This jam is now over. It ran from 2023-09-01 18:00:00 to 2023-09-30 18:00:00. View 59 entries

Welcome to the 3rd 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 (added 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?

πŸ“š Resources

πŸ–¨οΈ P8SCII shorthand

🌍 "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 and CTRL+9 to stop/save

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

Submissions(59)

All submissions
Β·
Browser playable (58)
Β·
Windows (8)
macOS (8)
Linux (8)
Android (1)

No submissions match your filter

Create landscapes or sit back and watch them change over time
Simulation
Play in browser
a tiny PARTICLE MACE demake for #Pico1k Jam
Action
Play in browser
Play in browser
existential art-game about walls
Puzzle
Play in browser
One button tiny physic-based platformer under 1024 bytes
Platformer
Play in browser
sfx design tool and generator for PICO-8
Run in browser
Making money, mining on a majorly menacing molten moon
Action
Play in browser
solve open-ended puzzles to protect the town!
Puzzle
Play in browser
Like Mingle but with letters and numbers
Puzzle
Play in browser
A PICO-8 Autostereogram creator made in < 1K of code (for #Pico1k Jam)
Run in browser
A short pico8 game fit into 1k compressed bytes.
Play in browser
A mini shoot'em up in 1024 Compressed Bytes of code for PICO-1K Jam 2023 #Pico1k
Shooter
Play in browser
Mix, create & discover up to 20 different elements!
Puzzle
Play in browser
Place bombs and survive. A game in 1024 Compressed Bytes of code for PICO-1K Jam 2023 #Pico1k
Action
Play in browser
A Gauntlet demake in 1023 Compressed Bytes of code for PICO-1K Jam 2023 #Pico1k
Survival
Play in browser
A match 6 puzzle game written for #pico1k 2023
Puzzle
Play in browser
Pico1k 2023
Action
Play in browser
A Sabre Wulf demake by @p01 for #pico1k
Adventure
Play in browser
A "Survivors-like" top-down shoot 'em up
Shooter
Play in browser
Puzzle
Play in browser
A lightweight endless runner engine for Pico-8.
Run in browser
Flappy bird but different
Adventure
Play in browser
You can bump em' twice, but never thrice! PICO1K 2023
Action
Play in browser
Smoke sim for PICO-8 in 1k of code
Play in browser
An exploration adventure in 1KB for Pico1K Jam 2023
Adventure
Play in browser
1K Thrustlike for PICO-8
Action
Play in browser
A #pico-8 homage to the epic 1986 Trailblazer for Commodore 64. Produced for the 2023 #pico1k jam.
Action
Play in browser
No worry. It okay.
Strategy
Play in browser
Ever wanted to harvest entire planets in under 1 kilobyte?
Shooter
Play in browser
Text To Speech for pico8 in less than 1024 bytes
Play in browser
A shoot 'em up written for #Pico1k 2023 jam
Shooter
Play in browser
A Jetpac (ZX Spectrum, 1983) demake in 1023 Compressed Bytes of code for PICO-1K Jam 2023 #Pico1k
Action
Play in browser
A downsized clone of Geometry Dash, that fits in 1024 bytes.
Platformer
Play in browser
collect air bubbles before it's too late
Play in browser
A Juicy Pico 8 Game similar to breaktout, but all in 1MB
Action
Play in browser
A scrolling shooter made in 1024 bytes for the PICO-1K jam.
Shooter
Play in browser
Pico-8 1k jam demo
Run in browser
JUMP ROPE MINIGAME!!!
Sports
Play in browser
memory game made for PICO-1K Jam 2023
Play in browser
a tiny lisp for your pico-8 carts
Run in browser
5 demo's all under 1kb (in total)
Run in browser
The endless RPG
Role Playing
Play in browser
A simple raycaster made for #pico1k 2023!
Play in browser
1000 Seconds to find some buried treasure!
Puzzle
Play in browser
The game of Simon in PICO-8 with less than 1k of compressed bytes of code!
Puzzle
Play in browser
a scaled down vampire survivors clone made in 1024 bytes on the pico-8.
Shooter
Play in browser
Pico8-1k Jam demo tool for a Simplex Noise Hybrid
Run in browser
A planet generator in 1023 characters of Pico-8
Play in browser
1k to save the cats
Platformer
Play in browser
A PICO-8 de-make of the old arcade game Tapper by Bally Midway.
Action
Play in browser
Master the martial arts of memory
Fighting
Play in browser
Pico8 Shoot Em Up in 1 kilobyte
Shooter
Play in browser
Window manager for pico-8 for P8 1K jam
Play in browser
Play in browser
Action
Play in browser
A combinator approach to creating scripted animations in Pico-8.
Run in browser
Celeste Classic for the Pico 1k jam 2023
Platformer
Play in browser