Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Added a very simple demo for flowing water in a 2D tilemap type game. You can find it on the Demo's page.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014


It's been a while since I've done much using PlayMyCode so I figured a little remake was in order. This time I've chosen a little gem from the 8-bit days called Preppie!
You can find details of the original Atari 800 game here: Atari 800 Preppie!

This remake took me roughly 3 days in total to create, so there's likely a few bugs or missing features here and there, but is otherwise playable from start to finish.

If you're familiar with the game Frogger then this is quite similar. However, instead of taking frogs to the far end of the screen you need to collect the golf balls (one at a time) and return them to the safe zone at the bottom of the screen. The challenge is in doing this against the clock - the quicker you are the more points you score. There are ten levels in total with the difficulty ramping up as you go along.

I'd like to extend my warmest thanks to the original developer of this game, Russ Wetmore, for allowing me to create this remake and to make it freely available.  Russ, you're a star! :)

As ever, the source code can be found on the PlayMyCode site. Have fun :)

Cursor keys to move the player and space to jump on/off canoes/logs/crocodiles. Good luck!

Monday, 17 March 2014

Obliteroids (OUYA)

Decided to try out the Monkey language for a change and knocked up a version of Asteroids using it.  For a bit of fun, I opted to target the OUYA platform and renamed it to Obliteroids.

Whilst testing the game it seemed like a good idea to add two player support!  So now you and your friend can go blasting asteroids together.  To add a little extra variety, you can bounce into each other - often resulting in one or both of you hitting an asteroid.  Or, you can capture an asteroid and "fling" it at the other player - but be warned - you can't hold onto it for too long! :)

Big thanks to Rob Fearon (@retroremakes) for producing the game icons, the bezel and the background!

Not sure if I'll use Monkey again for a while as I'm now quite busy on the PS Vita, but it was a nice little diversion and I'd recommend anybody to take a look - especially if they want to support multiple platforms with ease.

You can find Obliteroids in the OUYA store or you can have it remotely install by clicking the button below:

Saturday, 7 September 2013

New free game: Crossfire

New free game for you to try!
Crossfire is a prototype that I put together very quickly using PlayMyCode. Far from complete but it's playable :)

Mouse to move the turrets. Left mouse to fire. Right mouse for shields. Good luck!

Monday, 2 September 2013

More demo's

Added a couple more demo's to the Demo section. One is a simple retro style scroller and the other is an implementation of Perlin Noise using PlayMyCode.