My first game created for the PICO-8 fantasy console, and also my first independently developed game overall. After many abandoned projects, I took the time to try to reduce the scope of my endeavors, stripping down games into much more manageable ideas that could be developed in my free time. My own "pong with a twist" game, "Breakdown" allowed me to familiarize myself with this brilliant system: transcribing music, creating art and animations, and programming the basic game logic were all concepts I had to learn and exercise to see this project as a final product.
Special thanks to my wife Rebekah, who wrote the original tune featured in the game and provided support as well as her own creative input.
I wrote a brief post-mortem about my experience, you can read it here.