A downloadable game for Windows

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Annalynn is a 2D platformer made in the style of arcade games from the early '80s. Play as Annalynn, the eponymous heroine who has to run, jump, and climb to outwit the four snakes: Randy, Handy, Candy, and Mike. Collect the coins, grab the bonus foods, and turn the tables with blinding rubies! Think you've got what it takes to go for the high score?

Main Features

  • Addictive gameplay
  • 16 rounds over 5 unique areas
  • Graphics and sound faithful to early '80s arcade games
  • 22 unlockable character palettes
  • Local high score tables


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Annalynn 1.1.zip 15 MB


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I really, REALLY love this! The characters are simple yet expressive, movement is tight and refined, the gameplay itself is like Pacman mixed with Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong! Arcade game enthusiest should DEFINITALY take a look at this!



You learn a new word every day!

This is sick. I love it. I know its a super niche request but do you think you could add a vertical bezel for those of us that have a vertical monitor?


I may look into it in the future!


I just bought your game moment ago, GREAT GAME!!!

I have one question, how can I set up a joystick? I did try the game settings but all I can dis to redefine the keys...

The game should be able to switch over to a gamepad automatically when you connect it. If that isn't working then I'd suggest Joy2Key as a temporary solution. What kind of joystick are you using?

After posting this post, I did try with a Razer Wolverine Ultimate , and it now works. However, it doesn't work with Mayflash Arcade F300 Elite or with my MadCatz SF V TE2. Later on, I will give it a try with the Joy2Key.

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I got my Mayflash F300 (non-elite) to work by switching to Xinput instead of Dinput. I haven't had much luck getting Dinput pads to work with the game so far.

Thank you very much, will give it a try later during the day :)


This game is amazing! It really does feel like most of the arcade classics combined in one!

Can you plug a controller in and play it?




Can you do a LINUX build? It's the only thing stopping me from purchasing. Thanks!

I can try to look into it some day!


This is a great challenging game for 1CC players! All the references are spot-on and the gameplay feels unique.

Version 1.1 is now live! Check out the changelog here: https://steamcommunity.com/games/1508460/announcements/detail/305059461908708955...


I love it ! Pure Retro Arcade ! It's tons of fun, that's what retro gaming is ! Well done. The only option i miss (unless i did not see it) is the ability to have scanlines, otherwise it's just perfect ! Many thanks !!!!


A really solid, fun, and appealing arcade-style game! The scene transitions towards the next level are fun to watch, and getting to master the game through perfecting levels feels extremely rewarding! Nice balance of old school difficulty and fun platforming! Well worth the $5!!!   

This looks really cool.  Is it made with Unity by any chance? I'd love to port it to Mac/Linux

The game was made in Game Maker Studio 2!

Lol, I made a game in the style of a 1980s arcade game, but yours is better than mine! My game is modelled after arcade games of the late 1980s.

A demo version would be great.

A demo version is available on the SAGE website!

Thank you!!!

Made a video

This game looks great, shame I'll not get to play it on Linux Mint.

May well work just fine under Wine. Would be nice if there was a demo we could try

There's the SAGE 2020 demo, give this a whirl in WINE: https://www.dropbox.com/s/sfscutxfsflmhy1/Annalynn%20-%20SAGE%202020%20Demo.zip?...


Plays perfectly. No issues at all 😃


Annalynn for smash

Is this fully released? Product info says "In development."

I thought I fixed that before I put up the page but apparently not. It should say "released" now though!

Cool! Btw would we be able to get a Steam key included with an itch.io purchase?


Nope, this page is just to purchase the itch.io version. If you want the game on Steam then you'll have to buy it on there.


It's good I played it and I liked it.


I love this game and have played it a bunch! It's extremely charming, and the way Annalynn and the snakes have asymmetrical movesets from each other makes for a lot of really interesting routing. It's kind of like if a game was all the really tense, near-miss moments of Pac-Man back to back?

I've been trying really hard to unlock different outfits, because I'm a sucker for that stuff - I've only gotten the first two so far. I haven't found a reliable way to get all the snakes to clump together so I can get all four in a single gem; it feels kind of random whether I'll be able to get them all in time. So I keep near-missing perfects by just that much.

If there's a strategy I'm missing, please give me some tips! I want those outfit colors.

Thanks! There's not really a particular "one size fits all" strategy that works with every stage. Every snake has its own strategies for reaching the player and choosing what tunnel to go through, however.

I was wondering if they each had a unique targeting strategy!

They all do! I'll leave what those strategies actually are up for you to figure out though ;)