Hey guys, I thought PICO-8 could be a fun way to learn programming and do pixel art, so I bought the tool, but can't wrap my mind around Lua yet. What are some other ways to learn the code commands and their possible interactions apart from the Pico Zine? I also tried studying people's games here, but they seem overwhelming for now.
I suggest you take a look at the example cartridges that go along with the runtime - start PICO-8 and run:
then go into the /demos/ directory and you'll find some nice examples to try out and modify to get the feel of what you could do.
Playing with Jelpi by modifying the sprites or numbers in the code way is a great way to fiddle with something without starting from scratch.
If you'd like to try something from scratch, the plain text help/reference has instructions for making a circle you can move around, which is a good starting point.
Once you have the hang of LUA, there is a really nice cheat sheet someone here on the forums made. I always have it open when I'm working on something: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/3594143/yal.cc/r/picodoc/index.html
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