About retrogradeorbit

Web developer as a day job. My first computer was a TI-99/4A but my real love was my Commodore 64. Favourite games were Paradroid and Wizball.


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Actual Gameplay!

Posted by
Monday, April 20th, 2015 3:29 am

Finally some gameplay!

Make the villagers happy by chanting at them (space)

If you fart on their head (up arrow or w) then they get angry.

angry villagers throw stones


HTML5 goodness here.

little angry guys walking around

Posted by
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 11:11 pm

Chant and full cycle

Posted by
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 8:03 am

Implemented chanting.


Hold space to chant. You cant chant and fly at the same time.

Also got the full game cycle titlescreen -> game -> gameover -> titlescreen

as usual play it in a browser here

Player Movement

Posted by
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 10:50 pm

Got player movement going.


left/up/right or a/w/d

Play it in your browser here!

Title screen up and animating

Posted by
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 6:16 am


Basic graphics have been done. Got the title screen up and running! First cut of music in! Thanks Chrism! Gotta get into the game mechanic quick-smart now.

Check it out in your browser: http://marty-funk.procrustes.net/

Deved on chrome, so might need chrome to run well.

Pagodas are hard…

Posted by
Friday, April 17th, 2015 10:05 pm



Buddhist Pagodas (Pagodi?) are hard.


And Im Going

Posted by
Friday, April 17th, 2015 8:27 pm

My second ludham dare. First one I never finished.

So…. An unconventional weapon… I have an idea!

Will be doing HTML5 game. Using:

  • Pixi.js
  • clojurescript
  • krita
  • sxfr

Yeah dawg! Using a LISP for Ludham Dare! Its crazy!

This time I finish!

First Ludham Dare…

Posted by
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 5:30 am

My first ludham dare, and gee, there’s no way I’m going to be able to finish my idea. I’m using pixi.js and targeting the browser. All this work and all I’ve got to show for it in one lousy parallax starfield!!

Actually, not too lousy. Use cursor keys to move, or click and drag to fling the parallax around.

How do I add an image or link here… lets try. Click on the image to play with stars:

You have to load it twice to get the stars… cause I forgot to add image preloading! DOH! So many complexities!

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