Created for the Pico-8 Advent Calendar 2018.
Hit the slopes and score as many gates as you can. Use your cards to steer and build your deck as you go!
arrow keys - choose card
x/z - use card
That's all there is to it really! Every third gate you pass you can add cards to your deck with various effects. Maybe speed up and get more points? Or even dare to use the jump card? Experiment with cards and obstacles to get the most points.
Feedback is appreciated, let me know in the comments. And post your scores too! :D
About Pico-8 Advent Calender
During December, each day will be filled with new and exciting PICO-8 games! We have gathered 25 great developers from the PICO-8 community and we have worked hard to make some new games. Each day leading up to Christmas, there will be a new surprise for you!
Find out more at: https://pico8-advent.tumblr.com/
And check out the Pico-8 Advent Calendar each day for a new surprise: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=32388
haha I love the kind of early 90s aesthetic; it really seems to go well with skiing, for whatever reason :D
It all looks and feels (and sounds) great! The alpaca is cute :>
The only thing is that sometimes the camera feels a little bit slow to react to the card previews maybe? It's not too bad though. Cameras are tricky :p
Omg this is a gem, I played only 3 times but once I paused the game and came back later, and I couldn't see the menu on the right
Another time, I reached like 30+ points (so a bit long game) and the menu disappeared too
Plz fix it and this is one of the best game on pico atm
- Also when you learn "speed up" it's written bombing
- I once got deviated by a tree trunk to a small rock which put me back on the tree trunk, weird
- How to know which way a small obstacle will slip you to? (left or right)
max score for now:
- 35 + 273m
- 47 + 333m
The title screen colors remind me of Cyrus and Reese from Animal Crossing. I love that combination of colors. :)
I'm having a great time with this cute cart. Max score is only 25 for now, but I'm working on improving! You've hit on a really fun mechanic with the cards.
Thanks for the feedback all! I think I ended up a bit over 8k tokens so I’m not so keen on digging around in it. :)
Yes! A meta game would work great for this game. Totally agree. Imagine collecting some sort of item while skiing (sometimes forcing players to choose between gates and items). These items would then be used to craft extraordinary power ups etc.
It’s how many cards that is still in your deck before it gets reshuffled. Only useful in very specific occasions. Like if you’re in a pickle and only have a few card left in your deck, then if you get to choose a new card, it is more likely to show up soon which could influence your choice. Writing this I realise it is a super ultra mega edge case. But still.
One of my favourite games for the Pico-8!
Such a great game! Plus, you could turn this into a card/board game where the slope is made of tiles of gridded cards, and you move your alpaca with the movement cards that you have, and as you move down you randomly place more tile cards down to make the board/slope bigger.
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