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Don't Go Alone

by Luthwyhn - Competition Entry

EEEEKK!! I didn't quite finish! And I'm out of time! Well... Here it is nonetheless! My first ever LD entry:

Don't Go Alone.

The idea is that you're playing a horizontal shooter, and your power ups (which were 80% implemented at time of submission and are therefore, sadly, disabled) are people you meet along the way, who follow behind you and fight along-side you.

I didn't get the Boss working correct either :( - It's a Dodongo. They dislike smoke.

Coded in Python and Pygames. I've never coded in Python before, so that adds to the amazingness of this entry for sure.

Art: MS Paint and occasional Gimp
Music: CodeMonkey's little script thing
Sfx: Bfxr


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johanp says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 2:46pm

Sorry, can't compile. Please supply windows executable. Thanks!

May 4, 2011 @ 6:22am

Download link didn't work for me :(

TellusE says ...
May 6, 2011 @ 6:36pm

Indeed, I'd suggest a py2exe version to ease the strain on people :) Especially seeing as pygame isn't officially built for python 2.7 yet it's a bit of work to get it in place.

Anyway, that aside you've got a solid basis. I would've loved to see how companion powers worked out.

A small suggestion on the colour choices, though. A slightly darker green or grey on the sword. It wasn't until I hit the game border on the right that I saw the character was actually tossing a sword around in his sprite animation :)

Finish it up, could be a nice little game with another few days of work.

Luthwyhn says ...
May 7, 2011 @ 10:46pm

Sorry for the delay in getting a compiled version out, everyone! It'll unfortunately still be another couple of days :( I actually just moved to a new house this past week and don't have internet set up at the new place yet :( Hopefully by Tuesday/Wednesday.
I'm hoping, once the move nonsense is done, to go ahead and finish what I had planned for the game, in case anyone's interested. And yeah, artwork was a late priority for me, but I had hoped to make a better character that was more visible

Jacob says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 2:05am

Hey I managed to get it to run on OSX (installed pygame, using default system python that is installed, added #!/usr/bin/env python to first line of DontGoAlone.py, removed the *.pyc files)
Something else must be borked though, it crashes out after a few seconds of play.

someone says ...
May 10, 2011 @ 6:08pm

Well it runs, but crashes when either I or an enemy tries to attack:
AttributeError: 'Event' object has no attribute 'code'
Also Autofire.png needs a capital F.

Endurion says ...
May 13, 2011 @ 1:39pm

Please provide a Windows executable.

mwest says ...
May 15, 2011 @ 4:12pm

A Windows executable would be nice... don't really have time to struggle to get your game running - it should just work ;-)!

Well done on finishing something for your first time!

May 22, 2011 @ 11:01pm

Hey, came back to try it and managed to download the package, but when I try clicking on the DontGoAlone.py file it opens a console window for a second then closes... not sure at all what I'm doing wrong. :(

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