May 1, 2016 · news downloads

April 2016 update now ready!

Welcome to the April 2016 build! A massive 83 bug fixes, updates and improvements were made to Lode Runner Online: The Mad Monks' Revenge rewrite in the last month alone!

This month sees a whole whack of new features and improvements, along with lodes of fixes to further match this game to the Original.

This monthly post covers the highlighs from the last month of work. If you like to read the weekly update posts featured in this build, you can find them here: weeks #13, #14, #15, #16 and #17

What are you waiting for? Head on over to the downloads page page and get a copy!

Special thanks for this build go to Leandro, Howie, Jeffrey, Jared, Jayde, Paige and Alexis. 90% of all bug fixes were found by testers which is terrific - thanks to all of you who took the time to give me feedback or just say hello.

If you find anything at all that is wrong with the game so far or have any ideas or suggestions, please get in touch with me. Your feedback is very important to making this project as good as it can possibly be.

Continue reading for a summary of all the fixes, improvements and new features in the April update.


Are you a whiz on the keyboard? Good news! You can now use the original 1983 style keys to rapidly aid in painting.

When creating large puzzles, it can get annoying having to move the toolbox out of the way constantly. When in full-screen mode, you can now move the toolbox anywhere you like. As per windowed mode, the position will be remembered for the next time you launch the editor.

Floating editor toolbox
See more of what you edit by moving the toolbox in full-screen


*Exit phase blocks!*

The scoreboard has been added to the game. Finally see who is the best 'Lode Runner' out of your family and friends!
You can read all about it the scoreboard post.

Welcome to the hall-of-fame!

*Monks teleporting*


*Tab support for keyboard ninjas*

You can now use the TAB key to switch focus between controls just like you can do on Windows. You can read about the TAB control here.

If your graphics card drivers don't support a great deal of 4:3 resolutions you may end up with the game not being as large as you'd like it to be. The config file now has support to manually override the default full-screen behaviour and use the older method by altering the ForcePillarBoxes property.

If you've got a keyboard or machine that is difficult to access CTRL+function keys (Chromebook), then toggling the RemoveFKey property in your config file will allow you to use the matching numeric key instead of the function key. For example, CTRL + F5 to collect all gold (when cheating) can now be used by CTRL + 5.


Quark Robot

A massive Lode Runner fan. You may have guessed that.