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First time poster here :)
I recently recreated Age of Empires 2 in pixelart using the Pico8 palette.
It just started as an excercise in downscaling, recreating a few of the buildings, but I ended up adding more and more stuff

I would really like to make this playable but I have no clue about programming :..(
So I´m asking is anyone willing to join me on this!?

Don´t really know how the mechanics could work but I imagine something turn based

Heres what it looks like so far:

and a quick mockup how the GUI could look in 128x128px

Cheers everybody!

P#89261 2021-03-20 13:55

That recreation is fantastic! Great picture.

The pico-8 version is really great too, good job fitting all that on the screen. You could even have a toggle for small vs full HUD in order to see more of the map.

I’ll watch this thread!

P#89284 2021-03-20 23:08


P#89511 2021-03-25 08:38

Aww that's adorable.

Age of Adorable Empires

P#110855 2022-04-25 22:59

hi @oNek

First off: that's an absolutely gorgeous mockup of AoE using the pico8 palette 😍

Secondly: I've been yearning to make a strategy title for pico8 for a while. Something like AoE would be really cool to collaborate on, but it comes with a few caveats:

  • the screen size for pico8 is very small. Once you have a sizable empire, navigating it could be annoying for the player
  • test descriptions for buildings/units/etc can be quite lengthy in the original game, but pico8 doesn't allow for a lot of text
  • no save state in pico8 :(

I'd be tempted to collaborate on a much smaller, stripped down version of AoE - or maybe a different smaller strategy game completely. But then again, I like a challenge haha

What do you think? Keen to hear your (and others') thoughts

P#115975 2022-08-18 11:36

oh there is save data in pico8, it’s just limited to 256 bytes: https://www.lexaloffle.com/dl/docs/pico-8_manual.html#CARTDATA

(some carts use or abuse cstore to save much more data, but that could be considered cheating)

I think this project could look great on picotron!

P#115978 2022-08-18 14:49

I didn't know about DSET/DGET! That's cool :)

P#115989 2022-08-18 18:45

holding on to this post until it potentially comes out

P#118090 2022-09-28 01:03

have you heard about picotron?


P#118099 2022-09-28 03:19

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