P.Craft is a crafting game made using Pico 8. You wake up on a deserted island, and you have to survive. Gather materials and build your tools. Explore the area and find a cave. Will you find a way to escape the island ?

Controls :
Button 1 (C/Z/N) : open inventory / cancel menu
Button 2 (V/X/M) : use equiped item / valid menu

Clic on the game to give it focus if buttons doesnt work.

Update : Deluxe edition with save system, a boss and a few new items to discover.

The game is heavily inspired by Notch's Ludum Dare entry "Minicraft" witch seemed a perfect idea for pico 8

Quick start if needed :

  • Start by punching one or two trees.
  • Avoid zombies (water is you friend)
  • Open your inventory and select the workbench
  • Place the workbench on the ground
  • Use the workbench to craft a wood haxe
  • Select the wood haxe in your inventory
  • Cut trees until you can craft a sword on the workbench
  • Search the island until you find a cave opening
  • You can pickup your workbench again to move it near the cave
  • Your goal now is to craft a boat
  • Try to find the mysterious and dangerous boss before leaving the island
  • Be carefull

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pcraft_deluxe_src_Pico8.zip 44 kB
pcraft2.app.zip 1 MB
pcraft2Linux.zip 512 kB
pcraft2Win.zip 885 kB

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Overall a nice game with simple but good mechanics. In the main menu, there should be explained the controls scheme.
The object and pickups mechanics are awful, IMO. Why the items go flying away when you break something? Why have one to run like a headless chicken to pick up the items before they disappear three seconds after. The items shouldn't move at all when you break a block, OR at least they should stay longer. WAY longer. That's the only real complaint I have about the game.

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The game is really good when you need a quick past-time,very simple gameplay, the controles might be hard for the first time but when you figured it out it gets easier!

I perssonally didn't beat the boss because its a bit too hard for me.
I hope to see more of that kind of content in my life.
Thank you!

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Um, ever heard of  CONTROLS? I could get into this, if they explained the control scheme. Instead it just dumps you into a game. Just trying to figure out how to navigate the main menu is a bit of a nightmare. They don't use the classic WASD for movement making it odd to operate the Up Down Left Right controls on a computer. Plus you have to figure out pretty much EVERYTHING. There's no telling if you hit the right button to do a certain action since it's pretty much random on what controls what. If there was a menu that let you shift control schemes like pretty much every PC game out there now, I wouldn't be complaining...but instead, I'm left with this game that is pretty much unplayable at this point of time. Hopefully the graphics and controls are worked on in a future update. For now though, don't jump into this game. Let it be developed a little more, that is my review. Jump in once it gets a little more developed and fixed so you can enjoy it for what it is...A top down Clone of MineCraft

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very ugly character , add some cute feminine man character

What does the Helmet thing do?

I don't know what it does so could somebody tell me what it does

I would need some help.

#1: How I can get wheat? (If my english isn't perfect, sorry, I'm from Hungary.)

#2: What is the map good for?

Hello, to get wheat, you need to use your scythe on grass to get some seed and use your shovel on sand to prepare the ground. Once the ground prepared, you can plant the seed (use seed on prepared ground) and if you wait a bit until the plant become yellow, you can then use your scythe to harvest the plant, giving you wheat. It's useful to make healing bread.

For the map, you can finish the game without it, but it's useful so that you doesn't get lost, and also to find the entrance to the cave. There is also 4 red locations on the map that you can go dig to find something that could help you against the final boss.

Have fun with the game!

You mean Artifact Pieces? If not, then what?

why cant i save

?

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Does anybody know how to plant and farm seeds?

use shovel on sand. then plant seed there. wait and harvest with scyte! :)

Use scyte on grass to get seed.

I tried to save and I got this screen. And I can't get it to go away

OMG i found the artifact piece and i found out how to plant whear btw. Hint the artifact has something to do with farming

I somehow cant figure out how to plant seeds? Can you plsease help me

Cool!

This is literally Mini-craft

Hello! Your game is super fun! We were wondering if you would want us to localize the game into Portuguese. On our page you have all the details about us!

Keep up the great work 💪

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this game is good yeah but my problem is the switching weapons/tools i'd like it more if it have hotbars and also i saw a bug that when i place the chest the first time its normal but when i placed another one without going to my inventory  it teleports the first chest to where i want to put the other one then if i pick it up two will go back to my inventory

its sooo hard and soo fun at the same time

maybe i just suck at it idk lol

great job

Great little game, couldn't figure out how to install minicraft, was a bit annoyed, then I found this. Pretty much the same, it seems. I really love that music aswell, it's really good. The game is quite fun, will be playing this a lot.

So, how do I load my save files?  It seems to be saving, but I cannot load them once I have something saved. 

Hi! If you restart the game, a load option should appear along the new game option on the title screen. But the game is permadeath, so if you die your save is deleted. Sorry if you lost progress.

Ahhh, that would be why. I never checked until after I had died. 

This game is amazing

This game is lit, two thumbs up.

Good game!!!

Just an awesome game for pico8! Will there be some updates?

I was near to escaping the island with the boat, but I wanted to kill the boss. So I searched a random number generator on google. 1 = Escape, 2 = Boss. I think google wanted to kill me cause I got 2

You should add a warning that you cant come back in the 2d ladder because I was doing well and I lost everything.

Rip

I randomly found your channel on youtube

Really lmao, thats cool dude. Hope u subscribed :)

I'm sorry, I really should have put a warning, It is a bit harsh as the boss can be quite hard if you are not prepared. I hope you had fun anyway.

nice game bro

Not bad

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Apparently, if you go into the water outside of the cave, you get stuck in limbo and your map shows that you aren't moving, and no matter where you walk, nothing happens. Other that, great game!

Awesome and fun game but,  was it made for left-ies only?

Heres a tip: Once you get the Gem Shovel, you can destroy a sand tile and turn it into a water tile which zombies cannot cross. Good for making a base.

cool

After a Decent gameplay, I was going down the 2nd ladder inside the cave when this crash happened.

RUNTIME ERROR
  SAVEADD(HIT.LIST)
LINE 340: ATTEMPT TO GET LENGTH OF FIELD 'LIST' (A NIL VALUE)

IN SAVEGAME LINE 340
IN _UPDATE LINE 633

Web Version on Firefox 60.3.0 ESR

PS : I have been able to reload the savegame, I was right on top of the ladder with much less items than I had before. And I have been able to go down this time. Strange behavior oO

You had less items than before because that was your recent save file.

I've had this problem too, but with Google Chrome. I guess it happens on all browsers when you either have too many chests or too many tiles displaced.

what are the controls pls reply

they are in the description

what does the fox say?

nothing

I picked up my chest which had most of my stuff in it then went into the overworld opened another chest and I ended up losing all of my items including the workbenches so I got stuck and had to restart. Just a warning.

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9/10

Neat little game

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> easy to learn
> simple, yet beautiful terrain
> monsters can appear everywhere, which makes it more challenging
> not very much content

Uh, hey, on coolmathgames there's an exact copy called "survival island" or something

Hello, I made a special version for Coolmathgames as they found the game interesting. The two game are nearly identical.

Okay, good, I thought they may have copied it illegally or something.

i beat the game!!!

I really like it, it's cool and everything. BUT! I stopped playing it after few minutes, because there is no option to change or at least turn on/off the music. The only one music in the game is TOO short and repetitive. After a  few minutes it became soo annoying... :-(

What does Talisman Do? Can anyone tell me plzzzzzzz

no

The music is eerie and the game is fun. My only complaint is that I can't load my save just before leaving the island to go back and beat the monster. 

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