PiDefender Week 1

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Originally, this was going to be called HeartDefender, but I had to ditch the Heart because my time this month in somewhat limited. Now it's just circles. Anyway, here's PiDefender:

Screenshot showing the game  Screenshot showing the game

The player is using the mouse to control his ship. This, in turn, controls the cannon, which is the primary weapon against the enemies. The player has to guide the cannon while avoiding the enemies.

The game is obviously a work in progress. Both graphics wise and gameplay wise. At the end of January, there will be multiple enemy types and different ammunition types to choose from. The rest is just juice that's missing.

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.