A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

You work in the QA department for the online megahit MMORPG Tremendous Quest IV! Unfortunately for you, the game is quite buggy, so it's going to be tough to make sure the players don't get too angry. Do you have what it takes to keep the show going?

Hint: there's a lot you can do and explore, but in order to progress, you need to find your teammates.

  • Arrows: move
  • Space/enter: interact
  • Escape: cancel
  • Ctrl-m: toggle music

Released under the GNU GPLv3; source code here.

Content warning: contains depictions of game-industry crunch, overwork, and abrasive managers.

Art/Music/Font Credits

  1. BrowserQuest tiles/sprites by Guillaume Lecollinet (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
  2. The Fall of Arcana (Main song) by Matthew Pablo (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
  3. The Last Encounter (Boss song) by Matthew Pablo (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
  4. BrowserQuest Character Variations by Emily Martin (CC-BY-SA 3.0)
  5. Dogica typeface by AV Reference (GPL v3)
  6. The War Over A Melon Field by Spring (CC0)


Tremendous Quest IV (Linux x86_64) 17 MB
Version 0.1.0 May 14, 2020
Tremendous Quest IV (Mac) 18 MB
Version 0.1.0 May 14, 2020
Tremendous Quest IV (Windows) 16 MB
Version 0.1.0 May 14, 2020

Install instructions

For the Linux x86_64 version, download the file and chmod it to be executable, then run that. For operating systems not listed, you can install LÖVE version 11 and then run from source.


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Story old as time, QA team learning to code out of necessity :)

Teleporting sometimes sends you out of bounds (imagine!). That happened to me in the endgame three times, till i figured out how to (state.world:move state.player state.player.x 1000 #nil) to get back in bounds.

Fennel looks fun, I might give it a go sometime.

Interesting to see more folks using sr.ht (i know it from sway stuff). Small world!

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Oh man! I knew it was possible to teleport out of bounds because my kids did this during play testing, but they had to work pretty hard at it (like twenty teleports in quick succession) to get off the map, so I didn’t think it would be possible to trigger by accident. Well, hope it didn’t mess up your experience too much. Nice job finding how to get back!

Edit: this bug has been fixed!

Definitely hop on #fennel on Freenode IRC if you do give it a try.

We’re hoping to release a “special edition” later with a couple more bugs squashed and a few extra features, so thanks for the heads up.