Space Cave

Steer a rocket through a narrowing cave - it's going to be a squeeze!

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Space Cave

Available medals

  • Best of the Day - Space Cave
    Level: 1 - Win a Best of the Day competition - get the next medal by winning 2 times.
  • Best of the Day - Space Cave
    Level: 1 - Become the second best in a Best of the Day competition - get the next medal by becoming it 2 times.
  • Best of the Day - Space Cave
    Level: 1 - Become the third in a Best of the Day competition - get the next medal by becoming it 2 times.
  • Bonus Frenzy
    Collect 50 bonuses during a single game.
  • Minimum Effort
    Clear the level with a single mouse click.
  • Crossroads
    Find a cave that splits into 3 routes.
  • Resurrection Bonus
    Find & gain an extra live.
  • Grand Master
    Get the Master status on both Grind & Skill developing medals.
  • Newbie
    Level: 1 - Play 2 games.
  • Beginner
    Level: 1 - Complete level 2 on Light mode.


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Game help & information

Steer a rocket through a narrowing cave - it's going to be a squeeze!

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By clicking the mouse you can adjust the rocket's going, and collect space points. Watch out the wall and plan your course in continuously tapering caves!

Logging in

If you are a registered user of Playforia and have logged in with your nickname, you can start playing right away.

If you don't have your own Playforia nickname yet, you will be assigned a random visitor nickname starting with 'anonym' and a number to inform other players that you are a guest. This way you won't be confused with regular players.

If you want to create your own nickname (it's free!), click here.

Starting the Game

The game can be played in four different ways. With a light spaceship, with a heavy spaceship, with both at the same time, or with a space glider. The last two ways are accessible to registered members only. When you move mouse onto one of these options, the names of the 10 all-time best players will be displayed on the screen. If you hold the mouse pointer on the button a little longer, lists displaying the 10 best players of the month, the week, and the day will be shown. Click the button to start the game.

Before starting to play you can change the level of the graphics of the game from the menu in the bottom left corner of the screen. "Normal" is the default setting. The "Quick" setting displays only the most essential elements on the screen. The game does not look as good as with the other settings, but works on slower computers as well. The "Beautiful" setting employs some additional graphic elements that make the game look nicer but require an effective computer.


At least three players must be present in the room to play this game. If there are less players, you must wait until more players arrive.

Your spaceship or space glider moves at a steady speed to the right at all times (unless you accelerate). It is not possible to stop or slow down the ship. Additionally, the ship is pulled slightly downwards all the time, due to gravity. You can activate the rockets of the ship by holding the mouse button and stop them by releasing the button. When the rockets are active, the spaceship ascends. The purpose of the game is to avoid crashing into the walls of the caves. Once you touch a wall, you will ose one spaceship and you will have to start the level from beginning. After you have lost three vessels, the game is over. The caves become more and more difficult and narrow as the game proceeds, which makes flying more difficult.

After the game has ended, you can return to the starting menu by pressing any button.


Playing is very easy: all you need is one mouse button or one key from the keyboard. Only when you play with two spaceships at the same time you will need two buttons:

Left mouse button or spacebar: Accelerates the spaceship on the left.

Right mouse button or Enter: Accelerates the spaceship on the right.

The "P" button allows you to pause the game. You can continue by pressing the "P" button again.

Receiving Points

The longer you fly the ships, the more points you will get. In other words, the number of points grows steadily as you play. Also, some bonus objects will be flying in the caves and you will be able to get extra points by collecting them:


  • Bluish green ball: 50 points
  • Green ball: 100 points
  • Yellow ball: 200 points
  • Red ball: 500 points
  • Rotating star: No extra points but you will get a new spaceship


Texts Displayed during the Game

During the game, the following information will be displayed at the top of the screen:

Level: The level of caves that is currently being played.
Points: The number of points you have collected
The Best: The all-time best result (in parentheses the level the record-holding player reached)
Ships left: Shows how many spaceships or space gliders you have left


Quitting the game

You can quit the game and return to the front page of Playforia by clicking the Quit-button in the bottom right corner of the starting menu.