A rhythm-based dungeon crawler inspired by Enter The Gungeon and Crypt of the Necrodancer.

Originally made for RNDGAMEJAM 2, BEATWISE TRIGGER has been reworked since the jam to be more fun to play.


You can only shoot and reload on the beat.

Defeat enemies and break barrels to gain gold, and find shops to buy better weapons and tools to give Diot new abilities.

Find the exit on each floor to travel deeper into the ruins, and discover new areas.

What awaits Diot in the twisting tunnels below Raven Manor?


- Arrows or EDSF to move
- Z or C to shoot
- X or V to reload
- Auto-aim enabled

Keyboard and mouse:
- Arrows or ESDF to move
- Left click to shoot
- Right click to reload
- Aim with mouse

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(6 total ratings)
AuthorPixel Shock
GenreRhythm, Action, Shooter
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Dungeon Crawler, Pixel Art, Retro, rndgame2021, Top-Down


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beatwise-trigger-1.1_windows.zip 961 kB
beatwise-trigger-1.1_linux.zip 719 kB
beatwise-trigger-1.1_osx.zip 3 MB
beatwise-trigger-1.1_raspi.zip 2 MB
Development GIFs from the Jam Version 77 MB

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Great game! I would love to see another update!


-less halls and more rooms

-randomized shops

-more weapons/items

also, maybe a bit easier

Oh look, dogblaster!

this is really fun!

I really like the look and feel of this game. The sprite is so small but has loads of character. The reloading and shooting to the beat is a cool mechanic.