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Cart #pigments-0 | 2020-11-19 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

This is my entry for discroomjam.
I'm very late, because I had itchio jam page and forgot about the lexaloffle bbs post !
But here's pigments !

--- GOAL ---
Get pigment droplets
Dodge the deadly razor discs
Paint all tiles

--- UNLOCK ---
The game save your highscore for each fruits
Your metascore is the addition of all your highscores
Unlock new fruits by reaching specific metascores

Grass : discs can' enter grass
Water : hide fruit from discs but consume pigments
Trigger : all discs dash in your direction

--- FORMAT ---
if you want to start again, you can format your savecard using SHIFT+F

P#84480 2020-11-19 12:02


This is a great, addictive game. I was going to write a review sooner but kept saying 'one more go'.

There is an in-depth strategy akin to the likes of Pacman to be found by working your route around the tiles, and knowing when to cut your losses and sacrifice precious droplets by jumping into the water to avoid the razor discs (in watermelon mode), or to risk soldiering on as you know that once you grab more droplets, you get an additional razor disc on the play field.

My highest score so far is about 75%, after that I find it becomes a little too hard and the playfield is usually manic by this point. It would be nice to have an easier option to ease into the game like the discs spawning ever 2 droplets grabbed, but honestly, that's the only criticism I have - other than that it plays like an extremely addictive arcade game.

I did find one bug. The discs are drawn under the water melon when it's in the water.

P#84500 2020-11-19 23:13

ah! this is excellent! perfect visuals and gameplay (as usual...) 😍

P#84521 2020-11-20 07:40

Great game! I can't believe I was stressed as a melon, plunged into the water, when a blade passed over me.

Moreover, the sound, which increases and then decreases with the approach and the distancing of the blade, is excellent.

P#84523 2020-11-20 10:12

Great game! Got 100% with apple and around 50% with the others :)

P#84527 2020-11-20 11:32

Not gonna lie, I had to lean forward on my chair
for this one.

P#85437 2020-12-15 17:36

Very well executed! I really like the "bullet-time" effect, giving enough time to form a plan while still remaining hectic.

I also really liked the variety of levels, shame there isn't more fruit! ;) Great sounds, visual effects, and presentation.

P#86590 2021-01-19 20:15 ( Edited 2021-01-19 20:21)

Great game! Highest score: 81% with the apple

P#87073 2021-02-01 14:55

Also, sometimes my data gets deleted but it’s okay

P#87390 2021-02-08 14:25

metascore 366 with apple at 100 and all of the others above 50. really awesome.

P#87827 2021-02-18 03:25 ( Edited 2021-02-19 03:24)

@bor3dbruh I gotta agree with you there I really leaned forward on this one

P#90296 2021-04-09 18:45

Love the blend of real time and turn based strategy in this - creates a great balance you have to plan your moves but with the clock ticking! Has anyone managed to 100% any but apple?

P#91524 2021-05-05 13:00

@Jaekwondo I've beaten watermelon, once. Also, I recently got this game added to speedrun.com:

So if anyone can beat the last four levels, please record it all and submit it there! 'Cause I wanna see it happen. (Please note there's an "Unlock Kiwi" category for those looking for a more accessible run.)

P#91537 2021-05-05 18:06 ( Edited 2021-05-05 18:08)

Very addictive, in the good way. The variation in strategy and risk vs. reward for each fruit is a really great player incentive and kept me chasing squares for a good while. Glad to play it.

P#91734 2021-05-10 03:35

Love it :) It's like Q*Bert crossed with Snake - great stuff

P#91788 2021-05-11 10:11

And now Kiwi!

Don't know that I'll be able to beat Banana or Coconut, though—all those discs ricocheting are really tough to anticipate. My best scores in those are 72 & 78 so far...

P#96671 2021-08-30 09:31

I've written up a guide to the levels I've beaten so far (all but Banana), and it includes slower but more reliable strategies for Apple & Watermelon with video demonstration.

Please let me know if this is helpful/needs adjusting. The Orange & Kiwi sections feel kind of lacking...

Edit: I've finally managed to beat every level (individually, not all at once):

Now I'll be pursuing that mythical metascore of 600

P#97049 2021-09-08 11:28 ( Edited 2021-09-22 11:00)

SuperHot, but you're a fruit

P#105621 2022-01-25 15:24

I'm not sure why Benjamin Soule hasn't posted here lately, but the group he collaborates with, PUNKCAKE, released an expanded PC version of Pigments in September. You can check it out here. They've included downloads for the pico-8 Pigments, too.

P#120806 2022-11-16 18:30

Great game, but either I suck or it's impossible!

P#130715 2023-06-09 12:44

Great Game

P#131599 2023-07-03 18:09

Something so relaxing and zen about the gameplay. 2020? Where have u gone? We need more games from u please! Very prolific pico8 dev!

P#138919 2023-12-20 01:27

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