Top down exploration

⬆️  Move forward
⬅️/ ➡️     Rotate ship
❌(hold)     Show map


⬅️/ ➡️     Move ship
❌(hold)     Fire cannon(s)

Pico Pirates is an open world adventure game featuring deadly monsters, rival pirates and beautiful sandy beaches!

You set out on your quest to find The Pirate King and claim the crown for yourself. To do this, you'll need to find the 4 compass pieces  scattered around the vast, procedurally generated world and keep your crews spirits high throughout (pirates lovely treasure and a good fight!).


Pico Pirates is also available on the lexaloffle forums. If you'd like to view the full,  uncompressed source code, you can find it on this page for a small fee.

If you come across any issues or have any thoughts on your experience with this game, I'd love to hear from you! 

Good luck!


Art, programming, design

Craig Tinney


Chris Donnelly
aka Gruber_music

Special thanks

Daniel Caaz for their excellent font compression solution
Josh Richter for their excellent ideas and constant testing
Alex Wall <3

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
(18 total ratings)
AuthorCraig Tinney
Made withPICO-8
TagsExploration, Open World, PICO-8, Procedural Generation


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Really cool game!


i cant download the game u.u


Currently the only files I've put for download is the source code , available for a small price.

That being said, I suppose I could pop a couple of executables up, it just didn't occur to me before now.

Can I ask why you might want a standalone executable over a browser based version? 

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an stand alone executable sounds nice <3


cool game captain!


Thank you!


you have outdone yourself with this truly remarkable game


Oh, stop it you!

Thank you very much :)