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I mean... you put the two UFOs in .... and you have ported Asteroids to PICO.

That means you will be part of an upcoming community and be able to put it on itch.io! You'll be rich... wealthy... financially secure!
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A few recent updates:

PHASE SHIFTING: A defensive mechanic, like hyperspace, except it just makes you impervious to damage for a couple seconds (but disables your controls.)

MUSIC: The little doo-doo-doo from the arcade game.

EXTRA MANS: Extra ship/phase shift every 1000 points.

TO DO:
- Some kinda alien, probably not the UFO from Asteroids, probably something slightly different.
- Splash screen
- ??? I dunno, other than those two things, I think it's close to as good as it's gonna get. Maybe add a couple different asteroid shapes for the visuals.

It's HARD. It's a hard version of Asteroids. Which is good. I'm already playing it just for fun.

http://pinback.net/picoroids.html

BTW, I just did a search of other PICO-8 Asteroids games, and this version is so much better than all of the rest of them, I'm shocked, and more importantly, REALLY impressed by what I've done here. Go Pinback, you're the best!
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If you don't want to do the UFOs, maybe the aliens from Choplifter or Missle Command?

Which - now I can't find them. I will take photos if you are interested.
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BTW, I just did a search of other PICO-8 Asteroids games, and this version is so much better than all of the rest of them, I'm shocked, and more importantly, REALLY impressed by what I've done here. Go Pinback, you're the best!
I think we need to find a way to get you featured on those PICO-8 sites!
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Also. One more question. Are you using your own text editor to write the code?
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Make Sinistar come out and try to eat you!

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You can call it SinoRoids

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Have it hove 1/2 of aplanet and call it Hemiroids!

Have it be about shooiting controlled medication pills, and call it 'Roid Rage!
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I have discoverd this base does not allow saved post editing either.
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Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 1:34 pm If you don't want to do the UFOs, maybe the aliens from Choplifter or Missle Command?

Which - now I can't find them. I will take photos if you are interested.
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Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 1:34 pm
BTW, I just did a search of other PICO-8 Asteroids games, and this version is so much better than all of the rest of them, I'm shocked, and more importantly, REALLY impressed by what I've done here. Go Pinback, you're the best!
I think we need to find a way to get you featured on those PICO-8 sites!
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Ice Cream Jonsey wrote: Sun May 24, 2020 1:35 pm Also. One more question. Are you using your own text editor to write the code?
Nope. Initially you will look at the in-game editor and think "there is no way anyone could use this", but if you stick with it, and really get into the fact that tabbing indents your code one character, it actually gets pretty fun.

You CAN use a text editor of your choosing, just by editing the .p8 file directly, but, it's fun to EMBRACE THE PICO.

(Also, note that the in-game editor allows you to create multiple tabs, for organizational purposes, which is key. If everything had to be all in the "window", it would be unusable.)
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618 and I had two phase shifts left.

Is it possible to get another phase shift with certain scores?
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You get an extra ship and phase every 1000 points.
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pinback wrote: Thu May 21, 2020 4:58 am
RetroRomper wrote: Wed May 20, 2020 10:54 pm Would you be willing to make a little PICO-8 game for the video game non-profit I'm heading?
I assume you're doing a bit.
This is not a bit.

A PICO-8 game would be neat to have at our launch and I'd be happy & proud, to have you be part of my dream even in the smallest of ways.
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RetroRomper wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 12:44 am
pinback wrote: Thu May 21, 2020 4:58 am
RetroRomper wrote: Wed May 20, 2020 10:54 pm Would you be willing to make a little PICO-8 game for the video game non-profit I'm heading?
I assume you're doing a bit.
This is not a bit.

A PICO-8 game would be neat to have at our launch and I'd be happy & proud, to have you be part of my dream even in the smallest of ways.
Well, I promised Flack that if you were actually serious, I was going to kill myself because I couldn't go on with life, so unfortunately, this will be my last post.

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"1. 98% of Retro's interactions with everyone at JC has been him asking them to do favors for him.

2. The one thread where something is asked of him has gone -- and will always go -- unacknowledged."

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pinback wrote: Mon May 25, 2020 5:42 am(I'm not sure how you're gonna embed hyperlinks into the text, but you'll figure something out.)
How about one of those things on cereal boxes that you can take a picture of with your cell phone and it takes you to a promotional game version of the cereal? You could laser engrave one of those on to the tombstone and have it direct the individual to the thread in question?

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QR code. The name escaped me at the time. Sorry.

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Pinback!

Does PICO-8 have a routine for auto-rotation or do ya gotta do that yourself?
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I did it myself. I dunno if it has one. I suspect not.
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