By now, you most likely have heard kids talking about something called "M-BIRSIO" and sometimes just shout "MM... BIRSIO! MM... BIRSIO!" while drooling. Well, now you can find out what it is by inserting this new exciting cart from Tic Tac Toad in your PICO-8.
MICRO MURDER ( but it's robots so it's OK ) is a game of ballistic extermination for 1 or 2 tactical modules, organic or otherwise. Assert your domination over four pictoresque and extremely resource-rich celestial bodies using a flexible arsenal designed to fit any situation.
* streamlined "artillery duel" gameplay similar to Worms (or so they say, Tic Tac Toad has never heard about any kind of worms except the one in Worm Nom Nom, also available now from Tic Tac Toad) * a game for 1-2 players * a sometimes quite cunning AI * an endless amount of randomly generated levels on four different planets * tweakable gameplay parameters
MICRO MURDER: But It's Robots So It's OK is an artillery duel game. Your mission is to destroy all enemy robots.
Use the controller to move around. (Up) and (down) changes the aim. (x) to jumps and (o) opens up the popup menu. Hold (o) and push the joypad into any of the four cardinal directions to select options. E.g. hold (o) and (down) to fire.
Try to use the best suitable weapon for different situations. Try to bounce enemy robots into the surrounding water/lava/lemonade in case you can't simply explode them into spare parts. Use the Digger to dig tunnels for you to hide into or shoot through.
If you still are stumped, play a few games against the AI to see useful tactics.
Game by Tic Tac Toad
Code mostly by kometbomb (may contain traces of iLKke)
Art type stuff (gfx & sound) by iLKke (may contain traces of kometbomb)
Edit: Forgot the instruction gif
Fan #1 here! waiting for some articles on your blog about techniques used in this game, loved the ones on spaceman8 :]
I read about prototracker http://kometbomb.net/prototracker/ ; do you think an android port is doable? sorry for being offtopic :>
I suppose I should write something!
(There's also a topic at chipmusic.org)
I wrote something about the map collision routine: http://kometbomb.net/2017/04/20/maps-in-micro-murder-but-its-pico-8-so-its-hard/
This is incredible. Evrything about it is great, especially the clever radial menu. Brilliant! Thank you!
@kometbomb: Oh, that was iLKke's doing? I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the attention to detail then. :)
(I just realized something OT: isn't it crazy that, in our world, the more talented someone is, the less noteworthy it is when they do something cool? Humans be weird, yo.)
This would be a fun game to play on your phone when you have some time to kill (maybe combine it with the mobile controller from https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=29937)
Good Bananas !
Reminds me of "Gorillas" for QBasic many years ago.
Fantastic game, played it with my nephew last night on my raspberry pi. Thanks for making this!
I love the game. I played it with my little bro and he won 82% of the time and I won like 18% of the time.
Both of the games I've started so far have ended with the machines plotting forever. :-/
hello, I have a problem in the game, I don't know about you, but sometimes when the machines are plotting I get a lag until the cpu responds, ruining my experience
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