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Apr 30, 2006 | 2:41 PM EDT
  • Daily 2nd Place May 1, 2006

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    Pico Saving your school from gun-toting goth kids is just the tip of this iceburg!

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Goth kids have shot up your school, and it's up to Pico to save the day! Originally featured on Newgrounds in 1999, I finally refactored the .FLA to accommodate faster computers. The problem with this game was that it was meant to run at 24fps, but boss battles slowed down and made things easier. As computers got faster, so did the boss battles.

Pico was made in Flash 3, before the availability of variables (or just about any code, for that matter). To simulate stored data, I weaved a complex web of movie clips that gave orders to the main game. Unfortunately, I wasn't aware of frame labels, so all the commands referred to frame numbers. This meant making changes to the flow of a boss battle (ie inserting frames to slow down movement) caused MASSIVE problems to arise. I finally muscled through it, so now you can beat the bosses on a fast computer!

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potitipopotitipo

Rated 4 / 5 stars November 17, 2008

good

really good game i like it prety easy but good


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madnitizermadnitizer

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 17, 2008

cool

good work and nice graphics if there is a second one go make it


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missDaRKnEssAngELmissDaRKnEssAngEL

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 17, 2008

nice

the game its a bit hard sometimes but it's very cool


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capamicapami

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 17, 2008

good one

it's so hard! I LIKE CHALLENGE!


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kokonut10kokonut10

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 17, 2008

Great game!

Even when I finish it, I just feel like playing it over and over again. Nice work Tom, look forward to another Pico game. (Hint hint...)


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