This weekend was the 38th Picotachi, with five presenters:
- @lexaloffle on Pico-8 and Voxatron
- @darknemo on Seasons After Fall and his company, Swing Swing Submarine
- @polm23 (yours truly) on the Laser Syriacum
- @datponpon on Peko Peko Sushi, his next game
- @super_misurino on Neko Studio, her illustration circle
Read on for details.
Joseph showed updates to Pico-8 and Voxatron. Pico-8 mobile controls will be available soon, and as a small bonus, when resetting a game memory will briefly be corrupted.
William David of Swing Swing Submarine talked about their game Seasons after Fall. One interesting detail he went into is how most of the scenery is a few textures applied to simple shapes. He also talked briefly about their upcoming game, which involves dealing with the uncertanties of historical records.
Alvin Phu of Hanaji Games gave a presentation about his in-development Peko Peko Sushi. I don't think there's any information about this online yet, but it's a puzzle game about running a conveyor sushi restaurant, featuring gorgeous pixel art by HARA, due for release soon on iOS and Android.
Finally, Super Misurino presented on her illustration circle, Neko Studio. They've got a lot of great releases and regularly have a booth at Comitia and other doujin events in Tokyo; do give them a look.