May 26, 2018

X Window Asteroids style game with full color pixmaps

Xoids is an asteroids-type game written for X in my spare time. The game was originally developed on a Sun4 system while on an oceanographic research cruise. It’s by no means finished.

While Xoids is strikingly similar to the original Asteroids game, there are some differences

o Full color pixmaps o One or Two Player duel and cooperative modes o Can bounce off asteroids instead of dying if going slow o Shots have relative speed, and impart intertia to the ship o Asteroids have appropriate “masses” realistic physics o The alien called the Slurb tracks players rather than flying around aimlessly o Thrusting and using hyperspace can overheat your engines boom! o Co-op mode links players together via a flexible space-cable