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Pyweek 7 is over - a whopping 54 games!

LogicowLogicow Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Games and Technology
So, Pyweek 7.

What is Pyweek? Pyweek is a contest where you have one week to make a game using python.
There are around two Pyweek contests per year, but this was the first I entered.

The theme was "The length of a piece of string".

Here's a nice listing of all 54 games, with screenshots:
http://www.pyweek.org/7/entries/

How do you play them?
Quick instructions:
1) Download and install Python using this file: http://www.python.org/ftp/python/2.5.2/python-2.5.2.msi
2) Download and install Pygame using this file: http://www.pygame.org/ftp/pygame-1.8.1release.win32-py2.5.msi
(install it in your python25 folder where you installed Python)

Some games require modules other than Pygame. Modules I've heard are being used are Pyglet, Pyopengl, Chipmunk (physics), Numeric.



One week? What kind of game can you make in that amount of time?
As an example, you can take a look at my own Pyweek game:

http://www.pyweek.org/e/Rambo/
pyweek3.png

And since I know half of you won't bother installing Python and Pygame for it, here's a youtube video where I play through it. :)

For those of you interested in playing my game, I recommend that you avoid watching this video, as it will spoil the puzzle elements.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-1CP0f0PEE


And here's a few screenshots from other games:
screenshot-lvl9.png

Level2.png

platforms.png

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  • ArcticXCArcticXC Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I wholeheartedly support this thread and will delve into it at a time when I am less indisposed with RB2.

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  • syrionsyrion Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Why not compile it to an easily redistributable package? Use py2exe.

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  • LogicowLogicow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I tried, but it didn't work. I'm not exactly sure why but it choked on loading the 1.5mb map file. (The title screen worked fine, hooray!)

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  • syrionsyrion Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    What error did it give? Try a different one.

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  • LogicowLogicow Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Most packing programs have issues with the hack-ish way the Pyweek skellington launches your game and references your data, including py2exe and cx_freeze.

    Python really wasn't made with compiling EXEs in mind. :/

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  • syrionsyrion Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    sounds more like the pyweek skellington's problem than the freezers ;)

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