Games seem to be getting bigger all the time taking up vast amounts of drive space but what can be done with very little resources? Quite a lot actually as the Quake homage Q1K3 has shown.
One clever developer named Dominic Szablewski announced Q1K3 as their entry, which is a first-person Quake inspired shooter and it's actually quite amazing considering just how tiny it is.
Compared to most modern shooters and all the retro-inspired stuff it doesn’t really compare of course however I can’t help but marvel at it for the achievement. It’s another reason why I love things like PICO-8, the cross-platform fantasy console that give developers many constraints and some great games have been made with it.
That said it does manage to squeeze in two levels, five different enemies, three weapons, thirty different textures, dynamic lighting, doors that open, a basic enemy AI and more.