Game: Lost Hearts

Simple maze game with pickups and fog-of-war. Written entirely in 8086 assembly.


True Colors: The game uses only the basic 16 colors: black, gray, silver, white, maroon, red, olive, yellow, green, lime, teal, aqua, navy, blue, purple and fuchsia. See color chart
Atari Age: The game must be, at a maximum, 4Kb in size.
Backwards: One or more aspects of the game works the opposite as would normally be expected: maybe the controller is reversed (left is right, right is left), maybe you win lives every time you die, maybe it scrolls to the left and your character moonwalks.
Approved for All Audiences: The game must not show any violence, not even cartoonish. Stepping on living mushrooms is off the list, as is killing any type of enemies, not even undead, though we know they’re already dead…

Executable or Installer


Download and install DOSBox for your operating system from

Mount the folder with the game executable in it.

Change drives and run.



Mac OS X+
Linux / Unix
other digital platform
I used NASM and FreeDOS as development platform.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 16:12
Marc Stromko
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