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Crossdressing Lizard Unleashed

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I made this little game as part of a rapid prototyping course. We had a week to hand in a complete game (meaning: start screen, game loop, win and game over condition + screen) with only three constrictions: We had to use Pico-8, we had to generate a random game name with the videogamena.me generator, hence the origin of the title: Crossdressing Lizard Unleashed, and we were only allowed to use one screen in Pico-8, no scrolling.
I didn't have any prior programming experience, so basically Lua has been the first programming language I have really used. This is the result of 5 days of learning.

You play as the Crossdressing Lizard, who has escpaded from its cell in the zoo but still has to find its way past the zoo guardians and out of the zoo itself.

Use the arrow keys to avoid the enemies and escape through the doors, which open up one at a time at the side of the screen.
To confuse your enemies, you can change your clothing to match the color of the zoos floor. They will have trouble following you then.

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Great simple game, kudos for completing it in under a week.

I like how you can camo the Lizard so the zookepeer gets slower but you can't overexploit it with every color. The choice of making it two zookeepers instead of just one also adds a new challenge to the simple idea of enemies following you, nice little details :)

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2.77 / 5.00

Jan 23, 2018
12:27 PM EST
  • PICO-8