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A curated list of awesome PICO-8 resources, carts, tools and more
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Jun 10th

Tools

  • TS-PICO-8stars16 - Create PICO-8 games using TypeScript.
  • Jun 6th

    Text Editors Language Support

  • Visual Studio Code: pico8-lsstars10 - PICO-8 Language Server, providing full language support for the PICO-8 dialect of Lua.
  • Aug 17th, 2021

    Clones

  • PicoLovestars579 - Pico-8 Reimplementation in LÖVE.
  • Jun 28th, 2021

    Tools

  • yap8bstars0 - Build tool for creating pico carts from multiple source files.
  • Jun 25th, 2021

    Tools

  • Denote - Converts MIDI files into SFX data-- interactive and web based.
  • Jun 5th, 2021

    Tools

  • pico8-deploystars16 - An easy way to export and deploy PICO-8 projects to itch.io
  • Mar 17th, 2021

    Community

  • Pico-8 Wiki
  • DemoScene

  • Pico-8 demos on Pouet
  • Mar 15th, 2021

    Tools

  • Depict - Converts image into a dithered image using PICO-8 colors and reduces it to a maximum size of 128 x 128.
  • picoCAD - A PICO-8 program to build and texture lowpoly 3D models.
  • Feb 3rd, 2021

    Tools

  • PICO-8 font - by RhythmLynx.
  • Jan 28th, 2021

    Text Editors Language Support

  • Emacs: pico8-modestars19
  • Dec 10th, 2020

    Dec 3rd, 2020

    Clones

  • tac08 - tac08 is an emulation of the runtime part of the Pico-8 fantasy console, running on RG350 handheld game console.
  • Feb 1st, 2020

    Resources

  • Cheat Sheet (printable) - A reduced cheat sheet in a printable format. German and English version available.
  • Sep 7th, 2019

    Tutorials

  • Binary save system - Custom game save system that supports various data types
  • Feb 7th, 2019

    Tutorials

  • Newgrounds Medals Tutorialstars11 - a little tutorial to add Newgrounds Medals to PICO-8 games.
  • Jan 31st, 2019

    Tutorials

  • A PICO-8 Spaceshooter in 16 GIFs - Screencaptures of writing a Spaceshooter game step by step.
  • Token optimizationstars109 - tips&tricks for saving tokens.
  • Tools

  • picoDeploystars189 - Deploy Pico-8 carts as standalone applications on desktop (Electron) and mobile (Ionic).
  • Fillp Tool - A simple helper tool for generating fillp patterns.
  • Clones

  • TIC-80 by Nesbox - Tiny Computer, available on HTML 5, Windows, Linux 32/64bit, Android & MacOSX
  • Dec 17th, 2018

    Hardware

  • GameShell - A modular handheld game console that allows you to play & modify retro games and DIY new devices. Check the GameShell Docs for how to run PICO-8 on the GameShell.
  • Community

  • Lexaloffle
  • #pico8 on Freenode
  • Resources

  • Official Manual - Placeholder dump of pico-8.txt! (Proper manual coming soon).
  • Cheat Sheet - by Neko250. Based on the official manual, with edits where found appropriate.
  • PicoZine #1, #2, #3 and #4 - PICO-8 Zine is a 48-page fanzine made by and for PICO-8 users.
  • Tutorials

  • Tweetjam, BBS thread - cards which code fits in a tweet (really useful to learn some fun techniques).
  • Sample code on the BBS - the search is not 100% accurate, but some of those cards features some nice tricks you can re-use in your future code.
  • Tools

  • Sprite Editor - External sprite editor compatible with Pico-8 and PicoLove.
  • Color Palette - Hex and RGB colors codes for web.
  • Hacks - undocumented PICO-8 features

  • Mouse - How to retrieve mouse coordinates (with demo).
  • SFX Modifications - Four effects that can only be applied by modifying memory (with demo).
  • Tracker State/Audio Memory Locations - How to access and modify audio data as it is playing.
  • Articles & Posts

  • Indie Retro News - A great introduction to PICO-8 by @ABrugsch.
  • Oct 10th, 2018

    Tools

  • Custom template - A simple and clean template, that fixes issues with fullscreen, mouse and just looks nice.
  • Aug 8th, 2018

