PICO-8

Make, share, and play tiny games

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    Jon HowardIndie app developer
    Pros: 

    It's a brilliant sandbox in which to learn how to make and play games

    Cons: 

    Larger screen size

    It's an amazing concept, and has a really active online friendly community.

    Jon Howard has used this product for one year.

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Jake CrumpPro@jakecrump · Community Team with Product Hunt
This is so cool! Seems like you could get something up and running in a very short amount of time.
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Samarth JajooHunter@jajoosam
@jakecrump Yup, I'm working on a game right now - I hope to teach some of my school friends how to make them too, fun way to get started coding.
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Samarth JajooHunter@jajoosam
I discovered PICO-8 a few days ago, when I was looking at Pocket CHIP. PICO-8 is something what you would call a virtual console - all the features of a gaming console, except the hardware. It will work with a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC, including Raspberry Pi. You can code games in Lua with the built in editor, make sounds, design characters, tinker with other games, and discover hundreds of other games too. And, the games are so small that PICO-8 exports them as a PNG image of a cartridge, this image actually contains the game! You can play games you make on the web, or on the PICO-8 app.