Picopicotron is a toy desktop environment built with PICO-8. Use the mouse to control it like a standard computer from the nineties.

  • Play tiny games!
  • Live coding with a very limited version of LUA and pico8 commands!
  • Change the graphics of most things in real time!
  • Take notes and have eyes follow your cursor!
  • Mouse required!

It is a silly project so just have fun!

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Live coding!Mine sweeping!Card playing!

Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(21 total ratings)
AuthorJohan Peitz
Made withPICO-8
TagsPICO-8, Pixel Art, Retro
Average sessionA few minutes
InputsKeyboard, Mouse


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das cute :D

Hey <3 We realise this is an old project but we found a bug. Unsure if it's pico-8 or the cartridge itself.

Spent an unreasonable amount of time trying to do an animation and noticed a strange behaviour:


print(abs(-3)) --            3

print(5*abs(-3)) --       -3

print(5*abs(-3*1)) --   15

Anyway, this was delightful to try out <3

Hey there, glad you have fun!
The parser I wrote for this is far from feature complete so there are probably a lot of issue like this I'm afraid. :D

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Better than windows

Very fun to use, charming <3.

Incredibly cool! Great work :D

Thanks Camden!

this is just awesome, i loved it, any way of having a downloable version? like an exe? or even the p8 file


You can download it straight to pico8 by typing 
LOAD #picopicotron


but i dont have pico8 :( that is why i was asking for a downloable version, sorry for bothering

Thanks for the download link I was interested in one of the features.