PICO-8 News
Magnetic Switches v2016.05.28 (PICO-8 Game)

Magnetic Switches is a PICO-8 game by perekk. Turn your magnets and try to create a mass flippin’ effect, which gives you points. The more magnets are flipping, the more points you get. While the concept is pretty simple, it keeps you busy for a while. Personal PDroms score is 840 points, what about you?


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PICORULEZ v0.2 (PICO-8 Intro)

PICORULEZ is a tiny Intro for PICO-8 by rez.


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Saxophight! v1.0 (PICO-8 Game)

Saxophight! by Sibwara is a PICO-8 game. Play as Max the Sax and keep your solo alive for as long as you can against an unending barrage of trumpets in a cutthroat underground jazz club.


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Train Ninja v1.0 (PICO-8 Game)

Train Ninja by Yorklt is a PICO-8 game. The game name basically already tells you what to do: Train a Ninja!


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BRAKEOWT v0.3 (PICO-8 Game)

BRAKEOWT is a Breakout game for the PICO-8 by benamas. The gameplay is quite simple but does the job.


* multiballs (always on, now)
* particle effects
* multi-size bricks and more granular positioning of them
* map data stored (duh) on map layer now

Still to-do:

* invincible bricks, and multi-HP bricks
* perfect collisions with paddle — although the cool ‘paddle grinds’ might be a feature now
* music
* video-game-ify it (real win/lose conditions, title screen, pause between levels etc)


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Hyperspace v1.1.1 (PICO-8 Game)

Hyperspace by J-Fry is a 3D shooter with endless enemy waves. Try to beat your score during your last stand! Dodge through asteroids, resist enemy waves and defeat the bosses.



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Mathemagician v1.2 (PICO-8 Game)

Mathemagician by briac is a fun math game, inspired by the game “24”, where you have to make mental calculation to obtain a target number with only the 4 integers given to you. You can use parenthesis and standard operators (+,-,*,/) to get to the result. The fun part in this cartridge is the calculator which includes a parsing Shunting-yard algorithm to generate and evaluate an RPN expression.


– Fixed a bug with the shunting yard algorithm (the test for operator precedence was incorrect)
– Added a debug/test mode for RPN calculation (set the scene=2)


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Bombmans v1.0.0 (PICO-8 Game)

Bombmans by Raattis is a Bomberman style game for PICO-8.


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Butterfly64 v1.0 (PICO-8 Demo)

Butterfly64 by uhellstr is a C64 basic demo converted to PICO-8.

We very much like the release notes, so here they are:

Found out about PICO-8 just the other day. Did allot of assembly programming on the C64 in the old good days. Thought I would give this “Fantasy console” a try. Since i never written a line in LUA before I was thrilled over how easy it is to understand the basic idea about programming for this machine. Yesterday I spent abou 5 hours (1 hour on read thru the forums and the manual) and then the rest of the time to write a simple demo for PICO-8. It’s a a convertion of a BASIC demo i wrote in 2010 for the C64.


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Hydra v1.0 (PICO-8 Game)

Hydra by scgrn is a procedural generated hack-n-slash action adventure for the Pico-8 fantasy console!


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