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A jam submission

Joe PickleView game page

Destroy tomatoes! Eat the SPAM TO WIN!
Submitted by Escargames ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŽฎ, Niarkou (@Niarkou), Sam Hocevar (@samhocevar) โ€” 48 seconds before the deadline

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Ranked from 26 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Tools used
Open Source tools used to create this game:
The Gimp
Visual Studio Code
midi2pico8, a MIDI input tool for PICO-8
zepto8, a PICO-8 emulator

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Cute game! I included it in my Open Jam 2018 compilation video series, if youโ€™d like to take a look. :)

Submitted (1 edit)

I really like the idea of a mini-fridge composed by tomatoes, spam and fishes ! :) This is fun and difficult enough to be interesting.  

The game feels super polished, there's cool particle and background effects, a nice music and even a door animation ! I just had some difficulties figuring that the fish gave ammunition but you can be proud of the game you made !

Love the background! Trippy. Makes me want to eat healthier!

Submitted (1 edit)

I liked the graphics and the game overall, it was well done. A con for me is that i could not jump in diagonal direction, i think it would be a great addition. 

Great game still, it was a simple idea very well executed. Also, was the pickle a reference to Rick and Morty? It was hilarious.


I liked the tiny minimalist graphics. Very simple and enjoable


A sentient pickle eating meat and battling tomatoes with a fish. It's so obvious. Why didn't I think of this.

These graphics pop like whoa. Nicely done.

Jam Host (2 edits)

Open Source Karma Points 5!


Good looking game. I like the background and the sprites. The controls feel tight. It'd be cool to see more levels added to the game. Very cute though and super enjoyable.


I really like the unique PICO8-charm that this game has. The sprites are easily identifiable and fun, the background is great just as the movement particles. But the ammo limitation seems really restrictive to me, I think I would prefer an adventure/level based system with easier to reach ammo spawns. Or make the stage a bit bigger so that one can create some strategy instead of just reacting to tomatatos spawning.


It is kind of hard to understand it, but in the is rather fun.