A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Friday Night Panic is a short rage platformer with CGA-like graphics. Your goal is to reach your home in three minutes. You have only three lives, and each time you get hurt, you'll lose one life. There are only 13 rooms in the game, but it won't be that easy...


  • Arrow keys: Move/climb
  • Z/Space: Accept/jump
  • Enter: Pause
  • Esc: Quit

Grab source code on GitHub: https://github.com/jani-nykanen/CGA-platformer

The game was written in good ol' C language!

Install instructions

Linux64: Install SDL2, SDL_image and SDL_mixer. I might upload a package with required .so files later.


fnp_release1_win32.zip 2 MB
fnp_release1_linux64.tar.gz 356 kB


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Was there an update or something? Cause everytime I launch it the game just instantly crashes?

No, no updates, the files are the same as they were in the release. Have you tried redownloading it? If there are files missing for some reason (or it fails to load them), it will print an error to the console, but there will be no error messages or anything.

Just had the same issue. Downloaded, tried to play, and it instantly says "game.exe has stopped working." Even tried downloading from GameJolt and it still did that. I was rather looking forward to playing it, too.

@Skydjinn That's weird, the game works fine on my Windows PCs (and the Linux ones, too). Which version of Windows are you using (and is it 32 or 64-bit)? Also, have you tried different compatibility modes, like XP or older?

Windows 7, 64-bit. I've never had this issue with any other game, so it's really strange.

Plot twist: It's so hard that he didn't even make a level four lol.

Wow! I was expecting hard; but not this hard. I couldn't even get past level 3! Thanks so much for creating this great, but challenging game!

Clever and brutal! Your CGA-style graphic are gorgeous and I love that you've included both main CGA palettes. 

It was so satisfying to finally get past that first screen. We'll see if I ever make it to the fourth!

this is beyond demonic. well done :)