It has taken me 23 hours and 50 minutes, but I have just beaten Mystic Quest for the Game Boy. This was my second playthrough. I first finished it 32 years ago when the game came out (that playthrough probably took me a lot longer). I did not simply finish the story, though, I also got all 50 achievements for it that are listed on RetroAchievements.org.

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Work on the shmup continues. Enemies shoot to kill now.

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Country is the New Punk

Country music singers are the only artists speaking truth to power right now, it seems.
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My little shmup is coming along! I did a lot of improvements to it over the last few days: Dynamic enemy waves, enemy attack patterns, several quality-of-life tweaks. It’s almost a game now. My next task is to implement enemy shooting…

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I’m continuing to make my way through Mystic Quest on the Game Boy. I’ve moved past level 50 and I’m now approaching the end game.

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Picotron Released

Picotron is out and while it is pretty buggy right now, it also excites me very much!
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“Duisburg is the Real Deal”

Nikon Z fc, Nikkor Z 40 mm ƒ/2 (ISO 400 • 1/125 s • ƒ/5)

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Red Alert: Building a PICO-8 Shmup

Sometimes, you need to make a shmup to learn how to make other games…
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I updated the code of my PICO-8 clock to make it so that the clock and stopwatch displays refresh at the same time. This was a request from Jonathan M.H. and it brings the version number up to 0.02.

In other news, I am now also hosting a web version of the clock here on the website. You can also use it on mobile phones!

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The PICO-8 Retro Clock

I released a tiny tool for the PICO-8 fantasy console!
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