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.
You can play it here and see the source code on GitHub. See the entry on the competition site too.
That's not to diminish what is a hugely impressive achievement to fit any game of this type into 13K, regardless of the format. There weren't many decent games on the ZX Spectrum that didn't need the 48K expansion. Then again, it wasn't really fast enough to do much in the way of procedural generation (although some people tried it; people tried virtually everything on the Speccy), and I imagine there's a lot of that going on here.
The more "major" it gets, the more the Web is broken.
Looking at the game industry, I can definitely see the parallels. Suffice to say, a part of me hopes there will never be a year of the Linux desktop, we're already in very dangerous waters. The masses next door cheering for kernel mode anticheat? You got to be kidding me... and unless I stop right now, I
Quoting: damarrinThat puts .kkrieger to shame!
Beat me to the punch. Was about to remark about how oddly reminiscent this is of the demoscene and the likes of Farbrausch. I've always felt that the scene's death (not to be confused with the end of its golden age- that I agree has passed) was rather exaggerated.
Although I can't quite agree that this puts .kkrieger to shame. The ridiculously brilliant ingenuity that carved out that slim chunk of code is hard to beat.
Quoting: valguskIt is impressive, but TBH I am far more impressed by how cute the dogs look like this :D Nice work from artistic point of view too!And somehow a little scary too...
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