You can use the free Pico-8 Education Edition, link here: https://www.pico-8-edu.com/
Thank you so much. I'll certainly check out these titles! This is a very valuable resource.
Can't wait to work on my project for this jam and see what brilliant creations everyone comes up with! :)
Hi, I'm interested in this game jam. I don't really have much experience with horror RPG development, so I've been looking for some interesting horror RPGs to play to get a good feel for the genre. I have looked into the three mentioned in the jam info (Ib, Witch's House, and Mad Father) so far, I've purchased Mad Father on the Switch. I also have played Corpse Party on PC.
Are there any games that anyone reading this think I should try out? I have a PC and a Nintendo Switch.
What a great little Christmas surprise. I'm puzzled though, how did you get the stretched pixel effect in Pico-8? And the resolution? I thought Pico-8 only allowed 128x128, and 64x64 with a special POKE command.
Anyways, great game. I love the look and feel of a classic Atari game. Kind of reminds me of a Rankin/Bass Christmas film in video game form. Fun stuff!
The artwork was absolutely gorgeous! The poem really takes life in your clever stage design and eerie visuals.
I was intrigued to find out that Carcosa was used by Robert W. Chambers, as I'm familiar with the Ambrose Bierce story - an Inhabitant of Carcosa.
I got to level 41 on my first try, it starts to get quite chaotic at that point. Very fun game and easy to pick up the mechanics and play. I can't wait to see this gem in the finished PICOWARE cart! Great job!
WOW! WOW! WOW! You did a PERFECT job, I LOVE it. The instruction booklet idea is awesome. The effects, sprite-work, and retro visuals are AMAZING! I forgot just how much I miss those old school shooters... :(
Thank you, I don't mind one bit, in fact, I am honoured. That was a great reading of Lovecraft, I know that author's work is very difficult to read out loud without messing up too many times. The audio you added worked perfectly as well.
Dagon was also the first Lovecraft story I've read.
Really wonderful little experience, and a very creative way of using the limited Bitsy game engine. I enjoyed it. The visuals and animations are great. I really enjoy that the main scene changes throughout the story and use different color palettes to set different tones on the same scene.
I think you should add collision boundaries on a lot of the tiles though because walking through walls inside the lighthouse and also walking to the clouds and moon, etc - does break the experience a bit for me.