This is one of my older games, a fun and carefree platformer made for Ludum Dare 29. Also one of my first 'complete' game projects. The game kind of shows it's age but I thought I'd upload it for completeness sake. :)

ScubaBear is a collecting and exploration game. A true Beneath the Surface Metroidvania! Scuba the bear aims to collect all of the hidden treasures of poseidon.

As you collect treasures with ScubaBear your set of abilities will grow and you can explore even more areas. Finally, when you collect all of the treasure you can be proud to call yourself the true King of the Sea.


  • Arrow keys and 'D','F','return' keys

Some game controllers are also supported.


  • All audio: Shannon Mason 'Pongball'
  • Art / programming: Richard Lems 'Rilem'
  • Art / Level design: Diane de Wilde 'Ziryf'

Known issues: - Artifacts between tiles on older browsers. - Random flickering on outdated graphics cards / drivers. - empty chest *fixed*

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(104 total ratings)
AuthorRichard Lems
Made withConstruct
Tags16-bit, Casual, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 29, Metroidvania, scubabear, snes


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Hey there Richard! Like the game, was wondering if you're working on any other projects and if you need someone to do music?

I always come back every once in a while to replay this gem :-)

Excelente jogo! acho q fui o único br q jogou até agr...

nice game 

Reminds me "Treasure Island Dizzy" ! Great job :) 

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Hey! Great game! I only wish this was a rom to keep it up with my collection of homebrews. And the bear face is hilarious. Remind me of the bear that wasn't by Chuck Jones. Great work!

This is the same game on coolmath ?

Yeah it's been hosted on a bunch of other sites, but this is the page of the guy who actually made it (Richard Lems)

Very fun game i like the aspect where there are different game keep it up


For some reason, I run out of breath too fast. I can only get the Pokeball and the scuba mask, then I can't get to the next chest. I've watch lots of videos playing it, and they all run out of breath slower than me.


You need to find the scuba tank, that's what lets you hold your breath longer. I don't remember what chest it's in, but it was the second thing I found (after the scuba mask) so it shouldn't be too difficult to get to


I remember playing this on Coolmathgames. This was so nostalgic. Also i love that end picture so much its so adorable


i got the crown second to last soo the king of the sea should has been giving erlyer


A short tfun platformer game about exploring and collecting treasures. Some of the treasures give you new abilities, but the game doesn't explain which or what they do. So it's up to you to try and figure it out, which is part of the fun.

I love this game so much! The art style, the music, the gameplay, and even just the silly concept of a bear trying to become king of the sea never fail to make me smile. I'd love to see more games like this!


it ight but u should put descriptions of what the items do.and u should a sum more wings like huge wings that allow u to go to a flotting world

The game seems to be having trouble loading the music. I've had it load only once, and I had to wait a long time. I never had trouble with the version on, but that appears to be down...

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No idea what might be causing this. But you can check out the original version here: 
The Ducksoup domain no longer exists so all content lives on

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Loved it!

is there a download?

nice game, i'm really into greek mythology so this is an extra special gem for me <3   :D

nice old game with a punchy music :) a download is not possible ? Its kinda slow sometimes was wondering is an windows build will be smoother...

this game is great fun and ps the crabs are more like craps when u dont have the weapon yet

yay he's king of the sea 10/10

LOVE THIS GAME!!!!! The music switching if your underwater or above is so cool!!! Is there anywhere to download this????

and so he became king of the sea!


Can you please add descriptions for treasures when player moves cursor on one of them (or using arrows keys) ? Like, for some time even more clear treasures weren't clear for me. Seemed for me that brown bird is about sitting, not flying (before i picked up a derped duck)). Also, those blue gallons with oxygen seemed a gillette, and couldn't understand the need for it if Scoobah already picked up breathing tube. Not even mentioning all other less obvious treasures!


It really does sound quite absurd, adventure of a bear and bird!

I love this game.Is fany,is simple.

I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooveee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nice pace, decent level design, controls felt right.  Nice game.  A fun few minutes spent becoming the king of the sea.


A good short metroidvania!

Somehow I ended up getting the crown while missing one treasure causing winning scene to flicker a bit :D

was the last one the heart?

Ummm..... it's been months ago and I can't remember exactly what it was. I only remember that it was hidden on dark areas on bottom west part

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I really like this game, but I think it should be easier to get the light, because I have searched for about 30-45 minutes. Please and thank you. Also I think that there should be a description for the items saying what they do and how to use it.

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Definitely coming back to play this one again soon! ^^

Edit: Love playing this game... I come back every now and then to see if I can get further in the game. The fact that this is a C2 app gives me warm feelings! :) Kudos!!!


This game is cool thanks for create this game

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the only thing was missing is the description for each item you find, but it was funny anyway

This was amazing. Thanks for making it. 

I really enjoyed this game. I thought the steady unlock of the map was very good and the game-play felt nice and controlled pretty well. Once again, very good game - I thought the natural progression of the game was nice. Really the only thing this game might have benefited from is a little joke or something of what you got from the chest was, but that's really up to you, and I thought it was fine without that. I really enjoyed becoming king of the sea, and nobody can take ruling the sea away from me, except for maybe Aquaman.

Thank you so much Riley! :) And Scubabear would totally destroy Aquaman in a fight ;D

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its great and enjoyable ann can you add downloadable version and something like an new map

Hi, I last played this game when it was featured on, and I still find it enjoyable to play, despite the lack of a map :)

Cool game!

I really enjoyed playing your game! I uploaded my experience with it to Youtube and thought it would be appropriate to share it here. Thanks for making such a short, but sweet game, I definitely look forward to playing other games you make!

Hey I just noticed I somehow missed this! Thanks for playing and making a video! :D Really kind words btw, warms my heart. :)

That's the kind of game I love!
Solid platformer, nice metroidvania.

You search and find items, use them to explore new areas, etc.

Also it sounds so easy to make such a game, so few people actually made it :-/

But this one is definitely great here!

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said to my self - "i will try it another time.. another.." - but cant resist and after some time

"And so, he become King of the Sea" - \wide smile on my face\

Oh Gods! how you guys can be so Amazing?! .. this is insane..
i love your works guys - i truly love it
it so solid.. many cool mechanic.. dynamic music.. meta\context ui..

i feel like this game keep all i love from S\NES era

(and game like "Duck tales" or "Little Mermaid" - even "Zen Intergalactic ninja" ha ha)

ps. only small thing i miss is - some little funny Idle-animation from my character
like some joke move or emote to screen
(what you guys do - keep me thinking about my own game-dev experience)

Thanks! :) This made my day. :D

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