... in a cold, dark forest.
Keep the fire burning, stay warm, and don't get lost.
How long can you survive against the wilds?
I made this over the first week of 2018 for the Winter Break Jam held by Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Game Development Club. The theme for the jam was just the phrase "very warm."
All assets and code are my own work.
And if you want to see more of my stuff, check out my Twitter: @Jusiv_
- Arrows: Move
- Z/X/C: Start Game
(Walk into something to interact with it.)
- Initial Release - 1/7/2018
- v2 - 1/10/2018
(I say Version 2, but I really just tweaked how shadows and fairy circles are drawn. Nothing major was changed.)
You can also find this game on itch.io: https://jusiv.itch.io/a-very-warm-fire
CAUTION: Some areas in this game cause a significant flickering effect.
NULL is a surreal adventure game. What you see in the end depends on what you can find on the way.
A 100% playthrough can be completed in 10-15 minutes, if you know where everything is.
This is my third full Pico-8 game (not counting stuff from game jams)! I made it over the course of November and December 2017. All assets and code are my own work.
If you want to see more of my stuff, check out my Twitter: @Jusiv_
- Arrows: Move
- Z/X/C: Interact
- There are two types of things to find. Each area has exactly one of each.
- Some hidden things will only appear once you've reached the end of an area.
- If you get totally stuck, maybe try resting for a minute.
- This won't help you progress, but maybe play this: Messages. It might be significant.
v1.0 - Initial Release - 12/22/2017
v1.1 - Minor Tweaks - 12/22/2017
I made this for a 48-hour game jam hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Game Development Club. The theme was either tarot cards in general, or to take three specific tarot cards and design the game off of them. I opted for the latter, and ended up making a boss rush shmup.
Due to time limitations I wasn't able to add sounds or music, and backgrounds are basically nonexistent, but aside from that the game is pretty much completely done.
Can you defy your fate?
- Left + Right: Move
- Z/C: Shoot
- X: Dash
A Halloween endless runner! Collect candy corn, phase through stuff, and in general be a ghost!
Feel free to post your top scores here!
- Arrows: Move
- X: Continue/Phase Out
(Note: You can also change the color palette from the pause menu if you want. The jam's specific restriction was 3 colors on screen at once, so this feature doesn't violate it.)
This is just a simple little visual toy I made, not an actual game.
I decided to try making a Tweetcart the other day, and realized that the method I was using generated a lot of different animated patterns when you changed just one value in it (180 patterns, to be exact). So, I built a menu around it to manually change that value and wound up with this.
And yes, I did go through all 180 possibilities to find the ones I though looked good. I had a long car ride and time to kill, ok?
Anyways, just thought I'd put this here in case people were interested. Feel free to post your favorites!
NOTE: You can find the original Tweetcart (or at least a gif of it and a code screenshot) on my Twitter: @Jusiv_
It's the same effect as Pattern #5 in this version.
- - - ABOUT - - -
So right after I finished my first released game, Messages, I decided that I wanted to try and make an RPG in Pico-8. Well, about a month and a half later, this is what that project became.
This thing barely fits on a cart, using all 8192 tokens, each of the 64 available sounds, and basically all of the sprite and texture data.
Oh, and I did what I could with the soundtrack, but I'm not a musician so I can't promise anything about it's quality.
And if you're interesting in finding out about future projects of mine, you can check out my Twitter: @Jusiv_
- - - BASIC CONTROLS - - -
Change Skill Tab (only in battle)
Interact (when prompted)
If you stand still for a few seconds, you can view your current status.
- - - COMBAT - - -
You have three basic types of skills you can use in combat: Attacks, Spells, and Actions. In order to use a skill, you will have to perform a quick minigame to determine its effectiveness. As you level up, you will unlock more skills.
Attacks and Spells are offensive. The base damage they deal is determined by how well you execute their minigame, but the final damage dealt is also affected by the enemy's defense against the chosen type of skill. Higher-tier Attacks and Spells are more powerful, but also harder to execute.
- To perform an Attack, you will have to stop a series of moving sliders on the highlighted sections using Z/X.
- To perform a Spell, you will have to quickly sort a series of runes by color (orange or blue). If they're orange, hit Z/Left, and if they're blue hit X/Right.
Actions are defensive, and there are only two available: Flee and Recover. Flee exits a battle (if executed correctly), while Recover restores up to half of your maximum health and can cure status effects (but has a 2 turn cooldown).
- To perform Flee, rapidly hit the button shown. Pay attention, since the required button may change after each successful press!
- To perform Recover, you have to keep a meter balanced in the center using Left and Right (or Z and X). The amount of health restored will vary depending on your maximum HP and how effectively you executed the minigame. As long as you don't let the meter fall too far to either side, it will also cure any status effect you have.
Lastly, there are three status effects which enemies can give you: Poison, Dizzy, and Panic.
- Poison deals gradual damage over time.
- Dizzy has a chance to halve your base damage when you use an Attack or a Spell.
- Panic makes minigames harder to execute.
- - - CHANGELOG - - -
v1.0 - Initial Release (7/30/2017)
An odd game about texting.
You can choose when it ends...
How far are you willing to go?
Z/C: Look at Phone; Send Message
X: Put Phone Away; Go to Sleep (Hold)
Arrow Keys: Choose Message
(All controls are explained in-game)
- This game is about dialogue, so be prepared to read. The script contains nearly 350 individual texts, though there’s no way to see each one in a single playthrough.
- This game includes some dialogue which is arguably like cyberbullying.
- v1: Initial Release
- v1.1: Corrected an illogical text.
- v1.2: Reworded a couple texts.
- v1.3: Fixed a couple minor spelling/word choice issues.