We have already introduced the new virtual console Pico-8…
If you don’t know what I’m talking about, visit our blog post Presenting the virtual console Pico-8 -, today I want to teach you how to enjoy some of the demos made by awesome programmers!
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It’s really simple, let’s do it step by step.
In order to start you must have your virtual console already installed. If by any chance you don’t have it, you can download it from the Official Pico-8 website.
Once you are done with the installation process, you must run it. You will see something like this:
IMPORTANT: to get out of full screen mode press ALT+ENTER
install_demos in your console. This command will install all the 12 available demos.
To start playing them, we must move to the right directory. In orden to do that type
dir to list all files and check the folder’s name where they got installed.
After that we must type
cd demos. This command moves us to the demo directory. If everything go as expected, typing
ls will list all our games.
Time to choose the game you want to play! Write
load game_name (game_name must be replace with the actual game you will play). Now you can press
CTRL + R or just type
You did it! Now it’s time to have some fun.
Remember: to exit the game press ESC.
Note: if you like coding and would like to know how each of this fantastic demo were made, press ESC 2 twice.
If you made a game and you want to share it with us, add it to the comments! Here are a few extra games Free pixel art.
If you are a begginer, but you really want to make your imagination fly and make awesome games to share with your friends, all you need to learn is some basic coding skill. For extra help you can always check the Pico-8 Manual and get some more examples of what can be done with this virtual console.
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