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Tankblade - First Game Jam!

entozoon profile image Michael Cook ・1 min read

"Ghouls! Frickin ghouls everywhere, just my luck!
Well, I best hop in this here spinning-top, blade-encrusted tank and start slashy smashin'."



This game was built entirely by myself from scratch for LOWREZJAM 2019​ in a week, including all music, physics, graphics* etc and is completely open source​!

This is my very first Game Jam submission and was a brilliant challenge - to build a game with a true resolution of 64x64 - forcing my coding to improve and encouraging a fast-and-loose development style fitting with a jam so as to, you know, actually complete a side-project for once!

  • The renderer itself is Pixi.js​ (a library underneath Phaser), which I can't claim to have built ^_-

What I learnt

Game dev isn't my profession, but holy heck is a great way to improve skills! Utilising functional programming junk like currying that might not normally enter typical daily thought patterns. I highly recommend it, and especially in the context of a jam - working to that 'good enough' mentality all the while.

Discussion (3)

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Aleksandr Hovhannisyan • Edited

Very nice! I got 254. I'd love to see the code!

Also, for anyone who wants to play, try it in Firefox; Chrome didn't work for me:

P.S. The song is stuck in my head now 😀

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Michael Cook Author

It sounds like you need to turn on WebGL dude:

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Michael Cook Author • Edited

Great work! I love that you find the song catchy, having made it myself :)

Thanks for the bug tip, I'll investigate