When I started making this, I was inspired by two Italian things: pizza (not pictured) and the Cassini spacecraft.
~ this cart is designed to be played in a dark room with headphones on the night of a new moon ~
(tip for people unfamiliar with PICO-8 controls: the "O" button maps to the following keyboard keys: Z, C, or N)
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Open the PICO-8 menu (on keyboard, press RETURN or P) to access the following two optional modes:
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I recently made a program that can translate (some) MIDIs to PICO-8 tracker format and I thought I'd also make a fun visualizer to show it off :)
The music you see (and hear) above is J.S. Bach's Sinfonia 15 in B minor (BWV 801). It was translated from a MIDI file (that I found on the internet somewhere) into PICO-8 tracker format by the aforementioned tool:
This visualizer takes a simple approach of displaying whatever notes it sees are currently playing each frame (if any notes changed) so it may skip notes if the notes ever change faster than the FPS (this cart runs at 60). A more robust visualizer could be written, but I just wanted something that could display most normal songs for fun :)
You can use this visualizer to display your own music by downloading this cart and uncommenting one or both of these lines in the _init() function (and changing the path string appropriately):
-- load the music and sfx data from another cart --reload(0x3100, 0x3100, 0x1200, 'othercart.p8.png') -- permanently store the music and sfx data loaded above --cstore(0x3100, 0x3100, 0x1200)
I hope you enjoy watching the little notes go by. I enjoy Bach's keyboard music and much of it also happens to translate very easily to PICO-8 tracker format :)
Standard 9/6 Jacks or Better video poker
Controls should hopefully be straightforward (directional buttons and primary action button, e.g. Z), with the following notes:
-Press up to scroll up to the pay table above the play area.
-Secret quick-draw feature: After holding, you may press the secondary action button (e.g. X) to instantly "draw"
Note: This game makes use of audio/video synchronization (particularly in the intro) that seems to not work very well on the web version (on my computer at least; maybe you will have better results) and it looks/sounds way better if you run it in the native PICO-8 client.
Good luck :)
EDIT 2015-06-11: Updated for PICO-8 0.1.1 compatibility
EDIT 2017-06-16: Fixed coin-count display bug, adjusted several sfx volumes to avoid distortion