • You can hold the button down to mark several squares in one fell swoop.
  • Once you've recruited a few aliens past the first three, you can customize your team by pressing the space bar on the map screen!
  • There is currently no direct way to exit out of a puzzle you didn't mean to start, though you can fail it on purpose with no penalty.
  • Abilities that reveal lines and columns "stack", which means using three characters who reveal one random line will always reveal three random lines, and so on.
  • According to my uncle who works at GBJam, look under the truck to find a super powerful secret monster!!!

Code and concept by Fredison
Art and character designs by Pyromantic
Music by Dmytro Nebesh

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(26 total ratings)
AuthorsFredison, Pyromantic, Dmytro Nebesh
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Anime, Casual, Cute, Fantasy, Female Protagonist, GBJam, Pixel Art, Retro, Sci-fi
Average sessionAbout an hour


Pikupals v1.2 PC.zip 38 MB

Development log


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A delightful little game!


Cute and easy game ^^ the puzzles were pretty easy but of course got harder with each level. The story and characters were so cute and i loved being able to meet each of them ^^ really glad i decided to play this game ^^

Glad you enjoyed it!


really cute game! i love how the nonograms were really a part of the story and the character's powerups!


Really liked to play this game! It is in my Top 5 of this week!

Check my video!


That's really cool! Thanks for the shout-out!


Can You make a GB or GBA build? I would love that

Sadly not! It was made in Unity which doesn't support the GB format.

Makes sense. Very sad


Amazing game! I would buy a longer version if you made it.

We're actually working on one so you're in luck! Watch this space!


love picross games :) No way to enjoy a windows build ?

I should export one next update, I think!

Great thanks !


This was so charming. I wish I could rate it! Played it all the way through. Nice Missingno reference too lol




I just finished this and I loved every second!


Amazing art, music, and gameplay. One thing I might say though, is that an ingame picross tutorial would've been nice.

That's in the cards for after the jam rating period is over!




omg the art is amazing. never played picross before but this is lots of fun :D