So! I Have a Retro Video Game

I have the recent couple of months been building a classic 80’s video game based on a clone of Atari Asteriods from 1979 that I have coded in Rust. I have made it with a couple of extra twists compared to the original though still retaining the original style. My plan was to build a classic arcade style game using a Raspberry Pi a monitor and some classic arcade buttons.

So I ended up making a stand for the game too. I took the original button placement design and modified it to have a reverse thrust as I have added to my version of the game. It is real fun to fight the pseudo AI of the UFOs when they attack and be surprised by the fact the the asteroids bounce of each other when they collide using the model for volume based collision I have implemented.

I recommend trying out the Raspberry PI universe it is quite educating and I loved going to a bar playing video games in the 80’s 🙂

Released ‘A Focus Game’ for Android

I have long gotten mail and read on my developer’s console at google that one of my Android games where kind of obsolete. So I disabled it, and then I migrated the original eclipse project into Android Studio. Android Studio allows you to Import Old projects and I did just that. No major problems and Now I have released the game under a new name and with a price tag. The game needs some modernization which I will do in the coming time.

Some of the preference dialogs looks to be out of date and the graphics might need an overhaul, a nice little improvement/refactoring project. And the chance to get up to speed on how the newer interfaces in Android coding works 😉

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