A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Swim to escape by manipulating the liquids around you!

  • Arrows: move
  • Space: activate pipes
  • Ctrl-r: restart
  • Ctrl-m: toggle music
  • Ctrl-f: toggle fullscreen

This game is really not that fun and is provided mostly for historical reasons. Its sequel Liquid Runner II is much better!

The level editor can be accessed with f2.

  • Ctrl-arrows: move item
  • Alt-arrows: resize item
  • P: create platform
  • L: create ladder
  • T: create tank
  • I: create pipe
  • [ and ]: adjust liquid level of a tank
  • - and =: go backward and forward a level
  • Ctrl-z: undo
  • Ctrl-v: revert to last save

Note that pipes must be connected to two tanks to function.

Source code for the game is available under the GPLv3 license.

Install instructions

The portable .love file requires having the LOVE 2D game engine installed, version 0.9.x or 0.10.x.


Liquid Runner (Windows) 2 MB
Liquid Runner (Mac OS X) 4 MB
Liquid Runner (portable) 408 kB

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