A downloadable game for MacOS and Windows. Coming soon to Linux.

Pangolins are the most trafficked mammals on the planet- yet most people have never heard of them. 

Help our endangered hero Scales navigate her way through increasingly treacherous levels to defend and free her scaly friends from the clutches of evil poachers. Scales has evolved so her natural instinct to roll quickly into a ball is not only a defence mechanism, but also an incredibly effective attack against enemies.

This single player platformer has simple and accessible controls, arrow keys navigate. Defeat enemies by jumping on their backs, some larger foes will require multiple attacks to defeat them. Engage in conversations with interesting characters and accept their challenges.

Hand crafted game by London based husband and wife team. Enjoy this free demo, let us know what you think and watch this space for the full game!

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Install instructions

Hey thanks for downloading our demo. Let us know what you think of Scales in the comments section, we hope you enjoy it!

For Mac open System Preferences - Security & Privacy - click Open Anyway. And you're good to go!


scales_demo2_win.zip 18 MB
scales_demo2_osx.zip 19 MB

Development log


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I really enjoyed playing this! Can’t wait to see the finished product. The characters are really engaging :) keep going team!

Thanks, we're glad you enjoyed it. We post game updates on Discord faster than we do on Itch so feel free to check it out if you're interested.


Awesome game, I really enjoyed it. I didn't actually know what a pangolin was before playing, so great for raising awareness. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Hey thanks so much! We're working hard to release the finished game in 2020 :)

Is it possible to make the mac download a .dmg file? I believe that would prevent the warning message when downloading.

Good idea! We'll look into it :)

Good game !! Enjoyed it. Just one thing.. you have to be in roll position if you want to jump on the enemy... If you just drop on the enemy you waste your life.. It seems you have to jump and then kill it, and not if you just drop from the branch. Else it is a nice and simple game. Great Job :}


Hey Sashbros Studios! Thanks so much for the feedback, really appreciate it. If you press the down key when on a hollow surface, such as a branch you roll into a ball and can kill an enemy below. We might need to find a way to make that more obvious! :)