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i already own pico-8 with the intent of learning to code and develop video games. would voxatron be a better choice over pico-8 for this purpose?

P#32287 2016-11-06 22:18 ( Edited 2016-11-19 04:56)

I think you should get Voxatron even though Pico-8 seems better.

P#32304 2016-11-07 13:01 ( Edited 2016-11-07 18:01)

If you want to learn how programming works (think like "visual coding"), then use Voxatron. If you want to experiment with code and create working games with that code, then choose Pico-8.

P#32323 2016-11-07 23:35 ( Edited 2016-11-08 04:35)

I highly recommend Voxatron because of the following:

  • No need to code (although you can add custom scripts (those might not be implemented yet))
  • Easy for beginners to use
  • Is in 3D and has a cool voxel destruction system

I would say Yes.
Just a note thought, I am pretty sure you if you buy Pico-8 you get a 15$ discount on Voxatron (I might be very wrong, but just in case make sure to look into it so you don't accidentally spend too much.)

P#32324 2016-11-07 23:35 ( Edited 2016-11-08 04:35)

according to andrew, voxatron is like scratch, but according to jauq, voxatron doesn't have code. which one???

P#32439 2016-11-13 11:37 ( Edited 2016-11-13 16:37)

Sorry for the confusion, Voxatron doesn't have coding in it.

P#32451 2016-11-13 22:13 ( Edited 2016-11-14 03:13)

You should probably stick with Pico-8, unless you want to support the developer of course!

It's simple, you just have to go check out the cartridges people have made with Pico-8: It's DAMN impressive! When you check out the cartridges people have made with Voxatron: It's ALL the same, in comparison to Pico-8, there's no room for creativity, and I concur, there's no coding to be learned in Voxatron.

P#32583 2016-11-17 12:02 ( Edited 2016-11-17 17:02)

I definitely agree with Doriphor that Pico-8 allows much more creativity, after all you have to hand code it yourself.
However I disagree that all the of the Voxatron cartridges are the same. I think I proved that so much more can be done in Voxatron when I made a Five Nights at Freddy's clone.

Sorry for my impulsive response, but I felt sad when someone said that the voxatrons carts are all the same. Most of the newer things are quite similar yes, but a while ago, when Pico-8 didn't exist and Vocatron was Zep's main project, Developers like Kilng and I all pulled Voxatron to it's limits. It was because of Pico-8's sudden popularity (and I don't think that's a bad thing) that Voxatron got drowned away.
Two Nights At Voxatron by Jauq
333 by Kilng
Both of these games are made in voxatron, sadly they are both unplayable now due to being so old, but trust me when I say that they are NOT the same.

P#32619 2016-11-18 23:56 ( Edited 2016-11-19 04:56)

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