CAUTION: Some areas in this game cause a significant flickering effect.

NULL is a surreal adventure game. What you see in the end depends on what you can find on the way.
A 100% playthrough can be completed in 10-15 minutes, if you know where everything is.

NOTE: This is a companion game to Messages, my odd game about texting!


  • Arrows: Move
  • Z/X/C: Interact (when prompted)


  • There are two types of things to find. Each area has exactly one of each.
  • Some hidden things will only appear once you've reached the end of an area.
  • If you get totally stuck, maybe try resting for a minute.

You can also play NULL on the PICO-8 website:

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
GenreAdventure, Puzzle
Made withPICO-8
Tags2D, Multiple Endings, PICO-8, Pixel Art, secrets, Short, Surreal


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any hints on the secret areas?

There aren't really secret areas per se, there's a certain type of object hidden in every area (always the same thing) and a certain NPC encounter in every area.
Also in The Open, there's something you can miss if you lose sight of the area you arrive.


Got all of the newspapers, but not any of the encounters besides the one in the final area.


Really enjoyed this one, but that last section is *killer*.

Yeah there's some design elements of NULL that I'd definitely consider handling differently now :P
Glad you enjoyed it!

Is there a newspaper at The Open?

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Yes, every area has one!

However, that one is unfortunately possible to accidentally lock yourself out of reaching. In retrospect this game could have used a "Reset Area" feature, although that's the only place it would really matter.

Tip: Don't lose sight of the rails until you've found it.

How do I get through The Open?

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There's an indicator you need to look for and interpret. Also, when the statue's face glows yellow it means you're back at the start.

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Thanks! I discovered all the encounters, but I couldn't find the newspaper in the remains. The ending spooked me a little.


That was awesome. Really love the look and sound of the whole thing especially the "Grove" and the whole last level. Really well done!

Thank you so much!
Yeah The Grove is definitely still one of my favorite areas aesthetically.

are sounds a clue,im stuck

I don't know which section you're referring to but as far as I can recall, no.

oh thnx


the part with the eyes is really hard but i love it!

haha just gotta have patience!
Glad you enjoyed it so much!


that's a cool game!

Hey, glad you liked it!


Excellent game!

Belated response but thank you! :D


Wow very impressive mood here! I feel like in limbo


Hey, thank you! Always nice to hear when stuff succeeds like that :D


Hey, very nice little game, enjoyed it a lot! :-)

Thank you, glad you liked it!
(Manage to get any of the extra ending details?)

Got stuck in the Grove but I liked what I've seen. :)

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Hey, thanks!
Hint: If you can't think of anything else to do, try resting for a minute. A calm mind might point you in the right direction.

I've seen that there's a little sphere that comes toward you... Hmm...