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Cart #redblack-0 | 2019-01-26 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License


Red//Black: Two Horror Short Stories

A small experimental horror experience by matthias. My goal was to achieve a story-driven game with the PICO-8 engine.

Game was made for the PICO-8 Monster Mix and Mash Jam.




Movement with directional buttons
(o) (C on keyboard) = OK
Enter = In-game menu
Gamepad supported (use Firefox or Google Chrome for best experience).


Check out the official itch.io page with additional content and downloads.

On https://pocketfruit.itch.io you can find my other games and follow me for updates.


P#57933 2018-10-14 11:08 ( Edited 2021-11-27 19:27)

SPOOKY! The look and feel of the game is really cool - nice work

P#57936 2018-10-14 11:59 ( Edited 2018-10-14 15:59)

... and after the house shrunk, black screen and hung.

Epic graphics. Program won't continue after the house shrunk though. Running in Lexaloffle.

P#57937 2018-10-14 13:26 ( Edited 2018-10-14 17:26)

After the house has been zoomed out, you should see some end credits and then a black screen. That's the end of the game. ;)

P#57939 2018-10-14 14:21 ( Edited 2018-10-14 19:30)

Let me try again, Matthias.

There's the credits. I didn't hit a key for a long time after the house vanished. Maybe it hit an infinite loop then.

Spooky ... but no monsters. Maybe next time.

P#57953 2018-10-14 18:28 ( Edited 2018-10-14 22:28)


P#58026 2018-10-16 19:25 ( Edited 2018-10-16 23:25)

This was spooky! I liked both of the little vignettes. Great use of art and palette.

Even though it's all story, I kept expecting something to jump out or attack me. It was tense.

Interesting experience, definitely worth playing.

P#58387 2018-10-24 23:49 ( Edited 2018-10-25 03:49)

I played it full screen!! Thanks for that suggestion! And I enjoyed this a bunch. Real nice work. Mostly bleak except for where it punches. I really liked the second half. It was a great experience.

I also say totally worth playing. I mean, come on it's almost Halloween. And play it full screen.

P#58392 2018-10-25 04:02 ( Edited 2018-10-25 08:02)

Well, I darn got creeped! Really liked the second story. I was scared in the right way where I was still intrigued enough to keep playing dispite being spooked enough to not be sure if I wanted to.
I thought that when it cut to the room it was a continuation of the first story but that turned out to not be the case.

P#60938 2019-01-17 20:16

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