What do an excitable asexual pirate, a cultured genderqueer vampire, and a lesbian bird who may be at an important decision point in her life all have in common? They're all your friends, and they're all counting on you to make an absolute banger of a flag for them!

In Flags for Friends, you play as a queer artist in a post-scarcity era and make custom pride flags for -- wait for it -- friends!

Design the Perfect Flag!

  • Use a limited toolset to create an awesome flag based on thoughtful prompts provided to you by your friends
  • Or, go rouge, and make whatever the heck you like!
  • Design the perfect flag using only the colors of your favorite pride flag - plus, one extra, customizable color, for that extra bit of flavor
  • Add stickers!
  • Patent-pending "undo" technology lets you correct your mistakes
    • Control/command is not necessary, pressing Z will undo. On Mac, cmd+z may cause several undos all at once

Super Freaking Gay!

  • Made for Nonbinary Jam, Flags for Friends is inexorably queer!
  • Diverse cast of 6 characters of different orientations and identities
  • Twelve built-in pride color palettes
  • Plus, the ability to create your own by choosing from a whopping 32 colors!

Export Your Creations!

  • Press F4 (desktop only) to save a perfect loop showcasing your awesome new flag
  • Select the perfect backdrop of a set of 7 procedural animations
  • Copy / paste your flags as plaintext by hitting c and v!
    • After copying, it will prompt you to use ctrl+c to use the paste on other applications
    • Before pasting, you must use ctrl+v to give the program access to read from your clipboard
    • Also note that copy+paste does not preserve color palette
  • You're free to do whatever you please with this!

Meet New Friends!

Flags For Friends features a diverse cast of six characters of all different orientations and identities, at different stages in their life! Even better, several of them are from other awesome indie games! Check them out:

  • Video Hole, by JofiSoft, featuring June!
  • Gardener and the Wild Vine, by Finite Reflections, featuring  Gardener!
  • Millennium Maximus, by me, featuring Captain Jack "Blackjack" Piratebeard!
  • Wandersong, by Greg Lobanov, featuring Kiwi

Plugs and Thanks

  • My Twitter for gamedev and gay stuff
  • My awesome push-em-up game
  • Thanks to Trans Dev discord for support and testing
  • Thanks to Kartik, and Holli, and Greg, for allowing the use of their characters
  • Thanks to Emma, for being the best friend
  • Aaron, Mookal, and Entire Library Building for feedback
  • Thanks to you, for playing!

Nonbinary Game Jam

In my opinion the best part of game jams is playing other people's games and seeing people interact with your work! To celebrate the end of this jam, I'll be streaming and giving thoughts on entries from this jam starting next week!

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android, HTML5
Release date Apr 30, 2021
Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(82 total ratings)
Made withPICO-8
TagsCreative, Gay, LGBT, LGBTQIA, PICO-8, Pixel Art, Queer
Average sessionAbout a half-hour


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fff.bin.zip 6 MB

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My friend, the other is not working. I love this game otherwise, tho! *i'm aroace*

May i ask how to get the android version running?

love this!

Beautiful, I made fred



10/10, would spend literal hours on this game again


Wow this is so cool!! Awesome work!!


Wow, that flag is gorgeous!! Great work, thanks so much for sharing it!

MIght be a bug, but I made the pen so large that it blocks the screen

I never capped it because I thought it was funny 😅

i found it a little tricky to control at times but overall great game!!


so so so wonderful and fun :) I really love the

beautiful sceneries you drew and the characters!!! thnaks for the cool game


Vladula just made me happy. They (used in sense i don't know pronouns) know schools don't give kids the full truth. They want to give kids the rest of the cake, Like slay


really enjoyed this one, good distraction for a while 

thank you


got to make a genderqueer nugget flag. 

10/10 would go down the nugget cave again

fun game! super slay, but where's the Gay flag..? :')


I could only fit 6 characters, but the free drawing mode has a bunch of different preset flags!

i dont understand how to control this game at all. plus i got same error as Metaroy

Were you using mouse/touchpad? The key bindings aren't fully supprted

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Nice game!



