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A top-down Smash TV clone
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Wandidi - music made with my son
by cheapshot
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Creating this blog to house my tweetcarts.
The first is this fireball creation ☄️

  • pset instead of CLS
  • pset is used to check pixel colour and change the colour to one lower in the COL table.
  • two circles spinning around which get small as the radius from the centre gets smaller.

Cart #fireballrebirth-0 | 2021-10-12 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

P#98555 2021-10-12 23:41

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Cart #flappywords-1 | 2021-08-18 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

I had the idea of creating some educational game parodies, and this is the first.

🐤 Fly through the pipes to spell animal names!
🐤 See what words you spelt at the end of the game!
🐤 Points!
🐤 Bird!
🐤 Use in your class!*

The main code and the pipe sprite are from @jalecko's wonderful tutorial.

*A friend of mine has already told me he will use this game in his class to start a conversation about how crappy educational games can be.

Learn about my research and teaching with games over on the LLP journal website.

P#96163 2021-08-18 03:47 ( Edited 2021-08-18 03:48)

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Cart #flumeremix-0 | 2020-07-16 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

I'm a big fan of this song and wanted to improve my PICO-8 music-making skills, so decided to remix it here.

Not 100% finished, but you get the idea.

P#79380 2020-07-16 03:25

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Cart #movement_2d-0 | 2020-04-22 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

I have been experimenting with player movement for a top-down 2D game. At the moment, I have "fixed" diagonal movement to be 0.7x the speed of straight-line movement, and also added friction so the character sprite slows down gradually.

The next step however is acceleration.

I'm wondering how a slow ramp into movement (acceleration) might be achieved using the lerping algorithm as introduced here: https://demoman.net/?a=animation-code-part-1

Does anyone have tips or a tutorial on how I could achieve this acceleration/deceleration??

Code for movement:

if (btn(➡️) and btn(⬆️)) then
    elseif (btn(➡️) and btn(⬇️)) then
    elseif (btn(⬅️) and btn(⬇️)) then
    elseif (btn(⬅️) and btn(⬆️)) then
    elseif (btn(⬆️)) then
    elseif (btn(➡️)) then
    elseif (btn(⬇️)) then
    elseif (btn(⬅️)) then

 if not btnp(⬆️) and not btnp(⬇️) then
  if p.dy<0.01 and p.dy>-0.01 then
 if not btnp(➡️) and not btnp(⬅️) then
  if p.dx<0.01 and p.dx>-0.01 then

P#75146 2020-04-22 01:40

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Cart #inf_topdown-0 | 2020-04-12 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Hello everyone!

Today I am sharing the results of a personal "game jam" I completed this weekend. I use the inverted commas there because I was very sporadic in terms of my time on the game jam, maybe averaging 4 hours each day... so in reality, I completed this game in about 8 hours.

This was my first proper dive into game programming, and, as a reflection of the project, I'm ecstatic that I was able to get a game made to this level in the amount of time I spent making it.

Things I want to implement next time

  • levels
  • different mobs
  • player lives

Some issues/questions I still have

  • I don't fully understand what code should be in _update() and _draw() (that is -- I don't know how or why I should separate code between these two functions.)
  • I don't know how to rotate sprites. I wanted to have the character rotate without having to create a different sprite set.
  • I didn't figure out how to reduce speed when travelling diagonally.

Special thanks

  • Dylan Bennet for the excellent tutorials on YouTube.
  • Ztiro Moritz for the "Shooter in 16 gifs" tutorial:
    • the "for e in all(enemies)" code
    • the explosion code
    • the collision code
  • Lazy Devs on YouTube for the most detailed tutorials I've seen
P#74678 2020-04-12 23:20 ( Edited 2020-04-12 23:21)

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I'm just getting into tracking with pico-8 and this is a test for me to see how uploading carts to the site works.
The track name "Wandidi" was decided by my 5-year-old, and he also came up with the main melody.

Cart #wandidi-0 | 2020-01-31 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

We might add more to it, hence the post in the WIP forum.

Thanks for checking in <3

Cheapshot and son

P#72490 2020-01-31 04:12

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