Everything becomes trash eventually.

When a bruised onion finds a dying plant in the trash, he agrees to help her find her way out and back to her place on the windowsill. Potbound is a short narrative adventure about power and hope.


UPup arrow, W
DOWNdown arrow, S
LEFTleft arrow, A
RIGHTright arrow, D
Aalt, z, j
Bctrl, k, x

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
AuthorsPolyducks, Lance Campbell, bitmapkid, batfeula, West, DL
GenreAdventure, Role Playing
TagsAction RPG, Cute, Game Boy ROM, GBJam, gbstudio, Narrative


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potbound (postjam fix).pocket 512 kB
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Awesome game!

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It was an amazing story, I did my best to make her healty. And at the end I just cried. Thanks

That's wonderful to hear. Thank you so much for playing :~)


Looks great!


very nice game!

Included PotBound @ 1:32:23

I got the messed up ending, but I was save scumming, so it was kind of deserved.


I really appreciate your patience with the game, especially after encountering the hastily patched bug with the banana combat. It was valuable to see where the pathing did and didn't work, and it's definitely a great piece of evidence to see why shorter games are more beneficial. We'll have a fully patched version released anon for a smoother experience.

On behalf of each game you reviewed, thanks for producing such an important document. There are jam entries I've made in the past which now only exist as gameplay videos. You are providing a very important service, thank you.


Such cool game ! Everything fits so well together, from art to music to dialog and gameplay. Got genuine laughs, and the “bond” mechanics really add a lot of empathy in the mix. Love it !


Thank you so much Adel! :~)


Omg aside from everything being good, the music is so great. really awesome job on that!

~<3 Thank you! I'll pass on the compliment to the musician.