Welcome to the Lumon Family

Congratulations! πŸŽ‰
We are all thrilled you've decided to become part of Macrodata Refinement department, here at Lumon Industries
We shall now begin your orientation on being a successful Macrodata Refiner.

OBJECTIVE

  • Examine the numbers displayed in the data field in front of you which need refining.
  • Using the roller ball, move the magnifying glass around the data field and see the numbers enlarge as it passed over them.
  • Periodically, certain numbers may start to make you feel a certain way.
  • There are four categories of numbers, each of which elicits a different feeling.
    • WO - These numbers elicit melancholy or despair.
    • FC - These numbers elicit joy or ecstasy.
    • DR - These numbers elicit fear, anxiety or apprehension.
    • MA - These numbers elicit rage or a desire to do harm.
  • When you are ready, try highlighting a group of numbers by clicking and dragging over a data set. Then release to automatically drop the numbers into a bin.
  • Once dropped into a bin, a progress report will display, showing the levels of each number type within that bin.
  • Your job is to fill all five bins evenly, with the four kinds of numbers.
  • Should you have any further questions, feel free to ask your supervisor.

...and remember - when you reach 75% completion, you'll be rewarded with a
Music/Dance Experience! πŸ•ΊπŸš₯

Happy Refining and Praise Kier! πŸ”’β€΅οΈπŸ—‘οΈ

Paul N.
- Macrodata Refinement

CONTROLS

Move PointerMouse Move
Refine NumbersMouse Click+Drag to select numbers

ABOUT

LUMON-8 was an attempt to demake the Macrodata Refining (MDR) Program from the TV show Severance, using only 1,024 compressed bytes of code, for #Pico1k Jam 2022.

I also recommend listening to the Severance Soundtrack while you are refining numbers (it's your Outie's favourite! 🎡)

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

SOURCE CODE (1,024 bytes)

poke(24365,1)poke(22016,4,4,6)poke(22401,2,5,5,2,0,0,0,0,3,2,2,2,0,0,0,0,3,4,2,7,0,0,0,0,7,2,4,3,0,0,0,0,5,5,15,4,0,0,0,0,7,1,4,3,0,0,0,0,2,1,5,2,0,0,0,0,7,4,2,1,0,0,0,0,7,5,7,7,0,0,0,0,2,5,4,2,0,0,0,0,0,5,2,5,0,0,0,0,9,4,2,9,0,0,0,0,1,3,5,9,15,1,0)
u=0
v=0
f={}g={
{0,0,0,0},
{0,0,0,0},
{0,0,0,0},
{0,0,0,0},
{0,0,0,0}}?"\astb3a#ga#a#gg"
a={1,2,3,4,5}::_::
oval(90,1,126,15,12)
oval(99,2,116,14)
rect(5,4,121,12)
r=false
x=stat(32)
y=stat(33)
if stat(34)>0 and #a>0 then
if (not d) d=true j=x k=y
else
if (d) then
r=true
v=.01
s=rnd(a)
end
d=false
j=nil
end
rect(-1,17,128,19)
rect(-1,101,128,103)
for i=0,127 do
n=f[i] or {
n=rnd()*10\1,
x=(i*8)%128+2,
y=((i*8)\128)*10+22,
a=(i*8)%128+2,
b=((i*8)\128)*10+22,
z=.5,
v=rnd(),
}z=n.z+sin(u+n.v)
if(j)n.s=n.x<x and="" n.x="">j and n.y<y and="" n.y="">k and z>1.4
?((((x-n.x)^2+(y-n.y)^2)^β–ˆ<12 or z>1.4) and "" or "\14")..n.n,n.x,n.y,n.s and 7 or 12
if(r and n.s) n.u=(s-1)*24+12
if n.u then
n.x=n.a*(1-v)+n.u*v
n.y=n.b*(1-v)+103*v
if(v>1)then
n=nil
k=rnd{1,2,3,4}g[s][k]=min(g[s][k]+1,25)
end
end
f[i]=n
end
if (d) rect(j,k,x,y)
u+=.0005
if v>0 then
v+=.04
l=(s-1)*24+5w=mid(.77-abs(v/2%4-.77),.37)-.25
for i=1,4 do
?"⁢#"..({"WO","FC","DR","MA"})[i].."   ",l+2,112+i*6-w*4*65,("3421")[i]
rectfill(l+11,113+i*6-w*4*65,l+11+.36*g[s][i],113+i*6+3-w*4*65)
line(l,110,l+sin(w)*10,110-cos(w)*10,7)
line(l+20,110,l+20-sin(w)*10,110-cos(w)*10)
end
if(v>4)v=0
end
p=0rectfill(0,110,127,127,c)for i=1,5 do
b=g[i]
b[0]=b[1]+b[2]+b[3]+b[4]
l=(i-1)*24+5
rectfill(l,119,l+.2*b[0],126,7)
?"\14 0"..i.."\n\|j"..b[0]..";",(i-1)*24+8,111,12
rect(l,110,l+20,117)
rect(l,119,l+20,126)
if(b[0]==100)del(a,i)
p+=b[0]c=0
end
if(p\5==75)c=t()\1%4
?"sIENA                ⁢w⁢x3\#"..c.."⁢-bLUMON",9,6
if(p\5==100)?"⁢w⁢t⁢#100%",50,50,7
?"\14\f7<⁢1⁢c"..c,x,y
?(p\5).."% cOMPLETE",38,6
goto _
StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux, HTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2 total ratings)
AuthorPaul Nicholas (Liquidream)
GenreSimulation
Made withPICO-8
TagsDemake, mdr, pico1k, PICO-8, severance

