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Cart #hit8ox-9 | 2023-04-25 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

A fully 3D fighting game that takes place in several urban environments. There's also an animation editor tool for the game that can be accessed at the end of the post.

Game Modes

Fight in Solo Mode against the A.I.’s 3 difficulty levels,
or against a friend in Versus Mode.


Both fighters can be personalised in the Character Customisation screen.
You can modify the color of any body part.


3 different stages to fight in:
-Subway Station
-Parking Lot


Beware that the fighters get tired and start to sweat.
Manage your hits so you never run out of stamina!

Custom animations / stages

You can create your own animations and environments using the HIT8OX Game Editor.
Editor can be found here.


Update 1:

  • improved the quality of the rendering (using @freds72 polygon fill technique)

Update 2:

  • fixed a bug where the slow motion effect kept getting stuck
  • fixed a bug where the players wouldn’t die if they kept moving while having 0 health
  • fixed a bug where the particles on the ground were drawn through the map and players
  • optimised the menu background to bring it back to 30 FPS (with help from @freds72)


Designed and developed by Vlad-Constantin Comarlau

Thanks @freds72 for the kind words and for the help with the polygon fill technique and optimisations! Looks so much better now (just how I imagined it).

Thanks @SNITAL for play testing the game and giving the first impressions!

P#127987 2023-04-01 22:25 ( Edited 2023-04-25 04:26)


Wow! This is amazing!

P#127991 2023-04-01 22:37

@Wolfe3D Glad you like it!
This pretty much sums it up:

P#127993 2023-04-01 23:49 ( Edited 2023-04-02 00:33)


P#127995 2023-04-02 00:31

Impressive feat & excellent design!!

I do hope the total lack of music/sfx is temporary as it takes away a huge part of what a fighting game is!

And I could not resist fixing the polygon gaps, your design is just too good to be distracted by visual artifacts. Reply via BBS or DM me if interested (this version also runs faster than your current line-based method).



P#128012 2023-04-02 08:53 ( Edited 2023-04-02 08:53)

I got a weird bug twice in one match with the slow-mo effect.

It's ether the slow-mo time getting stuck in game after a hit (stayed for like a good 6-8 seconds after non lethal hits) or on the left edge of the first stage there is a performance issue. (the enemy was sweating, not me, so it should't be that either).

Impressive feat nonetheless, can't wait for some SFX to spice it up!

P#128013 2023-04-02 09:05

Uploaded an improved version.
Thanks @freds72 for the kind words and for the help with the polygon fill technique and optimisations! Looks so much better now (just how I imagined it).

@Achie72 Thanks for noticing it and for the nice words! Will look into it, and will also try to add sounds!

P#128016 2023-04-02 09:26 ( Edited 2023-04-02 09:33)

I didn’t play this because I’ve never played fighting games

P#128062 2023-04-03 07:34

Can't believe what people can do in pico 8!

P#128107 2023-04-04 10:14

@Achie72 Should be fixed now!

P#128147 2023-04-04 20:12

Epic, I've never seen anything like it!

P#128222 2023-04-06 14:27

Dude, HOW!?

P#128983 2023-04-25 01:44

My mind is completely blown. I will have to dig into this to see how you packed all this into a P8 cart.

P#129005 2023-04-25 14:54

Damn, this is amazing work. Both technically and in the animation.

P#129012 2023-04-25 16:31

@Mosthumble09 Glad you like it! For the more readable version of the code check my github, HIT8OX.lua

P#129013 2023-04-25 16:38 ( Edited 2023-04-25 16:38)

This is absolutely bananas. I am fascinated by a brain that sees Pico-8 and thinks, "One-hundred-and-twenty-eight pixels, sixteen colors, severe memory and code size restrictions, running a pared-down subset of Lua? Finally, the perfect platform for the Virtua Fighter clone I've always wanted to make."

P#129014 2023-04-25 17:08

Congrats on featured!

P#129019 2023-04-25 17:57

Thank you🙏!

P#129047 2023-04-26 13:53

Amazing! Even the screen shake is balanced so the strikes feel like they're making contact without being distracting.

P#129049 2023-04-26 17:36

Ok, so making a 3D fighting game for Pico-8 is seriously impressive! Hope an update with some sound effects will come at some point.

P#129445 2023-05-06 14:18

This is the game of all of time

P#130120 2023-05-24 17:16


P#132723 2023-08-04 07:40

Very cool, the reflects on the floor are impressive.

P#136023 2023-10-17 16:04

truly the song of my generation. well made.

P#141003 2024-02-01 20:51

Found ya in random, and my days, this is a good one.

P#148207 2024-05-10 01:15

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