A downloadable bayouscape for Windows

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ATCHAFALAYA ARCADE is a homebrew audiovisual performance game for the Game Boy handheld console. Inspired by fond memories of the Louisiana wetlands, Atchafalaya Arcade allows you to improvise chaotic chiptune music on a series of newly designed Game Boy instruments while creating images of abstract bayou pixelscapes.

Atchafalaya Arcade can be played on any device that can run a Game Boy emulator. Simply open it with your emulator of choice.

Atchafalaya Arcade can be played with any number of people. Open the game on multiple devices to jam with your friends, family, loved ones, or complete strangers.

Featuring dual English / Cajun French text, translated by the developer's grandmother.

MOSSHBOARD is a standalone single / demo of Atchafalaya Arcade. You play a bed of moss as it gradually grows inside of your Game Boy.

When left on its own, Mosshboard will grow beyond the bounds of your screen and into the crevices of your Game Boy device. This is perfectly harmless, and is simply Mosshboard's way of expressing its curiosity.

Release date Dec 03, 2017
Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
Made withIndieCade
Tags8-Bit, Abstract, artgame, Experimental, Game Boy, Instrument, louisiana, Minimalist, Music, weird


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Atchafalaya Arcade - ROM 14 kB
Atchafalaya Arcade - Windows 1 MB
Mosshboard: An Atchafalaya Arcade Single 32 kB


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Nice project! I would love to see more of this kind of interactive audiovisual piece. May I ask how you made it? Using RGBDS?

Looks like original GBDK based on gbtoolsid:


Really love all the gameboy sound-art/noise things you've made!


Very surprised to see a game based around Louisiana. Makes me feel a little better now that I live so far away from home.


Hey there!  FYI, for some reason, Windows Defender says that your Atchafalaya.exe contains trojan Win32/Zpevdo.B.  The ROM seems to work fine though.


Hi! Thank you for sharing your concern with me. My understanding is that because of the way it launches the emulator, antivirus software will occasionally flag it as suspicious. I promise it isn't a virus, and I'm looking into ways to build it so that this false positive doesn't happen.


Hey, thanks for the response!  I figured it's not a virus, but I figured you should know that this false positive is happening, though it seems you already do.  Does the EXE just simply launch the emulator with the ROM running?  Or is it a separate Windows build of the software?