Posts about Chip-8


Sunday, 23rd October 2022 ◆ Number is consumed, we hear (5)

The mysteriously titled WDL by Internet Janitor popped its way into my Itch notifications recently. It is a Wordle variant with three-letter words, made in Chip-8 as a submission to Octojam. The game is great, and it inspired me to make an entry myself.

Octojam is a game jam dedictated to making games in Chip-8 (in October, of course) and Internet Janitor himself is its host, as well as the creator of Octo, a sublimely accessible online IDE for Chip-8.



Thursday, 4th October 2018 ◆ Formal or vulgar record (8)

Codegrid was a game I entered into a game jam back in 2015. It's a programming game in which you write your programs in a 2d grid.

You can play it here.

Playing the game

You have 10 registers down the left-hand side, each of which can hold a number. On the right-hand side you have your program. In each cell you can place one of 13 different operations. Execution starts at the top left and follows the instructions that you place. When the execution dot leaves the screen, the program terminates. Here's an example program which copies the first register into the last register: