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Beam 'Em Up

a Arduboy game developed by Ben Combee

screenshot with saucer beaming up a cow

This game is based on an idea that I've had for a very long time. Back in the late 90's, I'd wanted to make a screensaver for my Windows 98 machine that involved saucers going around and beaming up cows from a pastoral landscape. I never wrote it, but when I got my first Arduboy and saw the game jam, this came back to me. I was also inspired by the Atari 2600 game "Cosmic Ark", which featured beaming of critters, but didn't have much physics. I originally wanted the cows to splat if dropped from the top of the screen, but I think the subtle bouncing is more friendly to the player.

Discussion of the game is at this Arduboy Community thread.

Play it in your browser using ProjectABE!


Copyright (C) 2020, Ben Combee Released under Apache 2.0 license

Physics code originally adapted from used under Apache 2.0 license Copyright (C) 2018 Pharap (@Pharap)

The code also uses an abbreviated form of the Font4x6.h header Copyright (c) 2019, Press Play On Tape All rights reserved.

This also uses code from these libraries: