As mentioned before, I’ve been trying to break out of a rut by following a tutorial. Specifically, a tutorial to make a shoot ‘em up in the vein of the classic 1942:

Well, I’ve finally completed the tutorial and I’m quite delighted by the results. You can play it here. A real, honest to god, game, with a beginning, a middle, and an end. I want to take some next steps to make the game more my own:

  • First, I’m gonna change of the art. New title page, new sprites.

  • Second, I’m gonna change the sounds. Something to fit whatever new art I choose.

  • Third, I’m gonna add some music. Because I wanna play with some simple music.

  • Fourth, I’m gonna tweak some gameplay rules, e.g. scoring, speed, timing.

  • Fifth (and ongoing), I want to add more enemies, more powerups, more boss battles.