Happy Holidays, everyone! This cartridge is my addition to the 2021 PICO-8 Advent Calendar, which you should also check out if you haven't already!
- LEFT/RIGHT: Slow down or speed up. It is vital to get the right speed for some jumps
- O (Z/C): Jump. You can get more height by going fast and/or holding the button longer.
- X: To restart after crashing.
This game gets reasonably tricky; especially from level 3. But if you can reach the end, you'll get a simple ending along with your total time and number of restarts. The randomish elements in the game (you'll see what I mean) are actually deterministic, so it's possible to form strategies and optimise your time, if that's your cup of tea.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it even if only as a crashing-into-trees simulator.
Nice one @remcode! I don't think many people actually completed the game at all. I have trouble with enjoying making games that are difficult & even frustrating, but then also presenting them in a cute way that looks like it's going to be a relaxing experience.
@dw817 there is a highscore of sorts (total time / restarts), but it's only recorded on finishing the game. I think it would have alternatively worked as an endless runner (e.g. Canabalt style) with finer-grain progress feedback, but as a sort of action-puzzler that requires memorization I tend to think of progress feedback as implicit: "ok, I got up to that gap with the tree again". But yeah -- I agree it's not very rewarding at the start when you're just figuring out how to get through a row of trees.
@luchak Thanks! And agreed -- a Skyroads-like cartridge would be swell, and perhaps a good fit for 32k.
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