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Jellyfish Quest

An underwater jellyfishylicious retro adventure game in 32 by 32 pixels.

Ben Whittaker

Jellyfish Quest is an adventure game in which you play as a jellyfish out to rescue your girlfriend from Japanese fishermen. Features the flexible game mechanic of grabbing stuff with your tentacles, a rather silly plot, and tiny, tiny, graphics. And when I say tiny graphics, I mean the entire game has a resolution of 32 by 32 pixels. If that's too small, pressing + or - changes the size of said pixels.

So far there are only a couple levels and a rough implementation of the basic game mechanics, but 25 levels complete with bosses, puzzle elements, explosions, and amusing plot twists are planned.

Feedback would be appreciated.



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Jellyfish Quest 0.1 — 23 Jan, 2011

Jellyfish Quest 0.2 — 1 Mar, 2011

Jellyfish Quest 0.2b — 6 Mar, 2011 account Comments

  • john 2011-05-05 18:29

    love this so far! the music is fantastic... did you compose it yourself? if so, may i ask what software you used?

    keep up the great work.

    Ben Whittaker 2011-05-07 23:25

    I can't take any credit for the music, I found it on 8bitcollective at

  • Hayden 2011-07-25 17:29

    Got an error on my Ubuntu 11 system with Python 2.6 and the newest version of Pygame.
    Had no problems with unpacking.

    File "", line 304, in <module>
      File "", line 259, in main
      File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/pygame/", line 399, in update
        for s in self.sprites(): s.update(*args)
      File "/home/hayden/Documents/py/JellyfishQuest0.2/", line 363, in update
      File "/home/hayden/Documents/py/JellyfishQuest0.2/", line 389, in tupdate
        while get_at_tol(s.paralayer.mask, (s.tlist[a][0], s.tlist[a][1]), s.paralayer.pos) and q <> 0:
      File "/home/hayden/Documents/py/JellyfishQuest0.2/", line 30, in get_at_tol
        return mask.get_at((pos[0] - pos2[0], pos[1] - pos2[1]))
    TypeError: integer argument expected, got float

    Me 2012-03-19 05:06

    same... with python 2.7

  • Jonny Bravo 2015-04-26 22:30

    Hey, did you perhaps use Piskel? It's a pixel art website/app that has a default of 32x 32 for the pixel art frame.

    Ben Whittaker 2015-04-27 02:59

    Nope, this is the first I've learned of Piskel! All the sprites for this were made in the gimp and an mspaint clone called kolourpaint, if I remember right.
    The 32x32 pixel resolution was actually more inspired by a site called leetle adoptables, where you could design and sell your own creations; the sprites there have a max size of 32x32 as well.