Internet capability. It's not something you hear much of when talking about Pico-8, even if it's looked down upon for the ridiculousness of a 80's themed console could do such a thing. But there is one common term that does crop op alot, BBS. BBS is the name of Pico-8's Cart Library (Bulletin Board System, for those unaware) and the thing I wish Pico-8 users could freely control. Now Pico-8 already has one of these and indeed it does, but Imagine running your own.
Pico-8 has started many people on there careers as game developers, why not web developers? I'd like to mention some points.
- Private Sites
Pico-8 isn't a very private thing, which is a good thing, but imagine a small Pico-8 games company. hosting there own BBS for chatting with there members on a custom designed web-page, keyboard controlled. Having your mini-software logo featured at the top of the screen in glories 16 colors, it sounds like a dream come true.
The struggles of dealing with the web development are more than a minor nuisance, an while I believe It would be simplified for Pico-8 users, Dealing with the people logged in, Members who are allowed and not, maybe even dealing with a White-list. Valuable skill for anybody
With a take to the internet many Pico-8 Developers will find new things to do with that. And who knows a BBS game could be rather interesting. Wouldn't you like to play a game across the web with your favorite Pico-8 pals?
4.New Cart Sharing Methods
A Custom BBS could be one's hub to there favorite Carts, or a way for them sharing Carts. Some people use a raspberry
PI for Pico-8, and having the only description for a game be available from the Users browsers, makes it difficult
for those users to learn about there favorite games.
As for limitations. Well there are several Ideas. One making it text based only, Two limiting colors or a few select
colors per page. I think there would be several benefits to adding a User Controlled BBS System.
Those are just my thoughts, opinions, and ideas. Thank You for reading!
Q Can I use this song? A No
Q When will it come out? A I don't know
Q How do I make boiled eggs? A Put uncracked eggs and a pot of water and boil for 20 minutes, then crack the eggs and enjoy.
sooo i may be making a version of Bonzi Buddy for the pico-8
the image below shows my progress
the BONZI BUDDY ICON will move him back in postion
the BANANA icon will feed the purple gorilla
the MUSIC icon will make BB sing a song
and the SOUND icon will toggle the music
maybe more idk.