Tiny Crate is a deceptively challenging, frustrating, and beautiful 27-stage level escape game where you have to throw crates around to create a safe path to the exit.
Walk and jump to move around the level making your way toward the exit.
Pick up crates and stack them or throw them as needed to activate switches and create platforms to stand on and jump off of.
Pass through the exit without touching any spikes to enter the next stage.
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Tiny Crate Game for Kids Video Game Play Instructions
How to Play
Move crates around the level to create temporary platforms, activate switches, and safely make it through the portal exit to the next stage.
Starting the Game
Press the X key while play is selected on the welcome screen to enter the level select screen.
Select a level and press X to enter it.
Levels are unlocked sequentially.
Your web browser automatically saves your game progress.
Use the arrow keys on your keyboard to scroll through the welcome menu. There are 3 other options on the welcome screen which you can scroll through: options, credits, and quit.
Options – Adjust game sound or music volume, shift to full screen mode, adjust window size, enable touch controls, delete save data, or unlock all stages.
Credits – Lists the game developer (Untitled Inc), the engine used to design the game (Godat), and the font designer (Daniel Linssen).
Quit – exit game and go back to the welcome screen.
Press the X key to start the game, select a level from the level select screen, or to jump while playing a level.
Press the C key to pick up a crate, drop a crate (if stationary), or throw a crate (if you are moving when you press it).
This game was designed primarily for play on desktop computers with an attached keyboard.
You can play the game on a mobile device by entering the options menu and enabling touch controls.
When the touch controls are enabled move left and move right buttons appear in the lower left corner of the screen, while the C and X buttons appear in the lower right corner of the screen.
Controls & indicators
The options menu that you can enter from the welcome screen allows you to enable touch controls & adjust the relative game sound volume & game music volume.
The welcome screen has a sound control button in the upper right.
The level select screen shows which levels you have unlocked.
This is a pixelated room escape platforming game themed after crates.
Run and jump across platforms and safely make your way to the exit.
Use crates to help you along your journey:
create temporary platforms atop dangerous spikes
build a stack of crates to climb to enable you to reach a high platform
activate switches to create blue or red bridges
throw crates through white blocks to activate the white blocks as safe platforms to stand on
This game has 27 levels across 4 worlds.
Levels are unlocked sequentially.
You can go back and replay any level you previously beat.
The worlds section below mentions the big themes across the level sets.
Winning vs losing
You win by safely making it to an exit.
You lose if you run into spikes.
If you throw a crate at the wrong location and it is on spikes you may not be able to beat the level without restarting it.
This game has 4 worlds in it.
The first 3 worlds have 8 levels each.
The final world has 3 levels.
Worlds are unlocked sequentially. Beat all levels in the prior world to unlock the next.
First World – move across platforms, using stacked boxes to make higher jumps.
You can jump the equivalent of 3 boxes high.
You can stack boxes higher to act as a platform to jump off of to reach higher positions.
Second World – introduces spiked platforms.
Avoid touching the spikes & toss crates onto spikes to create safe platforms to walk on.
Third World – Introduces blue, red, and white platforms.
Blue platforms are activated by setting a crate on the blue switch. Removing the crate turns the platforms invisible.
Red platforms are activated by setting a crate on the red switch. Removing the crate turns the platforms invisible.
White platforms are activated by walking across them or throwing a crate through them. They do not deactivate after activation.
Fourth World – perfectly aimed crate toss & creating gigantic stacks of crates.
Stuck on a level?
If you are frustrated by a level you can skip it by going into the options menu from the welcome screen and select the Unlock All option.
Charging up throws
When jumping off a crate to throw a box try to start at the opposite side so you can build up momentum before releasing.
Remember to move back the way you came from after releasing.
While you carrying a crate you can not push other crates around.
As soon as you set down or throw a crate then you can push other crate stacks.
You can push crate stacks of any size.
When you stack crates you do not need to center them.
You can have them dramatically off centered and still have the stack remain standing, even if it would have fallen over in real life.
You can drop a crate directly where you stand and then use the jump command to jump atop it. You otherwise can not walk or jump through crates.
You can jump the height of 3 crates, so if you are making a stack taller than 3 you should indent it every 2 or 3 crates so you can jump up sections of it.
On some levels (like the final one) it helps to make off centered stacks, with each crate moving over more, so you can move across the screen as you stack the crates 9 high & make the final jump easier to complete.
If you make a mistake while making a crate stack you can pull crates off the bottom and build again (provided the bottom crate is not on spikes).
Efficient crate usage
Some levels require you to create a path of crates across the screen to access other crates & then come back toward the middle to build a vertical stack on one of your previously placed crates.
Most levels do not have any extra crates, so you need to use them efficiently.
If you make a mistake restart the level or run into spikes to force a restart.
Quite often the red or blue platforms require you to recycle crates that were used to activate them.
In some instances you have to set a crate in place and then remove another to activate a shift in the sequence.
Sometimes you have to use crates temporarily to enable collecting other crates, then move the crates to create a stack you can throw a crate off of to activate another switch.
Some jumps have a low ceiling which you can bump your head on or accidentally throw a crate off of if you throw too close to the ceiling.
If you bump a ceiling be prepared to adjust your landing.
In some cases you can throw a crate from the grown while running across a platform without jumping, so that the crate does not bump into the ceiling.
Many parts of the game revolve around a quick sequence of patterns like: jump across a series of crates, move to the near side of a crate, run across the crate, jump and throw a crate, and move backward to land on the crate you started from.
Some levels require you to deviate from the trend after some number of moves.
Be sure to slow down when the pattern changes or it is easy to make a wrong move that leads to landing on the spikes.
The game is suited for players who like difficult retro platforming games.
The game has no adult themed content.
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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support
This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.
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