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EDIT: Updated version now supports mouse controls (and touch controls, but it won't work too well on the BBS - try the itch.io version to play on your phone!)

You're baking cakes for the Winter holidays! You do this by putting ingredients into a tray and trying to score the most points by assembling the longest combos possible!

This is an entry in the 2018 PICO-8 Advent Calendar - day #10.

How to play
The easiest way to learn is the "how to play" option in-game, but here is the gist:

  • You make cakes by playing tiles into the tray. When the tray fills up, the cake is baked and scored.
  • You get a recipe for each cake. The total score on tiles with a given ingredient has to at least match the number in the top-left corner.
  • Tiles with the same ingredients fuse together when placed next to each other.
  • Tiles with different ingredients interact through links. There are colored knobs on the sides of tiles. A red knob means that a tile will link with a red tile in this direction (the color of the score tag matters). Tiles earn bonus points when linked (equal to the lowest score already on them) and swap places.
  • You can use all that swapping to make combos, which score extra points to all the tiles in your tray.
  • Every link or fuse that you make earns you an extra tile to use.
P#59366 2018-11-26 16:24 ( Edited 2019-01-12 18:41)

This is so polished! Love it! Great game feel. :D

P#59863 2018-12-10 02:15

I had a pretty good run :D

P#59881 2018-12-10 19:46

It took me a while before I felt like I knew what I was doing. Now that I'm there, tho, it still feels like I get into unwinnable situations more times than not after the 3rd cake.

Still, best Cake, 128. Pretty proud of that.

P#59899 2018-12-11 18:07

Brillant - simply brilliant.

Fantastic use of the pico palette!

P#59906 2018-12-11 21:33

might be my favorite from the calendar! really fun and creative puzzle idea i haven't seen before, great to play.

P#60174 2018-12-20 16:08

This is a fantastic and beautiful game, but I ran into this and I hope it helps.
Bug report: When the game starts and I hit down, I get the following crash.

I actually can't reproduce it now. It may have been after a couple of game overs or restarts, I am not certain.

P#60982 2019-01-19 01:07 ( Edited 2019-01-19 01:08)

The updated version with mouse support crashes Pico-8 on launch on my Raspberry Pi. Does the same thing on the GameShell. :-(

I kept a copy of the old version which still works. I'm not sure if anything else changed with the update, but I really like this game (even so long after Christmas!) and it would be nice to see it working again for non-mouse/touch systems via the BBS.

P#62159 2019-02-22 13:01 ( Edited 2019-02-22 13:01)

Final: 482
Best Cake: 266

This game is a lot of fun!

P#66990 2019-08-28 10:31

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