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Uh oh, a flock of ducklings has gone missing, and it's up to Duck Duck to save the day! Can you help them find all seven?

I mean... it's not really your responsibility. I'm sure they'll be fine on their own. Why don't you just take some time to wander around and enjoy yourself? And hey, if you happened to find some ducklings along the way, that's cool too.

play it on itch.io

note: the web version on the BBS won't work because the module's TOTAL_MEMORY is too low, but I've included the cart here so you can still download it if you want. If you want to play it online I recommend the itch.io version.

Cart #29009 | 2016-09-22 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Cart #28944 | 2016-09-21 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

updates: fixed bottom-right corner crash

P#28945 2016-09-21 12:10 ( Edited 2016-09-22 16:33)

Does not play in Lexaloffle for Firefox and Google Chrome. It does play on your site, however.

P#28947 2016-09-21 12:22 ( Edited 2016-09-21 16:38)

Oh, right I forgot that I had to increase the module's "TOTAL_MEMORY" property for the web export to actually work. Not sure if there's anything I can do to deal with that on the BBS.

P#28948 2016-09-21 12:29 ( Edited 2016-09-21 16:29)

Well, let me (us ?) know when it's updated and will be glad to play and critique it from the BBS.

P#28949 2016-09-21 12:40 ( Edited 2016-09-21 16:40)

This is really lovely. I've only found one duck so far, but I'm really enjoying it. Excellent job.

P#28950 2016-09-21 13:11 ( Edited 2016-09-21 17:11)

Since I've been watching this one develop for a while, it's great to finally play it. It's a joy just wandering around...until you realize that you need to remember where you home is!

I love how large the world feels and the "faux" 3D sky view worked out wonderfully. But I really love how the duck will auto-move around a tree when you hit it rather than just stopping. I mean, ducks don't run into trees, right?

However, the "quack" sound is the single most horrible sound I've ever heard come out of my Pico8. I'm not saying I could make a better sound - I couldn't - but I hope quacking is optional because I used it sparingly.

P#28980 2016-09-21 20:57 ( Edited 2016-09-22 00:57)

Great game! Love the graphics and the map is huuuuuuge. Finding all the ducks kept me busy for quite a while. I also really like all the characters and little stories they hint at.

P#28981 2016-09-21 21:17 ( Edited 2016-09-22 01:17)

Still does not play Online in BBS.

Downloaded. Runs just fine in the registered PICO. Quite a marvel of a game you have here !

Will take me some time to play this I imagine.

... ??? Your world is massive. This entire game is massive. I think it should go in FEATURED because of its depth, scale, and obviously very hard work.

Genius map design. Nice job at that ! :)

P#28982 2016-09-21 21:32 ( Edited 2016-09-22 01:59)

Wow, you really packed this cart! So fascinated with what all is going on, skimming through the code. Dialog and biomes and ducks oh my! Caught myself 3 ducklings so far

P#29007 2016-09-22 00:56 ( Edited 2016-09-22 04:56)

This is so Impressive! Amazing use of Pico-8's contraints

P#29018 2016-09-22 02:46 ( Edited 2016-09-22 06:46)

awesome! the perspective view from the sky is really great!

a few things to make it even more perfect:

  • the dialogs are confusing as to who's talking. maybe justify text on the right for the people you meet? or a speech bubble with a tail?
  • when you're on water, add a ripple trail behind you and a splashy sound
    everything else is awesome!

(I wonder what duck duck did to that woman in town...)

P#29024 2016-09-22 07:25 ( Edited 2016-09-22 11:25)

This is a wonderful game and funny dialog too! :) Found four eggs!

P#29034 2016-09-22 12:33 ( Edited 2016-09-22 16:33)

After playing for over a hour I found 5 of the ducklings.
I think that's the best score I've gotten yet but I think I'm going to close it and try to beat it some other time ;p
I extracted the mapdata table cause I kept getting lost if I ever do try to beat it I'll look at it and try to draw out a map of landmarks and where the ducklings are.

The music is so calming and there's lots of just like islands or chill areas.. even if they aren't all populated it still feels rich like the world is so massive; it's very zen like. Great game as always!

P#138337 2023-12-06 10:39

I really like how it looks. It's so easy to get lost. Could you add a minimap?

P#138344 2023-12-06 15:42 ( Edited 2023-12-06 17:10)

Very cool. This was very fun to play!

P#138471 2023-12-09 06:27

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