@mysticjim inquired about my latest endeavor and I responded with a tangled web of an explanation. For confused GameMaker Podcast listeners, let me introduce TOP KEK. Story: Normies are invading Kekistani air space! You must pilot Kekistan's aeronautical marvel, the Meme Machine, and repulse a Normistan invasion. TOP KEK is aesthetically inspired by Pepe the Frog and Top Gun. Mechanically, it is similar to 'Missiles!' Characters are uniquely designed to avoid copyright infringement. The Meme Machine deploys small and large missiles. Small missiles are frequent yet deal minimal damage. Large missiles 1-hit kill and target Normies at greater range, though spawn less frequently. Controls are simple! You navigate around enemy planes, drones, and bullets using 1 thumb. TOP KEK is being developed for Android, then iOS. What's a Pepe? Pepe the Frog was spawned by author Matt Furie and appropriated by internet meme culture. Though somewhat associated with Alt-Right advocates, Pepe is used generally in humorous posts. To me, Pepe represents rebellion. The subculture around Pepe identify as hailing from fictional Kekistan. Normies, their socially aware mainstream rivals, live in Normistan. Kek is a synonym for lol and Topkek is a Turkish pastry manufacturer. The phrase TOP KEK expresses approval of humorous jokes. Development journal: Simple shapes represent hero and enemies. Enemies fire upon player when in their line of sight. Thumb control fully coded. Missiles were coded simultaneously. Look at them go! The Meme Machine takes flight. Enemies are given a FOV to avoid colliding with each other. Yellow bullets are turned in to homing missiles. Enemies are given sprites!