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Made this small game in honor of the ice cream truck that continually circles my house in summer.

P#115754 2022-08-14 17:50

Wait! Did I hear someone say "Hello!"? How is this possible in PICO-8?

Great little game :-)

P#115765 2022-08-14 22:20

You did, @paul_knight. And it is never an easy thing to do. Having special audio like this in Pico-8 is a tremendous strain on memory space so there can never be very much of it in the cart.

KLAX for instance does this.

I'm working on a logical puzzle game myself and while I put together a quick "meow" sound from Pico-8's own sound editor, for a true "meow" (actually I would like 3) would be perfect for the game.

P#115767 2022-08-14 23:14

@dw817, I don't think it's how bennett did it, but the Defy library makes it easy to add a small amount of audio to your game: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=47089

P#115828 2022-08-16 00:38

I just wrote a raw 5khz 8-bit pcm sound file and copied the hex values to a string, then I copied them out of pico-8 ram and stored them in the lower half of the sprite sheet (to save tokens).

P#115835 2022-08-16 01:26

That hello got me off guard xD

P#115841 2022-08-16 02:05

What is the goal? The text seems to have nothing to do with what's going on in the game.

P#116028 2022-08-19 20:08

Just move all your email from the inbox to the outbox before the ice cream truck arrives at your house

P#116032 2022-08-19 20:31

Okay, so in case anyone else reading this thread gets confused as well, I'm going to put here an actual explanation, without the unnecessary obfuscation:

The goal is to arrange the blocks so they don't match any neighbors in either shape or color. If they do, then the side labeled "inbox" receives more blocks.

In case it's not clear why I found both given explanations insufficient, I'll point out a few things. The player's actual actions are about arranging the outbox. The visuals look like puyo-puyo, and thus like there's going to be a competitive element. Lastly, literally no part of the game's context matches how email works.

P#116033 2022-08-19 21:20

Haven't you ever sent an email, thought to yourself 'well, that's done', but then you get a reply that means you have to do it again?

P#116035 2022-08-19 22:00

No, I haven't. I usually don't think of emails as work to be done. I also don't use email for things that are time-sensitive. That said, I'm curious. Do people still use the term "outbox" for that? I've never heard that word used in the context of email, and wouldn't have expected to either. My understanding of that word is that it's the place for things that someone else has to pick up and deliver to the people they're for, which would make it hard to get any replies for something that's still in the outbox. If that is the context, then it sounds like the person in the game is writing drafts, arranging them in a neat little order, carefully avoiding pressing the send button, and then getting ice cream that just as easily could've been gotten before doing any of that.

P#116037 2022-08-19 22:56

I dunno, I find what @bennett's saying pretty relatable.

P#116040 2022-08-20 00:53

Nichols Electronics: OMNI music box: Picnic. Middle Pitched.

P#116123 2022-08-22 02:21

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