A downloadable emulator for Windows and Linux

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pemsa is a cart runner for the famous PICO-8 fantasy console. We've included the classic games developed for this console, including Celeste, Slipways & Hug Arena.

The project is opensource!

Terminal/console launch options:

pemsa [cart] [flags]

  • --export-all Exports carts from input folder to output
  • --no-splash Disables startup splash
  • --save [file] Saves the compiled cart
  • --no-fullscreen Disables fullscreen by default

PlatformsWindows, Linux
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(4 total ratings)
Tags2D, collection, Emulator, PICO-8, Retro


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

windows.zip 1 MB
linux.zip 1 MB


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An android version would be greatly appreciated. The only Andoid app I can find for playing Pico 8 games is "P8 Player" which has audio issues and no support for physical controllers.

can you add a launch option where it shows all (compiled) carts within a specified directory?

will there be more games? it would be awesome, the emulator runs pretty well, but when i press F11 it doesn't show good

You can drop more games (needs to be in .p8 format) into the emulator folder and splore will show them :)

but all carts are .p8.png, and not recognized :(

They are not supported for now :( Comming soon doe

Is this still coming? or is there anyway to batch convert files?

how can i use the --no--fullscreen command? i dont know how to use a console

You can exit full screen by pressing f11 or alt+enter