The year is 2139. Planet Earth is under attack by aliens, and they're (still) antsy!
🚀 You're a mercenary with a state-of-the-art space fighter and a gun for hire
👾 The United Federation of Planet Earth has hired you to dispatch the aliens and restore calm
💰️ Complete every mission to fulfil your contract and earn your pay
One ship. One life. One mission
💥 Destroy aliens by shooting or colliding with them
🛸️ Avoid the aliens if you can't destroy them
🔋 Collect power-ups to enhance your weapons and charge the ship dynamo
🛡️ A fully charged dynamo boosts your shields by 50%
🛑 Weapons go offline when travelling at hyperspeed
🌌 When your ship health is depleted, you're lost to the vacuum of space
The joystick interface might need to be connected before the controllers work. Run the following in a terminal.
snap connect antsy-alien-attack-pico:joystick
Antsy Alien Attack Pico should work with most game controllers 🎮️ The in-game visuals show the PICO-8 buttons, but the following shows the equivalent buttons for Xbox controllers.
Move with d-pad or left stick
A to Fire
B to Fire
1-UP Keyboard 1️⃣
Arrow keys - Move the ship
X or M or V - Fire
Z or N or C - Fire
2-UP Keyboard 2️⃣
S,D,E,F keys - Move the ship
Tab or Q - Fire
Shift or A - Fire
Game design 📐
Antsy Alien Attack Pico is a "sequel" to Antsy Alien Attack.