Dr. Cruz and the Quest of Indra is an adventure platformer Game Boy game.


D-PAD                                             WASD / Arrow-Key                              
AJ / Z
BK / X

Gamepad is also supported.


You are the Dr. Cruz. Your mentor was reported missing in his quest for the legendary weapon of the god Indra. You decide to follow in his footsteps to find him.

Explore survive and find your way through the jungle. Will you succeed to save your old friend or are you going to condemn yourself too?


There are many ways to play Dr. Cruz and the Quest of Indra :

  • Play directly from this page through your browser : 
    • on PC (recommended)
    • on smarpthone (there may be slowdowns)
  • Download the ROM file :
    • compatible with all known Game Boy emulators
    • playable on an original Game Boy using a flash card!


This small game project was made with GB Studio. It took me about 1 month to develop this prototype. There are still things to improve. Feel free to give me your feedback!

This is a demo version.

All rights reserved. Do not distribute this game without my permission.

Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorCryptique Games
GenreAdventure, Platformer
Made withGB Studio, Adobe Photoshop
Tags2D, Exploration, Game Boy, gbstudio, Narrative, Pixel Art, Retro, Singleplayer, Story Rich
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller


Dr_Cruz_and_the_Quest_of_Indra_Demo_Rom_V_1.zip 44 kB

Install instructions

The game comes as a ROM file. To play it, you will need to download an emulator to your device. You can use any GAME BOY emulators. I recommend you the BGB Emulator.

"Dr Cruz. and the Quest of Indra" is also playable on an original Game Boy using a flash card!


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Anything still happening with this project?  I've been dreaming of making something similar.  A spoof of indy called California James.  Looks really good so far, although there's not much to see

Hello and thank you for your interest!

Unfortunately, i'm not able to work on this project anymore. Hope this short demo can inspire and motivate you to achieve your dream :)

This is cool but it’s too short! The music is my favorite part


Thx! I'm not the composer, they are taken from the GB-Studio-Community-Assets ;)

I played through the game and talked about aspects I liked on my YouTube channel if you are interested.

I mainly liked how the story telling/notes linked to the level progression. I'd love to see this developed into a full game one day, loved it!


Wow amazing! Thank you :D

No problem! It was fun!

This is very cool! Thanks, hope you make more games soon

Thank you ! I hope too :D

Are you planing on finishing this game? I noticed its still in demo mode...?

I don't think so... Unfortunately I no longer have the time to devote myself to it :(

But I may resume one day! :)

nice, thanks!

Thank you!

great game!



great work! It's really fun to see developers work with the hardware limitations of the gameboy and find interesting game design mechanics because of them. ( I love listening to the 8 bit music too) I do think though that it doesn't really make sense in this game defeat enemies by jumping on them. I would instead like an attack for that purpose.

Thank you! It's a good point. I will think about it :)

not bad - graphics great , jump a bit high and hard to control though , but a good start

Thx ! I'm waiting for the next update of GB Studio to finally be able to change the gameplay :D