VectorBoy Alternatives

    VectorBoy is described as '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' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to VectorBoy for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Online / Web-based and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is TIC-80, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like VectorBoy are PICO-8 (Paid), Voxatron (Paid), Bitsy (Free) and quadplay (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 6, 2021

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      TIC-80 is a 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.
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      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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      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.
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    1. 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.
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      The quadplay fantasy console bundles an emulator and advanced development tools including an adept IDE and tools for use with other IDEs like VS Code, Vim and Emacs. FEATURES - 60 fps @ 384 x 224 pixels = 12:7 aspect ˜ 16:9.
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    2. 8bitworkshop is a browser-based IDE for Atari 2600 development built on Javatari and DASM and CodeMirror .
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      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.
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      Pixel Vision 8 is a platform that standardizes 8-bit fantasy console limitations built on top of an open source C# SDK. Developers can customize these restrictions to match actual legacy hardware or create something new. It is ideal for game jams, prototyping ideas or having fun.
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      LIKO-12 is a fantasy console built with the LÖVE game engine. It's similar to PICO-8 but it's open-source and provides a different API and larger screen width.
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      Open-source, Rust based fantasy console.
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