Pickory is a fangame I am making. However, it is completely different from the other fangames. I made it from scratch in C++. I tried to make each area feel unique - it doesn't just have spikes and apples everywhere. It also has a much bigger focus on puzzles, particularly in the Portal area.
Also, the physics are a bit different. Specifically THERE IS NO VARIABLE HEIGHT JUMPING (except for the final boss).
Latest version: 12.03.18Mediafire Download Link
Note: Please do not link directly to Mediafire on other websites. Link to this thread so that people will get the latest version. I upload new versions and take down old ones periodically, so direct links are likely to get broken.Features
Bonus Space Duel Standalone Version
- Level designs based on numerous games, not just IWBTG
- No invisible blocks (ok there's one but at least it's unique and funny), fake blocks, or falling Delicious Fruits
- Secret areas to find and items to collect
- Built in instant save fixer - no more getting stuck, ever
- Custom engine coded in C++, a lot faster than Game Maker
- Ability to record and save replays of a game
- Unlimited save "slots" - You can rename savefiles to anything you wish and have any number of them
If you think the fight with aiMir is unbalanced, here's your chance to even the odds. You can change the settings by editing a textfile, and press E to reload them. If you find some values for the settings that you think are more balanced than in the current version, or you have any other suggestions regarding the fight, please tell me. Mediafire Download Link Porting
This game is intended to be cross platform. If you are interested in making a native Mac or Linux version, pm me or post here and I'll send you the source code. Though it may be difficult to build since I don't have any makefiles.Controls
Note: the controls can be changed by editing controls.txt.
Currently, only keyboard controls are supported. If you have a joystick and want me to add joystick support, please pm me.
Up/Down arrow: Change selection
Enter: Select choice
Print Screen: Screenshot
F3: Mute\Unmute music and sounds
F4: Toggle fullscreen
Move left: Left arrow
Move right: Right arrow
Up/Down: Up and Down arrows (only used in some areas)
Jump: Left Shift
Skip cutscene: S
Open main menu: Escape
Go to titlescreen: F2
PageDown: Decrease game speed
PageUp: Increase game speedUnsaving
This is a feature I made which I believe has never been done before in any other fangame.
Basically, it is a built-in instant save fixer. If you ever get stuck, just press the backspace key and the last save will be undone. Be careful not to undo the good saves though!Difficulty
The difficulties in Pickory are named one lower then IWBTG. So Wuss is equivalent to Medium, Medium is Hard, and Hard is Very Hard. Playing on hard difficulty your first time is a very bad idea.Secret Items
There are secret items and secret levels placed throughout the game. However, they are not hidden with invisible blocks, fake blocks, or other cheap tricks. Instead, they require out of the box thinking or puzzle solving to reach. You can view a list of the secrets you have already found in the achievements menu.Replays
This is another feature which I believe is unique among fangames. Whenever you play a game, it is automatically recorded, so you can play it back later or send it to someone else to watch. By default, replays are saved to WriteDir/Replays/LastReplay.txt but you can always rename them to something else to stop it from getting overwritten next time.Screenshots
Mansion of Pickory (with boss paintings)
Iron HeadFrequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I get past the bullet bills or the flying black chompers?
Q: I watched the video but I still can't get past it!
A: Try the left path, it's a lot easier.
Q: Why is it named Pickory? What does it mean?
A: The name refers to the main character, Pickory Nolastname. It is a fake name I randomly made up and is not supposed to mean anything.
Q: How long did it take you to make?
A: I've been working on it since mid October 2009. I intended to keep working on it as long as I have enough spare time and enough ideas.
Q: I'm stuck on the second part of the Portal area.
A: You can hold down the arrow key to go farther. Other then that, it's a standard Portal fling, with a airjump at the end.
Q: I'm stuck on the Majora's Mask screen.
A: You have to jump into the moon.
Q: What day is the Fourth of July celebrated in Britain?
A: In Britian, they use the eastern orthodox calendar, so the date varies from year to year depending on the lunar cycle. Next year, the Fourth of July will be celebrated on June 31st.