Certainly not the first block-stacking game, but this might be the first one on PICO-8 with global high scores*!
Play the game here*:
How to play
The goal of the game is to score points by clearing lines. You clear lines by rotating and dropping pieces into complete lines (no gaps). The more lines you clear at once, the more points you score.
Pro tip: pieces fall faster on higher levels, but you get more points, so if you can handle it, try starting on level 9.
- Endless (exactly what it sounds like)
- Countdown (game ends after 25 lines)
- Cleanup (same as countdown, but the play area starts filled with garbage)
High scores are tracked both locally and globally*.
See if you can make it into the top 10! (Update 12/13: getting on the list is no longer easy :)
- Code is on GitHub: https://github.com/jaredkrinke/pico-8-fbg
* Global high scores only work on the web/browser version
Cartridge version (note: no global high scores)
My second PICO-8 game. In this one, you're Santa delivering presents in the wee hours of Christmas morning. I'm fairly happy with the result, although the game is quite short. My top score is 79% :)
I tried to incorporate all of the elements to make this a "real" game, e.g. title screen, in-game instructions, music. A high scores list at the end would have probably been a good addition. If you have thoughts on other ways to polish the game, let me know. I'm still exploring other PICO-8 games (really enjoying the advent calendar).
This game was made for an itch.io game jam where you only use two buttons (pretty easy to accommodate on PICO-8!):
I put up an iPhone-friendly version of the game on itch.io here (sound and input don't work so well for me on the embedded versions on the BBS):
Just discovered PICO-8 about a week ago (how did I not know about this sooner!?), and this is my first PICO-8 release. It is a demake of a very simple game I made a long time ago named Avoision.
Instructions: You control the green square. Try to capture the red square while avoiding the moving white squares. Super simple, but I've found it to be fun in small bursts. Enjoy!
You can play the original (HTML5) game here, if you're so inclined:
Gameplay video (of the demake):