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Cart #10521 | 2015-05-07 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

Hello this is the third and probably my last entry for More Is Better Jam. ( I have to leave until next week)
This one is still unfinished, I wanted to add a progression system with powerup unlocks.
As a result the late levels are quite difficult since you will have to play them without the powerups.

Instructions :

  • Save the 32 Files left on your computer by fighting viruses waves with your sweet laser beam and shiny green armor
  • The laser beam always target the grey ring
  • You can't move the ring, it moves by itself and will probably do it in the direction you dont want it to.
  • Your laser beam consume energy : no energy = no laser beam
  • Refill your energy by approaching the ring. It works only if you dont fire.

Controls :

  • <arrow> keys : move around
  • hold <z> : fire beam
P#10522 2015-05-07 08:18 ( Edited 2018-09-19 20:23)

All Comments

Wow! This is your best one yet! I like the "glitch" effect.

The game name and your name don't show up in the cartridge PNG image. Are you putting the "--" comments on the first two lines of the program code?

P#10527 2015-05-07 13:04 ( Edited 2015-05-07 17:04)

Lots of potential in this one. Nice work!

P#10531 2015-05-07 15:03 ( Edited 2015-05-07 19:03)

A very fine game, as are all your games,. this one has a rather original mechanic to it.

Does not keep with the jam theme though,. as it is all together too good.

P#10532 2015-05-07 19:03 ( Edited 2015-05-07 23:03)

IanSeyler> I didnt now about the comments for title and dev name thx for the tip

jph> Yes, I spend way too much times on each MIB entries ( titles screens, fx, monsters etc ) and I think I missed the point of the jam

P#10584 2015-05-10 15:23 ( Edited 2015-05-10 19:23)

I just saw this. Outstanding. I am amazed by how much you could do with the memory footprint.

On my wish list: a tutorial on how to do (simpler, fine) glitch effects with pico-8 for fanzine #3.

P#13532 2015-09-01 22:38 ( Edited 2015-09-02 02:38)

Outstanding work with effects, damn good gameplay, I salute you mate!

P#13589 2015-09-02 21:27 ( Edited 2015-09-03 01:27)

That's a great game, both concept for shooter and glitch effects.

P#17601 2015-12-08 08:31 ( Edited 2015-12-08 13:31)

You've done it again! Another great game! It's really darned challenging, but completely fair. I'm really enjoying working my way through it.

What's the story with level 17?

P#27522 2016-08-28 01:30 ( Edited 2016-08-28 05:30)

A very busy shooter, and an interesting concept at that ! Have a bouncing orb and you can only fire based on the angle the player is to it.

Not so sure about the GAME OVER with one hit. Maybe start with 3-lives instead, or have 3-hearts for the one life ?

P#27523 2016-08-28 01:40 ( Edited 2016-08-28 05:40)

Okay, I've beaten 34 out of 36 levels, and died countless times on the last two. Now I'm looking through the code trying to find the "pure evil" setting for the gray targeting circle so I can turn it off, but no luck so far.

I don't think I've ever played a game that was this hard that was also so fun that I didn't just give up on it. My friend walked into the room while I was playing, watched for about 10 seconds, said "This game is insanity", and walked right out. He's right.

P#27841 2016-09-01 10:20 ( Edited 2016-09-01 14:20)

@Datan0de: So true. I recorded around 25 minutes of 10-second gifs of me dying, that I originally intended to compile in a huge video showing basically how unfair this game can be and especially how much I suck at it. :D

P#27854 2016-09-01 17:05 ( Edited 2016-09-01 21:10)

Please finish this someday. It's fantastic.

P#56894 2018-09-19 16:23 ( Edited 2018-09-19 20:23)

I'm a firing my lazer

P#105426 2022-01-20 17:32

Playing this again, @benjamin_soule. May I suggest that if the player is within the circle influence of the charger and the player fires their laser, it is 2x as effective and powerful as if they are not around the circle influence of the charger.

And to show this laser being stronger and thicker in its beam. Perhaps decrease the default beam size now if not in circle influence and larger if in the circle influence area.

I didn't give a gold star my first time so you have it now. Well done.

P#105439 2022-01-20 20:39 ( Edited 2022-01-20 22:06)

Hello to everyone in the Pico8 community! @benjamin_soule I've only been exploring carts on Pico-8 for a day and thus far this game of yours is my favortie! It's so fun and addicting! I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it past the final stage or not, but I'll have a blast trying! That is for sure!

May I ask, what was your inspirition(s) for this game? The gameplay, concept and mechanics feel original, new and fresh. Yet, despite that, I know that there just has to be a story behind it! :D

P#106843 2022-02-13 18:04

This game isn’t the worst game i played but it also isn’t the best.

P#109405 2022-03-30 09:41

Beat all 36 levels. The last wave on GRUCH was pretty hard because the armored viruses force you to run fast circles around the arena while dodging tons of bullets from green viruses. My strategy was to focus on dodging and shoot anything whenever I got a charge. Overall it's a fun game so far and I hope you finish it some day.

P#117667 2022-09-19 23:42

@benjamin_soule the game doesn't boot anymore. But it's very easy to fix.

There's an "if ... do" in there. Just replace it by an "if ... then" and voilà

P#127306 2023-03-18 23:40 ( Edited 2023-03-18 23:40)

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