PyWeek — September 2008 — The length of a piece of string — entries
To play the games listed here, you may need to install Python (typically 2.5+). PyGame, pyglet or PyOpenGL. See the game's README file for specific requirements. Windows or OS X users downloading the versions of games specific to them shouldn't need to install anything.
|Not a Ninja Number Seven (NaN7)|
— Our final submission
We are anything but ninjas. If we were, you wouldn't be able to read this without dying. Exe Here
smatts alia drewcifer electric i
— YEAH firt upload!!! ....but unfinished..but first upload :D
I hope to remember the competition this time...
|pics 4 faith (pmee)|
— String Zombie Mayhem 1.2
string_zombie_game-1.0.zip — String Zombie Mayhem 1.0 (293.53 Kbytes on 2008/09/13)
0111100101101111011101010010000001100001 0110110001101100001000000111001101101101 011001010110110001101100 but seriously, this should be a fun week.
ecrovoyan PmEe vision_7
|Plectrum Infinitum (Genosen)|
— Final entry for Plectrum Infinitum.
A virtual autoharp simulator. Rock out like your grandma!
— Final entry no. 2
A happy and sunny day Rayzan, our charismatic and muscular hero, found a mysterious string-rope-thingy in his backyard in the wild rainforests of Faraway'istan. Rayzan, always up for a challenge, then decided to see how far he could go measuring the rope, as it seemed endless! Join him in his epic story to discover to what lengths the string-rope-thingy finally rises.
phren graner mosillan
— fullscreen version
Huh. Didn't know descriptions were for the game entry. Erm this is a simple interactive short sci fi story. It has neat animated dialog boxes. It's somewhat funny. It could be better.
|Dussigned By Cats (DBCgames)|
— FINAL ENTRY - BEST
snake_rpg-v1.1.zip — Snake RPG - v1.1 (5.42 Mbytes on 2008/09/14)
snake-rpg_contest_version.zip — Final Entry - Contest Deadline Version (905.82 Kbytes on 2008/09/14)
Snake, hero of the classic and conveniently public domain snake games (as found on old cell phones everywhere), is BACK! And stuck in a dungeon! With monsters and treasure!
|Grant Cox (maular)|
— Final submission source
First attempt at Python and PyWeek! :) Well, PyWeek is over now. The game didn't end up where I'd hoped, but it was a good learning experience nonetheless. See you all next time :)
— Timmy's Weird Adventures
We will change the name later
hejsa qff theresia christina rune dan utdiscant
|Legends of Kiralia: Shadows Dawn [by Team zahmeKatzen] (zK-4)|
Seven Centuries ago Felimon, Lord of the Shadows, was banned from Kiralia and trapped in the Sphere of Chaos. The portal to this sphere is located in a magically enforced chest, tightly wrapped up in more magically enforced string - all just to make sure that Felimon will never ever set a claw on the surface of Kiralia.
But some days ago, the magical string was destroyed into several pieces, considerabily weakening the lock
on the chest, making it even possible for Felimon to escape if he notices it in time. Only one piece of
the magical string was found nearby the open chest and the Order chose you to retrieve the other pieces.
But you have to hurry - every day that passes increases the possibility that Felimon will sense the weakness of his prison and might try to leave it...
|Who slides wins! (v4victory)|
— Who Slides Wins! Final Entry for pyweek #7
who-slides-wins-0.1.zip — Who Slides wins! v0.1 (1.04 Mbytes on 2008/09/14)
This is a Sliding Puzzle Game between you and your computer. Whoever is going to take least number of moves is declared the winner.
N-Puzzle as this is otherwise called, is one of the toy problems of Artificial Intelligence.So, you can watch your computer using certain heuristics to solve the puzzle.The whole game gets more interesting as, it all boils down to,whose heuristicsis better, your's or computer's.Better be yours, Good Luck! :-)
The default picture I have used is a bunch of wool "strings"! You got to fit it properly at the broken lengths.
The game has certain extensions already, like:
Thanks for your interest so far and hope you like the game.
And a BIG THANK YOU TO RICHARD for organizing pyweek. I really learned a lot,the whole previous week.
"Who Slides Wins" blog: http://pygame-trials.blogspot.com
|Camel walrus studios (tinyduck)|
— Final submission
A text based graphical adventure game.
The game is fully playable; if you get stuck, it's possible you're not trying hard enough. If in doubt, file a bug report on http://code.google.com/p/tinyduck/.
