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I am like batman
Student during the day, PICO-8 developer at nights.
Well, you could also compare me to Ladybug, but please don't


Hello, how you doing.
Well, I have found the PICO-8 Discord really useful, and the other day, I tried to enter the IRC chat, but it told me that it had been moved to another location or deleted.
Was it moved, deleted or neither?
If it has only be moved, how can I access it?
It's not life or death, because I already have the Discord, but just out of curiosity.+
BTW: I put it on the chat category, couldn't find a better one

P#85443 2020-12-15 21:13 ( Edited 2020-12-15 21:15)


Now, I am having a lot of problems with having mobs spawn.
I tried with marking tiles as "spawn" and then doing a loop that in -init() does

 function spawn_mobs()
  for x=0,127 do
   for y=0,63 do
    if is_tile(spawn,x,y) then

This doesn't work
Any ideas on any other method to spawn monsters?

P#77927 2020-06-11 08:55 ( Edited 2020-06-11 13:06)


Fluid text,no coroutines

I when working on my game, I have never found an easy way that didn't imply using coroutines of doing fluid text, but with a little googling(well, al ot googling) I have found a way.
I don't know if I am the only one with problems on this matter but, I think that it is itnetresting.
So, I was doing the intro for my game and did it this way.
Tomorrow I post the cartridge.
It is possible that this code doesn't work, because I kind of just made it up on the run, but I think that it is prettysimilar to the one I did on my game, but if anyone can help on polishing it, it will be welcome.

function _init()
 intro=the days of hiding\nhave ended (for example)

function _updat()
 char+=(depending on the speed you want the text to appear, normal speed is around 0.2)

function _draw()
P#77697 2020-06-05 14:27 ( Edited 2020-06-06 08:16)


I want more information on filling chests ith items(sword,armour,bow) randomly.
I wish to do this with a table called items made up on tables for each item like this

function chest_setup()
 (here the tables of each item)
function bow_setup()

This with all the items
How would I do this?
Any help will be mostly appreciated

P#76697 2020-05-16 13:20


Cart #wekihiyoze-0 | 2020-05-14 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Ok,I understand, you are tired of this game. I hace published, once,twice, (three billion times)

I uderstand all that, but this is a demo of a much bigger game I am working on, The Final Monk.
This game includes only a few of the features of all the features the final one will have.
Please give it a try, and if you win post it.
The bow will only kill animals when they are in attack position
This one includes healh, but spikes will just kill you. The chrono up there tells you how much time you have before you run out of water

Hope you enjoy



Help can someone tell me why when y write my username with an @ it doesn´t convert it into a username?

P#76541 2020-05-14 07:47 ( Edited 2020-05-14 08:09)


I was wondering if the images in the carts of for example pico-tennis can be changed for them being cooler or if that something you have to draw on the sprite editor

P#76485 2020-05-13 08:02


Could someone explain me the mayor changes with these new version?
I know it doesn´t seem important but I would thank a lot anyone who could explain me a little version 0.2.0

Thanks a lot!

P#76429 2020-05-12 07:47


Hello there
Yesterday I published the monk 3.0 (can´t get tired of it) and when I tried to update it with a new version that included a crhono for thirst. I uploaded (unintentionally) the game 3 times. I don´t know if this has something to do with my problem
Question is that when I tried to play in the BBS it showed me this message

I don´t understand if it is a problem of the code or if is another kind of problem

Please someone help me!

P#76428 2020-05-12 07:42


Cart #motuwosudi-0 | 2020-05-11 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Here it is

After a long time I ve finished the final version of TheMonk.


I´ve removed the music, because I thought that it wasn´t good enough
I´ve improved the sfx a lot
I´ve added the bow, wich is used with c
The monsters now have 2 positions


Try not to use your weapons to much and spend money carefully
There is less water now
The foxes only attack when they have their tongue out

Special thanks

To all the people who played the original one and gave it a star

If you win post it

Tell me your opinion!

Thanks a lot

Platypus Inc.

P#76366 2020-05-11 10:54 ( Edited 2020-05-12 11:00)


Cart #hotehotude-0 | 2020-05-08 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Second version!

I´ve polished the game a little bit and fixed some minor bugs


New store: weaponry
New weapons: mega sword and club
SFX:I have improved (kinda) the sfx, because I didn´t like the old ones
Longer story

For those who didn´t play the original version(most of the people)

The Monk is a game in wich you play a monk who is in search of his true self
To do that he crosses deserts with foxes and snakes, while drinking water regularly, because it is super important

How to play

Use the arrows to move. You have got 30 seconds for each water jar you drink
If you run out of water, you die


Don´t use all your money on weapons, but weapons are also important. It´s all about equilibrium

Special thanks

Again to Dylan Bennet ( @MBoffin) for showing me the ropes and to everyone who gave a star to the original The Monk, because that meant a lot to me. I know it is not a great game, but you made me think of doing more games. Thanks @doczi_dominik for telling me about the gruber sfx and music tutorials

Please tell me what do you think of the game.

Post if you win

Thanks a lot

Platypus Inc.

Play the original game here

P#76117 2020-05-08 11:24 ( Edited 2020-05-08 15:03)


Cart #the_monk-0 | 2020-05-05 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

For Pupu

My game

This is my first game and I am pretty proud of it.
I have worked on it to make everything work a lot, because I am all new to pico8. Any comments will be apreciated


You are a monk in search of his true self by crossing desserts, and drinking water.
You need to cross a dessert inhabtated by snakes and bad foxes. An idiot put some spikes to make your life easier.

How to play

It isn´t complicated. You just have to drink water regularly and avoid getting hit by animals or spikes
You can use the sword to kill animals. You can kill with the initial sword up to 2 animals


Try to drink water regularly and try no to go to fast, because thats how yo get killed. The water obliges you to move but you have 30 secinds for each jar you drink, so don´t worry

Special thanks

To Dylan Bennet, who showed me the ropes with his tutorials and I ma xtremely grateful, because I would never have imagined that I would finish a complete game

I will add an update of this game with more weapons and a bit longer game

P#75939 2020-05-06 08:07 ( Edited 2020-05-11 09:01)

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