Be an iguana and save the world from evil.

This is a game based on Oddwarg Animal RPG, a 2003 Game Maker game by my longtime friend and mentor. I played it extensively as a child, and it fueled my curiosity for programming.

Nowadays, I find there is a sweetness about its naivete and unique understanding of what an RPG is. With this project, I am exploring my nostalgia for the original game (and its unreleased sequel).

Space U Q
Move Jump
Use potion
View potion supply ???


The game's 44 original songs were composed by me. On many of the songs, you will hear the influence of composers like Gary Wilson, the Oddwarg, and The Residents.

All of the instruments were played by me, typically on a cheap MIDI keyboard, and recorded in realtime.

Get the soundtrack

Source Code

If you are a freak and/or geek you might be interested in looking at the source code of the game.

It was written in TypeScript and uses a heavily modified version of the PixiJS rendering engine.

Some of my favorite technical accomplishments include: strongly-typed level files, enemy attack patterns written using async/await, and cutscenes written using async/await.

View the source code
StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
(42 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
Made withAudacity,, PixiJS
Tagsclown, Cute, iguana, lizard, Metroidvania, reptile
Average sessionAbout a half-hour
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

IguaRPG (Windows .exe) 147 MB
Version 1.0.4

Download demo

IguaRPG (macOS .app) 146 MB
Version 1.0.4
IguaRPG (Linux executable, AMD x86-64) 145 MB
Version 1.0.4


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Finished this game. This was fantastic, even if frustrating at times. I really enjoyed the honest afterword. Thanks for making the game!

Really fun game! I do think the enemy difficulty gets a little much from the volcano onward, but maybe I just need to grind a bit more. Love the art and the overall atmosphere

Is there anyway to play fullscreen?

On Windows, you can hit F11 for fullscreen.

Thank you!

This is harder than Dark Souls. I'm stuck at the capitol, the regular enemies defeat me everytime ,I can't manage to beat them, I am poisoned, I don't have money to get unpoisoned, and grinding isnt a thing if when you die you lose all the money you earned! Help!!!

Hey there! It might be in your best interest to flee to the jungle or even the desert to grind. Also, poison alone is not lethal in this game.


Thank you!! I managed to beat the game. Lovely little game


I, I, I think i'm obsessed with iguanas now..........

I need some real help

This game rules, I ended up with 100% completion when I finished it 馃槼

help how do i wake this big guy? (4th boss)

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what does q do


iguana, lagartija lagalto


I adore the style and whole atmosphere you put together here


the game looks nice and kawwai

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i made a little leafy  guy!!


My boy! I love this game so much :D

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Play the demo and this is very cute!!

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 This is my baby, I love them :)

*light spoilers*

Also, this game was a lot of fun and I got mad when everyone got mad at him and lost all belief in them to save the world

That was pretty fun


Just thought i'd share my little iguana


i don't know how to stop playing this game. i'm on ng+9 :o


This was really fun!


the Iguana creation was super cute


Haha the clown monsters are so funny looking, I love it


Great fun game! Short, but I think in a very good way; it does everything it wants to do, and every individual moment of the experience was a good one. Whether it be interacting with NPCs, listening to the banger tunes, searching for secrets, or trying to deal with the ridiculous basic enemies (which practically turn into minibosses in their own right), I liked it all a lot. If there were ever more like this, I would play it in a heartbeat. Thanks for making!


Awesome Ending


omg omg omg i love this game smmmmmm! will def think abt buying it in full

here is my iguana, pretty rad if i do say so myself >:)


w iguana

so cute!


cute!!! I had a lot of fun making my iguana haha

Dat Forky Kids are DEMON, I say

Cool game!


Key to beating the boss:

patience. Wait for a gap so you don't get hit by the spike shield, and dodge the star he throws at you. He should pause for a few moments before he throws another, so take that chance to jump at him.

After that, run out of his line of sight. Wait until there's another opening in his shield and continue striking until all the balloons are popped.

When the balloons are popped, get OUT of his pink explosion range. Repeat until he's defeated.

Also recommended: stock up on a few of the healing berries. You'll probably need several. But after that, you should be good to go.

Anyways, good demo! I liked the in-depth customization feature.

I haven't bought the game but I can't defeat the boss lol. Great game. Little jarring that the song completely changes every time you change screens


how do you even  beat the boss


im having trouble with the maze in the temple


Very cool game. I feel an Alex Kidd Miracle World's vibe in it.


I thought this game was very cute. The character creation itself was fun, and I made mine look like it had gotten into my heroine stash. The music itself was nonstalgic and unique (it'll be playing in my head for the next few hours.) For the bit of the game that I played, I'll rate it a   Cool/10.


this is a pretty cute game  and I love the art style


I love this

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IguaRPG, I've completed the second round and am halfway through the third!

I really like the characters, both the town's inhabitants and the enemies, because they are so unique! I especially like the design of the iguana who has a cold and his nose looks like tears! The controls are simple, but the action is very challenging, and the bosses require repeated attempts to learn their attack patterns, but I was very happy when I beat them.

The high degree of freedom in character making is also good. It was so good that it could be a game in itself. Character creation can be done from the demo version of the browser, so I hope many people will give it a try!

I'm going to include a few spoiler elements here. After completing the second round of the game, I'm still thinking that IguaRPG still has some mysteries left to be solved! I am currently playing the game while trying various things, wondering if the fact that I can skip the bosses and get to the end is related to some secret element. What the heck is a clown army!


Hello! Thank you so much for playing. Your iguana is so cute! I am so glad that you enjoyed the game! I watched a couple of your streams, and was happy to see that you found all of the major secrets! I also like your Sylvie Sunday streams :-)


I made mine yoshi :)

Oh, you should try to post it again!



Yoshi :)
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