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Cart #16151 | 2015-11-03 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Hello everyone.

I bought pico8 like a week ago after my friend kept linking me awesome stuff on the forum here. The "exercise" and "now is fornever" ones were particularly inspiring to me.

On the weekend I sat down to make this scrolling background thing and then I just kept running with it. It's mostly a ton of lines, circles, and the mod operator. There isn't much point to it. You can press left and right to change speed, press up to randomise the palette, and down to reset those changes.

EDIT: 42 stars!

P#16152 2015-11-03 03:44 ( Edited 2017-10-31 20:17)


This is really cool, I'm glad to see that others are making cute little things which aren't strictly games, as that's what I'm working on now too!! Meow meow meow.

P#16153 2015-11-03 04:15 ( Edited 2015-11-03 09:15)

wooooow this is incredible

P#16155 2015-11-03 05:00 ( Edited 2015-11-03 10:00)

Great art! That's a pretty intense discussion. The shifting camera and loud footstep sfx make the conversation seem like more than philosophy.

P#16170 2015-11-03 12:41 ( Edited 2015-11-03 17:41)

Woah this is pretty genius.

P#16198 2015-11-03 22:00 ( Edited 2015-11-04 03:00)

beautiful! :3

P#16199 2015-11-03 22:04 ( Edited 2015-11-04 03:04)

Really nice art! I'm glad you did it!

P#16206 2015-11-04 06:57 ( Edited 2015-11-04 11:57)

damn this is hott

P#16259 2015-11-05 00:52 ( Edited 2015-11-05 05:52)

This needs to be my screen saver. :3
Looks wonderful.

P#16396 2015-11-07 20:41 ( Edited 2015-11-08 01:41)

Add "cat translator", i.e. instead of constant meowing generate sentences at runtime. They don't have to make sense, even it'd be better (funnier) if they wouldn't.

P#16399 2015-11-07 20:58 ( Edited 2015-11-08 01:58)


P#16400 2015-11-07 21:10 ( Edited 2015-11-08 02:12)




P#16477 2015-11-09 23:55 ( Edited 2015-11-10 04:55)

Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

I started work on a kind of sentence generator, but in the end I figured it'd be more fun just leaving everything to the imagination. There's enough rhythm and change of pitch in the voices that you can almost come up with your own dialog in your head.

P#16492 2015-11-10 06:43 ( Edited 2015-11-10 11:43)

This is really cool. You get 500 internet cat points.

P#16548 2015-11-11 12:39 ( Edited 2015-11-11 17:39)


(Couldn't help it)

ahhhh This is so cute and so well-animated, i mean you have the tails bounce and everything jeeez

P#16550 2015-11-11 14:59 ( Edited 2015-11-11 19:59)

Highly recommended: mute the cartridge, set it at the second-slowest speed, and play Chariots of Fire in the background. :)


P#23095 2016-06-18 00:11 ( Edited 2016-06-18 04:11)

I really really enjoy this. It's exactly what it should be so that everyone can project their own emotions into this scenario and enjoy it at their own "pace." To me it seems kinda gloomy, it's not a rough hike but the weather, the landscape, the atmosphere are perfect for a conversation about literally anything.

I could watch this for hours and imagine what they talk about. It's so simple, but so much fun!

Something came to mind though when I watched this - how would players like an interactive version? Just two keys, each one assigned to making their respective cat talk - so that people could make their own "conversations." It's not much, but it would make for some fun minimalist-sandbox-game, I'm sure.

I just find that thought intriguing - I'm usually not a fan of "Hey, how about you make the game the way I think you should?", and I hope I'm not coming off like that - sorry if I do! :I
This little thing is perfect the way it is, and I think it should be left as it is!

Also congrats to 50 stars! Well deserved! <3

P#24551 2016-07-04 14:11 ( Edited 2016-07-04 18:11)

@archonics1: Too bad you can't upvote comments.

@Reineke: Your suggestion reminds me of Duck Game, which is just a random arena shooter on Steam, but it has a "quack button" and some Youtubers realized you can press it repeatedly to open and close the ducks' mouths while you talk. Like a sock puppet! It's hilarious, and I like the idea of a virtual sock puppet. Anywho, you don't necessarily need to apologize for making a suggestion, we can just remix the cart. That's what PICO-8 is for. Maybe I'll do that today.

P#24552 2016-07-04 14:26 ( Edited 2016-07-04 18:27)

Still a better story than Twilight. :)

P#28072 2016-09-06 01:59 ( Edited 2016-10-02 03:20)

I accidentally posted this game to /r/artgames... :)

P#45722 2017-10-31 16:17 ( Edited 2017-10-31 20:17)

@darkhog Hmmm... I don't know how you would translate "meow"*n to English... would be many many meows for each sentence

P#63178 2019-04-02 04:03

If this is about life, the universe, and everything, and the games with the white cat have corruptable/debug versions, does this mean she has powers?

P#63197 2019-04-02 20:35

I wanna see a game with these characters. or more cool animations. I like both.

P#80966 2020-08-20 00:11

very compelling storyline. i especially loved the part when it said, "meow". XD seriously though. this is amazing. :)

P#90723 2021-04-17 02:07

I have..
nothing to say..

P#92041 2021-05-16 15:47
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P#92501 2021-05-24 15:04

We have no idea what they're saying but it's still awesome!!

P#99295 2021-10-29 00:52

I was just sitting at my desk at work and suddenly had a vivid recollection of this particular project, and needed to see it. I lost my Pico-8 account info so I ended up buying a new license, and after some searching... Here it is. Not sure what it is about it, but something is almost magical about how real it feels despite the limited nature of it, and the fact that they're cats. Love it.

P#103840 2021-12-30 20:09

make an actual game about these two or I will.

P#105042 2022-01-13 22:16

Meow meow meow meow meow. (Translation: Man, this is deep)

P#106259 2022-02-03 15:21

I love your cartoonish style on every single one of your carts! so cute.

P#110544 2022-04-20 04:14

I now know the meaning of life.

P#128227 2023-04-06 17:10

lol. fantastic. i understand... everything

P#128310 2023-04-08 19:10

the random pallets are cursed

P#131728 2023-07-07 18:19

hmmmmmmmmmm what are they sayingggg?????????????????????????????

P#139128 2023-12-24 22:34

Am I misremembering, or did this cart and post loose the "ng"

P#139136 2023-12-25 03:29

this style and these cats, they seem... oddly familiar :s

P#140901 2024-01-30 23:09

Ah yes, the typical transfem communication.

P#141185 2024-02-05 22:43

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