This game requires Python 2.5 and Pygame 1.7.
j-1 jakob Rkey
— Final Dominoes String
I am Milker, here is my solo entry for PyWeek#7
I am D. J. Bernstein fan.
|Mindless Labs (Mindless_Labs_2)|
— Garbage Collector v1.0a final
You control the Garbage Collector. You have to string up memory fragments and dispose of them at specific dump locations. Don't let memory fragments to escape!
You can chose GC-ing of multiple languages, from easy (Python) to hard (Assembly)
|People and Planes (Tee-py7)|
— Windows py2exe'd of the final version. Big file. :/
people-and-planes-1.0-without-pyglet.zip — A version of the final entry without pyglet (53.37 Kbytes on 2008/09/13)
people-and-planes-1.0.zip — Final entry, done in 8h :) (783.80 Kbytes on 2008/09/13)
Once upon a time, there was this green man who enjoyed Pyweeks. Unfortunately, this time, he was plagued with unexpected problems and at the last day, he realized what he had wouldn't work. So, looking that he had only 8 hours left for the deadline, he decided to go out for a walk instead of finishing his entry. He climbed a giant ladder and sat on a cloud. From the top of the cloud, he saw many little colored people waving to the air. From the view above, he also saw several colored planes flying around. It was very obvious that the little colored people wanted to get in their respective colored planes. And so he remembered he had a piece of string from Pyweek, so stuck his hand on the cloud and let one end of the string drop so the little colored people could grab the string to get on their planes. And, so, his quest began to put the little colored people in the little colored planes...
Please read README.txt for instructions, but all you need to know is that you move with arrow keys and have to put colored people in planes of the same color. Sorry for the lack of polish/sound/intro/ingame-instructions.
— Snip. v1
|Team XKCD (xkcd)|
— Team XKCD's final entry
All future updates for this project will be entered in the Threads Of Fate pyggy awards project page.
Your beloved is destined to be the greatest ruler the land has seen. Some nasty has stolen Fates' power and used it to attack your beloved, snipping off that destiny. The bits have been handed to minions, which increases their power. You have to get the bits to save your beloved and your land.
A buncha folk from forums.xkcd.com.
|Team Fiery Biscuits (FieryBiscuits)|
You have 25 seconds to get the ball of twine to the end of the level. This gets tricky because the ball of twine is quite bouncy.
You must roll to the end using the left and right arrow keys on the keyboard. You can press F5 to take a screenshot and '~' to bring down a console.
|Days of Tsunami: Substring racers (anotherpupo)|
— Final release
Race the seas of the world looking for fame and money!
Known bug: the game gets slower after each race. If you quit and restart everything works fine, and your score is kept. Sorry, didn't caught that during testing :)
elachuni gaston770 dmoisset ra sicotronic
|Forrest and Andrew (f_and_a)|
A quick collaboration by two guys who wanted to enter. You know, to learn and have fun and stuff. Read the last diary entry for parts we may have left out of the final submission.
|SINAA- Lunar Delivery (SINAA)|
— Final Version of Lunar Delivery
You work for the lunar parcel service. Deliver parcels on the end of your rope without destroying the parcel or your ship.
|iDG United (idg)|
— Mac version of Bungie Chopper. Does not require Pyglet or avbin.
BungieChopper-0.52b.zip — Drive a helicopter with a gunner suspended by a bungie cord through a warzone full of enemy helicopters, airplanes, and turrets. Speed improvement from 0.52. (2.92 Mbytes on 2008/09/14)
Drive a helicopter with a gunner suspended by a bungie cord through a warzone full of enemy helicopters, airplanes, and turrets.
KNOWN ISSUE: Game crashes when JIMMY (the final gunner is killed). Whoops.
SOLUTION: Become a master at the game, so that Jimmy never has to die. If you really must die, sacrifice the helicopter instead. Seriously, sorry about the error. It was a bug cause by a bug fix in the eleventh hour.
|Team Periware (TeamPeriware)|
— Final submission
This will be my first entry in PyWeek. I expect to lose, and to have a great time doing it!
|P4 - Python Pyrates from PyedPypers.org (hiths-p4)|
— Our demo for pyweek submission - read the post on what to do if oyu want to truly enjoy it ;)
This is the team from pyedpypers.org, formerly known as HITHS, and still sometimes known as that XD
pymike keeyai john nihilocrat Archwyrm RB Geometrian
|Team Rambo (Rambo)|
— Platforming goodness
Help a cat and a princess escape a castle in this _epic_ platformer title.
|Cine-Science Logic (CS-L)|
— Compatibility fix for the shader, better installation instructions
|mutant lightning dog (mdog)|
— final entry
kiko.zip — (4.98 Mbytes on 2008/09/14)
The idea for the game was experiment with diferent rope physics: equilibrium, lazoo, launch a hook, etc. Halas, no time for too much physics plus base engine in pygame.
