Making a Defender-style game with Raspberry Pi and an LED Matrix Display #Gaming #PiDay @Raspberry_Pi
Check out Offender (video above) – a Defender style game using a Raspberry Pi and a 64×32 LED RGB LED matrix display, posted in the Adafruit Forums.
Using a 64×32 LED RGB matrix and the Adafruit RGB Hat, I built a clock inspired by the arcade game Defender.
Inspired by William’s Defender, this game is all about revenge. Offender takes place on several alien planets. The player ship attacks and destroys wave after wave of enemy ships, then mops up the planet surface of any survivors. Near the end of the video we also get to see some other games that run on the clock. All in all there are 10 games under development and many different clock displays.
This mesmerizing display has 4 layers of parallax scrolling, 27 different animated enemy ships, jelly bean pilots that drop to the ground and flee from the carnage. It even tells the time.
This game is built using the LEDarcade Python library which is available on GitHub.
Game source code and more is found on GitHub, along with other arcade games and wisdom. Also the author’s blog has more interesting information.
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