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Picos Quest

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Apr 30, 2011 | 3:22 PM EDT
  • Frontpaged May 1, 2011
  • Underdog of the Week May 3, 2011

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Thanks for the Frontpage! This one was for you!

I wanted to make something for Pico day but I couldn't think of what to make. So of course I had to make a text based game. Something inspired by countless hours playing games like King's Quest and The Black Cauldron.

-You can view the items in your inventory by holding the
[ctrl] button

-Play the game by pressing an arrow key to start moving, and
the same arrow key again to stop. Type things into the box
and press return. Type 'help' for a list of commands

-You can look at things or examine your surroundings by
typing things like "look rock" or you can just type "look"

-You can talk to people by typing things like "talk man" or
"talk darnell"

-You can obtain items by typing things like "get food"

-You can do stuff with items by typing things like "use map",
"give apple", "throw bat", or any other verbs before the
item you intend to perform that action on

-You can control the speed of the player by pressing - or +

-You can turn off the music by typing 'mute'

Make sure you look at everything and explore every inch the game or you probably won't be able to figure out how to beat it. I tried to dumb it down a bit, though.
Also, if you click off of the game screen and are coming back to it, you don't have to click on the text box to be able to type into it, just click anywhere on the game and focus will be brought to the text box. Isn't that cool?

Big thanks to all the people that tested it and helped me make it better. And if you find any bugs, PM me with the details. I would be most appreciative.



Rated 5 / 5 stars


Suprisingly more fun the more you play it. Even though I fail at the game and typing sometimes :P I like the new additions that you put in before submitting it to the portal. Your pixel games are great and I hope you continue to make them in the future.

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

medals aren't worth points?

well that's disappointing. you lose some precious stars because of that awful mistake.

y u troll on us author??

Magical-Zorse responds:

Because I don't like you


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great game

Glad to see this one turned out well too. The graphics make it feel like it as an old school game but texting adds another feel to it since you have to type what you want Pico to do. Kind of funny how Burnt Face Man was added but didn't really do anything aside from giving a penicorn for simply guessing his name.

The music used was very nice sounding and made you feel like you were at an arcade as well so nice work there too. This game turned out great as well, glad to see it has medals and everything put into it as well. Nicely done.

Overall, very fun Pico Day game.

Magical-Zorse responds:

The penicorn serves a role in the game


Rated 5 / 5 stars


With all the 'Pico' games today, you wouldn't possibly expect so many of them to be great. But this proves me wrong.

First off, liked the King's Quest feeling. This game looks extremely simple, but I'm guessing it was actually somewhat hard to create. Intuitive commands combined with 'help' command make this game fairly easy to figure out.

I would've liked more easter eggs though. It's possible I just missed them, but it seems that every time I tried something I presumed would mean something, I was disappointed. I began to think that every command was shown at the original screen, but there were one or two not shown ;).

I really think flixel should be used more often than it is. Just look what happens when you use a few big pixels and a command bar.

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Magical-Zorse responds:

I didn't use flixel