    Tools

  • midi2picostars47 - A MIDI to PICO-8 converter.
  • May 11th, 2018

    Tools

  • MIDI to PICO-8stars55 - A tool to convert MIDI files to PICO-8 music.
  • Apr 10th, 2018

    Tools

  • p8stars35 - A dependency manager and build tool. Lets you share code/sprites, require() dependencies, and auto-reload carts on save. Works with any external code editor and supports MoonScript.
  • Apr 9th, 2018

    Tools

  • PICO-Tweenstars61 - A small library of tweening/easing functions for use in the PICO-8 fantasy console, inspired by Robert Penner's easing functions.
  • PICO-ECstars39 - A tiny scene-entity-component library created for the PICO-8 fantasty console.
  • Mar 25th, 2018

    Talks

  • Sharing the love - Making games with PICO-8. linux conf au 2017 - Hobart, Australia
  • Mar 9th, 2018

    Tools

  • pico8Gruntstars11 - A build system for pico8 games, using gruntjs.
  • Mar 8th, 2018

    Tools

  • Pico-Kitstars60 - An opinionated collection of Pico-8 helpers that make it easier to get going. Adds OOP, better debugging, and physics.
  • Jun 1st, 2017

    Clones

  • LIKO-12stars959 - An open source fantasy computer made using LÖVE with 96kb RAM.
  • May 25th, 2017

    Resources

  • Cheat Sheet (wallpaper) - An enhancement of the printable cheat sheet for use as a desktop wallpaper.
  • Community

  • Discord Server - PICO-8 Discord chat.
  • Apr 22nd, 2017

    Clones

  • PX8stars860 - Open Source Fantasy Console (128x128 pixels) in Rust (with Python/LUA code support).
  • Mar 30th, 2017

    Tools

  • p8dl - Carts Downloader - Pythonstars9 - Downloads cartridges into the correct folder (looks at your config.txt).
  • Pico-8 Carts Downloader - Bash stars15 - Downloads cartridge from the BBS (single cart, whole index or dump your favourited entries) & rename them according to their metadata.
  • Mar 17th, 2017

    Programming Fonts

  • Linux: copy the files on ~/.fonts and sudo fc-cache -f -v
  • Windows: copy the files on c:/windows/fonts/
  • Mar 12th, 2017

    Text Editors Language Support

  • Atom: language-pico8
  • Sublime: Sublime PICO-8 - PICO-8 plugin for the Sublime Text editor (color scheme, font, build system, code completion, snippets...).
  • Vim: vim-pico8-syntaxstars58
  • Oct 26th, 2016

    Tools

  • P8Coderstars86 - A programming tool that replaces the lua code in pico-8 cartridges (p8) with the code you write in P8Coder.
  • Jun 28th, 2016

    Community

  • Slack Team - PICO-8 Slack chat.
  • Tutorials

  • Music Tracker Tutorial Series - Making audio with PICO-8.
  • Tron Lightcycle game from scratch - A quick introduction to PICO-8 writing a game from scratch.
  • Jun 20th, 2016

    Tools

  • pico8-missing-builtinsstars19 - Provides Lua built-in functions to pico8.
  • Lib-Pico8stars148 - A Pico-8 library of useful common functions.
  • pico-teststars31 - PICO-8 testing framework.
  • Hacks - undocumented PICO-8 features

  • p8keyboard.jsstars17 - Javascript "keyboard adapter" for the Pico-8. Send ASCII characters to a Pico-8 program running in a browser.
  • Mar 31st, 2016

    Tools

  • p8 responsive webplayer transformstars14 - Python script that makes your HTML export page responsive.
  • Nov 19th, 2015

    Tools

  • pico2pngstars20 - Spritesheet extraction written in perl.
  • Pico8Utilsstars42 - Compilation of lua scripts based on the unix philosophy for working with .p8 files.
  • Nov 3rd, 2015

    Tools

  • picotoolstars296 - Tools and Python libraries for manipulating Pico-8 game files.
  • Oct 27th, 2015

    Community

  • Subreddit
  • Oct 15th, 2015

    Resources

  • Going from Lua 5.2 to PICO-8's Lua - This document is here to help folks with a proficiency in Lua understand the limitations and discrepencies between Lua and PICO-8's Lua.
  • Oct 13th, 2015

    Tools

  • Spritesheets and tools for the PICO-8 Palette - Compilation of works assest and tools using the PICO-8 palette.
  • Oct 12th, 2015

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