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Cart #lucylovepebs-0 | 2019-11-18 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | No License

This is Lucy Loves Pebbles, a game in 559 characters where you feed Lucy Miu with her favorite pellet-based food. #TweetTweetJam

Press X to flip the flippers and try to fling the pebbles into the cat's mouth. If she eats enough, she'll be happy - otherwise, well, nothing happens.

I'd never tried to minify game code before - only demos for #tweetcart. As it turned out, I made two choices that would make this one very difficult to minify: I spent a stupid number of characters drawing the cat head exactly as I wanted (instead of picking cheaper graphics for it) and I chose game mechanics that were really much more complex than I ought to have chosen.

The implementation was fairly straightforward: the left side of the screen (i.e., the cat's face and rail/flipper) are drawn with primitives, then memcpy/spr-flipped to the other side. I use the distance to center to determine what happens when the flippers are pressed, and the height to determine if it makes it in the cat's mouth.

For minifying, I wrote a small python script that would read a less-minified cartridge and output the one I've uploaded. Essentially, it strips indents, some whitespace, and comments, and allows me to use comments to decorate which lines' newline characters can be deleted.

Yes, this may be my worst cartridge, but it was a fun weekend!

P#70021 2019-11-18 17:17

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