PICO-8, the popular fantasy console, just launched the new completely free PICO-8 Education Edition. It is essentially the same version of PICO-8, except that it’s free and browser based.
Here is the developer’s announcement tweet:
PICO-8 is a very barebones virtual computer with a full set of tools for creating games. The virtualized hardware is extremely limited:
|Display||128×128 16 colours|
|Sound||4 channel chip blerps|
|Sprites||256 8×8 sprites|
These simple specs are meant to focus you on game development by stripping away all of the complexities, while providing just the tools you need. There is a huge community of PICO-8 developers to learn from and share your creations with.
You can learn more about the new free PICO-8 Education Edition and see it in action in the video below.