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Cart #cloud_bounce-0 | 2021-02-06 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Join Squirt as he jumps and bounces in the sky through varying times of day, on his way to Cloud Land.

Features character and level animation, 60fps gameplay, over 150 unique screens of platforming, and a simple ending-- all in under 280 characters!


Z------------Small bounce
X------------Regular bounce
Z+X----------Super bounce
Reset Cart---Retry

This is the first game I made for Pico-8 (or for any platform, for that matter...). I wasn't originally planning to try and fit a game in this small a size, I was just working on a platformer game test, but then I came across the concept of tweetcarts and things went in an unexpected direction. I planned to upload the release version a long time ago, but wanted to fit a couple more things in.

P#74630 2020-04-10 20:11 ( Edited 2022-03-13 18:45)

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Pretty neat!

P#74724 2020-04-14 04:26

How is that even possible in 280 characters?! PICO-8 developers are all wizards, I tell thee!!

P#75194 2020-04-23 02:02

Well, not quite wizardry, just very efficient coding and use of some nice syntax shortcuts that Pico-8 offers. I haven't made up an expanded, annotated version of the source code for this cart yet, but if you haven't seen it, here's a writeup on code compression strategies used in packing a simplified version of Tetris in a tweet:


P#75195 2020-04-23 03:49 ( Edited 2022-03-13 18:43)

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