ABasm is an Arduboy game that lets you program your own Arduboy games, on your Arduboy! It uses an assembly language-style of programming with its own bytecode format.
To quickly get up and running, hold left on boot to load up the example program. From there you can use the D-Pad to select an opcode. Hold A and press Up or Down or Left or Right to change a parameter. Hold B to open the menu bar, and release B to choose an option.
- Download the Souce Code ZIP from GitHub
- Rename the extracted “ABasm-master” folder to “ABasm”
- Open ABasm.ino with Arduino IDE 1.6.12+
- Click the upload button to install to your Arduboy
- Hold Left+Right and press B to return to the editor from game test mode
- The cursor position in the menubar is stored. This is useful for repeating an operation, such as Delete+MoveJumps
- Hold LEFT on boot to load the default program
- Hold DOWN on boot to start with an empty program
I have released this under the label “Developer Preview 1.” As a hobby, I’ve been working on figuring out different ways of describing the types of games I’d like to make. This was created in an attempt to capture something I really want to see more of-- portable game development. While I’m pretty happy to share this project with everyone, I know I need to do many more redesigns before I can be satisfied. Either way, I hope you enjoy it! I’d love to hear feedback from anyone attempting to create something with it. And I definitely want to hear any sort of criticism about the bytecode format (or anything else you see!)