felicitous blue [Lexaloffle Blog Feed]https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?uid=14148 Oh! My Lovely Garden <p> <table><tr><td> <a href="/bbs/?pid=26364#p"> <img src="/bbs/thumbs/pico26365.png" style="height:256px"></a> </td><td width=10></td><td valign=top> <a href="/bbs/?pid=26364#p"> Oh! My Lovely Garden 1.0</a><br><br> by <a href="/bbs/?uid=14148"> felicitous blue</a> <br><br><br> <a href="/bbs/?pid=26364#p"> [Click to Play]</a> </td></tr></table> </p> <p>So I recently discovered Pico-8 and think it's great. I'm a hobbyist programmer at best but playing with Pico-8 has taken me back to my teen years messing about with basic and assembly on my C64 and Atari ST. I never managed to pull together a full game back then, and pretty much put any programming aspirations on hold for a long time except for the odd macro in excel.</p> <p>Anyhoo... (deep breath) .. here's my first attempt at a Pico-8 game, very loosely inspired by the initial stage/state of a certain C64 game I was rather fond of.</p> <p>Background: After returning colour to the world our hero retired to a peaceful house in the country. But... oh no!.. his lovely garden is under attack, and there's not a power-up in sight - so it's no lasers, just bouncing (and the cats gone missing!).</p> <p>Gameplay: protect the flowers by bouncing into the nasties. </p> <p>Left/Right to accelerate the ball in that direction (ie decelerate if travelling in the opposite direction)</p> <p>There are four types of nasty:</p> <p>Bugs - Nasty little beasts that eat the flowers. Dropped by birds.Harmless to the ball - just bash em! Different waves have more or less bugs. They flash on the radar when eating a flower... kill em quick.</p> <p>Birds - fly about and have a chance of dropping a bug. Easy to kill, can't harm the ball.</p> <p>Spikey birds (aka killer birds) - have swords for wings. Will hurt the ball if hit from above... so hit them from below. Also drop bugs.</p> <p>Frogs (aka cyber frogs) - jump about on their powerful cyber-scissor back legs. Will hurt the ball if hit from below. Have a chance of 'snipping' and killing any flower they are landed on so try to splat them before they jump...</p> <p>Lose points for dead flowers, score points for every nasty that's killed.<br /> There are six waves which repeat over three levels. Extra life at level start.<br /> Game over if all flowers are eaten or all lives lost.</p> <hr /> <p>I'm not sure how fun it is, now it's all done and dusted. Also not sure if too hard or too easy, so any feedback welcome.</p> <p>Hope someone gets at least a modicum of enjoyment from it :)</p> https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=3994 https://www.lexaloffle.com/bbs/?tid=3994 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 05:13:55 UTC