automatonvx on 5th Kajam

pixel art platformer in pico-8 hopefully that ticks enough retro boxes

So far going pretty ok for a first time in pico-8, and its easy to export gifs too :D

Comments (4)

dollarone
a month ago

wow that looks great! did you build it all from scratch? love the speed :)

automatonvx
a month ago

Thanks :D, yeah its from scratch, I'm finding pico-8 has the features you really want (like a map editor), and the bits it doesn't that you thought you wanted (collision detection/physics) was just this anyway:

function check_rect_collision(rect1, rect2)
  if (rect1.x < rect2.x + rect2.width and rect1.x + rect1.width > rect2.x and
    rect1.y < rect2.y + rect2.height and rect1.y + rect1.height > rect2.y) then
    return true
  end
    return false
end

Not sure if its seems a bit faster in the gif, but fast platformers are more fun, maybe I should add a hyper mode or something.

Wan
a month ago

Wow nice job, the platforming & shooting look solid! Love the pixel art as well, can't wait to play this.

Yeah the lack of native physics in Pico8 is intimidating, but as long as you stick with straight rectangles it should remain quite manageable.

Laguna
24 days ago

The graphics are so cute! great work on that. Can't wait to play it!

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