The theme for the second PICO-8 Jam was Chain Reaction, and there were 35 entries. Thanks to everyone who contributed and made this jam a another splendid event. I hope you'll join me in congratulating the winning entry, which received a whopping 7.3 PICO-8 star average.. theatrically opens invisible envelope
NuSan! With Combo Pool.
As a token of gratitude for laying down this most excellent cartridge, NuSan will be receiving a commemorative cross-stitch based on the cart.
You can play all of the entries by clicking on this montage:
That was fun -- let's do it again sometime soon!
Thanks everyone, as always it was a great pleasure to do a jam using Pico 8. I had great feedback on the bbs too. I started using PicoLove hoping to make an Android version soon. I think the gameplay could work realy well with tactile. For now, here is a PicoLove windows standalone version, it's not perfect, but already good.ComboPool_01.zip
I was very impressed with Combo Pool. I enjoyed it at every level of development (at least what was posted to the BBS) both taking careful slow shots and enjoying firing randomly into a soup of collisions to see what would happen. The graphics are very pleasant and use the limited pallet very well. Plus, it went nicely with the proposed theme. Looking forward to playing this on my PocketChip! added to favorites
Congrats to NuSan for the win and a great game I continue to play often. It hit a sweet spot of challenge, fun, art and replay.
This was my first game jam ever and it really motivated me to do something I don't do often - make a (near) finished game experience. All too often I start down a road and get distracted. The jam kept me focused...looking forward to the next one.
So much great work! I was personally underwhelmed by the theme, but so many fun and interesting games showed up.
Unexpected weekend work stopped me from digging in, so I can't wait for the next jam. (technically I can wait for next month since I'm pretty busy until then)
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