A slightly different game for you programmers :)

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April 21st, 2016 12:53 am

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So this was my first ludum dare (and also my first game, come to think of it) and it has been a fantastic experience. I’m having a lot of fun playing other people’s submissions and interpretations of the theme!

I worked on a team as a programmer with a friend (SnedHlepPls) who made the fantastic music and visuals for Dance Dance Pathogen! Our jam went so well that I even had time to work on another game that other fellow game programmers might enjoy (now that you’ve recovered from your game dev burnout, haha), called Sergei’s Virus.

Essentially you shapeshift (boom, theme drop) your virus (written in python, cuz that’s how hackers do it) so that the antivirus doesn’t detect it. Obviously, it involves the following steps:

  1. Remove print statements
  2. Remove numbers
  3. Remove for/while loops
  4. Alter strings so they don’t contain the word “hack”
  5. Remove if conditions
  6. Remove all assignments (i.e. no “=”)

And at the end, you have a python script that’s totally readable (see: sarcasm). It’s not going to be an easy game, but it was a lot of fun to play. I even (embarrasingly) had to ask one of my friends to help me solve the final task for my own game!


And while you’re reading, check out my other game Dance Dance Pathogen!

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