chowyunbrent [Lexaloffle Blog Feed]https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?uid=12197 Create a Space Shooter with MagPi Magazine. Full Tutorial Series. <h1>What is it?</h1> <p>Last year I wrote a six-part tutorial series for <a href="https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/">The MagPi magazine</a> that takes a complete novice all the way from installing PICO-8, to designing a full game with audio and effects, to releasing it on the BBS. The MagPi is a fantastic UK magazine that covers everything Raspberry Pi related and, with <em>unfathomable generosity</em>, makes all their issues available online for free in .pdf form. I post the full collection here now in the hope that they are useful.</p> <img style="" border=0 src="/media/12197/D-DMn8wXsAIb_HB.jpeg" alt="" /> <h1>Tutorial list</h1> <h3>Tutorial 1: Get Started with PICO-8 and Raspberry Pi</h3> <p>Turn your Raspberry Pi into the coolest console around with PICO-8! Play, make, and share 8-bit games<br /> <a href="https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/issues/83">download link</a></p> <h3>Tutorial 2: Learn Lua with PICO-8</h3> <p>You&rsquo;ve played other people&rsquo;s PICO-8 games, now it&rsquo;s time to make your own! Create a retro space-shooter whilst learning the Lua language<br /> <a href="https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/issues/84">download link</a></p> <h3>Tutorial 3: Make 8-bit graphics in PICO-8</h3> <p>Develop your pixel-art prowess and learn how to animate sprites with PICO-8. We&rsquo;ll throw in some cool space explosions along the way<br /> <a href="https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/issues/85">download link</a></p> <h3>Tutorial 4: Add game music and SFX in PICO-8</h3> <p>Use PICO-8&rsquo;s built-in synthesizer to create space-age sound effects and get your pulse pounding by composing some bangin&rsquo; retro chiptunes<br /> <a href="https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/issues/86">download link</a></p> <h3>Tutorial 5: Design retro game maps and levels in PICO-8</h3> <p>Take your game design to the next level by learning to use PICO-8&rsquo;s map editor. Draw terrain and build your first level!<br /> <a href="https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/issues/87">download link</a></p> <h3>Tutorial 6: Polish and release your PICO-8 game</h3> <p>Time to go gold! Let&rsquo;s apply some final finishing touches to our retro space shooter, and release it into the wild<br /> <a href="https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/issues/88">download link</a></p> <h1>Attack of the Green Blobs</h1> <p>You can play the game that was created for this project in full</p> <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=73481#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_attackofthegreenblobs-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=73481#p"> attackofthegreenblobs</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=12197"> chowyunbrent</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=73481#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p>Additionally, here is the <a href="https://github.com/danhowardgames/Pico8RaspberryPi">git repo for the full project</a>. NB: In the interests of code readability, the code for this project is optimised for comprehension rather than token efficiency.</p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=36930 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=36930 Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:48:35 UTC Attack of the Green Blobs <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=73481#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_attackofthegreenblobs-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=73481#p"> attackofthegreenblobs</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=12197"> chowyunbrent</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=73481#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p><strong>attack of the green blobs</strong> is a side scrolling space shooter. It was created for a tutorial series for <a href="https://magpi.raspberrypi.org/">The MagPi magazine</a> and was designed to lead a novice through every aspect of game design on PICO-8.</p> <p>It contains demonstrations of:</p> <ul> <li>different enemy types</li> <li>screen shake</li> <li>simple particle engine</li> <li>simple collision engine</li> <li>SFX and music implementation</li> <li>simple game states</li> <li>lots more...</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=36930">You can follow the full tutorial series on the BBS in the tutorial section.</a></p> <img style="" border=0 src="/media/12197/2_D-DMn8wXsAIb_HB.jpeg" alt="" /> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=36933 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=36933 Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:47:15 UTC CMD+R on 0.1.12 MacOS causing crash <p>Hello,</p> <p>Recently grabbed the latest version 0.1.12 on macos. I noticed that after editing on an external text editor, attempting to reload the cart with cmd+r caused PICO-8 to completely crash and quit.</p> <p>It seemed to only happen if the cart.p8 file had been changed in someway. cmd+r works fine without edits.</p> <p>Anyone else having this issue?</p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=33855 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=33855 Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:27:16 UTC S W O R D F I S H <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=51754#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico51752.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=51754#p"> S W O R D F I S H 1.0</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=12197"> chowyunbrent</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=51754#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <img style="" border=0 src="https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/files/12197/swordfish_v1_1.gif" width=256 height=256 alt="" /> <img style="" border=0 src="https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/files/12197/swordfish_v1_4.gif" width=256 height=256 alt="" /> <p>S W O R D F I S H</p> <p>An aquatic action game. Swim sword first into the deep to destroy the evil at the heart of the ocean.</p> <p>Featuring:</p> <ul> <li>fast, dynamic old school gameplay inspired by Ecco the Dolphin</li> <li>Multiple enemy types each with their own attack patterns and weaknesses</li> <li>25 levels of aquatic action</li> <li>A plucky swordfish with a charge attack and nothing to lose.</li> </ul> <p>I hope you all enjoy the game! Post your final scores below :)</p> <p>Let me know your feedback here or <a href="https://twitter.com/DanHowardGames">@danhowardgames</a></p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=31141 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=31141 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:14:18 UTC