J4CK-0-L4NTERN is a short platformer where the only way to destroy enemies is reflecting the projectiles they shoot at you. As the name suggests it should be a reimagining of the legend of the Jack o' Lantern in a futuristic setting, but not really.


A/D - Move left/right
Space Bar - Jump
Mouse - Move the lantern
Left mouse button - Shield; it will stay active as long as you keep the mouse button pressed

Warning: If playing the web version you run into any problems, graphical glitches or the game just doesn't run well consider playing the game in another browser or, if you are using Windows, you can also download the game further down below.


  • Fixed the crashes that used to happen in the web version
  • Now if the shield energy goes below 25% it starts recharging, this way if the shield runs out of energy you are not forced to restart the section


An UnsupervisedWoods game

Non-Original Graphical Assets
Humanoid robot and explosion by Ansimuz [itch.io] [opengameart] [website]
Font by Nate547 [website]

Kayupla [itch.io] [bandcamp] [soundcloud]
Bocuma [itch.io] [bandcamp]
pdkmusic [itch.io] [website]

"Big Metal Chain" and "Mechanism Stuck" Copyright 2013 Iwan Gabovitch, CC-BY3 license [freesound.org]
miguelstar2 [freesound.org]
hykenfreak [freesound.org]
Little Robot Sound Factory [soundcloud.com] [opengameart]
Kenney.nl [website] [opengameart] [itch.io]
ObsydianX [itch.io] [soundcloud]
Cough-E [opengameart]
rubberduck [opengameart]
Timothy Adan [itch.io] [website]
legoluft [website]

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 4.0 out of 5 stars
(1 total ratings)
GenrePlatformer, Action
Made withUnity, Audacity, GIMP
Tags16-bit, 2D, Difficult, Futuristic, Halloween, Pixel Art, Sci-fi, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
LanguagesEnglish, Italian
InputsKeyboard, Mouse

Install instructions

The 64bit version should work on most computers, however if the 64bit version is not compatible with your architecture you can download the 32bit version. After you have downloaded the .rar file and extracted its content execute J4CK-0-L4NTERN.exe to play the game.


j4ck-0-l4ntern_64bit.rar 20 MB
j4ck-0-l4ntern_32bit.rar 18 MB


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