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Cart #dogrotto-1 | 2019-12-23 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA


  • z - Jump
  • x - Restart Puzzle
  • Down Arrow - Use
  • Left/Right Arrows - Walk left and right


The project started as an experiment for learning Lua (and Pico8 to some extent). I had fun, so, I decided to finish and release it. I hope you like it!

Sorry for the lack of snake casing in the code. I usually use camel casing, but Pico8's editor doesn't support upper case letters :/

Update 1.1:

  • X now restarts the puzzle.
  • Down arrow is now the use key.
  • Hint added on the second puzzle that shows how to restart a level.

Version 1.0:

Cart #dogrotto-0 | 2019-12-20 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

P#71265 2019-12-20 21:08 ( Edited 2019-12-23 16:54)

Actually pretty good. Needs a key like (X) to reset the level if the player gets stuck. I got stuck on the 4th screen.

P#71279 2019-12-21 06:15

Thanks! You can redo the level by pressing enter and selecting restart. I figured it was the best option to avoid accidental presses, but I should have made it more obvious on how to restart inside the game itself.

P#71282 2019-12-21 15:15 ( Edited 2019-12-21 15:15)

very nice

P#71292 2019-12-22 01:26

I can not get the one where they all have to do a 4 stack on top of each others heads on top of the platform to line up. I can switch the platform, but I can't get them all on top of it in a line.

It's a great game, but the solutions feel kinda fiddly most of the time.

P#71353 2019-12-23 21:51

Thanks for the kind words, it means a lot!

I tried to be a bit more generous with execution required, but the problem with playing your own game/puzzle too much is one starts to overlook the finickiness of it. Next time, I'll get some play-testers to iron it out (that's what they're for!).

That puzzle is a little tricky, so here's a tip:
After hitting the switch, make sure everyone is lined up before creating the stack again (move everyone to the right). Once the stack is created, don't do a running jump onto the platform. Instead, walk towards the platform and stop right besides it. Now, have everyone jump while stationary. Once everyone is in the air, move left towards the goal and land on-top of it. It's much easier then trying to run onto it.

P#71354 2019-12-23 22:14 ( Edited 2019-12-23 22:17)

Nice work! :)

That moment when you have rely to "yourselves" to find a doggy xD.

Also, managed to finish the game. The most difficult level was this level. Need to ensure otherself didn't screw up on timing xD.

P#71364 2019-12-24 12:05

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