I have a friend that plays around with PICO 8 and he keeps telling me to buy it. I can't afford one right now, so he's been bugging me for the past week to enter this contest.
I'd like to win so that he stops bothering me about it and if I had PICO 8 I would probably end up using it to build smaller projects and to test concepts for larger projects.
A friend of mine introduced me to PICO-8 and I am always in awe of what he can do with it. I want to learn how to make games and PICO-8 sounds like a good place to start.
I would like to games that others would enjoy playing! Its also my dream to create a fun metroidvania and some dumb games for my friends.
I've been looking to get into gamedev for just about forever, but I'm plagued by analysis paralysis because of the sheer complexity of it.
By being a closed set with clearly defined constraints, I think PICO-8 will help me get started and eventually get something done, probably starting with shmups.
I am a freelance animator and full time tinkerer wanting to dip my toes in game development. My only previous experience is in doom modding but I'd love to expand my horizons. Though being an artist I can't really afford to spare any money not on living expenses.
If I won I would intend on making some psycadelic experience based games and software though at this time I'm not fully sure of what I would create. My love goes out to all the developers of Pico8 and the gracious people contributing to this giveaway.
I've been amazed at the games that people are making using Pico-8. I've been tempted multiple tikes to buy but can never justify the purchase as I'm a bit of a cheapskate thinking that there are alternatives out there. So i'm in some kind of limbo just waiting for the next temptation to come.
If given a chance I plan to remake an old mobile game I've made before. It's been a long plan of mine to do this but I have not found the perfect engine for it that is fun to use. And I think Pico8 is that engine.
Why: I've always been passionate with gaming - as a kid and now as a teen. The ever more growing number of indie devs have been a great view into the world of, well, developing games. As not having a lot of coding practice this far, I'd like to try my best in Pico-8!
What: I don't know yet, I would bet on some little funny RPG tho, as they in my opinion are the most memorable since they don't take long yet are funny enough to fall into memory.
Well, I'm a huge fan of retro gaming stuff.
A few hours ago I found PICO-8 browsing on the net and... you can understand how much I'm loving it.
If I get it... I suppose I'll check the manual first.
The only thing I "coded" in my life was the vacation week.
But don't give up.
I would like to create something cool and funny once I learned how to do it. :D
I wanted some kind of a stronghold to start trying creating something on Lua, and with that so i found out about PICO-8.
I want to start things off with creating some puzzles to make sure that i understand basics of Lua, and then getting to create actual games off that.
I would love a copy of Pico-8 because I'm a (very broke) pixel artist and designer, coding isn't my strong point and I would love the ability to start with a simple user friendly platform and make a few fun games to share! Thanks for doing this!
Thanks for doing this giveaway!
I've just graduated from college, as a new fledged noobie programmer (mostly in C#)! I was never the best in my classes and usually fell short or around average because the assignments given to me I found to not inspire me, but I want to further myself by making things I like, like games! Right now I'm looking for work and it's pretty tough, especially since I'm almost broke. I'd love to try and create a game (something I've had in my mind for a while) in my spare time, something I can be proud of and better my skills.
Thank you for your good chance.
I want to give PICO-8 to my daughter.
My daughter is an elementary school student and is interested in making games. PICO-8 is a reasonable price, but it could not be spent for elementary school students to produce. (Even from my pocket money, various factors are not allowed.)
Get great tools and let my daughter focus on creation.
The PICO-8 Giveaway period has now ENDED.
It'll take a moment to collate the last few donor submissions & gather all the entrants' usernames for the draw.
In the meantime... I'd just like to take this moment to thank every single person above, for sharing their stories & aspirations with us. ❤
I sincerely hope you have the opportunity to fulfil those dreams soon. 🤓
Which brings me onto the the other "thank you" I'd like to make:
to our amazing PICO-8 community (and beyond), who saw an opportunity to take a simple "seed" of an idea, and grow it into a beautiful forest of possibilities, for so many more individuals than I could've helped alone. 🙏
Well, by a wonderful coincidence (and by sheer community generosity),
...there are the SAME number of entrants as there were licenses donated!
This has made the giveaway draw VERY straightforward indeed! 😅
So, could everyone who entered above please e-mail me with your: username and user id,
...and one of our generous donors will e-mail you soon with a PICO-8 license key 🤓
(hopefully within the next day or two)
NOTE: Your user id can be found by clicking your profile image next to your entry post, then look for the number at end of the browser URL (e.g. "uid=12345")
Don't worry if you can't find your user id - it might just take a little longer to confirm your id without it. 😉
While you are waiting for your license - be sure to check out the official PICO-8 Resources page.
This is the best place to start creating with PICO-8.
Here you'll find video tutorials, electronic Zines, support communities such as the Discord server, and much more!
Thank you all again to all our very generous donors! 👏🙌🙏
And to our new PICO-8 community members?
We're looking forward to seeing what you create in the future - good luck! 🤓
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Please see Paul's post above.
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Please see Paul's post above.
I'm still waiting for the following users...
...to e-mail me with their: username and user id,
so that one of our generous donors can e-mail them their PICO-8 license keys! 🤓
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