Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Pico-8 Orrery

Super-simple solar system, implemented on the Pico-8 retro fantasy console. Left/right to adjust time, up/down to adjust zoom.

Here's the "cartridge" which is a PNG with the whole program embedded inside it:

The Pico-8 has 16.16 fixed-point arithmetic, which makes working on things that span a wide range of scales challenging.

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