I challenged myself to complete a creative project every week for the rest of 2022, and this week was Pico-8.
For this week I decided to tackle a favorite infinite waves-of-enemies survival title from my childhood. It is my take on Worm Whomper by Tom Loughry on the Intellivision. I have included an Intellivision mode that gets a bit closer to the classic graphics.
Defend your corn from an onslaught of hungry pests!
- Move with direction keys
- Z for plow ball
- X to shoot
If you lose your gun grab a new one from the barn.
I am not a game artist, musician, or developer. As such, the code in this game is filled with redundancies, magic numbers, and is wildly optimized. I have a lot to do, but it is (mostly) playable for the limited effort I was able to put in while simultaneously trying to learn all the things. I had a blast getting this far, I learned a ton and can't wait to revisit Pico-8 in an upcoming week.
Very good and intensive shooting game, @Tragus. I am impressed. Normally I have helpful suggestions for a game yet unlike some other carts your game here is perfect just the way it is.
I wouldn't change a thing. Love it. Gold star work. Your first one in fact.
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