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Cart #15133 | 2015-10-08 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

(updated build with music fix provided by krickit)

A hardcore platformer by Matt Thorson and Noel Berry (me), that we made in 4 days.

We used pretty much all our resources for this. 8186/8192 code, the entire spritemap, the entire map, and 63/64 sounds.

Let us know what you think! :)

P#11722 2015-07-21 06:06 ( Edited 2018-11-20 15:32)

P#11725 2015-07-21 06:17 ( Edited 2015-07-21 10:17)

So did you go over and have to cut down the code at all? Or did you just manage it extremely well? Really lovely little game. Thanks for sharing! You are both a real inspiration to me. ^_^

P#11726 2015-07-21 09:25 ( Edited 2015-07-21 13:30)

I liked what I saw but tbh I couldn't make it past the first screen.
EDIT: just realized I could dash up.

P#11727 2015-07-21 10:10 ( Edited 2015-07-21 14:23)

damn it! I reached 3000M but then I reseted. I don't think I have the patience to continue. Especially because the screen shakes sooooo much after 2500m
ps: 2500 was HARD

P#11729 2015-07-21 10:43 ( Edited 2015-07-21 14:45)

jctwood, yeah when we first "finished" the game we were probably at like 7600 or so, but then kept tweaking and adding stuff. Ended up taking out very small graphical things here and there to fit the final tweaks we wanted. :)

Kling, nice, you made it super far! and yeah those final levels are super tough, haha

P#11730 2015-07-21 11:15 ( Edited 2015-07-21 15:15)

This is amazing :D

P#11732 2015-07-21 11:37 ( Edited 2015-07-21 15:37)

Good level design. Some of these strawberries are really interesting. I also liked how you teach which buttons are important by prompting them to start the game.
However, whenever the dust effect is visible (and maybe some other effects), the framerate goes down enormously. Later levels are hardly possible for me under these conditions.
Got to 2600 and then the page reloaded when I tried to create an account to make this comment. Great...

P#11734 2015-07-21 12:28 ( Edited 2015-07-21 16:28)

Wow. This is really amazing. :D

P#11735 2015-07-21 12:35 ( Edited 2015-07-21 16:35)

Awesome! So many features... and hardcore difficulty... perfect!

P#11737 2015-07-21 15:54 ( Edited 2015-07-21 19:54)

It was a very fun and cute game to play.

P#11738 2015-07-21 16:47 ( Edited 2015-07-21 20:47)

dang! super impressive usage of the cart, this one is so good. Well done folks!

P#11739 2015-07-21 17:16 ( Edited 2015-07-21 21:16)

For some reason my X key stopped working at the summit. I thought it might have been a deviously cruel feature to punish my death count and slowness but I am now assuming not. Still really beautiful gameplay! Thank you again for sharing!

P#11745 2015-07-21 18:39 ( Edited 2015-07-21 22:42)

is there a way to download cartridges? lots to learn from this game =]

P#11749 2015-07-21 19:13 ( Edited 2015-07-21 23:13)

if you click the little cart image up above the player, it links you to the png version of the cart.

P#11750 2015-07-21 19:22 ( Edited 2015-07-21 23:22)

This is awesome! I just beat it in 1 hour, 29 minutes, and 50 seconds, with 8 berries and 751 deaths.

P#11751 2015-07-21 20:17 ( Edited 2015-07-22 00:17)

hey, thanks for playing it everyone :)

TehSuckerer, sorry to hear it's slowing down... you made it really far though, regardless!

jctwood, no idea why the X key stopped working D: we definitely didn't add something like that to the end, haha. congrats on finishing it!

P#11752 2015-07-21 20:57 ( Edited 2015-07-22 00:57)

2nd try:

This game would be fun to speedrun.
I think I have the best time yet :D

Sorta off-topic, but when I try to download it
by clicking on the cart image in the upper left
corner, the code is just

P#11753 2015-07-21 22:18 ( Edited 2015-07-23 03:36)

nice time! :D

did you open the game in PICO-8? pretty sure the p8.png version is compressed so you wont be able to see the code unless you open it in PICO-8 and save it as a p8 file. (I could alternatively upload the .p8 file later)

P#11757 2015-07-21 23:19 ( Edited 2015-07-22 03:19)

Yeah, I opened it in PICO-8, but I was using 0.1.0, not 0.1.1, it's fine now :)

P#11758 2015-07-21 23:23 ( Edited 2015-07-22 03:23)

So my friend linked this on twitter and I had a blast playing. I really enjoy hard platformers and this definitely gives the feel of one with the tight controls, good-looking design, and great platforming that is tough enough to be challenging but not too much to be discouraging. There are some minor issues with level design such as the second to last level being trivial if you use a small space on the left side. Overall though I really enjoyed this, especially with replay value if you're going for lower times/deaths/with or without strawberries.

Got this after some practice, really happy with it.

also have a 6:54 with 16 strawberries if that's the max, not sure if there are any more hidden ones.

P#11760 2015-07-21 23:40 ( Edited 2015-07-22 03:40)

And the speed running begins!

P#11762 2015-07-22 07:35 ( Edited 2015-07-22 11:35)

Impressive, and a lot of fun. I reached the 3rd map before I quit.

