A downloadable simulation for Windows

Have you ever thought about the life and death struggle of being a lion on the distant continent of Africa? Have you ever wished you could ditch your average life and run on the dirt and bite with your teeth the skin of another living being (as an animal)?

You will wish no longer. Because there is now a powerfully intense animal simulation to fulfill that wish. The Lion Eats Tonight!


-> Intense and rapid-fire simulation of real-world lions hunting in action.

-> Eleven varied stages of chomping filled action.

-> Features real voice acting talent and appearance of Davey Crustenborrow*.

*[deepfaked voice, not actual Davey Crustenborrow; not to be confused with legally distinct narrator entity Sir David Attenborough.]

-> Realistic and true educational informations about lions.

-> Advanced, hand-crafted and shaded pixel art graphics with real motion-captured animals.

-> Blast processing for optimized action (this game was made on a low end 2012 laptop with an Intel Pentium 4 so I promise it will run well on your computer).

-> Next generation, almost sentient AI (They move out of the way when you get close)

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
Made withGameMaker
Tags2D, africa, Animals, Arcade, Comedy, eat, Fast-Paced, Pixel Art, Side Scroller, Violent
Average sessionA few minutes


The Lion Eats Tonight 48 MB

Install instructions

Download and unzip, simple as that.


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Nice intro, great art. Simple and fun!


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Thank you for playing and making a video!


Nothing ruins a good hunt faster then a hidden rhino stabbing my poor lion boy, all he wanted to do was kill a few buffalo 

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Thank you so much for playing and making a video! I love it.

There really should be a cooldown timer from the moment you finish consuming a buffalo so that you can't immediately be killed by a rhino, that part escaped me during testing and I'll probably see if I can patch that. I'll also add one or two other background scenes for the intro, sorry the sunrise takes so long haha.


I think the long sunset is funny!


nah the sunset is great, leave it as is. 




lmao this rules


Jajaja.. incredible.. Simply incredible... simple but very fun, with increasing difficulty and a lot of juicy

Thank you, I'm glad you liked it!


my favourite game of the 20 second jam <3 i had loads of fun, and the intro narrative was astounding. I didn't know lions actually starve after 20 seconds of a not-enough-prey hunting sprint. So accurate!!!


Thank you for playing!


As a former lion, I can confirm that we die after 20 seconds of running

I liked everything about this game, desaturated palette gives off nice savanna vibes, music is chill and intense at the same time (When I was a lion I remember hearing something like that when I was hunting), animations and backgrounds are beautiful and the lion facts are 100% true.

10 dead lions/ 10 dead operators , great game :D


Thank you! As a former lion myself, it's so nice to see another li-human who can relate to this immersive experience.