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Cart #38613 | 2017-03-23 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

(please note: you can eat the fruits to heal yourself)

Will you enter the dungeon? Will you survive? Will you make fat stacks of $$$? Will you transform Gar's Den into Player's Den???

Here's what's on the dungeon's pamphlet:
-> Enter Gar's lair
-> Destroy his minions
-> meet the shopkeeper
-> plant your garden
-> ???
-> profit
(-> ???
-> kill Gar)

[o]/z ~ action + slash
[x]/x ~ inventory navigation (hold, then use arrows)
[arrow keys] ~ move around

This is my entry to 7DRL! Or at least it would be if I actually had done it in 7 days. I took 14 days instead. (a third of them was spent on saving tokens)

Still a pretty big project for 14 days! I hope you enjoy it! Please report bugs if you find any. And if you think the pacing of the game is off, also tell, I may do a fix for that in the next few days.

If you like it, please consider supporting me by donating on the Itch.io page or on my Patreon! Plus if you support me on Patreon, you get access to cool articles about underrated coding techniques! :)

edit: fixed doors sending you into walls

P#38431 2017-03-20 00:12 ( Edited 2017-03-23 20:46)

really epic! did all of this by yourself? code + gfx?

i'm confused how to plant the seed, i select them on a freshly worked & watered piece of soil but instead i'm eating them oO

is this the final version of the game?

P#38436 2017-03-20 02:47 ( Edited 2017-03-20 06:48)

Wow, It amazes me how vibrant the graphics could be with limited pico pallete. The whole game is really nice and smooth ;)

P#38437 2017-03-20 04:21 ( Edited 2017-03-20 08:21)

sax3: Yes I did everything myself in the past 14 days, code, gfx, sound, everything! :)
You were trying to plant a fruit! You can buy seeds in the shop that is somewhere on each floor, and you can loot some off bushes sometimes too.

Thank you TriBar, glad you like it! :D

P#38448 2017-03-20 10:07 ( Edited 2017-03-20 14:07)

Would it be possible to reorder items within inventory slots? Perhaps this could be done by holding the use key and then pressing left or right to shift positions in the bar.

P#38461 2017-03-20 15:20 ( Edited 2017-03-20 19:20)

Awesome as always, TD!

P#38463 2017-03-20 16:05 ( Edited 2017-03-20 20:05)

One word: great !!!

Will you spend some time with us at the Picoscope2017?

I will show your game at the Roc'n Stick and I will say :

  • Hey, look that can be done with PICO-8 !
P#38465 2017-03-20 17:14 ( Edited 2017-03-20 21:14)

cssboy, that would require bunch of tokens that are not available in the current cart. :X While I really agree it would feel nice, I don't think it would be very useful and I can't think of controls that would feel right (the ones you suggest would make you use the item before moving it), that's why I chose to not implement inventory reordering.

Thank you Scathe! :D

Jihem that's great thank you! :D I do want to come to Picoscope 2017 and I think it will be possible! I'd love to do a talk like last year but on a different subject! Hit me up on Skype or Twitter so we can discuss this further!

P#38476 2017-03-20 20:25 ( Edited 2017-03-21 00:25)

Nice work. That opening music is hilarious. Love the little guy's crazy animations. I'm probably going to have to go beat Gar now.

P#38524 2017-03-21 22:47 ( Edited 2017-03-22 02:47)

I got half-way through floor 2, and Pico-8 quit for no apparent reason. It actually died on me twice, once on floor one. If it helps, I was on a Mid-2012 MBP running OSX 10.10.5, 16GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M.

One more thought on inventory reordering. I don't mind not having a way to manually reorder, but it'd be cool if when you sold things to the shop, and then bought them back, they took up empty inv spaces from the left. That way, at least you could reorder your inv once you reach a shop.

Also, it'd be really cool if you could upgrade your pick to mine through stone blocks at some point, maybe floor 2 or 3. I wound up in a situation with hardly any earth near the shop. Maybe just making sure some spots near the shop spawn plantable earth would be good.

P#38648 2017-03-23 16:46 ( Edited 2017-03-23 20:46)

Whoooooops accidentally sold my watering can!

Great work. I really enjoy tearing everything up with a hoe and then planting my peaceful little garden.

