"Join me in telling the tale
of the Hellevator Operator,
delivering lost souls between
the circles of hell."

Hellevator Operator is a deep game that chronicles a journey into the literal depths of hell. It is a complex tale that—among other things—explores themes of Greed, Anger and Treachery. Its deep and layered presentation may appear cryptic at times, but if you pay close attention it will all fall into place at the very end…

This game was made in 72 hours for Ludum Dare 48 (Deeper and deeper).


  • Playing the game requires only one button: [Space] or (A)
  • Hold to move up (release to stop at a floor)
  • Tap to fall down

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Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
AuthorHastily Assembled Games
Made withUnity
Tags2D, Arcade, Ludum Dare, Ludum Dare 48, Minimalist, Non violent, one-button, Short, Singleplayer
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Xbox controller, Gamepad (any)
AccessibilityOne button
LinksLudum Dare


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Wow, this game is really well polished for a ludum dare submission. Have to say, didn't expect an elevator game for the theme. But, that was one of the best sounding and feeling elevators I've played. The controls felt really well and the balance was perfect! Literally finished with 2 seconds remaining haha. And the way the music crescendos as time runs out. *chef's kiss*

Wow, this was well done!


A fun game! The theme, music, and gameplay fit together well! Now back to hell :-)!