A downloadable MPAGD Project

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MPAGD SHMUPKIT is a Multi-Platform Arcade Game Designer project for creating vertical shoot-em ups.

It contains MPAGD scripts for:

  • Player (Left, Right, Thrust & Fire)
  • Extensible Enemies - you can define enemy movement patterns using a series of directions (16 compass points) & repetitions - create simple or complex movement patterns as you like (demo game includes 12 movement patterns for you to explore)
  • Extensible Enemy Spawners -  allowing you to define the types of aliens spawned in each attack wave, including # aliens,  alien type, alien sprite, alien colour, time between each spawn, spawn point, points for a kill, weapon, weapon firing height, weapon firing probability, weapon firing proximity to player
  • Player weapons
  • Enemy weapons
  • Explosions
  • Score & High Score
  • Redefinable keys

It also contains Sprites for:

  • Player
  • 16 frame Alien (aligned with direction of movement)
  • Enemy missile
  • Player missile
  • Animated Explosion

Also included is a demo game with 12 Enemy attack wave patterns.

Dev Guide here:  https://www.minilopretro.com/blog/categories/shmupkit-guide

You'll need to install Johnathan Cauldwells superb Multi-Platform Arcade Game

Designer first: it's here: https://jonathan-cauldwell.itch.io/multi-platform-arcade-game-designer

I'm writing a Dev Guide for Shmupkit here: https://www.minilopretro.com/blog/categories/shmupkit-guide

And if you are interested in how I developed Shmupkit here's the Dev bLog: 

SHMUPKIT is provided free of charge, but if you want to support my work please

feel free to chuck me a few quid, all of the money goes toward maintaining

my website where I have many MPAGD tutorials available.

You can write and publish games using SHMUPKIT, even sell them if you like,

all I ask is that you include a link to SHMUPKIT's itch.io page ( https://minilop.itch.io/shmupkit )

Hope you enjoy Shmupkit, I look forward to seeing what you come up with!



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Tagsmpagd, Retro, Shoot 'Em Up, ZX Spectrum


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Congratulations. We hope it will be very successful and many games will be made with it.

Great SHMUPKIT and game!

Nice game ! Just only get audio.

Thanks, although it's only a demo of what you can create quickly with Shmupkit, I'll probably get round to writing a full game with it at some point!

Great !

Thank you! \o/

My pleasure Sheepy!