I need to know this but please tell me Kiwi is a reference to Wandersong (it's one of my favourite games)



This game is soooo cute, I NEED MORE OF  THIS!!!


i love this game so much!!


Thank you!!

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i reconginse the kiwi from a game i played! (forgot the name, somthing about a bard) didnt know he had a name, tho

edit; just remebered it. its wandersong

Yup! Three of the characters are all crossovers :3


This is so cute& great! I've been making little flags for an hour now! while doing Rosetta's lesbian flag, the ending gif looked like this. Was this supposed to happen/look like this? (browser version)


It is, in fact! I wanted to have a really trippy one in there

el juego esta bien no solo te deja hacer banderas gays si no que tambien sirve para hacer banderas de varios tipos esta muy bonito vale la pena que esta en transgender artist bundle


Great game, lots of fun! Unfortunately I think I ran into a bug? I was going to submit my existential dread flag when the game gave me this error screen.  I hope this screenshot helps.

Thanks for letting me know! Did this happen on the latest version? This was an issue before that I had tried fixing, and I can't replicate myself.

I think so, but I'm not completely sure. I played it on a Chromebook in a Chrome web browser [Version 91.0.4472.114 (Official Build) (64-bit)] , if that helps you any.

i got this same error today. also using chromebook


It's really cool !!! Great work. :)


this is game is really nice but there is a little wrong at picking colors

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i have drawn a nice skeleton flag for the pirates ship but the captin said nothing about it lol

Bruh you have no right being this talented


lol I did that long ago this is some thing new I did for my game 


EZ B) 


i think tha hes hungry

this one's pretty good :) here's mine, not as cool. but my bi flag is pretty neat looking ^^ 

Uh... what are the controls for a Chromebook? I can't figure them out

I'm not familiar with the Chromebook's features, but all that's necessary is mouse or touch functionality

Just a mouse and the X and C buttons. :3

That's such a cute and wholesome concept and it looks so calming. Well done!

Im loving this game. Thank you so much!

eeeeeeeeeeee this is so cool!!!!! my aro pirate flag is beautiful :000

This flag is really good!! Great work :D

Okay, I love this. My favorite "stage" was Vladimir's, but all the themes are great! Lots of fun, good job!

Haha this is very sweet! I also love that brush size setting


Was this meant to happen? Well i suppose the weird glitchy bits fit what my design is lol. Its meant to be a heart held by some weird goo stuff, though it might look cool. Also whats with the weird horse??

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Yes, this background is fully intentional! It's actually one of my favorites :)

Your design is cool! I love seeing what everyone makes with this

The horse is an homage to Video Hole, which is the short game that June is from!

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That was really original! Congratulations!

What a cool game! So much fun. I can only imagine how much work must have gone into this. The dialogue is very carefully crafted, and the amount of features in the game is stupendous. :) 

Thanks so much, I'm glad you liked it! I knew I didn't have much dialogue to work with so I wanted to make sure it counts!

It's been so much fun watching you work away at this recently and the end result is an absolute joy! I love all the little bits of dialogue before each flag and you've done such an amazing job of capturing so many different ways of expressing gender and sexuality's in a short amount of time! 

Thanks so much!! I'm glad you appreciate that, I put a lot of thought to try to make sure each friend had their own vibe and aesthetic! <3


Charming and satisfying free game. Have fun creating quirky pride flags with a constrained yet surprisingly versatile art system! The small sections of dialogue are cute. Download before playing so you can save your GIFs. 4/5 stars - excellent.

a fun and fantastic game! would love more levels! I suggest a gay cowboy or ace ninja.

loved the concept and was really happy to put my lil flag together~ ^^


I got to put Sans on a pirate flag, this is the best day of my life.


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quuer icon!!

the captin will have a bad time :)