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Awesome PICO-8

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

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Last Update: Dec. 1, 2020, 3:01 p.m.

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Resources

Placeholder dump of pico-8.txt! (Proper manual coming soon).

by Neko250. Based on the official manual, with edits where found appropriate.

2](https://sectordub.itch.io/pico-8-fanzine-2), #3 and #4 - PICO-8 Zine is a 48-page fanzine made by and for PICO-8 users.

This document is here to help folks with a proficiency in Lua understand the limitations and discrepencies between Lua and PICO-8's Lua.

A reduced cheat sheet in a printable format. German and English version available.

An enhancement of the printable cheat sheet for use as a desktop wallpaper.

Tutorials

A list of general purpose tricks and techniques for saving tokens in PICO-8.

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A little tutorial to use the Newgrounds medals system with PICO-8

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2y 4m
n/a

A quick introduction to PICO-8 writing a game from scratch.

Screencaptures of writing a Spaceshooter game step by step.

cards which code fits in a tweet (really useful to learn some fun techniques).

the search is not 100% accurate, but some of those cards features some nice tricks you can re-use in your future code.

Custom game save system that supports various data types

Tools

Converts Pico8 graphics from/to PNG

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7m
GPL-2.0

PICO-8 UTILS

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2y 102d
MIT

Tools and Python libraries for manipulating Pico-8 game files. http://www.lexaloffle.com/pico-8.php

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MIT

PICO-8 cartridge downloader

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3y 67d
GPL-3.0

Download & automatically rename Pico-8 carts from the Lexaloffle BBS threads

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3y 8m
n/a

๐Ÿ•น Responsive post-processing for #pico8 web player

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4y 40d
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โšก PICO-8 testing framework

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4y 6m
MIT

A Pico-8 library of useful common functions.

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Unlicense

Provides Lua built-in functions to pico8.

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4y 5m
n/a

A programming tool that replaces the lua code in pico-8 cartridges (p8) with the code you write in P8Coder.

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4m
GPL-3.0

An opinionated set of Pico-8 helpers

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2
1y 7m
MIT

Deploy Pico-8 Carts as Standalone Applications on Desktop ๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ(Electron) and Mobile ๐Ÿ“ฑ(Ionic) ๐Ÿ“ฆ๐Ÿ‘พ

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88d
Apache-2.0

A build system for pico8 games, using gruntjs

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2y 10m
Apache-2.0

A tiny scene-entity-component library created for the PICO-8 fantasty console.

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1y 11m
MIT

A small library of tweening/easing functions for use in the PICO-8 fantasy console, inspired by Robert Penner's easing functions.

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8m
MIT

๐Ÿ‘พ PICO-8 dependency manager

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2
4y 97d
n/a

Midi to PICO-8 converter

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4
10m
n/a

External sprite editor compatible with Pico-8 and PicoLove.

Compilation of works assest and tools using the PICO-8 palette.

A simple and clean template, that fixes issues with fullscreen, mouse and just looks nice.

A simple helper tool for generating fillp patterns.

Text Editors Language Support

Basic support for PICO-8 *.p8 files in Visual Studio Code

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4y 34d
n/a

Syntax file for Pico-8

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PICO-8 plugin for the Sublime Text editor (color scheme, font, build system, code completion, snippets...).

Hacks - undocumented PICO-8 features

Javascript "keyboard adapter" for the Pico-8

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4y 6m
n/a

How to retrieve mouse coordinates (with demo).

Four effects that can only be applied by modifying memory (with demo).

Hardware

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.

Articles & Posts

Podcasts

A bite-sized podcast about Pico-8 and other tiny games.

Talks

Making games with PICO-8. linux conf au 2017 - Hobart, Australia

Clones

Pico-8 Reimplementation in Love2D

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2y 93d
Zlib

LIKO-12 is an open source fantasy computer made using Lร–VE.

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104d
MIT

Unicorn Console: create quick game !

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2y 9m
MIT

Tiny Computer, available on HTML 5, Windows, Linux 32/64bit, Android & MacOSX