The post-jam version is now live if you wanna check it out ;)
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as Luke100000 said, this may be due to a programming quirk with how often the update function is called which I'll try to fix in the new release.
A short-term fix may be setting your monitors refresh rate to 60Hz and seeing if that fixes the issue.
Wow thanks for the huge reply :)
After reading this I am very aware of the pitfalls and quirks with the jam version of the game as I only had 8 sleepy hours to figure out what I was doing and how to do it which lead to many 'quality of life' and 'polishing' elements get left out to leave time to work on the core gameplay experience.
I'm currently working on a post jam version that should add a lot of nice features and address the issues mentioned in your comment. This includes bug fixes and *hopefully* improvements to player control.
For the future I would also like to add different gameplay modes or match customisation to give the players new, configurable challenges.
Ahh well this may just be the default speed of the bullet... By default it has a fast constant speed but this may change in the post-jam release.
The way I programmed it, I believe that if you're using a smaller monitor, everything is closer together which could make it harder to play so watch out for that too.
I've already started working on a post jam version that should address some of these issues and improve general gameplay so hold on tight, it'll be out soon 😀
It's hard to tell what you mean without any further information... how fast do you mean? Is the bullet moving off of the screen faster than you can react? The gif I took is a bit slower than the actual gameplay because of my old PC.
Thanks for the comment :)
The slow down when the background turns white may be due to the shader I wrote that inverts the colours, however it's quite simple and lightweight so I don't see why it would slow the game down... I made and tested the game on a pretty old laptop too?
As for difficulty, I'm afraid I didn't have any time spare to ramp it up over time and also test that it doesn't become unplayable.
After the Jam is over I might consider updating it a bit and releasing a 'post-jam' version though :)
Hey I never even thought of that! Please do I'd love to see the results :)
If I'm honest though I feel that these palettes need updating, I made them a long time ago and my knowledge of colours and values has increased tenfold.
That's fine! It's meant to be a .png file! I know, that's an image file but all of the information for the game is actually stored in the .png file.
You will need a copy of Pico8 to play the game and download the .png file into your carts folder. You can then use the 'load' command followed by the filename of the game file to load the game and then use 'run' to run the game.
Hope this helps somewhat but feel free to contact me if you're still unsure about something!