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this is my first attempt at doing anything in pico 8, or any game. there isn't much game play yet though.

updated idle animation in v2

Cart #agametopassthetime-2 | 2023-11-01 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

P#136700 2023-10-31 20:25 ( Edited 2023-11-01 14:55)


This is art,thjs is beautiful! Great job,it feels very calming. It might be the prettiest thing I've seen done in pico8. Nice pseduo 3d gfx,great water. Excited to see where this one is going

P#136702 2023-10-31 20:47

Whatever else comes of this gameplay-wise, your art is absolutely stunning. I would play this just to look at the incredible scenery!

P#136704 2023-10-31 21:04

thanks both, the water effect I adapted from this https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=45538
I also borrowed/adapted the particles from celeste, fire from space cat youtube, i've annotated the code to link to things I used.

I am pleased with the perspective, parallax scrolling stuff. probably reinventing the wheel but I made three functions, one to adjust horizontal scrolling speed based on distance, one to adjust vertical speed so the horizon collapses into one, and one that lets me draw something on any screen based on if it was the first screen, so 0 to 127 and then it will do the maths to take into account all the parallax scrolling positions so that objects will be in the right place when the cat gets there.

thanks for the positive feedback

P#136705 2023-10-31 21:18

I love all the fun little details, like being able to launch into the sky from the ocean and fly using a balloon, the cat idle animations, the spooky halloween mode that suddenly triggers, and lots of little things. And of course it looks amazing. Gameplay with this much polish and care will be hauntingly amazing (lame day-after-halloween puns).

P#136773 2023-11-01 23:05

it is very beutifull! ;)

P#136794 2023-11-02 12:12

Nothing to add that others haven't already said. Such a beautiful cart. I really hope you develop this, although just exploring the wonderful landscape is pleasure in itself.

P#136797 2023-11-02 13:40

Damn, this is really nice. I would love to see a full game from this. Good Work!

P#136803 2023-11-02 15:27

Well you've nailed the visuals. I can only dream of making something that looks this good. I look forward to seeing/playing what you do next!

P#136811 2023-11-02 20:21

Absolutely gorgous parallax scrolling and water reflection, and all the cute details like floating with a balloon or sitting down when staying in place

Can't wait to see what else you make!

P#138584 2023-12-12 06:14

Lovely and spooky. The cat has a reflection, but not the magical ghosts, witches and ... the bat. Dead giveaway (pun intended) it's actually a vampire.
EDIT : just looked at the author's icon, I knew the red eyes of the cat's reflection were suspicious...

P#138599 2023-12-12 14:11 ( Edited 2023-12-12 14:14)

I somehow hadn't actually noticed the other moving sprites don't reflect, must be because I add them after the reflecting function. I guess I can justify it as the spooky stuff not being reflected because it is from another realm, but then that doesn't explain the mermaids. Will probably fix this when I make a longer version.

P#138600 2023-12-12 14:53

Ha, I was so sure I was on to something...
Mermaids are underwater, that's reason enough not to have a reflection I think.

P#138601 2023-12-12 15:00

oh yeah, not sure what I was thinking with my mermaid comment

P#138602 2023-12-12 15:31

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