A downloadable game

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The Fall of Elena Temple is a minimalistic puzzle game for Playdate. Explore rooms, avoid perils and collect all coins to progress. Rotate the crank to undo your previous falls, keeping what you've collected. Missed some coins? Rotate! Falling in some spikes? Crank!!

An old-school puzzle game with a faux platformer look, The Fall of Elena Temple will test your forward thinking and logical skills. Plan your falls carefully, as your undos are limited. If you're not paying attention, you'll find yourself unable to restore back to the top, with coins still needing collecting!


  • 20 puzzle rooms to test your forward thinking and logical skills
  • Grab the undo crystal to enable going back up to five previous positions before falling
  • Rotate the crank counterclockwise anytime you want to move Elena back, keeping everything you've already picked up
  • Collect all the coins in a dungeon room to open the passage to the next one
  • Navigate through teleporters, locked doors, spikes, flying arrows, snakes, crumbling platforms and many more perils
  • Crack a smile at Elena's musings!

Playing on Win/Mac/Linux

If you'd like to play the game, but don't have a Playdate, you can play it on the official Playdate Simulator.  Check out the dedicated thread on the discussions board below for details and instructions.

Catalog Release v1.1

  • 3 bonus rooms
  • new mechanics: one time passages, magnet
  • tweaked controls, better music loops and other improvements
  • read more about everything included here

Gold Release v1.0

  • 5 new rooms - 20 in total
  • new mechanics: on-off platforms, one-way passages, spiders, on-off spikes
  • game ending
  • read more about everything included here

Early Access v0.8

  • several bug fixes and tweaks
  • read more about everything included here

Early Access v0.7

  • 5 new rooms - 15 in total
  • new mechanics: crumbling platforms, ladders, arrows, dash boot
  • gameplay tweaks and some bug fixing
  • read more about everything included here

Early Access v0.5

  • 4 songs of different length to replace the previous temporary one
  • system to play the songs in sequence with a big pause between them
  • read more about everything included here

Early Access v0.4

  • 5 new rooms - 10 in total
  • new mechanics: heart, snakes, two-way gateways, locked doors, keys
  • read more about everything included here

Early Access v0.2

  • 5 rooms
  • mechanics: moving, jumping, collecting coins, falling, taking damage, restoring to a previous fall position, exit gates, magical doorways with one or more destinations, spikes, thought bubbles
  • full game flow, with main menu, selecting rooms, completing them and progressing, restarting, exiting back to the menu
  • read more about everything included here

More games: grimtalin.com 
Official page: grimtalin.com/elenafall
Press kit: grimtalin.com/elenafall_presskit

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
Made withPlaydate
Tags1-bit, 2D, Indie, Minimalist, Pixel Art, Playdate, Puzzle-Platformer, Retro, Short
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksHomepage, Twitter, YouTube


Buy Now$3.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $3 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The-Fall-of-Elena-Temple_v1.1.1.pdx.zip 98 kB
The-Fall-of-Elena-Temple_v1.1.pdx.zip 98 kB
The-Fall-of-Elena-Temple_v1.0.pdx.zip 88 kB
The-Fall-of-Elena-Temple_v0.8.pdx.zip 88 kB
The-Fall-of-Elena-Temple_v0.7.pdx.zip 79 kB
The-Fall-of-Elena-Temple_v0.5.pdx.zip 67 kB
The-Fall-of-Elena-Temple_v0.4.pdx.zip 64 kB
The-Fall-of-Elena-Temple_v0.2.pdx.zip 58 kB

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