8 Bit Night is a platform puzzle game similar to Alter Ego. The player controls both the hero and a ghost image that mirrors all your moves. Pressing Z will rotate the world, in most levels horizontally and in some levels vertically. Rotating the world effectively switches the hero and his ghost image. The player must use this ability strategically to avoid enemies and to reach certain part of the level.
The goal is to collect all pixels. The hero can pick up yellow pixels and the ghost image can only pick up white pixels. The hero must avoid spikes, skulls, shooting skulls, exploding mines, while these do not affect the ghost. Certain level contain power-ups in the form of pickaxes and dynamite, with which the hero can dig or blast a way through walls.