Of course it's not my original design! Kikstart is a classic game from 1986, written by Shaun Southern for the Commodore 16 and the Plus/4. I have re-created it as a PICO-8 game to pay my respects.
The levels are identical to the original ones. I have scaled down the sprites to get a larger game area. Max speed is slightly faster, the game runs smoother this way. I tried my best with the sounds (the music can be muted in the cart menu). I added a new game mode because I had plenty of space, but the original game is so much better.
Lemon Industries is a puzzle game inspired by Severance, a weird TV show. In this game you work for Lemon Industries as a novice data sorter, and your task is to process files stored on a special computer. Since not much is explained to you, try to find clues, observe, research and feel free to experiment.
Important: the game contains no spoilers and there are no actual references to the TV show! The visuals are similar but the content is not.
Controls and saving:
The game saves every time you return to the file selection screen.
left/right: adjust zoom
X double tap: recenter view
Open the control panel. Use left/right/up/down to navigate. Move to the ORBIT tab. Hold O and press right until TASK tab is visible. Read the message. Go and explore!
Take photos of hidden animals in a tiny park!
Beware of the wandering mushroom!
Update 1: the first level shows the location of the hiding animal as well as the enemy mushroom.
How to play:
There are animals hiding in the forest, and you have to take photos of them. Every forest has one animal, and once you take a photo you can move to the next forest. There are 30 levels in the game, and your can check your progress in the bottom left corner. If you find all 30 animals you win the game. You have 3 lives (bottom right corner). You lose a life if you let the red mushroom catch you, or if you go too close to the animal. You cannot see too far ahead so walk carefully!
There are cheat codes if you find the game too hard:
Left/Right: rotate (controls can be flipped in the pause menu).
X: take a photo
Progress is saved automatically, the save can be erased in the pause menu.
Sprites and music is by me, as well as the code except the polyfill function by scgrn