Come and play my new video game made for Ludum Dare 42! https://gibletsofjesus.itch.io/craigs-ld42-entry Watch me talk about the video game! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcnLiBKb2_I&w=560&h=315]
At the end of last year I had an idea about a reverse breakout game where the player would attempt to beat an AI paddle by placing blocks around the screen for balls to ricochet off. On new years day I started putting together a prototype.
I love Pico 8. It’s a fantasy games console that you can buy right now for only $15. This gives you access to hundreds of amazing open source games and more importantly, allows you to create your own programs, sprites, sound effects and music.
I’ve been getting to grips with Pico-8 in the last couple of weeks and also become quite evangelical about getting people to try it out for themselves (hence, this post). It’s a real treat to be able to iterate on tiny game ideas super fast and explore new ideas. Here’s a few things I’ve put together recently as examples;
LOTS OF GIFS AHEAD