Pod selection screen:
Right now you can only have one pod, and it’s not saved. Later, I plan on being able to save/load/buy/sell pods, and this screen is where you’ll do that. For now, press A to go to the next screen.
Press Left/Right to cycle options. Here you can buy upgrades for the currently selected pod by pressing Up or get some money back by selling parts and downgrading by pressing Down. In the
< Race > option, press A to enter the next race.
The bar on top shows the amount of charge in your capacitors. Upgrading them increases the maximum charge. Upgrading your generator makes them fill faster. When there is enough charge, you can accelerate by pressing B or jump by pressing A.
I intend to add more actions (drop mines? Throw garbage at your opponents, like in the movie?) later on.
If you hit another pod, your shields will get damaged. Repair bots will gradually fix them, but if there’s too much damage you explode.
Races end after 5 laps or when only a single racer is left. The winner is the racer that traveled the longest distance. Races have either 1 or 2 opponents and they have different stats as you progress. More/harder opponents in a future update.
I didn’t get to squeeze in all I wanted within the deadline, so expect a better-balanced game in a post-jam update.
Thanks to @Pharap for the FixedPoints lib, which this game uses with some modifications.
- Game only has 7 races. Will make the amount indefinite.
- Bug: used parts are being sold for a price higher than the purchase value.