MiniLD #42 – hosted by LegacyCrono – May 2013

Theme: Earth will be Destroyed

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Earth Demolition Simulator

by anachrocomputer - Mini LD 42 Entry

I had a flash of inspiration, rather late in the day, at 6pm on Sunday! I'd recently receeived an 8x8 LED matrix display for the Arduino, and the inspiration was basically a way to use that for this MiniLD. So here we have a game in 64 pixels and 2k of RAM!

The idea is that you must destroy a planet by firing at it whilst on a collision course. The planet is much bigger than your spaceship and will crush you if you don't clear a path in time. Your helmsman will re-align the ship for another pass if you successfully fly past it. Once the planet has been completely demolished, you win.

The controller is an old NES controller and the display is an 8x8 matrix of red LEDs. All the code (source) is in the Arduino's dialect of C++ and can be downloaded from Github. Wiring information is in the comments.

Share and Enjoy!

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Jun 3, 2013 @ 10:23am

Because this game is a bit tricky for others to play, requiring an Arduino, an LED matrix display and a NES controller, I made a short video over the weekend that shows it in operation. It's on YouTube, here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkhIypHTa08

And Vimeo, here:

http://vimeo.com/67544891

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