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Comments

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Hi, this is an absolutely fantastic game!
Any chance of getting a .p8 or .png file so I can play it anytime, anywhere on my MMP?

I'm absolutely clueless as to what I should/can do with the source code.

Many thanks in advance!

Very fun little game! I don't understand one thing, however: what are the p1 and p2 controls for in the options menu? The assigned buttons don't seem to do anything...

Thanks!
Those menu options are built-in as standard to PICO-8 (which the entry was made in).
So, I can see why it would be confusing, as they have no relevance to this particular game.

that explains it, thanks!

I assume you have no plans to keep updating this game or anything, but if by any chance you do, I have two little suggestions: 

make it a little more interactive. For now the game consists of dragging the mouse across the screen and being lucky. Maybe make it so that it's a bit more "work" to find the correct numbers? For example making the correct numbers slightly shake, become bigger or something similar, so you can recognize and "mark" them not by just being lucky, but by knowing that that is a correct number.

Also, maybe limit the maximum size of the square you use to mark the numbers, since you can just mark the entire screen and that makes the game a bit too easy. 

I don't know anything about programming so I don't know if this is even possible inside PICO-8... but yeah, just wanted to give a layman's two cents :)

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As a fan of the show, this game gave me, Beef Gravy, an opportunity to try to get Lil Beef to watch Severance but all it made him do was feel bad for anyone getting a job at Lumon! This was awesome. Very impressed with how you made it look and feel like the real thing. 

Haha, that was awesome! πŸ˜„
Thanks for creating (+sharing) this.
Glad you enjoyed it for what it is + sorry we couldn't entice Lil Beef to join us
(oh well - more music, dance + waffles for the rest of us! πŸ˜…)

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Got my dance party. whew! Nicely done.

I dont undestand, but fun anyway :)

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Bucket 1 is a beast! love the game!

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Really well done! Fantastic aesthetic. Now I know how my innie feels.

Thanks a lot 😊

Yup, our Innies are in a perpetual 128x128 cage of pixels (could be worse! πŸ˜‰)

..and thx again for the CRT plate, made all the difference! πŸ‘

(+1)

I'm glad the CRT plate was finally useful to someone! Perfect use case. :) Hope it wasn't too hard to update to the latest PICO-8.

(+1)

this is really clever, severance is a good show

(+1)

Thank you for the kind words. 😊
It is indeed - it blew me away when I watched it. Been slightly obsessed with it ever since (clearly! πŸ˜…)

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Haha, this is amazing. 

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Thanks a lot, Tom - my Outie is glad u liked it! 😊