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Surely This Is the Smallest Adventure Game in the World

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Inspired by the minimalist arcade stylings of Defender of the Favicon, Boing Boing's Rob Beschizza has crafted himself the smallest adventure game I've ever played. Literally.

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Tinyhack is played in a game world that's only 8x8 pixels wide. For all the lack of detail available on such a canvas, there's still a little game able to be packed in there, as you can explore a world, traipse through dungeons and kill things.

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All represented by tiny coloured squares, of course, with the world (and its accompanying box art) randomly generated every time you refresh the page.

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Tinyhack [Boing Boing]

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A few years ago I discovered a very simple adventure game similar to this. I thought it was called Tiny RPG or some such. It was just a single map image (maybe 300x300) and you controlled a single pixel that traveled around on it. As you traveled you would find harder and harder monsters the further you went. I forget the final goal; probably defeating a dragon or finding a treasure. It was pretty nifty due to it's outright simplicity.

I haven't been able to find it since. Anyone know what I'm recalling?