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Cart #tanksalot-3 | 2023-11-05 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA


This is the very very beginning of my first attempt to make a PICO8 game.

Mainly I'm sharing it now so I can explain what I'm trying to do to my friends.

Press X to fire a shot.
Arrows Keys to move.



  • Added tank movement.


  • Added smoke from both sides of the barrel per the suggestion of @historymaker118 .
  • Reduced firing animation speed slightly (now that I know I can skip frames by using decimals)
  • Added something to shoot along with an explosion effect.
  • Added shooting sound.

Known Issues:

  • Collision is only being detected in the Y direction.
  • Tank movement is to fast and "unrealistic"
P#136305 2023-10-24 02:57 ( Edited 2023-11-05 00:55)


I really like the effects you're doing here, very punchy shooting!
I wonder if the (smoke?) particles coming off on the right side should also come out on the left? You might also want to look into how to do object pooling for the bullets if you're not familiar with the concept.

Welcome to pico8! Hope you have fun making your first project.

P#136320 2023-10-24 12:58


Hey thanks for the feedback. Yeah I think smoke on both sides would look cool should be easy enough to add. As for objectpooling I have not herd that term yet, and I was racking my brain for a way to to handle multiple bullets, because as it is right now there's just one bullet that just gets yanked back down to the gun when its time to fire again, which is not ideal. So thanks for the term I now know what to google. (:

P#136340 2023-10-24 21:16

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