I just wanted to say thanks! Tic seems like it could be the best way ever to create retro games, even better than pico8 and liko12! The higher resolution gives us just enough pixels to really create amazing graphics.
Now for a brief history of the retro virtual computer:
pico8 has 128x128 and it was not really enough, plus it was far from widescreen, although it is the first of these 3, and we should be thankful for it's inspiration. liko12 (made by a young man in Serbia) added a more wide screen resolution and it is open source, making it a wonderful evolution of this idea. Now tic has created the best, most expressive of all 3, adding even higher resolution, customization, and compatibility!