A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

A game created for the LÖVE Jam.

How to Play

Find the key to get home! Avoid getting caught by monsters by either running away from them or throwing your pet rock at them. Using the key, unlock the gate to make it home!

Taking Damage

If a monster catches you, you'll lose health! Quickly tap the movement keys to get out of their hold.

If you're no longer holding your pet rock, you will slowly lose health. The further away you are from your rock the more rapidly you take damage, so pick up your rock!


If you stand still for awhile, you will slowly regain health. You can also pet your rock to gain a little more health.

Last option: talk to your rock to gain an incredible burst of healing, but watch out! Talking alerts your presence to monsters!


  • movement: up, down, left, right arrow keys
  • run: left shift
  • throw rock: spacebar
  • talk to rock: s
  • pet rock: d
  • pick up rock and items: run through them
  • get out of monster hold: rapidly press movement keys
  • quit: escape key


goofanader: Programming

eyfey: Art

StatusIn development
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Feb 21, 2017
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
Authorsgoofanader, eyfey
GenreAdventure, Survival
Made withLÖVE
TagsHorror, LÖVE, pet, rock, Survival Horror
Average sessionA few minutes


the-quarry-win-64.zip 3 MB
Version 3 Feb 28, 2017
the-quarry-win-32.zip 2 MB
Version 3 Feb 28, 2017
the-quarry-osx.zip 4 MB
Version 3 Feb 28, 2017
the-quarry-linux-debian.zip 379 kB
Version 2 Feb 28, 2017


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Cute short game, though for some reason it reminds me of the kind of games in creepypastas that end up haunted with the strange back stories XD Enjoyed greatly

Why is it called the quarry?

You are the enemies' quarry, and you have a pet rock. Rocks can be found in quarries, so it's a double pun!

oh boy, so sloow.. well, that's the point, isn't it? :) (3:07)

Haha, yeah it's a pretty slow game. You can move faster by holding the left shift key, but even then, it's not much faster. Liked the timing with the bug - niceee

(I've fixed the bug now lol)