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Hello, I'm Wish Volo. I made a game about sorting orbs.

And it's in PICO-8!

Note that some of it is broken because I did a sloppy job of porting it to BBS. I’ll fix it eventually

Cart #wvm_orbsort_sort-1 | 2022-11-22 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License
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Z/C/N/Tab/Lshift to swap / "yes"
X/V/M/Q/A to cancel combotimer / "no"
Enter pauses (you're gonna have to hold it to bring up the PICO-8 pause menu)

It's got four gamemodes!

  • Infinite: sort forever
  • Blitz: sort quickly for a high score in a short time
  • Clear: get as many capsules cleared as quickly as you can
  • Knockout: splitscreen multiplayer

It's also got 16 tracks of music (5 casual, 4 tense, 2 KO) totaling over 30 minutes.
(Yes I "cheated". 10 carts. lol)

It's also got a little bit of contrast assistance. It's there.

You can also change the combotimer length and the orbcount with no penalty :)

Oh, and it's on itch.io too. https://wish-volo.itch.io/orbsort

if you don't mind, check it out for a little bit!

last note: This version of the game is only on Lexaloffle / Splore. The A version is found only on itch.io. If either version is found anywhere else, it’s been copied. Have a nice day :)

P#121141 2022-11-22 15:37 ( Edited 2022-11-24 22:00)

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@aKidCalledAris, I will tell you now. In Lexaloffle we are a nation of educators and learners.

Please post your program HERE, in Lexaloffle, that we may enjoy it and learn from your fine coding and game development methods and experience.

P#121187 2022-11-22 18:20

@dw817 Fair. I'll get it to the BBS when I get a chance then

P#121188 2022-11-22 18:33

update (literally no BBS thing) -> p64.0
p64.0 has everything from the itch.io version (a64.0) except it's all BBS IDs
enjoy my amazing, high quality code

(i'm actually pretty happy with how i handled the music thing. at some point in time i should also put together how exactly i shoved so much music in the game.)

(eventually.)

it's come to my attention i did the worst job ever of porting it to BBS and will fix this eventually.

to exit the tutorial you'll need to hit the pause button on the side of the web thing.
also music is fricking broken

P#121203 2022-11-22 23:36 ( Edited 2022-11-22 23:42)
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This is really quite nice, @aKidCalledAris. It's also turn-based so that gets my vote right away. I'm not seeing any other games you've posted - so this being the first, welcome to Pico-8 and I am certain we can learn and expect great things from you.

Gold star duly earned !

P#121204 2022-11-23 00:16
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Did you know that the second O will match your selected orbset when playing Orbsort?

P#121613 2022-11-30 10:22

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