Version 1.1 now available! I wasn’t able to get the RAM down or do anything, but at least I fixed the EEPROM not saving I guess you could say I just made the game too good the first time Also I removed the “FX” so it’s not confusing.
Flappo is a modern Flappy Bird clone for the Arduboy (with particles!). The aim of the game is to fly Flappo through the pipes, and to not crash! The pipes’ gaps increasingly shrink and increasingly become more difficult to fly through.
Press any button to flap/jump/go up/initiate negative gravity.
Fear not, I think the EEPROM system in this game is actually safe, compared to the EEPROM bombs from all my other games.
Version 1.0 can be found in the releases section.
Version 1.1 coming soon!
Fixed EEPROM “bug” ( ) where high score did not save after shutdown.
Removed “FX” from branding to avoid confusion.
The GitHub repository which contains the source code as well as the compiled hex file can be found below:
Version 1.1 (and 1.0) can be found in the releases section:
Lol I looked at the repository and it’s more C than C++. What am I doing wrong
The RAM is at 93% because I just had to have 40 of them. I’ll see if I can afford to have 50!
I never thought about that (I always forget you can draw other shapes besides rectangles). Personally I like the look of the squares, they kind of represent the pixels/chunks of the circle; like crumbs.
Thanks! It has parallax scrolling (but you probably already knew that)
The FX part was for the particles. I originally wanted to completely deck out the game with particles everywhere, but right now they’re just the death animation (but I still really like the original game). I might add FX support in the future though.
Is Bro a particularly Canadian thing? I am Australian and I always think of our New Zealand neighbours when I hear that word.
Great work here!
One thing I would do for Version 1.1 … is not to remove the background when you collide with something and show the particles. If the particles get a bit lost in the background, you could consider have a black outline around them.
@bateske might be a good time to discuss When a game uses FX in their title.
Personally I think FX should only be used in the game title if a game makes use of the external flash memory (FX chip) AND doesn’t work on a regular Arduboy. Otherwise users of original/classic Arduboys might think the game doesn’t work on their Arduboys.
Games that make optional use of the FX (think FX detection or extra levels of features) but otherwise work normally with limited features is still an Arduboy Game but with FX enhancements. in short
an Arduboy game runs on any Arduboy and may use the FX chip for extra features
an Arduboy FX game does not run on a original/classic Arduboy it depends on the FX chip.
In my opinion, I find the squares particles rather eye catching compared to the circle ones. I also think it would make more sense for a sphere exploding into smaller chunks would break apart into something more so resembling a cube than a smaller sphere. Unrelated to the poll, but I also like how everything goes to black when you collide with the rectangles/pipes. It makes your failure feel all the more dramatic (as if the sphere’s perception of everything around it is disappearing before its life force finally vanishes), especially when paired with the particle effects.