Made for Mini Jam 108. We started a day late and finished a day late. Standard PICO-8 controls. Z is select. X is back. Arrow keys move the selection.
It's can be hard for a lone hermit crab to survive in the wild. Luckily, this hermit has a giant sword! Chose between 9 action cards to defend yourself from predators!
Movement Cards (Green)
- Move - Move one tile in any direction
- Jump - Jump over a tile in any direction
- Charge - Charge in any direction until you hit something
Attack Cards (Red)
- Stab - Point your sword in any direction
- Thrust - Hit the tile in front of your sword, and return to your original position
- Spin - Hit all adjacent tiles
Utility Cards (Yellow)
- Idle - Stay stationary for a turn
- Swap - Swap positions with any enemy over land
- Rewind - Rewind your last played card
There are 50 levels, so don't feel like you have to beat all of them. The game also auto-saves, so you can continue where you left off.
Here's the itch.io link: https://alanxoc3.itch.io/stabby-crabby
alanxoc3 did the code (me).
greatcadet did the sfx/gfx (this guy: https://www.instagram.com/cadendrawsstuff/).
Very cool. I think the core of this game is rock-solid, but maybe the card distribution needs some fine tuning. I frequently found myself out of attack cards, and just hopping around until i got a stab or spin card. Maybe you could have "idle" as a permanent option, and doing so draws two cards? This probably throws a wrench into the code though.
I love the idea here - would love to see it fleshed out. Also, looks and sounds great - very professional. Well done.
Thanks for sharing— played 13 levels and enjoyed the mini puzzle nature of it.
I like how moving with the sword extended and dragging the sword through an enemy I passed still defeated it— didn’t know if that would work. And enjoyed the different enemy behaviors that showed up.
If you want input— I feel like even having the total # of levels (eg Level 13/50) in the game or some other mini award / animation every 10 levels would give me more of a feeling of progression (I started the game without reading the whole post…)
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