A project log for Stage, a Tile and Sprite Engine

A library for MicroPython for drawing tiles and sprites on a RGB SPI screen.

deʃhipudeʃhipu 08/01/2019 at 14:000 Comments

One problem with supporting devices other than #µGame is that they use different displays. The 160×128 version of ST7735 is not that bad — there is just a strip of 32 unused pixels — but the ILI9341 is almost twice as large, with 320×240 pixels. So you either play the game on a tiny postage stamp, or you adapt it to the platform — but the 16×16 tiles and sprites are still too small.

That's why I just added a "scale" optional parameter to the Stage object in the library, that allows you to scale the display 2× or more, giving you back the chunky pixels we so love.