Hey all, wanted to introduce my latest PICO-8 project: ZUBGUBBLERS!
ZUBGUBBLERS is my take on a minimal party game for 2-4 players heavily inspired by the classic game Qix, Splatoon, with additional inspiration from Frank DeMarco's Seam of the Vultures. I wanted to avoid using sprites for the most part and just leverage lines, boxes, and fills.
The goal is to paint as much of the background your color by the time the game is over. You do so by holding button 1 (Z) to expand a box around your player. Releasing the button paints the background your pattern; however, you can also hold a direction and dash (X) into other players. If another player dashes into your box while you are expanding it, the background is painted their color!
There are also some powerups floating around that do various things such as speed up or slow down your player, or make you paint a trail of color behind you for a limited time. There's a team mode available in the pause menu, as well.
It's really best with 4-players so download the cart and bust those gamepads out!
Code and design by Nick Santaniello (ROBYSOFT)
Featuring music by Devin Curry (aka Grand Atrium)
Kid Orion is a short, twitchy, 5-level space exploration game inspired by Lunar Lander and Solar Jetman. Find the landing pad to advance levels, but don't run out of fuel or health! Beware the Space Ram! Features music by Mark DeNardo. Excellent faux box art by Jacob Smiley.
Left and Right Arrows: Tilt Ship
Z: Fire Cannon (once obtained)
Comments welcome! Post your score if you win! I make other games and weird stuff at ROBYSOFT