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Hello, everyone! I'm making a zine for an upcoming PICO-8 workshop I'm doing with Portland Indie Game Squad (PIGSquad). It's a fairly large zine (72 pages) and I have a few open pages where I wanted to include screenshots and art from some of the amazing things you all have created.

Do you have something you'd like to contribute?

If so, feel free to either post it as a reply on this thread, reply to this post on Twitter, or DM it to me on Twitter. (I have open DMs, so no need to follow me to DM me.)

The zine will printed in color for all workshop attendees, but will also be available on itch.io in PDF form once it is completed. (After the workshop, I may do a second printing at-cost via Kickstarter if there's enough interest from the community.)

Thanks in advance. The work you all do in PICO-8 is so incredibly inspiring to me, so I'd love to include some of it in this zine and inspire others who read it.

P#45209 2017-10-14 17:22 ( Edited 2017-10-14 21:22)

Well feel free to use any of my bits and bobs poking around, And I can even break everything I did down step by step if needed, It should all be listed CC.

P#45213 2017-10-14 20:04 ( Edited 2017-10-15 00:04)

Thanks! :D

P#45214 2017-10-14 20:23 ( Edited 2017-10-15 00:23)

Are you looking for screenshots of finished/published games or just anything generated with Pico 8?

P#45215 2017-10-14 20:40 ( Edited 2017-10-15 00:40)

I'm looking for anything made in PICO-8 that you would like to share. Could be from a finished game, a prototype, some art or cool visualization. Anything you think someone new to PICO-8 would see and think, "Ooh, that's rad! I'd think I'd like to make something like that!" :)

P#45216 2017-10-14 21:04 ( Edited 2017-10-15 01:04)

Feel free to use one or more screenshots of my Bumble Bots game. It may be a nice example of a 2.5D game. Also, the small levels may be inline with the PICO-8 spirit :-). There are a few screenshots in the Bumble Bots thread already.

P#45217 2017-10-15 03:27 ( Edited 2017-10-15 07:27)

anything you see fit from my carts page :)
(*sigh*, ampersands get borked in links, click on "cartridges" on that page...)

P#45232 2017-10-15 10:16 ( Edited 2017-10-15 14:16)

Just a quick word to say that what you have put together looks absolutely fabulous. You posted a little snippet of your work in another thread and I found it very accessible. I also took a look around your itch.io page and really appreciated the educational resources that you have posted about half-way down the page. I, for one, would definitely appreciate a .pdf of your workshop materials when you are finished and would pay for a bound copy of the material.

P#45233 2017-10-15 11:07 ( Edited 2017-10-15 15:07)

@eriban and @ultrabrite Thank you very much! I appreciate it! :D

@dspva Thank you very much for the kind words! It's really great to hear. I will definitely make sure to post on the BBS when it's available.

P#45247 2017-10-15 13:57 ( Edited 2017-10-15 17:57)

I'm in on this one too...feel free to use whatever stuff you want from my carts; screens, etc...

As far as contributing content...I'd love to give an article or someting :) As to what...I dunno. I'm not very good pulling stuff out of the air, but if you want 1000 words on a topic, give me a topic...I'll write.

I don't work in the game industry nor have any sort of pro gamedev background. I'm a true hobby maker. If there's anything you think I'd be well suited based on what you see from my Pico-8 work, I'm all in.

And can't wait to see the zine in full. I'm happy to see someone pick up the torch and make a current version. The old zines are great resources but by now are pretty outdated. Cheers to you...

P#45249 2017-10-15 14:46 ( Edited 2017-10-15 18:46)

Thank you, @morningtoast! :D

In terms of text content, I've got what I need for this particular issue, but as I plan to create more issues, I will definitely hit you up on that offer. It's much appreciated. :)

P#45258 2017-10-15 18:44 ( Edited 2017-10-15 22:44)

Feel free to use any of my carts or screenshots--they tend a bit more towards the demoscene 3D side of the spectrum.
Can't wait to see how the zone turns out!


P#45266 2017-10-16 10:19 ( Edited 2017-10-16 14:19)

Thank you, @electricgryphon! :D

P#45300 2017-10-17 20:46 ( Edited 2017-10-18 00:46)

You're welcome to use anything from my two games, I'd be happy to take some screenshots if you want, otherwise you're welcome to use anything:

https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29166 (cutesie love game... probably either the intro scene, town, or shop battle would be best)

https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29630 (3d game about anxiety, maybe the garden or grocery store or hedge maze)

P#45302 2017-10-17 22:36 ( Edited 2017-10-18 02:36)

Those are great, @jcwilk! Thank you very much! :)

P#45304 2017-10-18 02:55 ( Edited 2017-10-18 06:55)

Feel free to use anything from my game: Professor Blobbins and the Music of Love. https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=28768

It's a musical 2d platformer.

P#45307 2017-10-18 08:43 ( Edited 2017-10-18 12:43)

Thank you, everyone! Your contributions were amazing! :) Here's just a glimpse of two of the community pages from the zine with all your contributions. The workshop will be happening in the second week of November, but the zine goes to print next week. So if you would still like to contribute, please let me know!

P#45384 2017-10-21 16:05 ( Edited 2017-10-21 20:05)

Wow those community pages look beautiful! I wouldn't mind supplying some screenshots and a bit of writing from some of my games if you wanted them, contact me on Twitter @Pixel_Cod if you're interested!

P#45387 2017-10-21 16:49 ( Edited 2017-10-21 20:49)

Awesome, thanks! I just replied to you on Twitter! :)

P#45389 2017-10-21 18:39 ( Edited 2017-10-21 22:39)

Did you finish the zine? Where can I find it?

P#53113 2018-05-30 02:56 ( Edited 2018-05-30 06:56)

Hey @BitLuder! MBoffin did finish the zine. I believe he is already working on a second one.

Here's the link for issue #1:

P#53570 2018-06-14 23:53 ( Edited 2018-06-15 03:53)

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