PKGSCAN

(another PICO-8 game from me)

Controls

Z to start. Z to flip box over to next side. Arrows move the barcode scanner. X scans a barcode. Z to restart from the game over screen.

Objective

Scan as many barcodes as you can in the 90 seconds allotted. Be careful not to flip the boxes too fast, or you'll have to go all the way back around.

Commentary

This game has been on the back burner for ages. The inspiration was trying to simulate a cube/box that you could flip over in a semi-real way, but I spent ages messing with that and ultimately couldn't make it work. It was a classic case of solving a problem the game didn't need to be solved. I changed it so that the box always flipped over to the 'next' side, so you just needed to carefully press one button instead of imagining a real cube. It's not as cool, but it did allow this game to happen.

Lexaloffle BBS thread: here

#1GAM April 2017

Install instructions

The game should work great in the browser whether downloaded or not! If downloading, extract the pkgscan_html.zip file and put both files in the same folder, then double-click on 'pkgscan.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 pkgscan.p8 or pkgscan.p8.png to your pico-8/carts directory, then load from within the PICO-8 app with 'load pkgscan'.

Download

Download
pkgscan_html.zip 328 kB
Download
pkgscan.p8 56 kB
Download
pkgscan.p8.png 6 kB

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