August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Escape Lines

by henrypenface - 48 Hour Competition Entry

About:
So here is my LD48 #21 Entry...
Don't expect much from this, but it plays and I am happy since it is my first LD
There are only 5 levels too.

To play:
If you have python and pygame installed run the .py (the source file)
if not, run the exe.

Controls:
mouse to target
LMB to launch an ESCAPE ship
RMB to place the launcher
and when in Launching mode, RMB fires a bomb that will disable a ship
m to turn off that annoying music
q to quit

Known bugs:
Can't launch bomb if all ships are launched, oh well.
q to quit, no alt-f4 or closing the window, sorry I forgot to add it.

Everything, source and executables are in the zip file

HenryPenface<3

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#80Theme3.59
#115Coolness5%
#117Innovation3.35
#198Graphics2.94
#219Overall2.94
#248Fun2.65
#257Humor1.83
#271Audio2.00
#336Community2.00

Comments

bitbof says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 10:09pm

many people died today...
last level is too easy :P

Six says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:55am

A fun little game mechanic, it'd be nice to see it explored a bit more. Also seemed like it could be moving about about twice the speed, once you fire off all the ships there is quite a bit of sitting and waiting.

henrypenface says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 10:45am

If I get around to updating it for a post-ld version I will be sure to toy with the speed a little :)

Shigor says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 12:06pm

Nice idea, but it really is too slow

foobaz says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 5:26pm

Nice idea. As others have said, a bit too slow. Also, it seems that there is no disadvantage to launching everything at the same time right now.

henrypenface says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:26pm

Originally the enemy ships were not limited to 3 tractor beams at once, so the game was more about trying to find a path through, a balance between this and how it is now might be nicer. (Thanks for the comments btw guys)

tcstyle says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 12:10pm

Great idea, but quite difficult in higher levels. I like the graphical presentation.

Chaoslab says ...
Sep 2, 2011 @ 12:59am

I liked it! Was a bit on the slow side but still fun none the less. :-)

PaulSB says ...
Sep 3, 2011 @ 6:22pm

This is the best game featuring Burnley I have ever played! xD Liked it, but yes I turned the music off pretty quickly, sorry :) Congrats on a good effort!

summaky says ...
Sep 5, 2011 @ 7:10pm

Very interesting idea although it was a tad too slow for my tastes. The last level is a marvel of game balancing :-)

Andrew says ...
Sep 11, 2011 @ 12:45pm

A speed-up button would have helped, especially after you realize you shot the last ship the wrong way.

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