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README.md

FANTASY CONSOLES/COMPUTERS

This is a list of available fantasy consoles/computers. Including softwares which simulate virtual hardwares, with limited functionality. And always encourage creating and sharing tiny retro games and programs with built-in languages and tools.

FC Language Price & License Platform (Editing; Playing) Display
1Bit-Wonder by Brastin Instructions Free Windows, Linux 225x125 (1.8:1)
BASIC8 by Tony Wang BASIC $14.99 Windows, macOS, Linux; Browser 160x128 (1.25:1)
Bitsy by Adam Le Doux Instructions Free, MIT GitHub stars Browser 16x16 (1:1) 1bit sprites (8x8 per sprite)
CHROMA-60 by Arkia ASM Free Windows, Linux 240x135 (16:9)
Click4 by Josef Patoprsty ASM Free, MIT GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux 64x64 (1:1)
CToy by Anaël Seghezzi C Free, zlib GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux 128x128 (1:1)
DRAK-0 by Drew Wibbenmeyer ChaiScript, LuaJIT (coming soon) NYOP, MIT GitHub stars Windows 320x240 (4:3)
DX8 by Robin Southern ASM Free, MIT GitHub stars Windows 320x256 (1.25:1)
ECoS by MLJWare Lua NYOP Windows, macOS, Linux 128x128 (1:1)
ESP LGE by Igor(corax89) C like Free, GPLv3 GitHub stars Browser, custom handheld 128x128 (1:1)
Fancade by Martin Magni Visual Scripting F2P iOS, Android Voxel
FAZIC by Michał Kalbarczyk BASIC Free Browser 320x240 (4:3)
G-eon by Memorix101 JavaScript NYOP Windows, Linux, Raspberry Pi 640x480 (4:3)
Homegirl by poeticAndroid Lua Free, Pro, MIT GitHub stars Windows, Linux, MacOS Screen modes from 80x45 (16:9) to 640x480 (4:3), up to 256 colors from 12bit palette
IBNIZ by viznut Instructions Free, zlib GitHub stars Windows, Linux 256x256 (1:1)
Leikr by Torbuntu (Official) Groovy, (unofficial) Java, Kotlin Free, Apache GitHub stars Linux, Raspberry Pi, GameShell, Windows 240x160 (3:2)
LIKO-12 by RamiLego4Game Lua NYOP, MIT GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux, Android 192x128 (3:2)
LowRes Coder by Timo Kloss BASIC $4.99 (F2P) iOS Up to 128x128 (1:1)
LowRes NX by Timo Kloss BASIC Free, LGPL3 GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS 160x128 (1:25.1)
LuaG Console by Vulcalien Lua Free, Apache GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux 160x160 (1:1)
MakeCode Arcade by Microsoft Blocks, JavaScript, TypeScript Free, MIT GitHub stars Browser; Raspberry Pi 0, custom handhelds 160x120 (4:3)
Marmmodore-1K by Felipe Alfonso ASM Free Browser 16x16 (1:1)
nano Jammer by Casual Effects nano Free, BSD GitHub stars Browser 64x64 (1:1)
NEKO8 by Egor Dorichev Lua, BASIC, ASM, MoonScript NYOP, ? Windows, macOS, Linux, Android 192x128 (3:2)
Nibble by Nibble Team Lua Free, GPLv3 GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux 400x240 (1.67:1) 24bit/7bit
Octo by John Earnest ASM Free, MIT GitHub stars Browser 128x64 (2:1) 2bit
Phosphor by Marc Lepage Lua Free, MIT GitHub stars Browser 192x128 (3:2)
PICO-8 by Lexaloffle Lua $14.99 Windows, macOS, Linux, Raspbery Pi; Browser 128x128 (1:1) 4bit
Pix64 by ZappedCow PNG NYOP Windows, Linux 64x64 (1:1)
Pixel Vision 8 by Pixel Vision 8 Lua Free, MS-PL GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux 256x240 (1.07:1)
Prism-384 by Grapefruitopia Industries JavaScript $5 Windows, macOS, Linux, Raspberry Pi 384x216 (16:9)
PuzzleScript, DungeonScript by Stephen Lavelle Instructions Free, MIT GitHub stars Browser Configurable, (DungeonScript) Voxel
PX8 by hallucino Lua, Python NYOP, MIT GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux Configurable
Pyxel by Takashi Kitao Python Free, MIT GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux 256x256 (1:1)
quadplay by Casual Effects PyxlScript Free, LGPL3 GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux; Browser 384x224 (1.71:1)
Raccoon by Lutopia & Linheha JavaScript Free, Unlicense GitHub stars Browser 128x128 (1:1)
Riko4 by Bryan Lua Free, MIT GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux 280x160 (1.75:1)
SCRIPT-8 by Gabriel Florit JavaScript Free, MIT Browser 128x128 (1:1)
SmileBASIC by SmileBoom BASIC $9.99, $24.99 3DS, NS 320x240 (4:3), 400x240 (1.67:1)
TIC-80 by Vadim Grigoruk Lua, MoonScript, JavaScript, Fennel, Wren, Squirrel Free, $5 (Pro), MIT GitHub stars Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, 3DS, Browser 240x136 (1.76:1)
VectorBoy by David Jalbert Lua NYOP Windows Vector
Voxatron by Lexaloffle micro-scripting $19.99 Windows, macOS, Linux Voxel
VVpet by Gardrek Lua Free, ? Löve 64x64x2, 128x128x4, Configurable
yuki-js by Nik Coughlin JavaScript (subset) Free, MIT GitHub stars Browser Configurable

License

CC0

Contributing

  • Ordered by: alphabet.
  • Language: Mean built-in language(s) for end users, not the language in which it was created.
  • NYOP: Name Your Own Price.

People find it difficult to search for this kind of software to play with, so the definition is relaxed for choosing available consoles. However, it's fairly simple to tell if one is not a fantasy console/computer:

  1. Hardware such as RaspberryPi and Gamebuino are not
  2. Emulators of real hardware (eg. NES, C64, DOSBox) are not
  3. Generic graphics libraries and game engines are not
  4. Programming IDEs and editors are not
  5. Minecraft is not

As things keep evolving, feel free to update this list, or correct any mistakes. Pull requests are welcome.