If you got ideas for challenges please share them here. I only came up with those 6 and they are mostly pretty same-y. They don't need to be super hard, I'm not looking to make an impossible game. :P
arrows -> move and aim
z -> shoot
x -> lock aim to current direction
x (tap quickly) -> jump
Changes for 0.4.1
Pickup the gray boxes for randomly generated weapons. There are no ammo refills.
Weapons' properties can be determined by looking a the gun's barrel(s). See if you can figure it out.
Enemies can be killed by pushing them into the spikes or by shooting them three times.
Changes for 0.0.2
I just started throwing stuff together without a clear plan. It might be going somewhere. Still very much work in progress.
I wish I has something clever to say. Oh well.
I need to recover from Bombmans. So, have Snakes and Ladders. The one and only purely skill based board game now for the first time (probably not) in digital form. It's a metaphor for life or something.
How to play:
I'll just pronounce this game complete (for now). I pretty much burned myself out making it (and doing nothing else) for a whole week. It was fun though.
Changes in v1.0
I made a timelapse video of the creation process.
I have been making this for a full week now with almost every minute of free time I have had (last weekend and after work).
Making the mechanics took only around 6 hours in total, but the AI has been painful to get working properly (hence the excessive debug info) and it's still not quite how I would like. The AI is around 5000 symbols of the current 7777 used (I just noticed :O ) at this point. I haven't optimized or cleaned it up at all. (And now after noticing that 7777 I probably don't want to. :D )
The graphics I overhauled in a couple hours yesterday. It was my first time drawing dithering, I'm quite happy with how it turned out. The title screen definitely could use some work. Also background music would be nice but I'm hopeless in that regard.
I have screen captured the entire creation process as a timelapse and will make some kind of video out of it. It'll probably be mostly boring coding and head scratching but I wanted to give it a try anyway.
EDIT: Aaaand here is the video (EDIT2: now with MUCH better quality)