Hello, i hope everyone is having a good 2021 so far :)
A good friend of mine (@Dad Jr.) introduced me to Pico-8 back in November 2020, and i set about looking for a tutorial on youtube to learn the Pico-8 interface and how lua works in general. Coming from Python the syntax was a little weird but was easy enough to get around (i hate tables).
Eventually i found a video series from Dylan Bennett ( @MBoffin) describing how to create a simple top down adventure game
After that @Dad Jr. and I collaborated, and today we believe we have a demo ready for use!
Mally and the Missing Manuscript
You are Mally, an archivist working for the local museum.
One day a patron requests to see a manuscript from the old archives located in the ruined basement, a place no one has been in since the museum was rebuilt years ago.
Can you safely traverse the old archives, and find the missing manuscript?
How to Play
Arrows: Movement / Turn Actions
❎/X/5: Turn Actions
🅾️/Z/4: Contextual Actions
- Can Destroy cracked walls and skeletons. Inert when planted, Must be activated by using contextual action button.
- Takes 3 turns to detonate.
- Bombs explosions can be chained together to produce traps for enemies, given you've found or purchased enough bombs to do it.
- Used to stun skeletons.
- Skeletons stay stunned for 2 turns.
Planned / To-Do
Currently there is only a single floor implemented, but more are in the works.
Museum Gift shop
Currently this is implemented in the demo museum gift shop (the spawn area), but is not very utilized as there is only a single floor to the old archives.
This map also must be updated with more details as right now its a barren empty room.
Token Optimization (Pass #5 or so)
- Player / Enemy Movement / Tile Transition Animation
Credits / Citations
Game Programming: @zerkdev
Game Art: @Dad Jr.
Top-Down Adventure Game Tutorial / Additional Game Art: Dylan Bennett / @MBoffin (Adventure game Tutorial Youtube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdLmU93eWisKpyk1WZywUSYAq5dkCPFIv / https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=35135)
All contributors of the Pico-8 Token Optimizations GitHub Projects: https://github.com/seleb/PICO-8-Token-Optimizations
- lua-users.org table inheritance tutorial: http://lua-users.org/wiki/InheritanceTutorial