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Escape from Caladan

By resetreboot Published on Jan 6th, 2017

My second game with PICO-8. This time I went for a Xenon 2 type of vertical shooter, but the music sucks ;-)

The premise is simple, kill enough enemies so you can escape from the level and then confront the boss. To do so, you have your stolen prototype ship, trying to jump back to Earth and safety.

You've got ahead of yourself five levels, with each their own boss, and armed with five weapon levels to get away. The game also records high scores arcade style.


- Z: Shoot
- X: Megashot, only when the yellow bar is full.
- Arrows: Move, dodge and aim with your ship.

The small pulsating balls are powerups and don't hit the ships either.