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Hi everyone, I'm glad to join PICO-8's community!

I heard about the "fantasy console" for the first time when I became aware of the newest Humble Bundle. Just the idea of a tiny virtual machine on which is possible to create little softwares to play on the same system on which they have been made amazed me. It could make no sense being already limited in game development, but it perfectly agrees with the meaning of "vintage" and "retro".

I come from a childhood during which I used to play many old games through emulators, but I also had the chance to buy a real NES (..obviously my favourite console)! I have been able to study what makes games enjoyable to play thank to my passion for game development, in fact I started learning coding and game design by himself at early age. I did not have many experiences with different programming languages or game engines: I started with GameMaker and kept growing my knowledge in using that great tool.

During 2016 I founded Credici, a development team with which I'm developing a PC game dated to be released at the end of spring. I would like to continue talking about Credici and our game but I feel it would be inappropriate "making advertising" on this forum.

Here are my questions:

  • How PICO-8 born? (I didn't find much surfing the net..)
  • What "BBS" stands for?
  • When you find someone to have a collaboration with, how do you work on the same cartridge at the same time? or how do you merge your jobs?

Thank you in advance for the answers!
I hope to feel comfortable in this community and to have good relations with you other :)

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P#34943 2017-01-04 18:11 ( Edited 2017-01-05 04:49)

The BBS is the forum, likely a throwback to "Bulletin Board System" which predated the internet as we know it.

Collaborating would depend on how you are contributing. You could email a file back and forth or set up a dropbox. Probably you can use git as well.

Welcome to the P8 community!

P#34946 2017-01-04 18:33 ( Edited 2017-01-04 23:33)

As for the origins of Pico-8, there is a good article talking about that in the first issue of Pico-zine.

P#34949 2017-01-04 18:57 ( Edited 2017-01-04 23:57)

The .p8 file format is text based and works well in source control repositories like git, Github, etc.

P#34974 2017-01-04 23:49 ( Edited 2017-01-05 04:49)

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