I bought pico8 like a week ago after my friend kept linking me awesome stuff on the forum here. The "exercise" and "now is fornever" ones were particularly inspiring to me.
On the weekend I sat down to make this scrolling background thing and then I just kept running with it. It's mostly a ton of lines, circles, and the mod operator. There isn't much point to it. You can press left and right to change speed, press up to randomise the palette, and down to reset those changes.
EDIT: 42 stars!
Thanks for the kind words, everyone.
I started work on a kind of sentence generator, but in the end I figured it'd be more fun just leaving everything to the imagination. There's enough rhythm and change of pitch in the voices that you can almost come up with your own dialog in your head.
I really really enjoy this. It's exactly what it should be so that everyone can project their own emotions into this scenario and enjoy it at their own "pace." To me it seems kinda gloomy, it's not a rough hike but the weather, the landscape, the atmosphere are perfect for a conversation about literally anything.
I could watch this for hours and imagine what they talk about. It's so simple, but so much fun!
Something came to mind though when I watched this - how would players like an interactive version? Just two keys, each one assigned to making their respective cat talk - so that people could make their own "conversations." It's not much, but it would make for some fun minimalist-sandbox-game, I'm sure.
I just find that thought intriguing - I'm usually not a fan of "Hey, how about you make the game the way I think you should?", and I hope I'm not coming off like that - sorry if I do! :I
This little thing is perfect the way it is, and I think it should be left as it is!
Also congrats to 50 stars! Well deserved! <3
@archonics1: Too bad you can't upvote comments.
@Reineke: Your suggestion reminds me of Duck Game, which is just a random arena shooter on Steam, but it has a "quack button" and some Youtubers realized you can press it repeatedly to open and close the ducks' mouths while you talk. Like a sock puppet! It's hilarious, and I like the idea of a virtual sock puppet. Anywho, you don't necessarily need to apologize for making a suggestion, we can just remix the cart. That's what PICO-8 is for. Maybe I'll do that today.
I was just sitting at my desk at work and suddenly had a vivid recollection of this particular project, and needed to see it. I lost my Pico-8 account info so I ended up buying a new license, and after some searching... Here it is. Not sure what it is about it, but something is almost magical about how real it feels despite the limited nature of it, and the fact that they're cats. Love it.
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