Your job: It’s a ZOO. Your boss is a pain, your coworkers left you, and you’re surrounded by monkey business.

A mischievous monkey has stolen your keys just as you were about to lock up for the night! Chase him through this 2D pixel art push block adventure where the animals are part of the puzzles.

This PICO-8 game is prototype for a longer version of It’s a Zoo currently under development by Weird Sisters Interactive. Keep up to date at

NOTE: Depending on your browser, you may need to click once on the game above before it accepts input. Press ‘z’ to start and to advance dialogue. Use arrow keys to move. Press return to bring up the menu where you can restart level, go to the next level, or restart game.

StatusIn development
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8, Pyxel Edit, Aseprite
Tags8-Bit, Animals, PICO-8
Average sessionA few minutes
LinksHomepage, Twitter


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This was fun! The animal puzzles (and puns) are great, and I like the additional constraints of oxygen and ice levels. Looking forward to seeing where it goes from here!