Overview

Blinka Jump is a video game created with CircuitPython. Using the displayio library you can use sprites, text and other features to build your own game.

The game was coded with the PyBadge in mind. The PyBadge board has everything you need onboard to be a compact handheld gaming device.

Inspiration

This game is based on the Chrome browser's jumping dinosaur game Easter egg. In this version, Blinka needs to jump over the Sparky the Blue Smoke Monsters to save the circuits running on CircuitPython.

If you ever want to play the Chrome dinosaur game without any network issues, you can go to chrome://dino/ in your Chrome browser.

Prerequisite Guides

Before diving into this guide, it's recommend to look at the Creating Your First Tilemap Game with CircuitPython Learn Guide by Tim C. It goes into detail about how the displayio mechanics work when coding a game.

For additional references, you'll also want to check out the CircuitPython Animated Sprite Pendents guide and the CircuitPython Display Support Using displayio guide.

Supplies

Adafruit PyBadge for MakeCode Arcade, CircuitPython or Arduino

PRODUCT ID: 4200
What's the size of a credit card and can run CircuitPython, MakeCode Arcade or Arduino? That's right, its the Adafruit PyBadge! We wanted to see how much we...
$34.95
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Lithium Ion Polymer Battery Ideal For Feathers - 3.7V 400mAh

PRODUCT ID: 3898
Lithium ion polymer (also known as 'lipo' or 'lipoly') batteries are thin, light and powerful. The output ranges from 4.2V when completely charged to 3.7V. This battery...
$6.95
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Pink and Purple Braided USB A to Micro B Cable - 2 meter long

PRODUCT ID: 4148
This cable is super-fashionable with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern!First let's talk about the cover and over-molding. We got these in custom colors,...
$3.95
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This guide was first published on Jul 01, 2020. It was last updated on Jul 01, 2020.
This page (Overview) was last updated on Jul 25, 2020.