Why don't your legs work? Who knows. At least you have your grappling hook to get around.  Can you make it to the bottom and face your ████?

Tested with Chrome and Firefox.  

Game crashed? I  will love you forever if you can open up the browser dev console and send me a screenshot of the error stack trace at   https://twitter.com/lectvs  :)


  • WASD/Arrows -  Grapple
  • ESC - Pause
  • F - Fullscreen

Tools Used:

  • pixi.js 
  • WebAudio API
  • Paint.NET 
  • PyxelEdit 
  • sfxia
  • SFXR
  • Renoise

Originally made in 48 hours for Ludum Dare 48:    https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/48/grapple-the-abyss

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(25 total ratings)
GenrePlatformer, Action
Made withPixiJS
TagsLudum Dare, Ludum Dare 48
LinksLudum Dare


Source Code (Post-Jam) 10 MB
Source Code (Jam Version) 14 MB


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GG, Hardmode one death


hardmode is psychotic.

i beat it though :(

Wasn't that hard


Im playing at school, so i'm using a school chromebook and I can't see the full screen since my screen is too small. Anybody know what to do?

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You can zoom out with CTRL+- or find the zoom bar in your browser settings 

Or, you can make the game fullscreen with F :)


Pretty cool mechanic, I really like it but the game is a bit too short. Maybe add a deaths counter and a timer for scoring, but definitely try to  expand it with extra levels and challenges


great addictive challenge


a little snack for you. <3

thank mr kamukura

no problem





omfg yes


The ending can be cheezed by standing under 

also haha funni 4th wall brea


Short but funny!


wih that little fix it runs MANY times better than before!
Just beat the final boss, nice game :-)

fun fact:
if you hide in the top left corner and just sometimes shot the grapple down when the boss is beneath you you can get a slow but surefire win.
boss luckily aint smart enough to grapple to the ceiling and directly grapple left :-)


WOW that was great! It was very buggy, but I was able to reach the final boss and finish the game. Nice job!

Hopefully you can fix the bugs in the post jam version.


Also, it seems you might have put the wrong link to the LD Jam page. Clicking it takes me to hoop knight, even though the anchor text is correct.


sorry but about every second grapple sends me into a wall, so it's unplayable for me.
might be lag on my part but it still sucks :-(

Sorry to hear that, but   thanks for the bug report! This is a non-trivial issue with the physics engine I'll need to fix later, but for now I've just put in an frame delta limit to mitigate the   clipping.


works great now :-)


found a bug: if you lag and grapple in a wall pushing in it you can bug through it