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PICO-8 Educational Toolset

a collection by MBoffin · last updated 2020-05-09 18:04:04
A set of PICO-8 carts to help someone learn various game development concepts.
A simple reference cart to show the results of the main PICO-8 drawing functions.
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A simple reference cart showing the PICO-8 color palette.
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A cart showing the basics of using buttons for movement.
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A beginner-level tutorial for making a top-down adventure game in PICO-8.
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A heavily-commented cart showing how to move a player with inertia.
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A cart showing the basic game loop of PICO-8.
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A heavily-commented cart showing show to do simple projectiles in PICO-8.
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A heavily-commented cart showing how to create particle systems in PICO-8.
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A heavily commented PICO-8 cart on how to make the camera follow the player.
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A heavily commented PICO-8 cart showing how to do smooth map screen transitions.
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A heavily-commented cart showing how to transition to different map screens.
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A cart showing how the fill patterns function of PICO-8 works.
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A heavily-commented cart showing how to add gravity to an object.
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A heavily commented cart that shows how to animate items.
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A heavily-commented cart for creating different game states (menu, game, game over, etc.).
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A heavily-commented demonstration of using pickups.
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A heavily-commented demonstration of simple movement with map collision.
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A heavily-commented demonstration of simple map-based grid movement.
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A simple reference cart to use when translating written music to PICO-8.
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A tutorial for doing simple animation in PICO-8.
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An easy-to-follow demonstration of a random maze algorithm.
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A simple tutorial for checking overlap between two boxes.
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A simple explanation of ternary operators. (A.K.A. The ninja "if"!)
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