About philhassey (twitter: @philhassey)

I made that Galcon game. And I do the tech for Ludum Dare.


Ludum Dare 33
Ludum Dare 28
Ludum Dare 25
Ludum Dare 23
Ludum Dare 22
October Challenge 2011
Ludum Dare 20
Ludum Dare 19
October Challenge 2010
Ludum Dare 17
Ludum Dare 16

philhassey's Trophies

Spam Slayer Award
Awarded by Sos
on December 17, 2010
Steve Jobs' MaxiPad
Awarded by hdon
on April 24, 2010
The "Ludum Dare Entry on iPhone" Award
Awarded by PoV
on March 17, 2010
The "Ludum Dare Entry on Steam" Award
Awarded by PoV
on March 17, 2010
The "Ludum Dare Entry in the IGF" Award
Awarded by PoV
on January 27, 2010
Ludum Dare Donor Award
Awarded by PoV
on May 23, 2008



saluk says ...


DrPetter says ...

My first and only score: 210290
Nicely executed, for what it is. I'm so glad to have popup killers nowadays so I won't have to go through this kind of stuff anymore. Once is twice too many.
The ambient music does a good job of building an uneasy and slightly alarming mood.

Wiering says ...

I think I had a really high score, but then suddenly there was a blue screen and it was lost...

triorph says ...

heh game was going too fast to be able to read most of the text boxes, crazy idae though

SethR says ...

I got a REAL pop up error about creating the file after I played a game or two..wait.. real or part of the immersion experience?? You've done it again, mr hassey! +1 for the gopher cookies

jlnr says ...

Hahaha, great idea, and a very solid implementation. I think it should be signalled that it's a bad thing to miss the box and click onto the background :)

Very artsy/cool cookie photo, btw!

creiht says ...

That is awesome! Brings back too many memories :)

MrPhil says ...

Lovely. Great example of taking something so simple and giving a special context that makes it laugh out loud fun.

pymike says ...

Man... this game scared me. ;-) Nice graphics but way too easy. My finger started hurting with all the clicking ;-)

fydo says ...

My high score: 255074
Fun game! Great music and sound effects. You really captured the panic feeling of speedily closing popups when they attack.

pekuja says ...

Nice whack-a-popup game. Say hello to mr. Repetitive Stress Injury! The game didn't save my highscore after I closed it. :-(
Nice goat cookies and gopher. Looks delicious.

dgriff says ...

120000ish. Good and complete. Not much to the gameplay, but the idea is interesting enough to keep me playing till I lost.

thedaian says ...

I almost wish I could spend more time reading the popup boxes, but I had to keep clicking them to avoid losing. Great, funny game.

HybridMind says ...

as others have said.. flashbacks to bad memories of popup-death. ;) It was very funny and the graphics / messages made me want to read them rather than click at first so I think my score suffered.. ;) Also, more of a click-fest than very fun, but points for humor and scope. Also, props on the thousands of goat cookies and the dead marmint on a plate. The pictures of your shotgun wielding wife had me laughing during the compo too. :)

robot_guy says ...

Very amusing. It's just a shame that you don't have enough time to read the messages as they pop up.

negativegeforce says ...

dam windows flew at me too fast, is suck at clicking. pretty dam hilarious though.

Kimau says ...

Very nice and addictive

mariusz says ...

Five minutes of fun. Pretty polished. I've played a very similar game before, though.

Devon says ...

First and high score: 277212

keeyai says ...

Very very funny. The music works really well with it too - nice job. I only wish I had more time to read the popups. +5 for goat cookie madness.

Jach says ...

Wow, neat and fun.

mikeware says ...

Very Scary... I too wanted to keep reading all the pop ups. Love, how the taskbar was like your health bar.

Hamumu says ...

Man, I only got 80,000 and I thought I had done really well!

I give you low theme points, not sure how this fits the theme at all... now, if you had made it a game of clicking the minimize button on various windows, you'd have my vote! Of course, you'd also be aiming for a mighty small target, and your taskbar would get pretty darn full. Maybe the windows keep expanding on their own (they're games, see, and you are distracting yourself with them), and you have to minimize them to get to work on your essay. The essay gradually types itself and you have to get it done before class starts.

