- Respawning after you die
- Levels of increasing difficulty
- Asteroids break up into smaller chunks when hit
Over thanksgiving weekend I took a swing at PICO-8 to introduce my nephew to some game programming. What a delightful little platform! (other than the scoping rules of Lua, ugh!).
The result was a very simple Asteroids clone. Enjoy! https://github.com/pepaslabs/picoroids
The asteroids don't break up into smaller pieces yet, and there is no score or sound effects. Work-in-progress!
Also, I have four days of Lua under my belt, so the code probably isn't idiomatic. Now that I've read a bit of other people's code, I realized I should have used my tables as dictionaries, rather than always accessing them as arrays (the code is more difficult to read).