I got inspired after watching the second season of Rick and Morty. I knew that there was more to Ice-T's story to be told (this is the alternate-universe version of his story!). I decided to try to make a game about Ice-T in under 4 kilobytes of code to take on Datto's 4k code challenge.
What it is
This is a retro-style shooter game! You play as Ice-T, a frozen letter from the planet Alphabetrium. After a long exile on Planet Earth, you return only to find that your entire planet has been taken over by rogue Magma Letters, from the same tribe as your very father! Driven to get to the bottom of this, you must fly through Alphabetrian airspace, clearing out the evil letters as you make your way back home.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
Of course the space limit was a challenge, but after some manual code shortening I ended up well within limits.
What I learned
What's next for Ice-T: Return to Alphabetrium
More levels, a boss battle, an ending? These are all possible!