Anyway, Im happy of being at pyweek
Shame on me !!
The screen telling the keys mention 'z' and 'x' for equilibrium when it must read 'z' and 'c'
Linux - Mac slowness problem:
|Ohio State U. Game Creation Club (OSU-GCC)|
— Updated License File
Monkey_In_a_Tangle-1.0.zip — Our final submission. Updated Readme (867.91 Kbytes on 2008/09/14)
Monkey_In_a_Tangle.zip — IN at the wire (866.85 Kbytes on 2008/09/13)
This is a group effort from OSU. The game is 2D, viewed from the side, and a collector game.
The game mechanics work like this: You're a monkey with a tether. You'd like to box yourself some bananas but your hands are circular so what do you do? You tether them! (Why not?).
In the upper right hand corner you'll see the number of bananas you need to box and how many you've boxed so far. Once your box is full you will move to the next level. If you don't complete the level before time runs out you must restart the level.
A faster computer is suggested to play the game. It will likely be slow and unfun on anything slower than a 1.2 GHz x86
morgan.goose jsharpna jane Alfred Rossi
|The Tackers (tackers)|
— strlen 1.0 source - final
Jump up on pieces of string. As high as you can!
matthieutc phoenixtoday rapha delta Xin
|Century of the Fruitbat PyWeek 7 Crack Think Tank Game Developers Extroardinaire (fruitbat7)|
— Bugfix release - actual readme included, and more info from the gui so you can actually
understand how to play.
Bringing games kicking and screaming into the Century of the Fruitbat. Never holding their hand and showing them the way politely.
I dream of string is an oldschool puzzle adventure game, where your quantity of string and how you use it is of the utmost importance. Help an unnamed string-based lifeform reclaim favor from his people after they kicked him out for being too short. Your quantity of string is used to solve puzzles, which ramp from very easy to fiendishly difficult.
Don Blake saluk
Our first pyweek entry. You have to cut the pieces of string to the right length before they disappear offscreen.
|Solo Solo (Solo)|
I'm using pyglet + cocos2d + pymunk.
The game is based on a love story.
Genre of the game: sort of nibbles + puzzle + arcade + love.
|Mutant Radioactive Kittens (aoeuhtns)|
— Very rough first version
As expected, I didn't have as much time to work on this as I'd hoped. Here's what is supposed to be the premise:
You have been kidnapped by a mad scientist and must escape his facility. However, his mutant radioactive kittens stand in your way! You must collect bits of string in order to distract the kittens and make your escape. If you have enough string, you can also braid it into rope for climbing down at certain parts.
As it stands, you can pick up string but it can't actually do anything with it. Also, the kittens don't move. Basically, to beat the level, all you have to do is not touch any kittens and get to the door. It is possible to climb up and down existing ropes, however.
— Our final submission!
|Awesome Team of Amazing Batness (Batmen)|
— A one-button strategy game of WORLD DOMINATION, where you play as one of the Fates and cut the
threads of your people to conquer the world! EDIT: Added in the Art credits and change to .zip
Manage your Orange empire of Greece through the lives of others! Promote those who think like you, and condemn those who do not suit your master plan.
— Cleanse final submission
— Final Entry
You're a cat on a trash can lid, and you've managed to catch a string dangling from a passing tuna truck. Catch all the tuna you can while avoiding sidewalk obstacles! (This is my first attempt at PyWeek, and my second attempt at making a game of any kind)
This time the Allefant is in isometric 3D!
|Greg's 7th PyWeek Entry (greg_pw7)|
— Fix Python 2.4 and 2.5 compatibility bug
BellRunner-0.5.zip — Bell Runner 0.5 (1.39 Mbytes on 2008/09/13)
If you're old enough and Apple enough, you may remember a fun little platformer called Lode Runner. This is the same, only different.
