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This is my last pico8 vector game project and a sequel of my first pico8 game, Sphere buster.

Multiple gameplay options are available to make it play like either asteroids or asteroids deluxe.

I kinda burned up making vectors so I'll make pixel games again after this project. I'll also dig tic-80 to port some of my pico8 games and make new games that utilize its superior performance and more buttons.

Anti-aliased vectors by elice and freds72.

https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?pid=49754

P#100867 2021-11-27 03:06 ( Edited 2022-04-27 23:46)

This is sweet. I can't imagine the magic of vectors. Someday I'll look into them.

P#100891 2021-11-27 11:09

really fun! loved all the different configurations, cameras and colors, adds a lot of replayability

P#100900 2021-11-27 16:04

The graphics are so wonderful!!!
Great work :)

P#102206 2021-12-09 18:38

1.1 patch

  • reduced difficulty
P#110864 2022-04-26 00:38

This may just be an old observation, @hijongpark I've had in my head for a long time now.

If you shoot an object that is approaching you, shouldn't the force of the shot push the object away instead of sending a fragment straight at the angle of where the shot originally came from ?

In playing this I have noticed shooting at a larger object, one of the fragments just heads straight towards me despite me having just fired a shot in the opposite direction.

P#110910 2022-04-26 22:44

@dw817 the smaller asteroids trajectory is based on the mother asteroid's.

The atari's asteroids worked in the same way and attacking big asteroids from behind was the important survival method.

P#110915 2022-04-27 01:04 ( Edited 2022-04-27 01:05)

Yep. I noticed it in Asteroids too. As it was I was never good at that game always getting pummeled by what I shot at. Hmm ... I wonder what the real science behind it would be ?

If you shoot at something can a fragment's trajectory return to the exact angle of the shooter ?

Anyways you followed the conventional arcade mechanics so this is Gold star work. Thanks. :)

P#110918 2022-04-27 01:24

1.2 patch

reduced allowed amount of spheres on screen for optimization.

P#110974 2022-04-27 23:47

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