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Amateur game designer with passion for simplicity and style

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Cart #toyboxgeneral-0 | 2023-05-10 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
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Greetings, your Royal Majesty!

I write you at this most troublesome hour - diplomacy has failed, and our noble Kingdom is under attack from all sides by every single surrounding nation. Our soldiers are outnumbered and outgunned, and the Kingdom's only hope for survival is your tactical ability and acumen. Command the troops yourself, and lead us to victory!

My only advice to you would be about using terrain to your advantage - troops stationed on mountains shoot farther; troops in forests are shielded from enemy fire, to a degree; and troops in lakes and rivers move much slower.

In battle, kill or rout all enemy troops to win. Make sure to keep your camp safe, try to sack the enemy general's camp, and try to not lose any troops, if you can - these additional objectives are optional, and exist for bragging rights only.

Stay safe out there, and remember: this is only a test version!

With best wishes,
Prince D

(This version only has first 3 levels)

P#131792 2023-07-09 23:15

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Cart #rebel_commander-5 | 2023-07-09 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
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The Galaxy is suffering under brutal reign of a mad tyrant, and all cower in fear of his doomsday weapon capable of vaporizing entire planets. But a brave rebel leader has arisen, to free the people or die trying.

To win the game, strike at the tyrant's capital - the more ships you have, the better your odds of succeeding. 6 ships are a guaranteed victory, but even with 5 or 4 you have a decent chance.

To get more ships, visit planets - their chance of giving you a new battleship are displayed as percentage. Planets with more than 50% chance are highlighted in blue. However, beware of occupied planets, highlighted in red - they are garrisoned by tyrant's warships, and will destroy one of your ships each time you arrive at one.

After you move, two things happen: the tyrant vaporizes the planet you just left, and dispatches his minions to occupy another random planet. This means you should move both quickly and deliberately, to avoid getting cornered or cut off.

There are special locations that can't be vaporized or occupied:

  • Purple Nebulas hide your presence, and after you move into one, no new occupier fleet will appear.
  • Golden Gateways are accessible from any point in the Galaxy, and can save you from a dead end.
  • Green Wormholes teleport you to a random non-occupied planet - a risky, yet quick way of travel.

Since Galaxy layouts, chances of help and final battle outcomes are randomized, not every battle can be won - but you can instantly start a new Galaxy by pressing Z/O. Good luck in your epic cosmic struggle against tyranny!

This is an early version. Planned features:

  • Sound/Music
  • Jump animation for rebel fleet
  • More unique locations

Feedback is always welcome!

P#131732 2023-07-07 20:28 ( Edited 2023-07-09 20:49)

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Cart #demonblaster-1 | 2023-05-03 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
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The demons are coming! Grab your trusted machine gun and rocket launcher, and pile up as many horned bastards as you can. Use arrow keys to move, left mouse button to shoot bullets, right mouse button to shoot rockets. Happy Halloween!

Update 03/05/2023: Changed enemy spawn pattern, added NUKES for mass demon carnage.

Big thanks to user dw817 for persistent high score system!

P#119915 2022-10-31 20:05 ( Edited 2023-05-03 14:26)

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Cart #nasoderemo-0 | 2022-10-05 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
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A simple real time strategy game. Drag and drop to send armies to conquer the world. Villages produce new soldiers, Towers shoot at enemies, Castles produce new soldiers twice as fast. This is an early playable version.

P#118636 2022-10-05 19:12

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Cart #piconapoleon-1 | 2022-09-04 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
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An early proof of concept for an Total War-like RTS in Pico8.

Controls (Global map):
Left and right arrow - choose territory.
Up and down arrow - choose type of troop to buy.
X - buy troop.
Z - attack territory.

Controls (Battlefield)
Arrow keys - move troop.
Z - choose next troop.

Different types of terrain provide different bonuses:

  • Units in Forests can't be shot at.
  • Units in Mountains shoot farther.
  • Units in Swamps are slowed down.
  • Units on Roads move faster.
P#116830 2022-09-03 16:12 ( Edited 2022-09-04 17:35)

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Cart #janeksquest01-0 | 2022-08-23 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
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Pan Janek Zielinski was a lowly janitor in Krakow nuclear power plant, whose life consisted of guzzling cheap alcohol and pretending to work hard, until one day he was urgently called to pani Director's office. Turns out, something broke down in the depths below the plant, radiation readings were off the charts, and now the whole city of Krakow was in danger of a nuclear disaster. Director has sent many brave souls to try and fix the problem, but none have returned. Janek nodded silently, grabbed his stuff (of which Director immediately confiscated all alcohol), and bravely descended into the darkness, like the true son of Poland he was...

This is a simple roguelike about resource management. There are four resources:

  • Alcohol makes Janek brave enough to fight monsters.
  • Shovels are used to dig through soil.
  • Gas masks protect Janek from radioactive gas.
  • Batteries power the flashlight.

The game is still early in development, and there is no ending yet - just try to guide poor Janek as far as you can. All I want to know at this point is whether the core mechanics are enjoyable or not. All feedback is welcome, as always!

P#116181 2022-08-23 20:42 ( Edited 2022-08-23 21:29)

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Cart #sidafobije-0 | 2022-07-01 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License
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Day 1 of my "A cart every day for 30 days" challenge.

Play as Frodo, who is being hunted by mysterious black riders. Hide behind obstacles to avoid detection, and use the magic Ring to get yourself from difficult situations, but beware of the fiery Eye of Sauron.

Arrow keys to move, X to put on/take off the Ring (makes you invisible to riders, but don't use it for too long).

P#113880 2022-07-01 18:24

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Dark Descent

Cart #darkdescentvoi-4 | 2022-05-03 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
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Would love to hear your feedback

Gameplay

Move with arrow keys, attack with Z, pick up/switch weapon with X.

To win, defeat Diablo (boss of Room 6 of Act 6).

Weapon stats are: Power (damage), Reach (length), Speed (delay before strike) and Weight (delay after strike).

Weapon rarities are: Common (grey), Rare (blue), Epic (pink) and Legendary (Yellow).

Pay attention to spike traps, and be careful around statues!

Version 0.1 Changes:

  • Reduced speed of elite enemies in later acts
  • Added menu and victory/defeat screens
  • Implemented score system
  • Player will no longer spawn on top of enemies/walls
  • Weapon swing flashes now properly match their hitboxes

Planned features:

  • Music
  • Different abilities for each weapon type
  • Weapon upgrades
  • Monster abilities
  • Random names for acts and bosses

Credits

@Yolwoocle for smooth player movement system from Birds with Guns
Members of Pico-8 discord server for all sorts of help

P#111142 2022-05-01 13:43 ( Edited 2022-05-03 16:24)

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