I have seen a number of pico-8 home-made consoles and had an idea: what if there was a pico-8 operating system, designed for making that sort of thing.
--If I am confusing or missing big parts of the idea, please let me know!
here is what I came up with:
1 .p8cart file:
this is a (renamed) folder formatted like this:
this is where the game data saves to
all extra cards loaded by the main game go here
-gets up, down, left, right, Z, X from up to 2 input sources (2 controllers for example)
-creates it's own save location (so it is entirely self contained)
-loads custom filetype (more on this later)
-NO EDITOR OF ANY KIND
-has folder for local carts
-searches for special filetype on any external devices (ex:usb)
-only one tab: games
this tab would list all local carts, as well as any carts found on a external device.
-the os would load cart files which would be something like .p8cart
these would be like .p8.png BUT would not allow access to source code/sprites
-can be made with save cartname.p8cart
Post game requests here for https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=47699
if possible put:
CATEGORY (ONLY ONE):
any tags you feel apply (multiple tags are fine)
(if enough jam games are put here, a jam category will be added)
Hi everyone. This is a remake of
a few sprites borrowed from (https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=111394#p)
-select games, tweetcarts or toold
-filter by any number of tags
-filter instead by author
-mouse controls (switch to keyboard in menu)
-probably many bugs
(if no games fit, the list of games will just be the full list)
if you want to see a game added, post it here
I couldn't get @9joao6 to respond to my requests for help so I made a remake myself!
all main levels from nuclear throne
crappy placeholder graphics
broken new enemies
a final boss that does nothing
new weapons and weapon types
many many bugs
I think that is everything
Put all requests for games, mods (and genres) here:
format games as
format mods as:
a genre is needed to add it to the program
ALL future [carts,mods,genres] added will be a result of comments
I want to put in what you want to play!
(mods for already added games work as well as new games)
game is here (again):
once added, please delete your comment to remove clutter and make it easier for me to know what I still need to add
NOTE: this is NOT finished, I am just posting an alpha
if you want to see a cart added, post it here
press down arrow to enable key controls, up arrow to disable them
celeste (+old site +farland )
alex kidd in pico world
METROcubeVANIA (+the bee movie +metrocubevania png )
the dead should die
pico night punkin' (+jo560hs mod collection )
pico zombie garden
he get up
added the all games category
Clicking the pico-8 logo does nothing...
Also, Comments about the launcher in general or really anything other than requests are fine.
This is a launcher for my favorite carts of celeste
Arrow keys to select, X to launch
this is a mod of the Minit demake Steps
check it out here:
Hi everyone! Here is something awesome I am working on. this is my 1st pico-8 game made w/out a tutorial!! This is a demake of a cool game called Luck be a landlord
(check it out here:https://trampolinetales.itch.io/luck-be-a-landlord)
I chose this game because I was having a lot of trouble with collisions but wanted to make a roguelike.
Before and while making this game, I watched many youtubers like my-- correction, studied the game in great depth so I could make a good demake. So here is the early version and I am open to feedback.
if you have better sprites, let me know in the comments.
anyways, without further ado, here is the game:
NOTE: This is NOT my game, this is just a mod for Porklike by lazydevs that adds more color
go thank them for the amazing game!
I made this game following this tutorial.
Thanks SO much to Lazy devs for making the tutorial.
Check out the original here
Here is the awesome person who made the original:
So sorry I forgot to give credit when I first posted this game.
I created plasma ball and I plan on adding more.
things I plan on adding:
- laser powerup
- custom sprites
- custom gamemodes
- more I am not thinking of right now
post level ideas in the comments
level format: / = skip a line b = normal brick x = empty space i = indestructable brick h = hardened brick s = sploding brick p = powerup brick letter then number to place 1 more than the number ex b7=bbbbbbbb (8 b's) rows are 11 bricks long and will start a new line automatically ex: ///b9bb9bbbpbbpbbpbbb9bb4pb4 is level 1
these are the powerups (slow, extra life, sticky, expand paddle, reduce paddle (extra points!), mega ball, multiball, plasma ball (breaks indestructible bricks) and laser)