Brother Albert is an apprentice bellringer who's just starting to learn the ropes. Help him ring the bells in the right order to open the exit. Get through all the churches and earn the title of Master of Bells and Whistles (or just bells, anyway).
|Solo Foo (djfroofy)|
— Final Entry
First solo entry. Competed with team in prior challenges, but just don't have enough time for the meeting up, collaboration, etc. this go round.
— YoYo Brawler v1.1
arcticclear patrick sjbrown
|3rd Project by Me (pw7_trobadour)|
— WIP Version - See the Readme.txt
this is my third pyweek and as everytime i'm looking forward for great entries and a lot of fun.
|0AI - Artificial Ineptitude (0AI)|
— 0ai final submission: gauchito gil vs the devil v1.0
Macarse leito nicoechaniz facundobatista ricardokirkner lucio cami
|Super Effective 7 (koffing_crisis)|
— Version 1.0 (repackaged)
The Space Adventures of Digby Marshmallow, Space Burglar ...In Space!: Flowing vector artwork in an explorer puzzle game of space larceny.
Nausea Warning: please play in windowed mode (change in options then restart the game) if you suffer from motion sickness.
gsyhiap Chard Carrie Martin adam Abi
|Team R.E.X. (RegExExpress)|
— Regex Express V1.3 Final
regex_express-1.2.zip — Horray, we got in another revision! (1.63 Mbytes on 2008/09/13)
regex_express-1.1.zip — Regex Express V1.1 Final (840.21 Kbytes on 2008/09/13)
regex_express-1.0.zip — Regex Express v1.0 Final (836.71 Kbytes on 2008/09/13)
regex_express-0.9.zip — RegexExpressV0.9 (830.17 Kbytes on 2008/09/13)
All aboard the RegEx Express, where we be learnin' things and parsin' strings! Using curses and verses we'll be mixing humor and rhyme with good-ol'-fashioned ascii graphics.
So join us back on the track -- the choo choo track -- and it's full steam ahead on this string bling fling!
— Fishing Frenzy 1.0 Source (all platforms)
Fishing_Frenzy-1-win32.zip — Fishing Frenzy 1.0 Windows Binary (9.27 Mbytes on 2008/09/14)
Fishing Frenzy is a mad-cap arcade-style game of skill and speed as you struggle to haul in as many fish as possible while avoiding debris and the dreaded electric eel!
— Slightly adjusted gameplay....
Ahh! missed 6 days! OK, I'll do a one-day game.
|Arctic Paint: Gondola (yat)|
— Gondola 1.0.2 Windows Binary
Gondola-1.0.2-linux-bin.tar.gz — Gondola 1.0.2 Linux Binary (14.35 Mbytes on 2008/09/13)
Gondola-1.0.2-src.zip — Gondola 1.0.2 source (8.96 Mbytes on 2008/09/13)
The ultimate gondola shipping, shape sorting, barge unloading game of all time.
Get the right shapes to the right places to score. But be warned: there are only a limited number of islands to build on and longer cables are expensive! Sort wisely to minimize loss.
|Wood & Wolf (WW)|
— Bungee Manager + Pyglet
Manage a Bungee Jumping company! As customers looking for adrenaline shots arrive to your bridge, choose their jumping point, the length of the rope and enjoy watching them leaping into the void... or the rocks. Get money from larger jumps... or face bankrupt if accidents multiply!
|Awesome Block Game 5: Quadrangles of fury. (abg5)|
First I started with a mario galaxy 2d type game, abandoned that, started a puzzle game, ran into a big problem, had to code around it to avoid that. I didn't get as many difficult or fun elements in my game as I wanted but I'm happy with it. Also, if you run python2.4, you need to define the all() function as it's builtin for 2.5.
|Midnight Sun (midnightsun)|
— Kite Story 1.1 source
Attempt to reach the peak of a never before climbed mountain using a specially designed pendular climbing machine. The PAC (Pendular Ascension Chamber) has an integrated cable gun, which will launch high-elasticity climbing lines. The HEC lines are each fitted with an automatic grappling iron which will latch on to any secure surface. Your challenge, is to climb in to your brand new PAC and use it to go where no man or machine has gone before, to the top of Knot Mountain.
|7th the First (7th1st)|
— Hook the Shoot
Garfio is lost in Liebana Caves. It have a mighty hook but a limited amount of strings. can he get to the exit?
— Cecilia Music Game by Juanjo Conti
This is a Music Game, a you-listen-a-song-and-try-to-reproduce-it one. I hope you enjoy it. BONUSTRACK: it has photos from my travel round Brasil.