Secret of the Wumpus

spiral's picture


Can you discover the Secret of the Wumpus?

Made for the Wumpus Jam on


Move around with the WASD or Arrow Keys. When prompted to, you can advance text by pressing spacebar. Secret of the Wumpus takes about 5-10 minutes to play through. It has multiple endings depending on your choices. Every ending will take you to the main menu to let you explore other options.

Downloadable Version

If the browser embed on doesn't work for you, or you'd rather save it to play later, you can download the desktop version of Secret of the Wumpus. Although it comes in Windows exe format, it should also be fully compatible with Linux and Mac operating systems using WINE!


Programs used: Clickteam Fusion 2.5, MS Paint, GIMP, Audacity
Fonts: Fixedsys, Rubik
birds, bugs: Clickteam, packaged with TGF1
wind, howling: recorded by me
fire: Cryostasis
cave ambience: LittleRobotSoundFactory on Modified and used under Creative Commons Attribution License 3.0

Made For: 
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sergiocornaga's picture

This was wonderful! So many

This was wonderful! So many endings! It reminded me of Secrets Agent… which I think is only because of vague similarities, including: the title, the overhead perspective, the protagonist's colour scheme, and the fact it's a browser-based game hosted on itch.

I wasn't driven to participate in this jam because I'm not very drawn to the mechanics of Hunt The Wumpus. I don't know why a narrative approach didn't even occur to me.

spiral's picture

Thank you so much :) I

Thank you so much :) I remember Secrets Agent, and I appreciate the comparison!

I honestly didn't feel like I would be able to participate either, because I have so many other things I want to be working on. But I've been in a bit of a funk recently, and I had this idea out of the blue a few days ago, and I just had to do it :) I'm so grateful for the positive reception, it means a lot to me!

This was a really cute

This was a really cute story! The first ending I got was the one where you never back out, and I didn't really feel like seeing more endings because that one was really nice. Normally I would want to see all the endings in this type of game, but I ended up just trying a few out of curiosity and then stopping.

spiral's picture

I'm glad you found it cute,

I'm glad you found it cute, you're like an expert on cuteness!!

it seems like almost everybody experiences the game like you did. although I wanted to make the endings varied, it's not designed for anybody to seek ALL of them out. I think it's good to know when to stop!

clyde's picture

I enjoyed this. I'm also

I enjoyed this. I'm also feel satisfied with my ending though it is a different one from sylvie's. I decided not to over stay my welcome.

I especially liked the wind-noises. They were pleasant and I liked the amount of variation.

spiral's picture

Yay, thank you! I'm glad you

Yay, thank you! I'm glad you liked the wind noises so much, I tried to do my best with them :) I've thought about sampling myself making wind whistling noises for a long time but I never had a good reason until now.

Lynx's picture


Enjoyed the writing. It reminds me of old Zzt games where its real strength came form its affinity for displaying text.
I also was curious if this had anything to do with the old TI (Texas Instruments) console version of Hunt the Wumpus?
I used to play that often as a kid.

spiral's picture

Thanks! The ZZT comparison

Thanks! The ZZT comparison is not lost on me, that's a good link!

I've never played the TI version of Hunt the Wumpus but it sounds neat! I've played the original a bit when I was really into reading about old computers, and I've seen a few remakes of it.

m58b33's picture


Such a cute tale. I wonder what happened to them after though...

spiral's picture

Thank you! And I'll have to

Thank you! And I'll have to leave what happens next up to the reader's imagination, but personally I think whatever happens, they will be happy :)

everythingstaken's picture


What a heartwarming game! I got some endings by accident because I didn't understand the mechanic, but then I got what seems like the best ending and kept it. Makes me feel like maybe I am a Wumpus.