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A simple shooter I'm working on. There are only two kinds of enemies and no upgrades, but it has a few ideas I wanted to try out. There's also no sound or music yet.

Arrows move, button 1 shoots

Thanks to Ivoah for his 3D cube demo from picozine #2 (used for the wireframe projection and rotation).

The enemy sequences can easily be edited in the map editor. Each column is an event with the following values in the rows:

  • Trigger (skull is all enemies dead, numbers are seconds since last event)
  • Event type (enemy, or wave/game end)
  • Enemy count
  • Enemy flight path
  • Enemy formation

Fazaa means "space" in Persian!

P#15739 2015-10-23 00:12 ( Edited 2015-10-24 22:39)

Nice! I caught myself trying to double-tap to roll, took me a sec to realize why.

P#15740 2015-10-23 00:55 ( Edited 2015-10-23 04:55)
:: tbsp

I have no idea what you mean. ;)

P#15741 2015-10-23 01:22 ( Edited 2015-10-23 05:22)
:: impbox

so awesome! the movement looks and feels great!

P#15742 2015-10-23 02:08 ( Edited 2015-10-23 06:08)

@tbsp iirc Star Fox had that. But I could be misremembering.

P#15743 2015-10-23 02:18 ( Edited 2015-10-23 06:18)
:: tbsp

Oh, it did, I was trying (and failing) to be silly.

P#15744 2015-10-23 02:22 ( Edited 2015-10-23 06:22)

This is incredible, what an awesome job. Hat off to you tbsp!

P#15745 2015-10-23 03:17 ( Edited 2015-10-23 07:17)
:: Segger

O_O dude those starfox-esque vector graphics are 100% on-point.

P#15746 2015-10-23 03:36 ( Edited 2015-10-23 07:36)

/me must not do a starwars mashup...

P#15748 2015-10-23 04:20 ( Edited 2015-10-23 08:20)
:: Ivoah

O.o this is awesome! When I opened it up I though "Oh, another shooter -_-" But then I saw the awesome title screen and decided to give it a shot (no pun intended). I'm glad I did! This game has got to be on the list of the most awesome PICO-8 games. The movement is nice and fluid.

P#15752 2015-10-23 09:23 ( Edited 2015-10-23 13:23)
:: tbsp

Thanks everyone for your kind words!

P#15755 2015-10-23 11:29 ( Edited 2015-10-23 15:29)

Looks great so far! In this version it's difficult to see or evade enemy bullets, so I feel like I just keep aiming and shooting until I die. I wonder if a small shift in perspective would help, so my own ship isn't blocking the view?

P#15762 2015-10-23 13:48 ( Edited 2015-10-23 17:48)
:: Ivoah

I just noticed that you used some of the stuff from my 3d demo, I'm glad it helped someone!

P#15764 2015-10-23 14:49 ( Edited 2015-10-23 18:49)
:: tbsp

@dddaaannn: Yeah, there's certainly an issue actually telling where enemies/etc are and avoiding them. I tried shifting the camera up a bit and it didn't help much, but perhaps if I angle the camera down as well that'd be enough.

I also want to add more dynamic enemy patterns involving the z-axis.

@Ivoah: It was quite helpful!

P#15765 2015-10-23 14:53 ( Edited 2015-10-23 18:53)
:: Parlor

I have no critique to give. This is fantastic!

P#15766 2015-10-23 15:05 ( Edited 2015-10-23 19:05)
:: jigalx

I don't like this game because it makes me feel inadequate. It's good though!

P#15769 2015-10-23 19:55 ( Edited 2015-10-23 23:55)

Aiming in 3D is very cool, but I agree that there's no way for me to predict or avoid incoming damage right now. It might help if the enemies spawned a little farther away.

It's still a really cool tech demo, though. :L

P#15776 2015-10-24 12:09 ( Edited 2015-10-24 16:11)
:: Pizza

I feel like the name should be a pun on Starfox but otherwise this is pretty incredible.

P#15779 2015-10-24 14:48 ( Edited 2015-10-24 18:48)

It's very good. But it would be awesome if star animation was influenced by player position.

P#15793 2015-10-24 18:39 ( Edited 2015-10-24 22:39)

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