Done with PiDefender

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I managed to finish PiDefender almost a week in advance after I decided to exclude a lot of features. The last thing I worked on was a giant AOE that kills all enemies. Here's a gif that shows an older work in progress.

I'm now planning to use #1gamcrunch to create a prototype for my February game. So, expect another blog post on Sunday.

What is PiDfender?

PiDefender is a top-down space shooter. The player controls a cannon by moving the mouse around. The goal is to hold out as long as possible by killing the enemies.



Running the game

  1. If you don't have Love2D installed, download it here and install it first.
  2. Download the .love file.

To run the game:

  • On Linux, use love /path/to/ to run the game.
  • On Windows use love C:\path\to\, double click the file, or drag the .love file onto love.exe
  • On Mac use open -n -a love "/home/path/to/game" or drag the .love file onto the application bundle


Philipp Hansch

Full Stack Developer

Philipp is a full stack developer currently heavily involved with Rust. Most notably he's a member of the Clippy team where he helps with bugfixing and documentation. You can follow him on Mastodon and find him on GitHub as well as Patreon.