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Anyone ever do any PICO-8? I found a DELIGHTFUL PICO-8 game yesterday (https://slipways.net/) and I thought it might be fun to give it a go myself. Anyone try this? It's pretty fun.

Here's my PICO-8 version of Begin, after 30 minutes of HARDCORE, HEAD-DOWN DEVELOPMENT.

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Oh man. Dickin' around with the sound effects/music editor could be a full-time hobby in itself...

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Does it let you import graphics?
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I dunno. Unlikely? It's pretty restrictive. Okay, you can import a sprite sheet as png if it's in a specific format, I'm being told.

But I drew those sprites in three minutes! You know what ships they are!
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The song made me laugh.
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Huh that looks kinda neat! Have not tried messing with it but now I want to.

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Picogalactic Fishing... Z/X are the keys for the two buttons. All we got now is a sweet splash screen and some credits, but tonight was all about getting the little waves animated, getting the title up there, etc.

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How does it work? I haven't had a chance to see. Could someone re-implement Begin on it, fully?
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It has a number of strict (intentional) restrictions which would make re-making Begin very challenging. However, controller-based 2D games on a 128x128 canvas, it makes very easy (and fun).
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Would you be willing to make a little PICO-8 game for the video game non-profit I'm heading?
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RetroRomper wrote: Wed May 20, 2020 10:54 pm Would you be willing to make a little PICO-8 game for the video game non-profit I'm heading?
I assume you're doing a bit.
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STRONG start...

(arrow keys to pilot the ship)

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You can shoot now! (You can't hit anything yet!)
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Dude is remaking ASTEROIDS for us. Applaud this great man!
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You can now shoot the asteroids for points!
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I think the current version of Picoroids (as of very early May 23rd) should be the easy mode in the completed game. It's a gas to fly around and destroy asteroids without needing to worry about anything bad ever happening. By instinct I found myself trying to swerve to avoid the asteroids even when I knew on a conscious level that they weren't a danger so I had to stop and ask myself, "What exactly is it that am I so afraid of?" I have a feeling that life is going to be better from now on.

The game is beautiful, too:

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bryanb wrote: Sat May 23, 2020 1:15 am The game is beautiful, too:
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funny, I thought I was just really good at avoiding the asteroids. It took me five minutes before I realized they couldn't hurt me.


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Well, they can now. GOOD LUCK.

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