MEGA-8

Like PICO-8, But Bigger.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

Introduction

MEGA-8 is my attempt at making something compatible with the PICO-8 fantasy console.

MEGA-8 is written in Object Pascal using the FreePascal compiler and my own HAL/L2 application framework.

Challenges

PICO-8 is conceptually very simple, but much like a real game console, it has some weird quirks that are difficult to replicate in practice:

Screenshots

Here's MEGA-8 running PICO-8's "hello.p8" demo alongside the original. Note that MEGA-8 uses a slightly higher resolution, as evident by the font, but remains compatible.

MEGA-8 running alongside PICO-8, featuring the (MEGA-8 running alongside PICO-8, featuring the "hello.p8" demo from the PICO-8 distribution.)

I'm getting closer to making games work. Here's (most of) the splash screen for my favourite PICO-8 game, Attack of Buddha.

MEGA-8 running alongside PICO-8, featuring the splash screen of the game (MEGA-8 running alongside PICO-8, featuring the splash screen of the game "Attack of Buddha".)