This is my first game... in PICO-8.
The game is about Kelin who has a job to deliver a package to her client. However, rain comes and Kelin has to stay in an unused old house because the path to cave is blocked. She is also hungry. Help Kelin find food and something to rid the cave block in the old house with adventure gameplay mechanic!
As mentioned, the gameplay genre is Adventure. Player inspects environment, get items, combine items, use item on something, and win the game.
Feedbacks are welcome!
The hard part when making this game was making content and shrinking the code to fit the tool restriction. Token and character restrictions were easy, but the compressed size restriction was the hardest. I didn't aware of the compressed size restriction which made me accidentally put too many texts. In the end, I managed to fit the size from nearly 20000 bytes into 15360 bytes. For any future PICO-8 game dev who are planning to put a lot of text in the game, pay a lot of attention to compressed size restriction.
v1 (May 6th, 2017)
- First Release
v1.1 (May 8th, 2017)
- Fixed glitch when message doesn't update when pressing left or right in inventory menu
- Updated sound effect and musics
- Update messages to fit compressed code size and situation
- Changed message on washing stuff to be more intuitive
Over 2 months (around 1 month if not including resting time).
The programming was quicker since I used similar structure from my previous adventures games from other programming language.
However, making the concept and designing took a lot of times, especially since I am planning to make the next installment.
Thank you for playing the game.
I am glad you both enjoyed it C:.
Also, for those who checked my code, very sorry that I had to shorten my code function and variables because I was unaware of the compressed code size limit (:3)_. Also, didn't want to shrink the game content.
Perhaps in the future, I will provide the non-shrunk version (forgot to make non-shorted backup) with different game using the game's code as template.
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