Once the game loads, press either of Player 1's action buttons to begin playing. When the game is in progress, Player 2 can join by pressing either of the P2 action buttons.
This game was made in collaboration with Qendrim Hoti for our art show Galaxy Champion FUN ZONE. That exhibition centered around using modified/hacked video games to insert personal migrant histories into a variety of virtual worlds. Space Kilim was an game created by Hoti and I to explore how 8-bit graphics have an uncanny aesthetic similarity to the motifs found in woven rugs.
A kilim is a hand woven rug found in Morocco, Turkey, and Albania. The motifs used in the game are from a number of textiles in Qendrim’s collection.
In the art show where this was used, the game was played via a ceiling mounted projector which projected the game down onto a white fur rug. This is mostly why the game has no "interface" and no score-keeping: a simple and direct visual presentation in the gallery made more sense.
While no code was copied, this game was heavily inspired by this: https://ztiromoritz.github.io/pico-8-shooter/. Also, for now, the music was borrowed from Star Fox 2.