BoulderFlash – a Boulderdash flash tribute

When I was much younger I had a Commodore 128. I enjoyed a lot of games, but one of them was really good in my opinion.
I am talking about Boulderdash.


The hero of the game, whom the player controls, is the brave prospector “Rockford”. He must dig through caves collecting gems and diamonds, while avoiding various types of dangerous creatures as well as obstacles like falling rocks and the constant danger of being crushed or trapped by an avalanche, or killed by an underground explosion.

A lot of “casual” games are inspired to Boulderdash, and I decided to create a tribute game to this gem.

It’s still in alpha, but I would like you to try and play it a bit.

Of course, as the work in progress continues and the game gets more and more completed, I am going to release the source code and some tutorials about the making of this game.

Meanwhile, that’s what I have right now: arrow keys to play and if you die you have to reload the page :)

Tell me what do you think about…

  • Looks great! I was considering the same project a while back. A wonderful game – I whole heartedly agree!

  • mousey

    this is awsome

  • abhilash

    nice, it is a cool game.Only one question when you will be postomg ‘line rider 5’ becoze I CANT WAIT FOR IT!

  • I also like the game a lot. So much actually I made a version myself too a few years back!

  • Caleb B

    I loved Boulderdash :) I just made a short model rocket video last week with the theme music from that game. (Classic C64!)

    BTW, nice tutorials!

  • abhilash

    i know i am not supposed to ask this question here but anyone can tell some websites of free flash tutorials?
    anyhelp will be appreciated

  • mousey loads of flash tut’s photoshop tuts and loads more :p

  • george

    this is cool.

    good job


  • AAR

    Yay! Its awsome!

  • Chris

    Really good, but one thing I noticed was that sometimes the player would start off completely boxed in by boulders.
    Apart from that, great work!

  • Nic

    This needs a reset button. I have to reload the page to restart the game. Otherwise nice.

  • Jaymes

    Great! Any chance to get the source code published? ;)


  • hello
    i’m a big fan of Boulder Dash
    you can see 80% of my collection on many machines at

    i’m working on a new pages with more version , avavailable after 15 decembre, on my new site

    from FRANCE

  • ali

    please please if any1 has the source code or a site to show me da tutoiral to boulderdash id do nething please let me knw wat eva da out come

  • hello,

    after hard work, the page of Boulder Dash collection, is updated, with new design !!

  • ElOIl

    Hi Emanuele,

    did you already publish the Boulder Dash tutorials or the source code? I’d like to learn how to do such a game. I’ve searched the web but didn’t find anything yet.

    Any hints would be great!!

    • Emanuele Feronato

      I am going to port it into HTML5 soon, stay tuned!