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I made my own arcade game during lockdown!


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Hey Guys,

So this is a bit of a weird one.  Love Launchbox and Bigbox and have been playing arcade games for 40 years!  Well, like a lot of people I was furloughed in December so had a lot of free time on my hands.  Having an interest in coding (only as a hobby), I thought it would be fun to have a go at making a game for my machine.  I've never made a game before, just websites and utilities.  Even then, they weren't exactly well coded as its just something I dabble with from time to time when I fancy learning something new.

 

I love 80s vertical shooters like 1942, Galaga, Twin Cobra etc and wanted to make a game that looks like it would have been made in the 80's.  Not this retrowave 80's tribute style, but to actually look like it was made back then.  So I looked around and found a game engine that is good for 2D.  I found Godot and spent a few months learning and putting something together. 

 

I wanted to show it off here and put links to download but I don't want to break any forum rules.  I also wasn't sure exactly which forum to post in so I figured I would post here and ask permission first.  Also, if the devs of Launchbox happen to read this, I was wondering if it would be possible for it to be added to the launchbox games database so it auto populates with screenshot and logo etc in bigbox?  I've manually added it to my own installation and it launches the game fine.  

So yeah, if its ok to post, I'll post details of the game with links and screenshots.

 

Thanks for reading!

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