I'm already thinking about the PICO-8 ZINE number 4 , who will probably be released in February of 2016.
I was thinking as a Thematic Roguelike or Speedrun...Which one do you prefer?
Could also be a mix of both.
The base of a rogue like are :
-randomization (for replayability),
-permanent death (once a player-character dies, the game cannot be restored at an earlier point),
My favorite one's are zaga-33, Hoplite or 868-HACK.
But other game like Spelunky, Downwell,Rogue Legacy are also amazing games.
Would you be interested to write/read articles about this subject?
If I wrote an article it would probably just be a rant on how the term has been debased lately.
On the other hand, I have a game idea in mind that fits into the modern (debased) use of the term. So maybe I should do both and rag on my own game for sport.
@arnaud_debock I plan to make good on the game idea I have at some point. If I can start on it in time I'll drop you a line.
For the printed copies, do you do them on demand? I'll be looking to order all of them probably some time next month (but I miiiight wait until the Roguelike edition is out) and I'm just curious about availability.
I'm working on a proc-gen Metroid game. Both are very relevant to my interests, here! :D
Got the state machine and scene generator started, but still have quite a ways to go (I probably need the help this 'zine would give me). Very much liking the Zelda fangame - I was considering "what if bombs were the permanent fixture, and the sword swapped out?"...but you're on it, fruckert, and that's also very relevant to my interests!
FFR: Speedrunning really depends on precise controls, nonlinear level design (some risky/precise shortcutting being possible, but falliable), and a good timing/scoring system; although most speedrunners will run their timers outside of the game anyhow.
Hello Everyone, the pico-8 zine need you !
The Third issue will be released for sure before Xmes. ( I'm working on the layout, and I'll need people to readproof, etc...).
For the Number 4, special Roguelike, feel free to send me your draft, or ask me questions.
The deadline will be the 15 of January.
my email is sectordub at gmail dot com
Thanks a lot
- enemy pattern and A.I.
- power up
- level generation/randomisation ( @ragzouken is probably going to write about this subject, but I'm pretty sure their is different way to solve the problem)
- high score implementation
-an explanation of scope for @fruckert
The article could be also about Game Design, prototyping a Roguelike, mecanic, etc...
When you got a draft about what you want to wrote about, please send me an email.
A* path sound good, Could also be enemy pattern, turn-based logic.
With power up you can imagine whatever you want :)
For the door I was something in room transition, like cave or Zaga-33.
Fuckert, an article about level generation sounds good, even if @ragxzouken will probably also write one, could be interesting to have different approach of the problem.
Clarification about PICO-8 submission :
- Any type of article is welcome ( don't have to be a tutorial)
- Short article are Good articles
- Game Design articles are good ( game mechanic, level design, etc...)
- Short code example are better than long code.
- Graphic and Music submission are totally welcome.
If you got something ready, even a draft, don't be afraid to send it to me :)
It will be fantastic if you can send me an email if you are writing or plan to write an article for The fourth PICO-8 Zine , special Roguelike.
At the moment I got
-Maybe an A* article by @pineapple
- a enemy ia/life condition by @benjamin_soule.
- The cover will be done by @Pietepiet ( it's going to be amazing ! )
- @zep will probably write an article about maze generator
@ TRASEVOL_DOG is working on an article about game-feel in roguelikes and roguelikelikes
- I would really love some articles about trap, xp, level up, level design...
Drop me an email If you got a nice idea, article, draft to sectordub at gmail dot com
Finally the Pico-8 zine special rogue like is out !
You can download it for FREE on itchio
Download it for free
or oder it on BigCartel
Articles and authors :
DON'T WAIT by @smestorp
AI MOVE SPECIAL ROGUELIKE by @benjaminsoule
A pathfinding in PICO-8 by @richy486
Traps For Absolutely Every Imaginable Occasion by @mooonmagic
The Roguelikeshiny*game-feel by @TRASEVOL_DOG
Dungeon walls by @caffo
Sharing music between carts by @RobbyDuguay
DONUT MAZE by @lexaloffle
and the front cover has been done by @Pietepiet
and the back cover by @castpixel
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