@krajzeg and I released Vol. 1 EXACTLY TWO years ago! Vol. 2 has been in the works for a while, so we're excited to finally have this finished.
If you're not familiar with Pico-8 Tunes, the idea was to fill a Pico-8 cart with music that devs can use in their games. Jakub coded some amazing doodles and animations to accompany the music and create a demoscene-like experience. We're also very happy that @castpixel contributed her amazing artwork to Vol. 2. Thanks Christina!
If you're making a Pico-8 game, please feel free to download this cart, use the music in your own games, and check out some of Jakub's wizardry. You can also download all the music from BandCamp (it's all free/pwyc!!)
(Note that if you ARE going to use this music in your games, some of the tracks use the instrument editor. For example, Autumn Wind uses seven SFX. 42, 43, 44, 45, 00, 01 and 02. Be sure to grab all seven, and paste SFX 00, 01 and 02 into those same slots).
Play Vol. 1 HERE
Compositions - Gruber ( @Gruber)
Animations, Coding - Jakub Wasilewski ( @krajzeg)
Album Artwork - Christina-Antoinette Neofotistou ( @castpixel)
Bloody wonderful work @Gruber, @krajzeg and @castpixel.
I'm especially in love with Jakub's "Eyes in the Dark" and "Dimensional Gate" - that starfield is my new favourite parallax effect! :D
By the way, the cart had to be minified - so if you're interested in the code, here is the readable .p8 version.
Some of the stuff in there is heavily commented, since it was originally published on my now defunct Patreon. The other stuff, not so much - but it's still better than minified, right? :)
Great work - I'm astounded how much you've squeezed in to the effects & music, and without any compression either :O
@Gruber - the cart does't seem to work with the current version of pico8 :(
@spellcaster - ohno! Thanks for the heads up. Maybe @krajzeg knows what's happening?
In the meantime, I'm sure you can still download the cart and listen to the music in the music pattern editor.
Looks like some recent changes made to the add() function broke some utility code I often use - every bigger cart I made in the last two years is now broken on 0.2.1b :.
"add(sth, fn())" is no longer legal if "fn()" can return an empty value (eg. just by ending with no return). This used to just push a nil, but now it errors out. Probably related to some of the extended functionality add() now has.
I can fix it cart by cart, but I'm not sure if this is an intended change - so maybe it's really a backward compatibility bug to be fixed? @zep, what do you think? :)
@Gruber great work btw. Yes it works fine in the browser. It looks like 0.2.1c was never released as far as I can tell. If I go to downloads its still 0.2.1b.
The reason this came up is @thattomhall was using for the ToyBoxJam.
Anyway as you've pointed out it works in the browser and when using the tunes you can use the SFX tab in the editor.
Yeah, once the "bug fix" next release happens, it'll all be good. Not on you folks to fix it.
Thanks again for sharing the music and sfx!
Love the Music, and some of the visuals are really hypnotic. Thank you all so much for creating and sharing this!
Also, any chance that there is going to be another on this one's two year anniversary? :p
@Four_Of_Clubs Thank you! There will likely be a vol. 3. We're both busy with Slipways at the moment though, so it might not be for a while.
Thanks for making this and sharing it, fantastic work!
Sorry for the newbie question, probably it has been asked many times, but if I want to copy just one of the tracks and use the music in my game, how can I do it? I downloaded the readable p8 version, but I'm not sure how to identify the lines to copy and paste for a specific track.
@emabolo You're very welcome! It's a common question, and there are a few ways to copy music tracks between carts. If you're just copying ONE song, the easiest way is to use the cart Renoiser. It might take a bit to figure it out, but I use it all the time, and it works. Let me know if you have any other questions!
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