A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

Help your old mysterious grandfather to sort through his basement of relics and put together all those puzzles he hasn’t had time to piece together yet!

You better hurry though because time is running out, and you may have to sacrifice something valuable to keep going.

Puzzle kids is a local multiplayer game where you and three others must work together to finish jigsaw puzzles by picking up and placing down pieces.

But the light is slowly going out and you need to burn things to keep it alive.

Complete a majority of the puzzle to proceed to the next one. In levels with multiple puzzles you have to build the correct puzzle in the correct frame.

Note: When starting, all players who want to join must stand on the carpet before one of the players leaves through the door on the right.



Player 1
Move: Arrows
Pick up or drop: L or Space
Rotate piece: J, K or Z, X

Player 2
Move: WASD
Pick up or drop: C
Rotate piece: V, B

Toggle Music: M
Fullscreen: Alt-Enter


Move: Stick or DPad
Pickup: A or Right trigger
Rotate piece: X & B or Shoulder buttons


Made in 72 hours during Ludum Dare 43 with the theme "sacrifices must be made"

- Jonathan Smårs @jsmars jsmars.com
- Andreas Wilcox @svdvorak
- Olivia Bernardsson
- Rebecca Smårs

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Dec 03, 2018
AuthorsAnwilc, Jonathan Smårs
Made withFNA
Tags2D, Co-op, High Score, Local multiplayer, Pixel Art
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Gamepad (any)
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 4


PuzzleKids_1.0.zip 15 MB
PuzzleKids_1.0_Linux.zip 28 MB
PuzzleKids_1.0_Mac.zip 26 MB


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The game won't let us start the first puzzle. It closes when we try to leave the hallway into the puzzle room.

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Hmm, that is odd. Are you talking about the first horizontal hallway? All the players who want to join must stand on the carpet to join the game before one of them leaves through the door on the right.

we got past the first room but it didn't let us get past the next room that shows the picture on the side.

Hmm, interesting. What operating system are you playing on? How many players are you?

Using Windows 10 and playing with 2 players


I haven't been able to reproduce the issue now but I'll look into it a bit later.