Escape Pod by Brian Vaughn is a space action game made with PICO-8 and is an entry for 2022 PICO-1k Jam. This game is heavily inspired by Shaun Inman and his game “Flip’s Escape”.
Your home planet just exploded, but you and your family were lucky to get on an escape pod and survived the blast. The shockwave is right on you: Avoid the oncoming meteors, while collecting all the energy crystals to power your shields and boosters. Your ship moves automatically and high scores resets with reboot. Collecting an orbiting blue crystal will power up your shields. Better be careful, and don’t slow down, as the shockwave will get closer!