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shot_day5_0.png url When bad things happen to good people 2005-09-01.14:19Z 240 KB
shot_day6_2.png url Screenshot with prettier graphics 2005-09-03.13:01Z 280 KB
Pawns_day7_1.tar.gz FINAL SUBMISSION Pawns: Power vs Responsibility 2005-09-03.20:38Z 1.58 MB

Diary

2005/09/13

With the best will in the world, I don't think I can get the dependencies installed for all of the games in time to rate them all.

I don't want the games I am unable to rate to get a zero from me - some of them look really cool.

Is the overall rank of a game based on the average of the ratings it gets rather than the sum of them?

2005/09/08

tdlib is just a package of python modules. Put the tdlib directory in one of the following places and it should work:

  • The site-packages directory of your Python install (Windows)
  • /usr/lib/python/site-packages
  • /usr/local/lib/pythonX.X/site-packages
  • Anywhere else on PYTHONPATH
  • Inside the Pawns directory itself, if you don't want to use tdlib for anything else (likely)
2005/09/03

I'm burned out.. Although I think there's a lot of scope for better level design and I never got around to adding some of the terrain types and items I thought of, I think it's time to call it done.

So many of the other entries look brilliant. I look forward to the next stage, but first a beer and a good night's sleep.

2005/09/02
[12:54] Nearly there...

Got a version uploaded that plays right through, with simple level selection page and background music. Now I just need to decide how to split my time between prettying up the graphics, adding sound effects or more music and designing interesting levels.

2005/09/01

Got some help and advice on #pyweek, so now my graphics files may possibly load and work on big-endian machines (e.g. Macs). Thanks guys - I've forgotten your irc nicks, but you know who you are :-)

2005/08/31

I think I need to do something about lighting. Oh, and draw the people. They may be happy, but they don't have display lists. Maybe that's why they're happy - nothing bad can happen to them. Yet... Mwahahahhaaaa!

Seriously, I need some sleep now :-)

2005/08/30

It took me most of Sunday to come up with an idea related even vaguely to Power. I had ideas for the other 4 themes.. Oh well.

Planning to do a game where you have absolute power over a population of people, and have to guide them to safety - but as bad things happen to them, they start to disobey you...

So far, this is fun. Good luck everyone!

2005/08/17
[19:58] Ganbarimasu!

Announcing my intention to have a go!

Will possibly be using my own library, as released on SF last month (tdelusion.sourceforge.net) to shake out some of the bugs in it. This means my entry will most likely suffer from, er, "quality problems". ^_^