Note: The above web build of the game has received minor updates since the original jam version. The original jam build can still be downloaded below.

Your computer has been infected! Go through level to level platforming and solving puzzles with a Virus looming over your shoulder, restricting your movement and even outright taking control!


  • 30+ Levels which take advantage of unique mechanics
  • A handful of obstacles and enemies
  • 3 Worlds that throw you deeper into your PC
  • An original soundtrack
  • Quality 2D Pixel art graphics

WASD / Arrow Keys - Move
Spacebar - Jump


Game and level design by everyone involved (except Peas).

The OST can be found here.

Tricky Keys is a puzzle platformer made in 48 hours for GMTK Jam 2020, with the theme "Out of Control".

Updated 11 days ago
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(141 total ratings)
Authorssarn, JonTheRealJon, THX, Oroshibu, orisghost, MistaJUB, SnakeBlock, minichibis
GenrePlatformer, Puzzle
Made withGameMaker: Studio
Tags2D, Game Maker's Toolkit Jam, Pixel Art


Tricky 17 MB


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keyboard masher is impossible :(

the last section of the last level is the most unfair section in the history of gaming




dog out more like pain out






Fun but frustratingly difficult. It’s kind of like Maddy Thorson & Noel Berry’s Celeste that way, but with a totally different vibe.

Animation and music are super good but I don’t think I’ll be able to get past dance for me.exe because my platforming skills are super rusty right now.


good game like always


genuinely an epic game, i first played this on Coolmath Games and i didn't know this was on here.


me too


I had NO IDEA it was there.


brilliant execution!


why is the first level so hard?

bruh what do you mean

try useing arrow keys and W next time?

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Scaffold.exe is stupidly hard, it's kaizo.


this game is really epic PLUS the art is super cool! 


I'm stuck on the first level with the wall jump thingie. Please help me.

SAme >.<


was about to start malding but i beat it lets gooooo

Î really liked this game, it was good fun to play, but i found it to be even more fun to go through the stages-folder and mess around with the "level editor" and the data. Also i crashed the game like 10 times while doing so, but that's on me :D

Finnaly beat it. It was a very fun game and I really liked the ending screen.

i like this old school design :)

Love this game! I wanna see a sequel called "Tricky Keys 98" w/better graphics and SNES-styled music plus an actual shutdown screen w/shutdown sound at the end! Wanna do that sometime?

I am stuck on gemini.exe


currently stuck on fleet.exe and boy ain't this hard as hell xD


ok actually turns out walljumping is the amswer


Tricky Keys (Gameplay Walkthrought)

no thanks

Team bugulons games are always so polished off, especially pixel wise. Very beautiful game and a great idea

this game might be fun but some of it's levels are completely unfair (like centrifuge) because it's just pure luck you happen to get up on the platform

?? Centrifuge is super easy, how is it luck based?


fun game really like the idea!


replace the letter n in ''sarn''


by the letter v


fnf fans when they see a person named Julia (if you replace the J with a P, the U with an I, the L with a C and the I with an O, and then remove the A, it's Pico, so it's a fnf reference)





i beated the game

what is in the 2 locked folders at the start?

gemini is soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard i need help (also im stuck in it since 1 hour)


*ahem* Ez.

i canr beat level 3 im stuck

im stuck please help


imagine being stuck on the 1st level


Bro this is like the worlds hardest game

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First i'd like to start with criticism and what this game sucks at.

1. Just kidding

2. Yeah it's pretty good


it's 2am and I'm crying at how difficult this is


you good now bro?

after a year I have finally recovered 

glad to know man


fun fact: I punched my screen.

thanks, i needed to know that, i was abt to look it up on google

i almost did that too but i need my laptop for work

What's the name of the protagonist

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Ebby would be a good one

LIke this game so much! the only problem is in the last level, i have to edit some tiles to able to finish the level.

other then that is awesome!

No you don't it just requires a TON of timing. I spent about a quater of my time playing this game trying to figure it out.

i never expect people reply in this comment. thank you for your opinion though!

Your welcome? Ig? Do you want to see how to beat the last level without editing?

hm.. if you want too

Alright, give me a few days to record and upload and i'll post a link. I have a busy schedule, but i'll try.

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