A downloadable game for Windows

This game was made in a weekend for Ludum Dare 44. Check it out: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/44/bet-your-life-2

Wager your lives in this super-tough platformer!

Start the game with a bank of lives. Each level, you’ll wager how many lives you think you’ll need to beat that level. If you run out of lives in your bank, it’s game over. Finish the game with as many lives in your bank as you can!

Too challenging? There’s a secret hotkey that lets you skip levels. We put it in a link in case you want to avoid spoilers: https://pastebin.com/ZFCQ2BaK

Gameplay Trailer

Tyescraper's Speedrun in 1m54s

Detailed Rules

  • Each level will have a par value which is how many lives the level might take to beat.
  • If you bet that you can do better than par, you will be rewarded with extra lives.
  • If you wager more lives than par, you won’t be rewarded and will lose the extra lives no matter what.
  • If you run out of lives on a level, you’ll lose lives from your bank equal to par.

Try to beat all 15 levels without running out of lives! The amount of remaining lives is your score.

Art, programming, and design by David Payette and Brad Beyea. Made with GameMaker Studio 2. Credits for royalty free music and sound effects below. Follow us @binarydashgame and http://stargardengames.com! 💜


Added a hot-key to restart a level in case you get stuck.

Fixed a bug where a solid was preventing you from dying on certain spikes. 


Sound Credits

Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Reformat” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music from https://filmmusic.io: “Getting it Done” by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) Licence: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

SFX Credits: https://pastebin.com/KdKX6x2w

Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorStar Garden Games
TagsLudum Dare 44
LinksLudum Dare


BetYourLife.zip 38 MB

Install instructions

Open the zip file and run BetYourLife.exe

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