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Move with Left and Right
Plant Bouncy Mushroom seed with Down.

This is a character I designed back when i was writing a lot of 6502 ASM for the NES. Really having a blast with Pico-8, its pretty much everything I ever wanted.

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P#21433 2016-05-26 22:31

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Very cool. Like the mechanic of planting a bouncy mushroom. Didn't notice the limit right away so had to start over a few times but nice. Just keep thinking I'm controlling Papa Smurf :)

P#21434 2016-05-26 22:44

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Ah, I finally escaped from the swamp! Nice game, very funny c: Try to extend it in the future, or add more levels. Good work with the sprites and the artwork.

P#21439 2016-05-26 23:57

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@morningtoast Haha! Maybe he does have a bit of that feel. Its lo-res but the white is actually tusks. Here is a higher res version of Wax: https://twitter.com/TheWAAnderson/status/693309008875229186
I think if I made a manual like lots of retro games had (pre-being-retro) things wouldve been clearer. The seeds to plant more shrooms actually regenerate after a while. Thanks for playing!!!

@Ramayaben Thanks! I definitely feel like we will see Wax again on Pico-8, but this is probably it for his swamp escape. I used this as my learning tool for Lua/Pico-8 and I think Im ready to try writing something new afresh. Thanks for playing!!!

P#21525 2016-05-27 22:33

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It's a fun game to play, and the concept of "limited and fixed but reusable jumps" is really interesting, and I love it. I didn't notice at all the seeds were regenerating on themselves, maybe a little progress bar would be cool?
Also, I don't know if it is just me, but I really don't appreciate the music. At my ear it feels like random notes. Maybe train yourself on that aspect. But it's not a real problem, I've just turned off my sound!
While playing the game, I felt like the physics was very primitive, Wax was really rigid to move, and when scrolling platforms were ahead, it was a bit frustrating. Some smooth acceleration would have been cool.

Anyways, it's actually fun to play, and very clever. At the moment, I couldn't have made something like this, so I'm talking as a player (and as a chiptune artist), not as a maker.

P#21537 2016-05-28 05:17

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@Adzetko Im soooo super super super awful with sound. Its something I have a great deal of trouble with. And thanks for the feedback, the moving platforms for sure are a bit glitchy, and your right, there isnt any acceleration. I think the seeds having a regen bar, or countdown would be a great UX improvement too, this is all great feedback.

Im working on my next Pico-8 game already, inspired by a CSS-only doodle I did, but taken to the next level (http://codepen.io/william-index/pen/qOrXON), its a different genre, but Ill apply this feedback as I can and smooth out some interactions.

Wax was very much a learning project for me to figure out Pico-8. I promise dramatic improvement on future titles, BUT cant promise much in the way of sound. Random notes is probably my limit. :(

P#21632 2016-05-29 13:33

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