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Hello! I really enjoy working in pico-8, and I plan to use Raspberry Pi GPIO support to do some stuff with simple machines. I want to use an external process to handle stuff Pico-8 can't, like image recognition. My current plan is to rewrite a byte in the .p8 file and then reload that byte in the game periodically. Is there a better way to go about doing this? Thanks!

UPDATE: I had thought that Pico-8 might completely reserve access to the GPIO pins it's using, but this is not the case! After experimenting I've discovered that I can see changes made via another process within Pico-8. This way I can communicate with another process using the same pins.

P#34367 2016-12-28 12:52 ( Edited 2017-01-12 03:01)

Cart [#33105#] | Code | 2016-12-06 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed
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You are the infamous cat burglar Slyboots, and you've been forced out of retirement because copycats are making a mockery of your legacy. Show them who the real Slyboots is! Use the arrows key or gamepad to move, collect the treasure and exit. But which one are you?

Created by Jonathan Decker "Lokno" during Wizard Jam 4, a game jam put on by the Idle Thumbs Community.

Itch.io event page: https://itch.io/jam/wizard-jam-4

See the forum for details.

https://www.idlethumbs.net/forums/topic/11099-welcome-to-wizard-jam-4

P#33104 2016-12-06 01:12 ( Edited 2016-12-06 07:25)

Cart [#24355#] | Code | 2016-07-03 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed
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L-System for generating fractal structures like the Dragon Curve. Uses map, gfx_props, song
and sfx memory. No reason it couldn't be extended into user data. It generates the 11th iteration of a dragon curve, but has commented out code to generate a moore curve. Since it overflows into song data, you can hear music generated by the curve. Takes a few seconds to generate before it starts drawing.

P#24358 2016-07-02 22:35 ( Edited 2016-07-03 02:35)

Cart [#19312#] | Code | 2016-03-19 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed
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Hello! I made this short mini-game as an entry for Crab Zine, an art zine about crabs!
Check it out here: https://gum.co/QYpiZ/crablife

The mysterious crab billionaire, Pedals T. Crab, has offered to share some of his wealth with your crab gang. Press Z to jump. Catch the coins as they float past! Catch as many as you can!

Yellow Coins = 10 point, Red Coins = -50 point, Green Coins = 50 points

P#19076 2016-03-05 18:03 ( Edited 2016-04-01 20:08)

Cart [#19078#] | Code | 2016-03-05 | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA | Embed
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Small game made for the Idle Thumbs Community Winter Wizard Jam. Created by Jonathan Decker and Ben Stryker. You play as a shitty wizard who just wants to drink his coffee in peace, but children keep mistaking him for Santa! Use the arrow keys to move and press 'Z' to temporarily turn small children into snowmen. Visit the game jam submission page

P#17766 2015-12-13 20:08 ( Edited 2016-06-19 20:57)

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