Latest Version (26. August 2020)
MicroGames.zip (100.3 KB)
I am currently in between failed prototypes and I thought that it might be a cool community project to work on some micro games compilation in the vein of the Warioware series.
The idea is that anyone could contribute and write their own small games.
Because a game is just few seconds this is a good way to experiment with the hardware especially if people are new and need to learn how to develop for the Playdate.
I started with a couple of basic example just to get the ball rolling.
I wrote a short framework that handle the loading of game and the basic structure.
- Each game have their own folder
- Inside the main.lua contain the game logic, It just need an
update()function and an optional
init()function where you can load stuff.
- There is a metadata.lua file that contain some game info like the time and instruction that will be displayed before playing the game.
- You need to register your game in
There is just three special function
win() the player will win the game when it ends
lose() the player will lose the game when it ends
quit() ends the game but the framework also do it automatically at the end of the timer
To test just your game you can force it in main.lua (the one from the project)
The framework is still very much work in progress but it’s a start. There is also an
import() function which work for simple files but not with dependencies.
Try it here
MicroGames.zip (88.5 KB)
Maybe that’s just me but I think that would be pretty cool to have a compilation of crazy games made by all of us when the console launch.