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by Kling
Cart #10053 | 2015-04-20 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

a first try with pico-8

I tried doing the simplest thing that one may do in lua.
a choose your adventure game.

there are 27 endings total, I couldn't do more due to the limitations

the golden apple one is my favorite.

P#10047 2015-04-20 13:16 ( Edited 2018-05-17 21:21)


P#10048 2015-04-20 13:18 ( Edited 2015-04-20 17:18)

Kling, How do I get started with Lua? I know very little about programing.
What's the good place to start?

P#10049 2015-04-20 14:33 ( Edited 2015-04-20 18:33)

pico-8 comes with a txt with the basic cheatsheet
but I you want to learn lua codeacademy is the best place

edit: wait, forget it, codeacademy doesn't have lua

zep left this site on the txt file however, so you may want to look here

also, to read the txt document I recomend using notepad++, the windows notepad is terrible.

P#10052 2015-04-20 15:04 ( Edited 2015-04-20 19:26)

Really nice!

P#10056 2015-04-20 16:52 ( Edited 2015-04-20 20:52)

For a real quick crash course in Lua it's hard to beat


though note that the whole LUA api/stdlib is not available for you in PICO-8.

You'll have an idea though when running your cart and seeing "_____ is nil."

P#10057 2015-04-20 17:07 ( Edited 2015-04-20 21:07)

I also find Rosetta Code very handy for picking up languages, and the Lua examples helped me while using Pico8.

Was this a Ludum Dare entry?

P#10096 2015-04-22 11:20 ( Edited 2015-04-22 15:20)

Kling is in Pico-Tournament #1
You got 2nd to Benjamin Soule

P#52834 2018-05-17 17:21 ( Edited 2018-05-17 21:21)

Awesome start, I enjoyed going through the stories.

P#149718 2024-06-10 01:53

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