P#60551 2019-01-04 01:04

I looked into the code of the game and I was lost, where did you define the prices, I used different word finding tools and couldn't find them.
The game is well made, well animated and plays very well! How did you define the items and how the player holds them? I am curious because I am trying to make a PRPG(PICO-8 Role Playing Game).
Have you figured out if there are any "exploits"? What do you do with the slime balls the bones and the magic dust, I know you can sell them but can you do anything else with them, other than buying them back?
Thank you so much for reading this,

P#60887 2019-01-16 11:52

Hendini line 1487 has the prices

items=parse[[hoe={name=hoe,sprite=136,target=tile,tilef=1,ntarg=true,use=hoe,price=50},watcan={name=watering can,sprite=137,target=tile,tilef=2,ntarg=true,use=watcan,price=50},woodsword={name=wooden sword,sprite=138,price=50,damage=2},sword={name=sword,sprite=158,price=100,damage=4},bettersword={name=better sword,sprite=159,price=150,damage=8},bestsword={name=best sword,sprite=175,price=250,damage=16},slime={name=slime,sprite=140,price=3},powder={name=magic dust,sprite=141,price=10},marbles={name=marbles,sprite=142,price=12},bone={name=bone,sprite=143,price=5},berryseed={name=berry seeds,sprite=171,plant=berrytree,use=seed,price=5},bigberryseed={name=bigberry seeds,sprite=172,plant=bigberrytree,use=seed,price=15},berryberryseed={name=berryberry seeds,sprite=173,plant=berryberrytree,use=seed,price=50},carrotseed={name=carrot seeds,sprite=168,plant=carrot,use=seed,price=4},beetseed={name=beet seeds,sprite=169,plant=beet,use=seed,price=13},potatoseed={name=potato seeds,sprite=170,plant=potato,use=seed,price=45},swordseed={name=sword seed,sprite=185,plant=swordtree,use=seed,price=150},betterswordseed={name=better sword seed,sprite=186,plant=betterswordtree,use=seed,price=500},bestswordseed={name=best sword seed,sprite=187,plant=bestswordtree,use=seed,price=2000},heartseed={name=life seeds,sprite=184,plant=heartree,use=seed,price=200},wildberry={name=wildberries,sprite=189,hp=0.5,consumable=true,use=fruit,price=2},berries={name=berries,sprite=152,hp=1,consumable=true,use=fruit,price=12},bigberry={name=bigberry,sprite=153,hp=2,consumable=true,use=fruit,price=30},berryberry={name=berryberry,sprite=154,hp=3,consumable=true,use=fruit,price=100},carrot={name=carrot,sprite=155,hp=1,consumable=true,use=fruit,price=14},beet={name=beet,sprite=156,hp=2,consumable=true,use=fruit,price=43},potato={name=potato,sprite=157,hp=3,consumable=true,use=fruit,price=125},heart={name=life fruit,sprite=174,consumable=true,use=fruit,price=500},winningring={name=ring of the winner,sprite=139,consumable=false,use=endgame,price=9999}]]

this should help

P#64878 2019-05-31 02:16

Nice game, but after a bit my character just disapeared!

P#67802 2019-09-17 14:40

Found out about the disappearing thing,if your in a room and open and close a door through a wall your character disappears.If you open the door through the wall again though you'll reappear.

P#71601 2019-12-31 21:27 ( Edited 2019-12-31 21:40)

This is the perfect definition for
You don’t need a powerful engine to make an incredible game

P#84110 2020-11-11 12:06

Is the white inventory intentional?

P#85753 2020-12-24 23:56

What on earth is with slime?

P#97420 2021-09-16 23:50

Wow, this was a great game! I liked how the farming aspect was implemented—it was a nice break from the action and dungeon exploration, but it didn't take too long to get enough money to buy the hearts and upgraded swords either.

Another thing I really like is the graphics and animations. I especially love the player character and its wiggly arms, and how it bashes items against the ground to use them. It's hilarious and charming.

I goofed majorly, though, after I defeated Gar: I couldn't pick up the ring he dropped because my pockets were full. So I tried to backtrack back to the third-floor shop, but two fire mages had spawned in the far corner and they killed me, so I never got to see the win screen. :'P

Is it possible to make a sell booth spawn in Gar's room after you defeat him, or to make monsters unable to spawn in shops? That's probably the only suggestion I would make for this game. It was lots of fun, even if I simultaneously lost and completed the game, heheh

P#97479 2021-09-18 04:37

so good

P#100896 2021-11-27 13:45

I bet no one did a hoe only challenge, If so I will be the first.

P#102915 2021-12-16 15:29

I get the title now, its a den where you gar den

P#102931 2021-12-16 21:32

1 make big berry farm
2 get better sword
3 beat the boss

P#112632 2022-06-02 17:34

Grinding money in this game is VERY easy. Not sure if this was intentional, but quick tip: make a large berry farm next to the shop

P#124012 2023-01-09 15:06

Isn't a Gar a type of fish?

P#144065 2024-03-21 18:48

This game is awesome. Unique gaming experiences like this are what makes Pico-8 special

P#148832 2024-05-23 03:07

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