40 Pico-8s In 2018: Cart #5

It’s Crywankface!!

That is to say, a port of Rogue_AI’s Crywankface.

One of my goals with this project is to do some feature-complete ports of small games. This is one which.. err, spoke to me when it was released a few years ago, and it’s visually and mechanically quite simple which makes it a good fit for the Pico.

In fact, there’s not much difference between playing this version and the original. So if you enjoy playing this then please consider throwing a couple of dollars at the original PC version - it’s available for free but you can give them money too.

That said, it’s not quite a perfect port. I couldn’t get the decay values of the meters exactly right. And I didn’t want to transcribe the entirety of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata into Pico’s music editor so the music loops after a couple of bars. Also if you play for long enough your score will hit Pico’s integer limit and the game will break. I could probably fix it but I figure it’s fair for a game fundamentally about inadequacy to have a few rough edges.

Finally, you’ll need to play this on a PC using a keyboard. Sorry if you’re on a Pocket CHIP or using a gamepad - the original game’s keyboard-switching mechanics more or less demand it. For this reason (as well as the NSFW subject matter) I’m not uploading it to the Pico-8 BBS.

And a special thanks to Joe and Craig for creating the original. You’ve touched me in places you’ll never know.

Feels ashamed for at least fifteen minutes before moving on to cart #6.