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PICO-1K Jam 2022

Welcome to the 2nd annual PICO-8 1K Jam (#Pico1kπŸ‘‹πŸ€“

  • Make cool things in PICO-8 by using only 1K (1024) Compressed Bytes of code
  • It can be a...
    πŸ•ΉοΈ Game
    🎞️ Demo (Animated or Interactive)
    πŸ› οΈ Tool or Utility
     ...whatever you can fit within 1KB, basically!
  • It's a relaxed, non-competitive jam, running for a whole month
  • See the Rules below for details & check out the Resources for getting started

πŸ“‘ Rules

  1. Your entire entry must be <= 1024 Compressed Bytes in PICO-8 
      - PICO-8 has various code counters available (e.g. Chars/Tokens), but Compressed Bytes is the only official jam limit
      - TIP: Use the Compressed Bytes count for ref (new feature in PICO-8 v0.2.5)
                a) Left-click to cycle to Compressed Capacity
                b) Then CTRL+Click to show Compressed Bytes count
                  
      - Alternatively (e.g. for older PICO-8 builds), use the INFO() command to check Compressed byte size

  2. No pre-defined PICO-8 data allowed
      - No pre-created Sprites, Map or Sounds or external files - ALL content must be created using code submitted
      - Glyphs such as μ›ƒ β˜… βŽπŸ…ΎοΈ are fine, but note that these other special chars use >1 byte each
      - TIP: Copy+paste your code into a new PICO-8 instance to test it still works as expected

  3. Have fun & be nice! πŸ˜ƒ
     - This is intended to be a fun & relaxed jam, but your mental and physical health should always come first
     - Be nice to each other (for more details, see Berlin Code of Conduct)

❓ FAQ

  • Is there a prize for the winner?
    • Nope, this jam is non-ranked & non-competitive - it's just for fun (we're all winners!)
  • Is there a theme?
    • Nope, you can make whatever you want.
  • Can I generate Sprite/Map data in my code, then use SPR()/MAP(), etc. to draw?
    • Absolutely, 100%!
    • Essentially, if your code created the content - it's allowed
  • I don't own PICO-8, can I still participate?
  • How do I submit an entry?
    • Instructions are provided when you click to [Submit your Project]
    • Also, see Resources below for help Publishing your project.
  • Can I submit more than one entry?
    • Yes, absolutely - you have a whole month to play with.
  • Can we update our entry after submission?
    • Sure, nothing worse than finding bugs later on!
    • But please keep any feature updates to within the jam period
  • Can I use 1024 Character Count limit instead?
    • Sure - 1k in chars will always equate to less than 1k in compressed bytes.
  • Where can I ask more Q's / share my progress / create a team?
    • In the Community tab at the top of this page
    • On the official PICO-8 BBS/Forum, in the Jam category
    • On the PICO-8 Discord, in the #game-jams channel
    • On Twitter, using #Pico8 and/or #Pico1k hashtags

πŸ“š Resources

πŸ–¨οΈ P8SCII is your friend

🌍 "Show me what you got!"

Finally, don't forget to share your creations (or WIP), using the hashtag #Pico1k  πŸ–ΌοΈπŸ€³
   - TIP: You can record a GIF in PICO-8 by pressing CTRL+8 to start + CTRL+9 to stop/save

Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Have fun! πŸ˜€

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One button tiny physic-based platformer under 1024 bytes
Platformer
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tiny resource gathering game where you have to keep your tank moving
Adventure
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Macrodata Refining Program (MDR) in exactly 1,024 bytes (for #Pico1k Jam)
Simulation
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minesweeper in 1024 bytes
Puzzle
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Simple nonogram in <1024 compressed bytes of compressed code in Pico 8
Puzzle
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This a game where you shoot rock.
Shooter
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minimalist game in 1kb of compressed code where you search for water
Adventure
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World 1-1 from Super Mario Bros. in 1KB for Pico-1K Jam
Platformer
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ridin' waves
Survival
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Arcade space action in under 1024 bytes
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Splatoon demake in 1kb
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Eat fish smaller than you and grow up. A game in 1022 Compressed Bytes of code for PICO-1K Jam 2022 #Pico1k
Action
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Timed basketball shooting contest. A game in 1024 Compressed Bytes of code for PICO-1K Jam 2022 #Pico1k
Sports
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Better get it back then
Action
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A space trading game for the Pico-1K jam
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Frogger clone in PICO-8 in just 1024 compressed bytes
Puzzle
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Recursive tic-tac-toe, made for PICO-1K Jam 2022
Puzzle
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Overtake other cars. Your car is much faster, but loses speed when it collides with other cars.
Racing
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Not the snake game
Action
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Your space ship is under attack! A game in 1023 Compressed Bytes of code for PICO-1K Jam 2022 #Pico1k
Shooter
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Angry alien blobs are coming for you. How good are you at dodging alien blobs?
Shooter
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Jam entry: Stay ahead of the shockwave by collecting gems and avoiding meteors.
Action
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My first game - pico-8 meteor dodging game
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Pilot a broken ship in 1KB of code.
Action
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Ride the retro cyber highway. Avoid the retro cyber traffic. Rack up as many cyber meters as you can
Racing
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You just ran out of lives on your favorite retro game. Everything seems normal at first, and then the glitches start.
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Some old school Demoscene effects in pico-8 format
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Generate a brand-new snowman at the press of a button!
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Hunt down monsters of the night, pico8 1k jam
Action
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My attempt at a Scorched Earth style game for PICO-1K Jam 2022
Shooter
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Cellular Automata for Pico-8 made for Pico 1k Jam
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A little fireworks demo made for Pico 1k Jam 2022.
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Bouncing soundtoy for Pico1K jam 2022
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A "hard" mode entry for pico-1k-2022
Shooter
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Multidirectional scrolling shooter arcade game in 1023 Compressed Bytes of code for PICO-1K Jam 2022 #Pico1k
Shooter
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Avoid crashing into a tree. Take down other bikes. A demake of the classic ZX Spectrum game Deathchase (1983).
Action
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Endless asteroids game in 1024 compressed Pico8 bytes!
Shooter
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Your space ship is surrounded by Space Donuts and Space Squares. Shoot at them and don't let them touch your ship.
Shooter
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Space is full of rocks and doors. Avoid them. A game in 1024 Compressed Bytes of code for PICO-1K Jam 2022 #Pico1k
Shooter
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A wireworld cellular automaton binary adder implemented in Pico-8
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A poker solitaire in 1kB for PICO-1K Jam 2022.
Card Game
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So there is this square and it can jump dont fall
Platformer
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Osmos inspired game, developed for the PICO-8 1k jam in 2022
Survival
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A Pico-8 demake of Kirby's Adventure's Quick Draw mini-game
Action
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One-button space travelling
Action
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512b invitation for InΓ©rcia Demoparty | Pico-8 1k Jam 2022 submission
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Explore The Caves
Adventure
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A procedurally generated marble race for #pico1k!
Action
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A driller-like in less than 1kb of code and assets.
Action
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Silly roguelike in under 1024 bytes!
Survival
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Entry for the PICO-8 1k Jam 2022, a demake of Super Hexagon
Action
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A small signal generator in PICO-8 for the 2022 Pico 1K Jam
Simulation
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1k bullet-hell action
Shooter
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Little pipe-based puzzle game in 1024 bytes #Pico1k
Puzzle
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Shooter
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lines
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A #pico-8 demake of the iconic spherical bonus stages in Sonic games. Produced for the 2022 #pico1k jam.
Action
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open universe constellation plotter
Simulation
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Shoot across the sky in under 1024 bytes!
Sports
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Pico-8 1k Jam entry
Puzzle
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A 1k art forgery game, made in pico8 for PICO-1K Jam 2022 #Pico1k
Puzzle
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Take a drive through the city
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A fast-paced arcade racing game about dodging incoming cars
Racing
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Shootin' hoops
Sports
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A code golfed version of classic snake programmed for pico8
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A bicycle in 1k code with PICO-8
Simulation
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A juggling game made for the PICO-1K Jam.
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Sudoku PICO-1K jam 2022
Puzzle
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A simple game in 785 compressed bytes inspired by Oregon Trail! Post your high scores below!
Adventure
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Demake of C64 game Sensitive
Puzzle
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Simcity type game for #pico1k
Simulation
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entry to PICO-1K Jam 2022
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1 text scroller in 1K for Pico-8 1k Jam 2022
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Jump on the platforms. Don't fall into the lava. The higher you get, the higher the score.
Survival
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A missile command clone in 1K.
Action
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A de-make of a scene from The Secret Of Monkey Island for Pico 1k Jam 2022
Adventure
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A tiny tribute to Warhol for the Pico-1k Jam.
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Become a rocket
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A roguelike written in 1kb for the 1kPico Jam!
Adventure
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High adrenaline #pico1k jam entry
Action
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