A score-attack speedcrafting ascii game with an abuse of post rendering effects.


  • Fast paced gameplay focused on speedrunning.
  • Craft system that can slow down your time or boost your run if you manage it well!
  • Procedural caves generation.
  • Modern ascii style graphics.
  • Daily system.
  • All-time leaderboards.


ARROW KEYS to move around
WASD to dig around you
E to open/close craft menu
ENTER to select/craft
ESC to pause the game


Your goal is to climb up the cave and reach the surface as fast as possible.
You have to craft items to ease your way up, but be careful to not waste too much time or it'll not be worth!

NB: the windows executable has better performance and is more stable than the html5 version embedded in this page.


This game is a small side-project from BearsInMind made in 3 weeks by these guys:
Stefano Bertoli (@ElkiwyDev) - Main coder and half designer
Alberto Bonalumi (@Kiiro94) - Minor coder, other half designer, and audio guy

Font made by 'Izak Flash' (DwarfFortressVan TTF)


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AsciiRush_WINDOWS.zip 6 MB


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amazing game and cool idea with the sprite

Really beautiful game.  How do I play in normal mode? All I can see is the tutorial and options.

Once you complete the tutorial you will unlock normal mode :)

Pretty fun. 16:44:50 on my first try.