Seems cool, I wish it could be played without the crank tho
A downloadable game
Rocket Bytes is a A 1-bit precision rocket flying reverse platformer for Playdate where you control a group of rockets who need to collect energy and bring it back to their ship (a bigger rocket) so they can fly it safely back to their mothership (an even bigger rocket).
Rockets look in the direction the crank is facing but are only propelled in that direction when you press up. See how you can use this to bring them safely through obstacles to the ship.
- 15 levels + 3 bonus levels (possibly more to come!)
- 2 entertaining story cutscenes
- Built in level editor
- 360° crank ACTION™️®©
- Bangin’ OST
- iPod mode (lets you play music) you can speed up the music in it and I find that entertaining :)
- No snakes
This game is completely free so if you believe it is fun feel free to donate what you believe is fair
Find & share custom levels, report bugs, suggest changes, and talk to other players in the Discord server
First published 07/31/2022, last updated 08/09/2022.
This game is appropriate for everyone.
This game requires extensive use of the crank, for precise movement.
Get the OST here https://possiblyaxolotl.itch.io/rb-ost
IF YOU DONATE $1 OR MORE YOU WILL GET:
- OST download key (direct download from itch.io)
- Wallpaper pack
- my eternal gratitude :>
Social mediaTwitter: https://twitter.com/PossiblyAxolotl
Contact meDiscord: PossiblyAxolotl#2180
|Updated||11 hours ago|
|Release date||66 days ago|
|Made with||Playdate, LMMS, Aseprite, Bfxr|
|Tags||1-bit, 2D, Difficult, Flying, Pixel Art, Playdate, Retro, Singleplayer, Space|
|Average session||A few minutes|
|Accessibility||Color-blind friendly, High-contrast|
|Links||Community, Soundtrack, (PC / Linux / Mac) Prequel, Wiki page, Blog, Soundtrack|
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- Added 2 more levels!41 days ago
- one more patch for the road?52 days ago
- big fix update (1.3.0 & 1.3.2)53 days ago
- 1.2.057 days ago
- v1.1.357 days ago
- skip level end cutscene63 days ago
- removed debugdraw65 days ago
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This game is so difficult it’s hard to get into! It would be nice if the gravity wasn’t quite so strong to make it easier to hover. Dying within a few seconds over and over again is just demoralising!
Sorry to hear that. Levels can actually have custom gravity values now so if you really wanted you could change the gravity in the level files haha. Sorry the game was hard to get into but while I am content with the main game’s levels I hope some more appealing user levels come out in the future for you!
I feel similarly, that the gravity makes this game QUITE challenging. Ha-ha!
@possiblyAxolotl , how does one go about adjusting the gravity, as you were mentioning in the reply above?
it’s not super straightforward but each level is stored in a JSON file so if you were to go into the game’s “data” folder where the levels are stored you could add the line
"grav" : (your gravity here),
and it would change the gravity. Default gravity is 0.2 so 0.1 would be half gravity, the rest is pretty self-explanatory
Love the game! Could you allow the B button to activate boost as well? It is much more comfortable for me to hit B when cranking, rather than A or UP.
Paid $0.00 at first because wanted to try before buy.. after playing i came back and paid $3.00, definitely worth it and a fun challenge using the crank. Great work!
This Celeste-like is a better game than most of the season one games!! I love this game so much. It controls like a dream (thank god because its pretty difficult), its just forgiving enough with how quickly you respawn and how it allows you to keep energy cells on deaths. Great soundtrack too. I give this game 5 stars, 5 rocket ships.
Thank you! I’m glad you liked it! I’m glad it felt difficult but still fairly forgiving as that’s what i had hoped for (I was worried it would just be too hard haha)
I LOVE ROCKETBYTE
Wow this looks awesome! I'm excited to try it :)