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Pico-8 and Lua Tutorial 1: Learning the Bare Essentials

Pico-8 is a fantastic little program for designing tiny 2d sprite-based games. It uses the Lua programming language, which is a dynamically-typed scripting programming language. Lua is a popular language in building mods for video games since it’s very simple and lightweight. Lua is an easy, user-friendly language to learn,…

Story of the Mirror

https://rocstudios.itch.io/story-of-the-mirrorNote: This game was released on October 27, 2018 for Darktober Game Jam 2018. Story of the Mirror This is a short horror game that IĀ developed for DarkTober Game Jam 2018 using the Pico-8 fantasy console. This game is not suited for children or those who are easily disturbed. Controls:…

“Last time on Dragon Ball Z…” How to get your players up to speed when they’ve been gone awhile

It happens to everyone. You’re enjoying the latest story-driven game or open world RPG, but suddenly, for one reason or another, you stop playing the game. Not that you weren’t enjoying the game, but it was getting late that night. Your boss wants you in early the next morning to…