You are on this island to build a cosy little town for the peeple that want to live here.
Gather wood and stones to build and unlock other buildings. Some produce resources for you, others make your inhabitants happy. Well-fed and happy peeple produce more resources but keep them hungry or sad and they will leave. They might seem a bit lazy, but without them, buildings won't produce anything!
Build your first house and somebody will come soon, but there is no rush! Take your time and explore the island. There is no pressing matter, no harsh lose-condition, so be creative and build something beautiful.
Be good to them, and have fun.
This little game started as a quarantine project, partly inspired by my desire to create a relaxing city-builder and mostly inspired by this amazing tile-set by Cluly.
Can also be played on itch.io :)
With 0.2 onwards I noticed that cmd+w now closes pico8, whereas before I used it a lot to jump to the beginning of the line. However, cmd+e still jumps to the end of the line, which is rather inconsistent!
I don't know which functionality is really intended (since cmd+w is a valid closing shortcut on Mac), and if cmd+w/cmd+e was ever intended to be used (ctrl+w/e also work), but I think the inconsistency should be looked at at some point.
I'm on a MacBook Pro with MacOS Catalina 10.15.4