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    April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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    Dreamworld - JoeCool17 - Jam Entry

    You, the player, begin as little boy waking up at night... people are unwell, with broken nightmares in their sleep. You must help them by jumping into their dream and fixing it!

    Green blobs are the cause... You must attack them by holding the 'E' key, or they will attack you!

    Use the 'A' and 'D' keys to move, and space bar to jump.

    Sadly, this concept wasn't fully realized in time (Almost! I swear! Almost!), so you just hit the 'W' key to enter the one-and-only dream level. Also, I made some very nice piano music for it, but sound wouldn't work... *sigh* If you want to hear it and *imagine* it was part of the program, it's in the sound folder, happy.wav or happy.ogg.

    Source is included with the download, you need Python 2.7 and Pygame 1.9.1 to run it.

    The executable is in the /dist folder, main.exe. If it doesn't work, try launching it from the command line.

    pytmx for tilemap
    pygame for game engine
    eeymontt and JoeCool17 for programming
    JoeCool17 and GraphiX for art

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    Transmit says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:08pm

    Maybe I'm being daft here, but I don't see the download link!

    Zamando says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:37pm

    That is true, no download link :<

    JoeCool17 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:41pm

    Whoops... lol, that might be helpful...
    I hope you guys don't mind, I fixed a show-stopping bug after the compo ended- the collision wasn't updating when the level changed.

    JoeCool17 says ...
    Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:55pm

    There we go, DL link added.

    Cosmologicon says ...
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:19am

    Neat idea, you could really do something with switching between worlds to reach different areas. It's too bad it's not very complete. I have to admit, I'm not crazy about the controls....

    PabloAM says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 12:53pm

    Nice idea, and mechanics.

    Well done.

    Mach60KAS says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 4:40pm

    Couldn't get the game to work, launching from command line failed as well. Failed with "IOError: [Errno2] No such file or directory: 'levels\\home.tmx'"

    mneubrand says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:02pm

    I like the concept and some of the artwork. It's a pity that it's in a bit of an unfinished state.

    jwolf says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 5:33pm

    Same issue as Mach60KAS. Windows 7. Stack traces is:

    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "main.py", line 188, in <module>
    File "main.py", line 61, in main
    File "tilemap.pyc", line 8, in __init__
    File "pytmx\tmxloader.pyc", line 944, in load_pygame
    File "pytmx\tmxloader.pyc", line 792, in load_tmx
    File "xml\dom\minidom.pyc", line 1920, in parse
    File "xml\dom\expatbuilder.pyc", line 922, in parse
    IOError: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: 'levels\\home.tmx'

    R3ason says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:03pm

    For those who can't run it, try simply running the main.py from the root dir. Seems to be working that way for me...

    R3ason says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:10pm

    Well, intrigued enough to install Python in order to play it! Interesting concept, and I really like the idea of going into dreams to "fix" the world. I'd say develop it further! Of note, if you don't hit "W" from where you initially spawn, it appears that you just fall into nothingness in the next level. Thanks!

    tcstyle says ...
    Apr 28, 2012 @ 6:32pm

    The game looks nice graphically, but it seems not to work properly.
    If pressing w, the level switches to some cloud area where I just fall to nothingness. Otherwise I got stuck in the first level.

    JoeCool17 says ...
    Apr 29, 2012 @ 4:32pm

    jwolf: Thanks for reporting the error, I'll look into it.

    tcstyle: Do you mean you're falling *though* the clouds? Or just falling?

    R3ason: That's the plan. :D

    kibertoad says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 6:44pm

    Running pure python file didn't work at first (have python installed), was too lazy to investigate. Can I ask for an exe?..

    Zyll says ...
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:27pm

    Had problems getting it to work. Once I did, it seems like whenever you press up, you fall off the screen. Couldn't figure it out.

    May 2, 2012 @ 10:21am

    Couldn't get the game to play.

    Jiddo says ...
    May 4, 2012 @ 9:51pm

    I like the idea of switching between two worlds like that. The graphics also look nice and the game runs fine on Linux. Kind of an odd (but interesting) resolution/screen size tho. It's a shame that it isn't more complete.

    Rex Peppers says ...
    May 7, 2012 @ 1:45pm

    No windows, can't play. :-(

    robcozzens says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 7:27am

    I would try it if you had a Web or OSX version.

    davidwparker says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 7:41pm

    Sorry, I don't have Windows.

    ericdpitts says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 10:56pm

    The exe file you provided didn't work from the directory it was in. Moving the contents of the dist folder into the root folder (/Dreamworld) allowed me to run the exe.

    I liked your graphics and the music (I played it in the background while running your game :P ), but everything else was just incomplete. The controls were strange, collision detection with the walls was definitely off (you could cling to them by holding A/D) and I'm not sure if that was intentional or not. Once I had gotten into the dream world (and was standing in a place that didn't immediately make me fall), holding 'E' did nothing against the slimes, it just ended the game. It's an interesting idea though!

    demonpants says ...
    May 10, 2012 @ 11:27pm

    Looks interesting. Any chance for a Mac version?

    tomhunt says ...
    May 11, 2012 @ 3:51am

    i got the same error as jwolf when i tried running dist\main.exe from the dist folder, which is how i assume the game is supposed to be run..

    Drabiter says ...
    May 11, 2012 @ 5:12am

    Sorry I don't have python installed :(

    JellyFame says ...
    May 12, 2012 @ 11:13pm

    Cannot play, don't have access to windows.

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