Fairly new programmer here, and still fairly new to PICO-8.
I was pondering how to take simple games and give them a unique twist (i.e., something I could actually create as a newbie) and I came up with 4-Pong.
4-Pong is basically Pong, but you control all 4 paddles at once (they move in sync). Every 150 points, the game speeds up, and every 300 points, you gain a new life.
I tried to keep it as simple as possible.
Any and all feedback is very much appreciated!
Best wishes and thanks,
New PICO-8 programmer and relatively new programmer in general.
I'm making a very simple "pong" game just to get the hang of PICO-8 and Lua, but I can't figure out how to start a game paused. I considered setting a variable "paused" and flip it between 0 and 1 using keyboard input (and then running the update functions when paused = 0), but then it would have to be the Z or X key which I might use later on for something else.
How does everyone else handle this? Or can you point me to a web-resource that explains the best way to handle this?
Thanks for putting up with newbie questions!