There's something sinister happening in the graveyard! You and a friend can help Spooky and Scratchy fight off the forces of the evil Wizard. Pounce on Skeletons, Zombies, and Demons while avoiding the Wizard's spells. Can you get the highest score?

Scratch Bros was made over the course of a few weeks for Halloween 2016. It was originally conceived as a Mario Bros. clone set in a house with two black cats chasing mice. Since actual work didn't begin until late September, the setting was changed to a graveyard to fit a Halloween theme. The game is dedicated to my real-life scratch brothers, Toothless (Spooky) and Hans (Scratchy), as well as my lovely wife, Alicia.

If you'd prefer not to play in the browser, a Windows executable is available for download.


  • Adorable Pixel Graphics!
  • Single Player Mode
  • Two Player Vs Mode
  • Local High Score Tracking


Player One: Arrow keys.

Player Two: W-A-S-D.


Made with GameMaker:Studio.

Level graphics by pZuh.

Character sprites based on Jason-Em's Classic Hero: Disthron, Umz, Jezla.

Music by Curtis S.D. MacDonald.

Sound Effects by TinyWorlds, MentalSanityOff, philsapphire, Julien Matthey, popthebubbles4, Jezla.

Copyright © 2016 Jeffrey Howard, All Rights Reserved.

PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
Made withGameMaker: Studio
TagsArcade, Cats, Co-op, Cute, Endless, GameMaker, Halloween, Local Co-Op, Pixel Art, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer
Player count1 - 2


Scratch Bros v1.exe 3 MB

Install instructions

Play in the browser or download and run the exe.


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How do u make it start?

Click somewhere within the game window to make it active.  The arrows control the menu.  Highlight the option you want and press enter.  The game may not work properly in some browsers.


can you make it so you could design your character

I'm not actively developing this game right now, and custom character design would not fit well with the game's theme. It's a Halloween game, and black cats fighting ghouls is a natural fit. Thanks for playing, though!

Had a score of 34000

It's pretty fun, looks like it would be cool with a 2nd player (unfortunately I have no friends).

I was a bit sad that nothing happends when the fire ball touches the skeletons and zombies, though !

Nice little game !