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TIC-80 Alternatives

TIC-80 is described as 'fantasy computer where you can make, play and share tiny games. Comes with built-in tools for development: code, sprites, maps, sound editors and a command line' and is a game development tool in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to TIC-80 for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is PICO-8. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Bitsy or LowRes NX. Other great apps like TIC-80 are VectorBoy, Pyxel, Voxatron and PX8.

This page was last updated Jul 4, 2022
TIC-80
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Online
  • Android

TIC-80 is a fantasy computer where you can make, play and share tiny games. Comes with built-in tools for development:...

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  1. PICO-8

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Raspberry Pi

    PICO-8 is a Lua based fantasy console for playing and programming tiny games and other computer programs. The app boots to a shell prompt with easy access to scores of game building tools.

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  2. Bitsy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    Bitsy is a little editor for little games or worlds. The goal is to make it easy to make games where you can walk around and talk to people and be somewhere.



  3. LowRes NX

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    LowRes NX is a simulated retro game console which can be programmed in the classic BASIC language. Make your own retro games on a virtual game console. Create sprites, tile maps, sound and music with the included tools.

  4. VectorBoy

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    VectorBoy is a fantasy console that can be used to play your own games written in the LUA scripting language. Unlike other systems of its kind, it doesn't use pixels to display graphics. Instead, the screen displays straight lines to form graphics of all kinds.

  5. Pyxel

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Pyxel is a retro game engine for Python. Inspired by fantasy consoles like PICO-8, Pyxel imposes graphic and sound limits that provide a retro aesthetic while also greatly simplifying development.



  6. Voxatron

    • Online

    Voxatron is a fantasy console system where games are made out of voxels and made available to the system as traditional cartridges that can be made from scratch through a built-in designer or remixed from other shared creations.

  7. PX8

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PX8 is an open-source fantasy Console in Rust (with Python and Lua).

  8. WASM-4

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    WASM-4 is a low-level fantasy game console for building small games with WebAssembly. Game cartridges (ROMs) are small, self-contained .wasm files that can be built with any programming language that compiles to WebAssembly.

  9. nano JAMMER

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    The nano JAMMER is a fantasy console for tiny games. It is perfect for hobby coding, a game programming course, and tweetjams.

  10. Zany80

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    ZANY80 is a fantasy console built around the Zilog Z80 processor (used in the classic Spectrum Z80 computer).

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