So I spent a few hours over the last few days recreating a flash game I found online a while back (http://abagames.sakura.ne.jp/flash/ffs/).
I challenged myself to try to recreate the game without looking at the code the original developer provided. After that I added powerups to add a new spin on the original game.
It's missing sound effects and music, but otherwise I've added music and sfx and the game is basically done.
I've been working on this game for a month or so on and off. I still have some janky code in the mix, but I've got my basic three enemy types and am currently working on a system for arranging levels and building a sub-boss and boss to complete the initial goals I laid out. I'm moreso uploading to motivate myself to keep going.
I made this for the Games Vs. Nazis game jam on Itch.io. It isn't quite finished because I want to add sound, powerups, and boss battles. It is the best game I've ever made, though.