Take your trusty ship to the far reaches of the infinite multiverse...and destroy the hostile life that you find there.
Clear each planet to warp to the next system.
-- 30 fps interlaced flight simulator
-- 3,375 or more different worlds, ranging from snowy ice-planets to verdant hills.*
-- 6 enemy types
*OK, so a lot of the worlds look similar, but the same could be said about certain other games...
Amazing work on getting the frame rate up without the interlacing. How did you do it? (Unrolled loops?) I looked at the code, but it's compressed.
I think about the only thing that isn't working quite right on the hack version is that the players shots seem to be a few frames delayed (more than on the original).
On the original version, there are some "undocumented" keys:
"e" to warp to a new level without clearing the enemies
"tab" to remove interlacing (but not at the frame rate that Gamax achieved)
Could you post your uncompressed code?
I'd love to pull your optimizations into the original program (of course giving you credit for the speed boost) so that I can continue to improve gameplay. I'm very curious about what tricks you used to make things faster--I'm sure they would be relevant to a lot of the more "computationally intensive" (for pico 8) games here.
Thanks a bunch,
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