MINEHUNT

(another PICO-8 game from me)

Controls

Z to start, or X to skip all instructions.
Arrows move/dig through mine.
Z brings up map.

Commentary

This was going to be a maze game where you had a 'zoom in/out' button, and that idea was going great for a while, until I realised mazes are hard and I didn't know if I could do justice to a maze generator in the time I had. So instead it became a digging game, and grew in scope disgustingly until I had more work than the maze would have been in the first place. But inspiration will be inspiration I suppose.

Use your map to see roughly where the gold is, then make your way towards it, being careful to manage your truffles (food) and glow crystals (flashlight power). You can find both in the mine but you have to balance things carefully. At any time you can press Z to check the map, and see an indication of local tile types. Try to reach the gold before you starve!

Lexaloffle BBS thread: here.

#1GAM September 2017

Install instructions

The game should work great in the browser whether downloaded or not! Download the ZIP and put both files in the same folder, then double-click on 'minehunt.html'. It should open like a normal webpage.

If you have PICO-8 and want to check out the game's code/etc. or just play it in the 'real thing', download either minehunt.p8 or minehunt.p8.png to your pico-8/carts directory, then load from within the game with 'load minehunt'.

Download

Download
minehunt_html.zip 330 kB
Download
minehunt.p8.png 17 kB
Download
minehunt.p8 58 kB

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