As I write this I’m still off sick and have been mostly sticking to the couch. Setting up emacs pretty much took all my energy so I’ve spent a bunch of time watching pico-8 tutorials from bloke going by the handle doc_robs.
doc_robs narrates in a quiet, soothing British accent–a welcome change to the super animated “Hey guys!” videos that tend to get on my tits after thirty seconds and would be sheer torture right now.
The actual content is pretty good, too. doc_robs approaches common video game tasks with simple examples that are very easy to follow. He dives into documentation, and supplements codes with simple hand-drawn diagrams. If you’re new to coding, this would be one great way to try it out.
doc_robs’s itch profile only has one fairly easy game. I haven’t done much looking but I hope there’s other stuff by him out there.