Nerd Herder is an arcade style game for the Gameboy Advance.
Your goal as head TA is to guide your students to their academic destinies. You do this by chasing the best and brightest students to the dorm to study, while driving the less capable to the M-Train¹. At your disposal are your passion for quality education and two power ups. A readme is included with the ROM with a more complete description of gameplay.
The game is written in C. The nifty technical features include:
- Direct Memory Access (DMA) to load the tiles/tile map, sprites, color palette, and to keep the sound buffer full
- Animated sprites with transparency
- Scrolling background
- Music (pcm encoded, not beeps and boops)
- Inline assembly to access BIOS functionality
Download ROM and Readme: NerdHerder
Browse Source: GitHub repo