A downloadable game for Windows

Fly the lander through the caves to land on the target pad before your fuel runs out. Avoid hazards such as falling rocks, gas jets, and lava. Land too hard and you'll damage your lander, stranding it in the cave. Points are awarded each mission based on the amount of fuel remaining in your lander. Earn awards for each mission based on points and precision landing. Medals are awarded for completing challenges throughout the game.


  • Fast-paced, techno soundtrack
  • Minimalist retro graphics
  • In-game achievements
  • Difficulty options for all skill levels
  • Two types of control mechanics: Simple and Sticky
  • Levels increase in difficulty


Use the arrow keys or W-A-D to control the Lander. In sticky control mode, use numbers 1-0 to set thrust level.

Press Escape to pause the game.

Press Z to capture and save a screen shot to your Users/<your name>/AppData/Local/Cave Lander/Screens folder.

System Requirements

OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10

Graphics: 128MB


Level Graphics: Blarget 2

Font: Grand Chaos Productions

Sounds: xhunterko, TinyWorlds

Music: Matthew Pablo, Snabisch, Section 31, Mr. Poly, Oddroom, Deceased Superior Technician, FoxSynergy

Cave Lander was made with GameMaker:Studio.

Some graphics and sounds used under Creative Commons by 3.0 License, all others are public domain or made by Jezla.

Copyright © 2016 Jeffrey Howard, All Rights Reserved

More information

Published29 days ago
Tags2D, chiptune, Flight, free, GameMaker, Minimalist, Retro, Space, windows
Average durationAbout an hour
Player countSingleplayer

Install instructions

Single executable file. Run the application to play!


Cave Lander.exe (24 MB)

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