Hover Your Own Pixel

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Hover Your Own Pixel
Release date: 2022
Made by: Patrick Shaughnessy
Runs on: Browser
Exports to: n/a


Hover Your Own Pixel (HYOP) is a tool that takes specially formatted drawings (as PNG) and lets you fly round them, with 8-way movement and gravity a bit like a cave flyer. By adding special symbols (stamps) to your drawing you can create different game objects like recharging stations and enemies.

Use

hoveryourownpixel stamps.png

Rules for image creation are pretty straightforward:

  • Size between 144×108 and 8000×8000
  • Use #000000 or transparent to represent the area the player can move.
  • Use #FF00FF for the stamps, and don't use it elsewhere.
  • Save as PNG.

The image here is taken from HYOP's Itch page. I find it helpful to keep open, so I can just copy the stamp and paste them into my levels. You can also load it into the tool to see what all the different stamps do.



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