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Cart #50672 | 2018-03-21 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

This is my first PICO-8 project. It's a small arcade game, I think it can be pretty fun for 2-3 minutes.

The game lacks some basic features, which include:
-Particles when enemies die
-High score table
-Sound and music

Also, this is my first time coding anything other than print("Hello world" in python. I know my code isn't practical and it's pretty token heavy for such a small game.

Constructive criticism on game/code welcome! :)

P#50673 2018-03-21 13:04 ( Edited 2018-04-02 16:55)

Very fun mechanic!

I like it so far -- keep at it. I think you should keep it this simple/focused and just add the features you outlined. It's a strong enough idea to shine by itself, and will benefit from not being muddled by too many other mechanics.

A couple tweaks I want to suggest:

  • allow up/down as inputs
  • Right now boxes can enter the rim that the player travels along. I was thinking this would mean a game over (or I would get damaged from touching them). Since that isn't the plan, I would restrict their movement to the inside of the box.
P#50675 2018-03-21 14:01 ( Edited 2018-03-21 18:01)

Yes, I'm aware of enemies moving into the border,
I'm looking for a fix, I was just eager to release this quick version to get some feedback.

I'm not sure what you mean by up/down inputs. Could you elaborate on that please? :)

P#50676 2018-03-21 15:51 ( Edited 2018-03-21 19:51)

To fix it, you can do something like:

if thing.x <= LEFT_BORDER then
elseif thing.x >= RIGHT_BORDER then
if thing.y <= TOP_BORDER then
elseif thing.y >= BOTTOM_BORDER then

For up/down inputs I meant it would be nice to be able to use all 4 direction keys to navigate the border.

P#50677 2018-03-21 16:17 ( Edited 2018-03-21 20:17)

Ok, the enemies no longer go through the border, thanks for your help!

Although I still do not understand what you mean by using the up and down buttons. You can go around the border using left or right already.

Smoke and scoreboard almost done. :)

P#50713 2018-03-23 01:16 ( Edited 2018-03-23 05:16)

hi dominik, i found this thread after you posted about needing sound. so i went ahead and modded your game! here it is with sounds and music. enjoy!

Cart #51192 | 2018-04-02 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

P#51194 2018-04-02 12:55 ( Edited 2018-04-02 16:55)

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