A downloadable tool for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android

This is a tool for Tic-80 that can be used to create a text adventure games like those in the era of ZX-spectrum. Each game can be exported to html5 or native code with Tic-80. This cartridge contains engine and a example code. Basic programming in Lua required. But you only write game logic for rooms, objects and interaction and no engine code!

Full game to show what this engine is about can be played here: http://tic.computer/play?cart=725

PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, Android
Tags2D, Pixel Art, Text based, TIC-80
Average sessionA few hours
InputsKeyboard, Mouse, Touchscreen

Install instructions

First you need Tic-80 found here : https://tic.computer/creat

Next run tic80.exe (or other version for your operating system). Download TextGameEngine.tic to your disk.

Then type in Tic80 console: load textgameengine

And after cartridge loads hit F1 and you can look at the code and start experimenting. Game logic code starts somewhere around line 650.


TextGameEngine.tic 35 kB

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