A downloadable game for Windows and Linux

Rodent and Plank Demo

Rodent and Plank is a run 'n gun shooter that borrows heavily from genre classics such as Gunstar Heroes, Earthworm Jim, and Metal Slug. You play as Rodent, a small rat that gains incredible power when he unwittingly comes into contact with a sentient piece of cosmic driftwood that calls itself Plank. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows though because not long after they meet Rodent finds himself up against the mysterious Knights of the Round. Who are they? And what could they possibly want with Plank?

Demo Features

The demo contains the entire first level from the full game. You'll find yourself on Nostromo docks closely pursued by the Knights of The Round.

Our team plans on releasing the full game in segments over the next few months. Once complete we intend on launching the full game on Steam. Anyone who buys the game via itch will get a steam key when the full game launches! 

Features for the Full Version

Multiple Gameplay Styles - Each level takes on a life of its own: one minute you're platforming, and the next you're piloting a submarine while being chased by a laser wielding shark.

Massive Bosses - True to the games that inspired it Rodent and Plank will have you battle multi-formed screen filling bosses. Now’s not the time to turn tail and run though, stand your ground and show them who’s really in charge.

Weapons - With enemies this big you’re going to need an arsenal to match. Combine any two weapons to create a devastating array of ridiculous weaponry. Store up energy so that when you find yourself in a pinch you can unleash an attack that will obliterate everything on screen. And if all else fails you can hit them with a grenade. Go ahead, they probably deserve it.

Difficulty - Too hard? Too easy? Whether you’re fresh out of diapers or a hardened gamer, we’ve got your back. You can tailor the game's difficulty to your liking using mutators and assists. 

Awesome tunes - Seriously, the music is !@#$ing awesome. Play it loud.

Published 9 days ago
PlatformsWindows, Linux
Release date in 96 days
AuthorLodder Digital Media
GenreAction, Platformer
Made withMonoGame
Tagsdemo, Difficult, Funny, run-n-gun, Twin Stick Shooter
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Gamepad (any)
LinksSteam, Steam, Homepage, Discord

Install instructions

Rodent and Plank uses XNA4.0 (Monogame) so make sure you have that installed before trying to run!

Windows users :

  1. Make sure XNA is installed.
  2. Unzip game
  3. Navigate to game directory
  4. Run Ratwood.exe

Linux users:

  1. Make sure mono is installed.
  2. Unzip game.
  3. Navigate to game directory
  4. chmod +x rodentandplank.sh
  5. ./rodentandplank.sh


rap_x64_demo.zip 310 MB


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