How to Play

Mai-Chan's Sweet Buns is a puzzle game about pastries. Our goal is to help Mai-Chan serve her sweet buns to customers at her bakery.


The 4 cards at the bottom of the screen represent the orders of Mai-Chan's customers. Each customer wants a specifc number of a single type of pastry. Our task is to find and select a line of pastries on the board that matches one of the cards. We can select vertical or horizontal lines. But it needs to be an uniterrupted line of the same pastry


We can only serve lines of pastries that perfectly match one of the cards. Some orders are easy to satisfy - like the x1 oders. Others may require some setup - like the x3 orders.

If we ever get stuck, we can look into the magical Star Box to activate special powers. Special powers cost stars. We can gain more stars by aligning 4 of the same pastry in a row.


We lose the game if we get stuck and run out of stars. But if we manage to serve all of the order cards in the deck, we win!


Making Of

This game was created as part of the A Game By Its Cover Jam 2018. The goal was to create a game based on of the cartridge covers from the Famicase Exhibition 2018. The cover to Mai-Chan's Sweet Buns was created by Louis Lloyd-Judson, the artist of the webcomic Apricot Cookies.


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 Sebastian Haßler, a music composer for film, TV and videogames. This was his first time working in chiptunes.

The game is written entirely in Pico-8.

Development log

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Thanks for sharing! I recorded myself playing this video game and uploaded the session on my gaming YouTube channel:

That's awesome! Thank you for playing my game!

I LOVE THIS GAME SO MUCHHHHHH hope u can make available as an ios app game ;; <3 i would buy it so fast hehe 

Thank you! Might do one eventually. 

Great game! I wish you could get coins from playing infinite mode.

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This game is really cute I wish I could download it into my computer

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very cute game.

What's the multiplier for?

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It multiplies the coins.

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Bro this is legit the best pico-8 game I've ever seen :O

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So I made a mock-up for a remake of Mai-chan's Sweet Buns.

Not bad!

Is there anything missing or too much of?

I find it curious you increased the resolution but kept the limited color palette. I would experiment with the colors. The buns are supposed to be vibrant and delicious!

That's sort of my style. I limit the palettes for sprites that use them.

I increased the resolution to take advantage of the mobile's detailed screen, so it's pixel art but without being too blocky.

Mai's portrait was ripped from the cartridge decal.

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Hekk yeah! Mai looks different but in a good way. You made her yours.

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you do realise that mai chan is a character from an extremely disturbing ero-guro manga called mai chans daily life right?

(don't ask how i know)

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This is not the same Mai-chan.

Also, there's a singer apparently named Mai in a Hudson Soft film Bug-tte Honey: Megarom Shoujou Mai 4622 (1987).

very cute ^^

I love the game! Can you buy actual cartridges of it, or is that just the cover on a Famicom cartridge?

It's just the Famicom exhibition.

Okay! Thank you!

this game is very cute but i don't understand very much

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a fun mini-game that has cute graphics and an interesting gameplay- but it's not stale or boring! i love this very much! thank you (๑˃ᴗ˂)ﻭ

This is so cute!! I had fun playing!

I'm really enjoying this game! It's cute, fun, and simple, but also can be a little challenging sometimes. It's by no means as easy as it looks. Really motivates you to earn those coins to see what new pastries you unlock!

cute, interesting mechanics, adorable music.. love it !!! ♡

Do you mind if I start a wiki for this game

Not at all, go ahead. Post the link I will add it to the game's description.

this game is very fun!

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Hi! I tested your game! ^^

Your game is really fun and cute! It  took me a little bit of time to understand how to play (I was really tired ^^') but I honestly loved it! Good job ^^

вот это труд

My video on the game.

how do i open the infinite mode?

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help this game is too fun and addictive

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YOU REALLY WERE NOT JOKING ABOUT THE INFINITE PART HUH

BUNS FOREVER!

IF YOU HIT 9999 THE MOUSE PULLS OUT A BIGGER SIGN, INFINITE IS NOT A JOKE

i loved it aaaaa 

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Certainly the sweetest buns I've ever seen ;)

So amazing!! Better than papas pizzeria

this game was excellent. perfect pixel art, perfect music. and i like that you documented the game's creation on youtube and linked it here. i like that kind of behind-the-scenes stuff, and not enough devs do that. is the ost available anywhere?

puedo descargar el juego? :)

I unlocked unlocked 4 things and then tried infinite.  Fun stuff.

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Why can't I stop playing?

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I have no idea how many hours I sunk into getting this high.

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beat my high score of 84 on infinite mode! 

Theres kind of a glitch... I can't do any more foods ;-; 

How do you mean?

Idk! I can't really do anything with the food amount anymore.

I can't like do the card things ;-;

it's hard to explain sorry

Seems like you might be confused about the rules of the game. Check out the tutorial again.

If you are stuck you can move the cursor to the top-left box to activate super power.

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Love this game! It's super cute and addictive, I must've played it for a good 40 mins :)

Download version? :)

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So Played this in my Inde Game Showcase last month. This game is sooooo adorable and I really enjoyed it. In fact, It's a game that I keep coming back to frequently. It helps 

so cute!

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cute game, simple and brilliant premise! Best five minutes I spent today 💖💖💖

I can’t believe this game was made for a jam. It’s rad!

Wow best graphic game I ever played with Pico-8. Nice adorable game! ٩̋(๑˃́ꇴ˂̀๑)

Good game! <3 <3 <3

if only I could eat all these delicious-looking pixels...

yeah... soo good

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