Porklike is a minimalistic, classic Roguelike made in the Pico-8 enigne. Enter the tower of Wurstlord. Can you make it to the top and steal his legendary Kielbasa? 9 floors of dangerous traps and enemies await you. Only if you move carefully and master your character's abilities will you become the champion of Porklike.
(X) - Inventory / Confirm
(O) - Cancel
The music was composed by Sebastian Haßler. The environment art as well as the protagonist was inspired by the work of the pixel artist @pixelartm and used with their permission. The artwork of the enemies was inspired by the work of the pixel artist @kirai_s and used with their permission as well.
Porklike was created as part of a video tutorial series. If you want to make your own Roguelike, please check it out:
A classical roguelike, on Pico-8, no less? That's like two of my retro gaming guilty pleasures!
Your game development series is an inspiration to us all :D
EDIT: I just realised that the gameplay here is very Necrodancer-esque. I might make a CotN demake for my next Pico-8 game!
Uploaded Version 2
Gameplay - Improved pathfinding for mobs Gameplay - Fixed a bug where items would drop on top of each other Gameplay - Hook and Push now reveals ghosts Gameplay - More consistent fog-of-war reveals UI - Damage floaty flashes red when player loses HP UI - Improved targeting arrow visibility UI - Targeting arrow avoids pointing outside of the map UI - Wurstchain is now displayed in the inventory menu Sound - Changed sound for opening chests Sound - Added sound effect for using Suplex on an empty square Misc - Final floor now uses correct stairs tile
Thanks for this game and the great tutorial series!
Guess what game I played first, when I managed to update my PocketCHIP to Pico-8 v0.20i!? :)
(I died on floor 8 unfortunately... ;) )
Another short question: Why did you ditch the idea of the endlessly running bass loop on floor 0? In the release version the complete music seems to be playing from the start.
I like this game very much!
The sprites have a lot of detail with FIVE colors, light and dark gray, yellow, white, and black.
That is impressive.
I like that the higher you get, the harder it is.
Keep up the good work!
Some extra comments and me being stupid:
No u @Krystman (Not really)
Screen Shot 1: First floor (And I realized, I could just kill teh plant and get to the second floor with around 2 HP.)
Some comments in my head during the game:
Edit: That's so evil! :(
Other Edits: Mostly bad luck on the first and second floors.
(2 unfair deaths) Edit 2: That plant came outa nowhere! Killed me 2 times... >:(
(Floor 3, unfair death) Edit 3: I just went on that tile and died. The plant wasn't visible
(A tiny bit stupid) Edit 4: What did I do to you?
Edits below: More bad luck
(Me even more stupid than edit 6) Edit 5: Whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.
(Me stupid again) Edit 6: I just started! And an instant death!
Last edit: The worst death in the game
Edit 7: Bad luck again :/
@evman2k Yes, you can kill him.
Not sure what you are describing there but first screenshot seems perfectly fair considering it must be the 2nd floor.
Second screenshot - "corn" tiles obstruct line of sight. Walking through plant rooms can be risky.
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