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Tenoch says ...

Well as you said, rather minimalist. But finishing is winning already.

skalle says ...

I have now played it, after you changed the link. It's fun to finish a game for ludumdare, no matter how small, isn't it? :) It lacks difficulty, maybe you should add mines that freeze the player or something. Still, you managed to make a game with sounds, which is more than you can say about a lot of the games, including mine.

DrPetter says ...

I've won. I've lost. I think I've exhausted the possibilities with this game. Crazy sounds.

Endurion says ...

Please provide an executable for Windows.

nilsf says ...

I don't know why, but I liked the fact that the wall was a bit messy rather than just a straight black line.

mjau says ...

I like your handle. It's like you're some kind of superhero or maybe even a supervillain, hiding in your secret lair, biding your time while quietly knitting all kinds of stuff in preparation for that day sometime in the future when it'll all be essential for your mad scientisty plans to succeed. They will all pay! Or receive knitted gifts perhaps, who knows what those secret knitters think.

Anyway, you made a game! I can only assume you knitted it, which is pretty amazing really. I played your game and won a bit, and lost a bit, and like DrPetter said, I think that's it. (Also, I agree with nilsf about the wall.)

lucasshrew says ...

Hey!! well done you succeed in the most important objective of this kind of compos, "actually finishing a game". I am not happy with mine, but at least i also "finished" or most important started something.

Deepflame says ...

No windows executable.

SethR says ...

Hmm, I start the game, hear a beep and see some red circles but then it crashes. Python 2.6 under vista.

noonat says ...

Unable to run on Python 2.6, XP.

Archive for the ‘LD #14 – Advancing Wall of Doom – 2009’ Category

One more try

Posted by
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 12:49 pm

RE: Corrected link — if you want it

Tag this correctly, maybe you’ll be able to see it.

Sorry about that. The actual download link is http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/972220/secret_knitter_LD14_Wall.tgz

Corrected link — if you want it

Posted by
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 12:45 pm

Sorry about that. The actual download link is http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/972220/secret_knitter_LD14_Wall.tgz

That’s what happens when you wait til deadline minus 30 minutes to figure out where to upload. Thanks to a commenter on the “How to submit” entry, I was able to sign up for a dropbox account, upload my game and submit a post with a link — all  before the deadline!

Um…did I mention that the link was incorrect? I didn’t have time to actually read the documentation on how to post a public link; just shot from the hip.

You don’t have to bother with  this entry, if you don’t want. The artwork is minimalistic (I’m still stuck on the Minimal theme — man, you should’ve seen the game I produced for that one; although way over the time limit), gameplay is hardly there — you can play one level, but it always lets you win.

I will make fixes, artwork, packages (of the fixed game for windows, mac). But all of this, later.

I’ll post a post-mortem, and food pictures (Large chai, raspberry coffee cake from Allann Bros cafe — Free Plug — do I get free coffee now? Aw, nuts!)

Mostly, I just wanted my profile to show that I finished _something_ for a change.

Most importantly, I had fun.

Whew! Just under the wire

Posted by
Sunday, April 19th, 2009 6:52 pm

As usual in these competitions, I got about 4 hours to work on it.

But there’s something like gameplay, and definitely something to build on for a later release.

You will need pygame installed, and that’s all

Tested on Mac Intel, but I haven’t done anything tricky that shouldn’t run on other platforms. I can package this, actually, but (sniff, sniff) haven’t had the time.

It’s been fun, and I’m glad to have actually made it to the end, after a fashion.

Since there’s no intro screen, I’ll have to tell you. You are the bluish circle. The red guys are lemming-like dots about to get squished by the … advancing wall of doom… You scoop them up.

(The scoring is wonky, so you win by scooping up any number of lemmings before the wall advances, so the only way to lose is by failing to scoop even one — oh, well, I’ll fix that in the future — which I propose to abbreviate IFTITF from now on, to save typing)

Without further ado, here’s a download link:

CORRECTION: The previous link posted a non-working download link: Conclusion: I’m a moron.

Sorry about that. The actual download link is http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/972220/secret_knitter_LD14_Wall.tgz

Choc. Muffin

Posted by
Thursday, April 16th, 2009 11:48 am

I’m in for the compo! Looking forward to this weekend.

Platforms (MacOS) Intel — if there’s time, Ubuntu and Win.  versions may be published.

Pygame (python2.6, installed from macports)

Tools: using cfxr (sfxr, redone to be pretty on the Mac)


Hope to post more than just pictures of food this time. I’m intimidated by the awesomeness of many of the entrants in this compo. But I’ll be brave and try to finish up with something awesome myself.

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