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pico-8/awesome-PICO-8

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A curated list of awesome PICO-8 resources, carts, tools and more
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Sep 12th - Sep 18th, 2022

Assets

  • midilib - Custom SFX instruments
  • Aug 29th - Sep 4th, 2022

    Tools

  • Shrinko8stars19 - A minifier that aggressively shrinks Pico-8 code size. Also includes a linter and other tools.
  • Jun 6th - Jun 12th, 2022

    Tools

  • TS-PICO-8stars18 - Create PICO-8 games using TypeScript.
  • Text Editors Language Support

  • Visual Studio Code: pico8-lsstars19 - PICO-8 Language Server, providing full language support for the PICO-8 dialect of Lua.
  • Aug 16th - Aug 22nd, 2021

    Clones

  • PicoLovestars602 - Pico-8 Reimplementation in LÖVE.
  • Jun 28th - Jul 4th, 2021

    Tools

  • yap8bstars0 - Build tool for creating pico carts from multiple source files.
  • Jun 21st - Jun 27th, 2021

    Tools

  • Denote - Converts MIDI files into SFX data-- interactive and web based.
  • May 31st - Jun 6th, 2021

    Tools

  • pico8-deploystars17 - An easy way to export and deploy PICO-8 projects to itch.io
  • Mar 15th - Mar 21st, 2021

    Community

  • Pico-8 Wiki
  • DemoScene

  • Pico-8 demos on Pouet
  • 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 1st - Feb 7th, 2021

    Tools

  • PICO-8 font - by RhythmLynx.
  • Jan 25th - Jan 31st, 2021

    Text Editors Language Support

  • Emacs: pico8-modestars20
  • Dec 7th - Dec 13th, 2020

    Nov 30th - Dec 6th, 2020

    Clones

  • tac08 - tac08 is an emulation of the runtime part of the Pico-8 fantasy console, running on RG350 handheld game console.
  • Jan 27th - Feb 2nd, 2020

    Resources

  • Cheat Sheet (printable) - A reduced cheat sheet in a printable format. German and English version available.
  • Sep 2nd - Sep 8th, 2019

    Tutorials

  • Binary save system - Custom game save system that supports various data types
  • Feb 4th - Feb 10th, 2019

    Tutorials

  • Newgrounds Medals Tutorialstars12 - a little tutorial to add Newgrounds Medals to PICO-8 games.
  • Jan 28th - Feb 3rd, 2019

    Tutorials

  • A PICO-8 Spaceshooter in 16 GIFs - Screencaptures of writing a Spaceshooter game step by step.
  • Token optimizationstars114 - tips&tricks for saving tokens.
  • Tools

  • picoDeploystars196 - 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 - Dec 23rd, 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 8th - Oct 14th, 2018

    Tools

  • Custom template - A simple and clean template, that fixes issues with fullscreen, mouse and just looks nice.
  • Aug 6th - Aug 12th, 2018

    Tools

  • midi2picostars51 - A MIDI to PICO-8 converter.
  • May 7th - May 13th, 2018

    Tools

  • MIDI to PICO-8stars57 - A tool to convert MIDI files to PICO-8 music.
  • Apr 9th - Apr 15th, 2018

    Tools

  • p8stars39 - 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.
  • PICO-Tweenstars65 - A small library of tweening/easing functions for use in the PICO-8 fantasy console, inspired by Robert Penner's easing functions.
  • PICO-ECstars40 - A tiny scene-entity-component library created for the PICO-8 fantasty console.
  • Mar 19th - Mar 25th, 2018

    Talks

  • Sharing the love - Making games with PICO-8. linux conf au 2017 - Hobart, Australia
  • Mar 5th - Mar 11th, 2018

    Tools

  • pico8Gruntstars11 - A build system for pico8 games, using gruntjs.
  • Pico-Kitstars63 - An opinionated collection of Pico-8 helpers that make it easier to get going. Adds OOP, better debugging, and physics.
  • May 29th - Jun 4th, 2017

    Clones

  • LIKO-12stars991 - An open source fantasy computer made using LÖVE with 96kb RAM.
  • May 22nd - May 28th, 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 17th - Apr 23rd, 2017

    Clones

  • PX8stars872 - Open Source Fantasy Console (128x128 pixels) in Rust (with Python/LUA code support).
  • Mar 27th - Apr 2nd, 2017

    Tools

  • p8dl - Carts Downloader - Pythonstars9 - Downloads cartridges into the correct folder (looks at your config.txt).
  • Pico-8 Carts Downloader - Bash stars16 - Downloads cartridge from the BBS (single cart, whole index or dump your favourited entries) & rename them according to their metadata.
  • Mar 13th - Mar 19th, 2017

    Programming Fonts

  • Linux: copy the files on ~/.fonts and sudo fc-cache -f -v
  • Windows: copy the files on c:/windows/fonts/
  • Mar 6th - 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 24th - Oct 30th, 2016

    Tools

  • P8Coderstars87 - A programming tool that replaces the lua code in pico-8 cartridges (p8) with the code you write in P8Coder.
  • Jun 27th - Jul 3rd, 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 - Jun 26th, 2016

    Tools

  • pico8-missing-builtinsstars20 - Provides Lua built-in functions to pico8.
  • Lib-Pico8stars153 - A Pico-8 library of useful common functions.
  • pico-teststars32 - 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 28th - Apr 3rd, 2016

    Tools

  • p8 responsive webplayer transformstars14 - Python script that makes your HTML export page responsive.
  • Nov 16th - Nov 22nd, 2015

    Tools

  • pico2pngstars20 - Spritesheet extraction written in perl.
  • Pico8Utilsstars43 - Compilation of lua scripts based on the unix philosophy for working with .p8 files.
  • Nov 2nd - Nov 8th, 2015

    Tools

  • picotoolstars311 - Tools and Python libraries for manipulating Pico-8 game files.
  • Oct 26th - Nov 1st, 2015

    Community

  • Subreddit
  • Oct 12th - Oct 18th, 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.
  • Tools

  • Spritesheets and tools for the PICO-8 Palette - Compilation of works assest and tools using the PICO-8 palette.
  • Community

  • Pico-8 Console News
  • Last Checked At: 2022-09-21T14:16:05.270Z
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