P#11765 2015-07-22 12:46 ( Edited 2015-07-22 16:46)


P#11767 2015-07-22 15:42 ( Edited 2015-07-22 19:42)

Still not as good as others here, but not bad for only my 3rd time playing the game:

Also, a tip for getting screenshots from the webplayer:
You can right click on the picture and select
"Save image as..." and it'll download it.

P#11768 2015-07-22 17:03 ( Edited 2015-07-22 21:04)

Ugh, stuck at 2800 and can't stop

P#11775 2015-07-22 21:45 ( Edited 2015-07-23 01:45)

I'm slowly improving my time/deaths:

Also, exactly 100 deaths :D

EDIT: Got it down to 7:44 and 48 deaths :D

P#11778 2015-07-22 23:40 ( Edited 2015-07-23 04:19)

Ok I think I'm done with this now

Had a run with two deaths on the last level before this.
Also made a recording of it!

P#11793 2015-07-23 15:06 ( Edited 2015-07-23 19:06)

Nice job! I'm glad you made a video, it was fun to watch.

Also, new personal best!

P#11794 2015-07-23 15:31 ( Edited 2015-07-23 19:55)

wow these runs are really awesome, everyone! super cool to see this stuff.

definitely didn't think sub 3 minutes was doable. awesome :)

P#11795 2015-07-23 16:06 ( Edited 2015-07-23 20:09)

Seems like you guys made a real winner @noel! This game is super fun, and the replay value is high.

P#11797 2015-07-23 20:49 ( Edited 2015-07-24 00:49)

Thanks for all the tweets about my video!
Guess I'm a liar about not doing 100% though.

On 2700m with a really careless mistake on my part.

P#11805 2015-07-24 14:10 ( Edited 2015-07-24 18:10)

thanks Ivoah!

and goldee, that's reaally fast, haha, but you're still missing a few strawberries ;)

P#11808 2015-07-24 18:01 ( Edited 2015-07-24 22:01)

My current lowest death count is 18, I'm getting better! Also, congrats on having the longest thread :)

P#11809 2015-07-24 18:09 ( Edited 2015-07-24 22:09)

New strats! I think I'll make some gifs of speedrunning tricks later on.

P#11816 2015-07-24 19:28 ( Edited 2015-07-24 23:28)

Also, am I missing any strawberries?

P#11818 2015-07-24 22:46 ( Edited 2015-07-25 02:46)

nope, you got them all! nice time!

P#11819 2015-07-24 23:35 ( Edited 2015-07-25 03:35)

I just saw goldee's 2:42. The best I could do was a 2:47. :(

Goldee, what did you do?

P#11831 2015-07-25 12:34 ( Edited 2015-07-25 16:35)

Already commented on your video but to explain it here it's getting rid of unnecessary movement. While you do get some nice skips, your movement in other levels is a little slow. There are some places where you're losing lots of time by not maximizing movement.
Run Comparison it's easier to see in this side by side comparison, although you'll need to sync it yourself.
It's things like this that make me really love hard platformers though, discoveries of skips + perfecting playstyles.
I guess I'll edit out the last one because I just did this

Video Here

P#11832 2015-07-25 16:34 ( Edited 2015-07-25 22:36)

Well, I got a 2:40. So that's something.


P#11838 2015-07-26 02:26 ( Edited 2015-07-26 06:26)

I just got 2:33, and that's without even attempting some of the skips I usually do! Goldee, you were right, optimizing movement is more important.


P#12002 2015-07-29 13:17 ( Edited 2015-07-29 17:17)

Finally, I can live out my dream of having magic multicolored jumping hair. Died an absurd amount of times trying to get all the strawberries, and still missed a few. Fantastic platformer you two, thank you!

P#12874 2015-08-22 01:29 ( Edited 2015-08-22 05:29)

This is awesome.

To difficult for me, but awesome nonetheless.

P#13246 2015-08-28 19:05 ( Edited 2015-08-28 23:05)

and the insanity shines through

P#13813 2015-09-08 02:29 ( Edited 2015-09-10 02:15)

Yay!! I did it! That was really hard!

(Completed using picolove emulator to make sure it worked)

P#14052 2015-09-12 11:03 ( Edited 2015-09-12 15:03)

whoa, awesome :) thanks for playing it everyone! really cool seeing everyone's time + deaths.

P#14269 2015-09-16 17:40 ( Edited 2015-09-16 21:40)

This game is so very good. I'm only past the halfway point I think. Very impressed. Thank you so much !

P#14278 2015-09-16 22:28 ( Edited 2015-09-17 02:28)

Took forever to clear it once! Maybe I'll go for a better time later. I'm very inspired by the work done here.. both in developing and playing!

P#14286 2015-09-17 02:24 ( Edited 2015-09-17 06:24)

the first time is the hardest/slowest, after completing it the first time i was able to fairly quickly reduce my time to 4-6 minutes.

P#14287 2015-09-17 02:30 ( Edited 2015-09-17 06:30)

Oh, I've begun working on a extreme difficulty level pack for Celeste =)

If anyone wants to contribute really difficult levels they've designed, that'd be awesome =)

P#14288 2015-09-17 02:31 ( Edited 2015-09-17 06:31)

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