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I've been playing Pico-8 on handhelds (no keyboard) a lot lately and I think there is a "gap" in that experience.

Once you have exhausted the "new" and "featured" sections, there isn't a good way to find new games to play.

I would love to have a "play random game" option in Splore! Given the FREE, quick, "pick up and play" nature of Pico-8 games, I think it would work quite well. Perhaps even "show me 20 random games", where I could quickly scroll through and see if any cover art catches my eye.


P#93982 2021-06-24 17:25 ( Edited 2021-06-24 17:26)


I agree! This would be a very nice feature!

P#93988 2021-06-24 19:26 ( Edited 2021-06-24 19:26)

Dude I have thought of this exact idea myself. It would be cool to do that within the different categories of favorites, featured, new, jam, disk, etc.

P#93999 2021-06-24 22:19

Yeah, this would be a lovely feature to add to Splore. :)

P#94023 2021-06-25 17:51

I agree. This would be a very nice feature.

P#94083 2021-06-26 15:39

I would in favour of this. Maybe with a filter option, like the number of stars, too?

P#94086 2021-06-26 15:45

Interesting idea. I wondered if there was a way to simulate this within the PICO-8 ecosystem... so I browsed the External Commands reference and threw together a quick prototype of a cart that does this (using LOAD() and a hard-coded list of the BBS Featured Carts as of June 2021), here: https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=43553

P#94098 2021-06-26 16:38

Great idea @icegoat. The chained menu option is a really nice addition.

P#94101 2021-06-26 18:12

Categories or genres would be super-handy, but someone would have to go through and sort the entire back-catalog.

P#94245 2021-06-30 17:37
P#96876 2021-09-04 19:27

This would be a great addition to SPLORE!

P#96880 2021-09-04 22:43

Here's something to play a random cart, from its parent post's id.

Cart #fohekireba-1 | 2021-09-05 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

use "leave" from the pause menu to get another one


    for i=1,5 do
    load(cart,"leave "..cart)
goto _
P#96914 2021-09-05 22:17 ( Edited 2021-09-05 22:41)

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