How to Play

Use the mouse, a game controller or the following keyboard keys

  • Arrow keys - Move cursor
  • X or M or V - Confirm, pick up pieces, drop pieces
  • Z or N or C - Cancel
  • Enter - Menu

Shape of Mind is a simple puzzle game similar to Solitaire card games. Connect shapes by dragging them on the board. Shapes of the same color won't connect. You can move strips of connected shapes by grabbing the top-most shape of a strip. Drop shapes onto the Dreamer to begin a Halo. Shapes in the Halo cannot be removed. Once a Halo is complete the shapes will disappear. Complete three Halos to clear all the shapes and win the game!

Future Plans

This game is still development. Future updates will bring, among other things, a campaign mode and additional difficulty settings. Follow Lazy Devs Academy to stay up to date. 


This game was created as part of the A Game By Its Cover Jam 2022. The goal was to create a game based on of the cartridge covers from the Famicase Exhibition 2022. The cover to Shape of Mind was created by Agustin Crisostomo.

The game was written and designed by Krystian Majewski, an Independent Developer and the host of the Lazy Devs Academy video channel. The entire development process was livestreamed.

The music was composed by Gruber Music.

The game is written entirely in Pico-8.

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(41 total ratings)
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Wow it's really good. Played it via phone and it works incredibly well👍


It's funny, I was playing this thinking "Man, a great, deep, extremely simple puzzler. I wonder if this dev played High Stakes?" Then I look at who the dev was lol



Very nice and soothing… Not fearing the halo is quite crucial to solve the puzzles as you need to make room to maneuver the pieces and free columns… would be nice to have a stats page with all seeds solved so far. Moves and Elapsed Time could be a good combo measuring your increased capacity to solve puzzles. Music is “relaxing enough” but can be a bit nerve-wreking on longer sessions. Overall a wonderful game, congratz @krystman!

Thank you for the thoughtful feedback!

I love this! The idea of using shape connections to illustrate stacks makes this probably the most visually intuitive version of Solitaire I've seen.

I launched it first time
Have softlock

What do you mean with "softlock"?

Beautiful! Really nailed that puzzle feeling!


this game genuinely relieves my anxiety.

Love it!




🤌🏻 perfecto


Simply art.


It is crazy what pico8 allows to create

this is such a wonderful game, thanks for making it.




Simple & fantastic! This can absolutely go beyond a jam version