The PICO-8 fantasy console

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PICO-8 is a fantasy console (a limited development environment for building retro games) that contains a text editor, music composition tracker, and graphical sprite editor. Game logic is programmed in a modified version of the Lua programming language. It’s credited with starting the trend towards building games with limitations, and features the following limits:

Despite that, there are thousands of impressive PICO-8 games that contain 3D graphics, pleasant sound tracks, and compelling gameplay.