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Hi there! I made a demo for the Pico-8. 1st place at the Flashparty 2019.

Cart #splosh-1 | 2019-10-10 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA



P#68731 2019-10-10 20:33 ( Edited 2019-10-10 20:34)

Link to other Flashparty party entries ?

P#68732 2019-10-10 21:21

Holy crap, that's fantastic: really well crafted the whole way through. Tune is bangin' too!

Have you done any other stuff on Pico-8?

P#68737 2019-10-11 01:13

Congrats on winning.

But, yes, but I want to see the other entries before I make a decision of support.

P#68738 2019-10-11 01:16

Pretty cool demo!

I only scanned the code, but that's an interesting/unconventional quicksort implementation. I'm not sure I fully understand what the extra pivot point is doing though? Avoiding deep recursion?

P#68743 2019-10-11 01:54 ( Edited 2019-10-11 02:01)

Thanks, Catafish. Quite a few entrants.

leuat79, I see you were the only Pico-8 contestant.

Looking at the screenshots I see the Windows were quite incredible - I skipped and didn't count or watch those as I'm only interested in old-skool.

Fired up my C64 emulator here and tried out the other demos.

Another World ... excellent tribute to SNES cart
Nostalgy ... good but uses outdated demo methods
1heavy4 ... good music, fair animation
pungavoto ... music but single still picture
galza27 ... no so great music, good slides
commando2084 ... that's fine

So it goes to prove something I suspected. Despite the limitations Pico-8 presents for graphics, sound, and source-code size, it is still a mountain of power for allowing outstanding coding ability when it comes to pulling off incredible graphic tricks and effects.

Yes, leuat79, I think anyways, you do deserve first place. Star granted. However, I did fall in love with that "Out Of This World" graphic and animated tribute.

For those who do not have a C64 emulator or do not know what I am talking about, you can see this outstanding tribute HERE in native C64 video:


Here is the game I played so many years ago the demo models itself after. Perhaps it might inspire some of you to do something similar in Pico-8 as it is a full playthrough.


P#68744 2019-10-11 02:33 ( Edited 2019-10-11 02:33)

Hi there, and thanks for the comments!

This was my first pico-8 product, and I spent around 3 weeks making it. I usually make commodore 64 demos ( see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RH39q_Vs4rc etc), and have developed an 8-bit IDE for C64/VIC-20/Amiga development,check out (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3FQDnNP2m0)

I enjoyed coding for the Pico-8, but I feel sort of uneasy about the fact that it does't have a CPU. So I'm currently in the process of creating my own "fake 8-bit computer", but with a proper CPU + music chip, hence the computer could actually be buil t IRL (without using any emulation) : https://lemonspawn.com/ok64/

P#68756 2019-10-11 09:29

OK64 looks great - seems like you've already done a lot! Have you been watching The 8-bit Guy videos on building his "dream computer" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayh0qebfD2g) ... Very different goals to yours, and he's focusing on hardware first - but it looks fun too.

P#68763 2019-10-11 13:52

Wow, impressive!

Good to see demoscene stuff still after so long!

P#68764 2019-10-11 14:42


P#71232 2019-12-19 18:11

Nice demo, but I think the code should be cleaned up a bit.

P#77958 2020-06-11 20:45

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