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Pieces of Cake

By krajzeg Published on Nov 26th, 2018 Last updated on Dec 9th, 2018

You're baking cakes for the Winter holidays! You do this by putting ingredients into a tray and trying to score the most points by assembling the longest combos possible!

This is an entry in the 2018 PICO-8 Advent Calendar - day #10.

How to play
The easiest way to learn is the "how to play" option in-game, but here is the gist:

  • You make cakes by playing tiles into the tray. When the tray fills up, the cake is baked and scored.
  • You get a recipe for each cake. The total score on tiles with a given ingredient has to at least match the number in the top-left corner.
  • Tiles with the same ingredients fuse together when placed next to each other.
  • Tiles with different ingredients interact through links. There are colored knobs on the sides of tiles. A red knob means that a tile will link with a red tile in this direction (the color of the score tag matters). Tiles earn bonus points when linked (equal to the lowest score already on them) and swap places.
  • You can use all that swapping to make combos, which score extra points to all the tiles in your tray.
  • Every link or fuse that you make earns you an extra tile to use.