Archonic [Lexaloffle Blog Feed] CELL-027 <p><strong>Created by VirtuaVirtue, TroubledKarma56, and me!</strong></p> <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=135428#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_cell_027-2.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=135428#p"> cell_027</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=51092"> Archonic</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=135428#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <h2>CELL, eliminate all hostile entities.</h2> <p>You are a tiny robot named CELL-027. You must explore an unfamiliar world, ridding it of all contamination. All the while, making your way towards the CENTRAL ORGAN&hellip; will what you find be broken beyond repair?</p> <h2>Controls</h2> <p>This game uses a <strong>mouse-based control scheme.</strong> Click any point on your screen to shoot an enemy-killing biograpple.</p> <p>Music (primarily) by me.</p> <hr /> <p>This is my second game developed with VirtuaVirtue. TroubledKarma was in the mix too, which was good for some art or to be the tiebreaker between me and Virtua's passionate arguments. This game was also made for the Cre8 game jam, hosted by Pico-8 Gamer and Sign. Definitely check that out!</p> <p>The mechanics went through a lot of fine-tuning in the start. At first, you could shoot multiple grapples, and they were more like webs. They would suspend you between the strands that you shoot, so the more you shot, the more stable you would be, almost like a real spider's web! But, both Virtua and I agreed that this wouldn't really make sense for the game, so we didn't use it.</p> <p>Also, we had planned to make a lot more for this game, but we were of course cut short by the deadline. If you poke around, you might even find some unused ambient music...</p> <p>Hope you enjoy!</p> Thu, 05 Oct 2023 01:06:23 UTC Hazmat Havoc <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=133119#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico8_hazmat_havoc-0.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=133119#p"> hazmat_havoc</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=51092"> Archonic</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=133119#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p>Introducing my first PICO-8 game... Hazmat Havoc!<br /> Created with VirtuaVirtue and Pico-8 Gamer.</p> <p>You play as an Area 51 worker who dropped their keys through a grate during a shift. You must venture through the depths of the facility, either eliminating enemies or perishing!</p> <p>A pretty standard top-down beat-em-up until around halfway through, when the player gets tired and... opens new doors. Play and find out!</p> <hr /> <p>This game had a pretty crazy development cycle. We had two weeks to develop the game for LOWREZJAM. For the first week or so, we were sort of chugging along. But, after multiple nights where a couple people weren't available, it became clear that we were lagging behind! On the last night, we kicked it into high gear. At first, it was going well, except for the fact that Pico-8 Gamer wasn't available. VirtuaVirtue was developing at light speed, and I was steadily progressing through my half of the game. Suddenly though, communication was completely cut off from me to VirtuaVirtue (I later learned that he fell asleep at the keyboard)! It was quite late, and I ended up staying up and coding as much as I could through the entire night... and then I submitted the game 8 minutes before the deadline! Anyways, I hope you enjoy.</p> Wed, 16 Aug 2023 03:02:43 UTC Add shift+scroll for horizontal scrolling <p>This is a common feature of many text editors. Though quite basic, it would make it way easier to traverse through your code and would get rid of some of the frustration of having to inch the cursor to the right.</p> Sun, 16 Oct 2022 00:09:34 UTC ESC key not working on M1 2020 Macbook Air <p>Hello there!</p> <p>I just purchased PICO-8 and would like to start using it. However, my ESC key does not seem to be working inside the PICO-8 application. Something similar happens for the newer versions of Minecraft, but I couldn't tell you why. Even across a different keyboard, this still happens.</p> <p>I have a feeling this isn't going to be an easy fix, so if you want to add me on discord to help investigate this further, my account is Archonic#1070.</p> <p>Cheers!</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2022 00:52:00 UTC