Sorry, wrote you a new game there. Anyway, and people say my game causes RSI! I nearly died getting my lousy 80k score.

drZool says ...

The agony!

mjau says ...

Not very innovative (points for humor though), but fun for a little while. Nice music =)

erik says ...

It would be more amusing if the errors were on screen long enough to read... but then that would kill the gameplay.

Dathgale says ...

Amusing. I think there was another game like this that actually required you to click on the X button, and sometimes the popups appeared partially off-screen so you had to drag them into view to click the button.

phren says ...

A great overall package. Everything seems to be polished quite well. Nice subliminal messages in the menu. Nice BSOD. Nice everything! One of the best entries, definitely.

jolle says ...

The popups! They are too many!

Scary game. OK at first, overwhelming later on. Humorpoints granted.

+2 food point for all the goat cookies. +1 for gopher. Still only ends on 4 though -- milk or yoghurt doesn't grant extra!

pansapiens says ...

Funny sounds, funny opening graphics, nice clean in-game graphics. Simple but effective gameplay. I would have liked the dialogs to require clicking on their buttons rather than just the whole Window ... more realistic to the difficulty experienced in a real dialog box attack :) But maybe that would be less fun, I dunno.

Archive for the ‘LD #11 – Minimalist – 2008’ Category

win32.dll The Game

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Sunday, April 20th, 2008 3:00 pm

A few days ago my laptop got violently attacked by all sorts of bloatware. I’m guessing it was due to some IE hole or something, oh well. Anyway, it inspired this game. You get to destroy bloatware – yay!

Download for windows or get the source svn://www.imitationpickles.org/ld11/trunk/



Oh, and you can get all kinds of crazy combos if you don’t miss any boxes and are really fast.  So get playing!  Made with python / pygame as per usual.

Shot 6 – all gameplay done !!

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 8:29 pm

Well, I got all the game-play and core graphics done.  Tomorrow I’ll wrap it up with some music, sfx, and a title / menu screen.


I was able to use my pug gui engine to render those dialog boxes.  You get crazy combos in this game if you can keep up!

Goat Cookies-O-Rama!

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 8:24 pm

So the wife made goat cookies today .. I helped decorate.




Shot 5 – Game play and gfx working

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 3:46 pm


Needs some tweaking and levels, but it’s basically doing what I want now :)

Shot #4 – now with icons!

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 12:27 pm


WIFE!! Git me sum lunch!!

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 10:05 am

Fresh gophar meat for ya sur.


Shot 3 – Starting to look like .. something ..

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 9:44 am


It’s a Game! Almost!

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 8:31 am

Yeah, I’ve added interactivity to my game.  From here on out, it’s pretty much just going to be adding in the polish.


Shot #1 – Beware !!

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 8:12 am


Minimalist Breakfast

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Saturday, April 19th, 2008 7:29 am


Compo Prep at the Zoo & Desk photo

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Friday, April 18th, 2008 5:06 pm




Judging Categories

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 2:55 pm

There are loads of categories you can win in LD11:

Overall, Fun, Innovation, Theme, Polish, Graphics, Audio, Humor, Technical, Food, Journal, TimeLapse

Good luck!


Pure Code

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Monday, April 14th, 2008 9:06 pm


LD11 – April 18-20 – Less than two weeks warning!

Posted by (twitter: @philhassey)
Saturday, April 5th, 2008 3:23 pm

Ludum Dare 11 is coming! Ludum Dare is a regular community driven game development competition. The goal is, given a theme and 48 hours, to develop a game from scratch. Ludum Dare aims to encourage game design experimentation, and provide a platform to develop and practice rapid game prototyping.

Hope to see you there!


*the theme voting will be done in batches almost every day that week. So keep checking back. The final round of voting will be during the 48 hours prior to the compo. If you want to influence what is in those batches, edit http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/wiki/ld11:themes and if you think there are themes in that list that are so awful people shouldn’t be force to bother voting on them, join the irc channel and get some folks to agree with you and you can remove them. Lousy and redundant themes will be removed by the ThemeMaster.

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