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10 Second Slaughter

by KJScott - Jam Entry

Requires installation of Python 2.7 and Pygame 1.9

Use the Antichrist's shadow to kill the vile redshirt menace by manipulating your environment without killing yourself.

Press Z to toggle shadow mode
Press X to interact with objects
Press C to jump

Max score is approximately 120

Contact : @nerdofgamers - Graphics, @tccoxon & @db434 - Programming

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Plu says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:25pm

Requires installation of Python 2.7 and Pygame 1.9

tombsar says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:40pm

For some reason Python was unable to load and play the mp3 files on my computer. I removed the appropriate lines from src/ as a quick-fix solution, but that means playing without music. Any suggestions?

KJScott says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:53pm

@tombsar, I don't know what the issue is. I worked on the graphics for the game hopefully one of the programmers will get back in touch and let you know how to resolve the issue. By any chance could you post the appropriate lines you need to remove incase anyone else has the same issue.

tomc says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:01pm

@tombsar: I'm one of the coders. Thanks for letting us know. Which operating system are you using? Is anything printed to the console / terminal?

If you're on linux, do you have (libmp3)lame installed? This library is required to playback MP3s.

tombsar says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:04pm

Hey guys, thanks for getting back to me. I have both 'lame' and 'lame-libs' installed on Fedora 18, and can play mp3 files in my browser and media players.

The error printed is:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "src/", line 62, in <module>
File "src/", line 40, in main
File "/home/arthur/Downloads/LD27_Entries/10SecondSlaughter/src/", line 296, in event
File "/home/arthur/Downloads/LD27_Entries/10SecondSlaughter/src/", line 54, in event
File "/home/arthur/Downloads/LD27_Entries/10SecondSlaughter/src/", line 174, in set_state
File "/home/arthur/Downloads/LD27_Entries/10SecondSlaughter/src/", line 49, in leave
File "/home/arthur/Downloads/LD27_Entries/10SecondSlaughter/src/", line 20, in play_main_music'assets','music.mp3'))
pygame.error: Unrecognized music format

To fix it, I applied the following patch to src/

def play_main_music():
+ print "Music disabled"


def play_gameover_music():
+ print "Music disabled"

I am probably using an old version of pygame-music, or am missing a python-lame extension or something...

tombsar says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:10pm

Sorry for the double post, but I wanted to save you having to ask about versions.

I am running Python 2.7.3 with Pygame 1.9.1 (at least that is what Fedora claims it is). Also, lame is version 3.99.5.

Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:02pm

Is there a way for you to provide an executable ?

tomc says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 2:05pm

@tombsar: I've just uploaded a version that fixes this crash (falls back to some OGG files if the MP3 playback fails). I hope that works for you.

PaperBlurt says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:41pm

swell pixels!

Arrow-x says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 6:19pm

Good art bro I like this game

Sep 2, 2013 @ 11:47pm

"Requires installation of Python 2.7 and Pygame 1.9" Wish I didnt have to install random things to play the game. Due to that, I am unable to include it in my LD27 compilation video. Sorry

MrBlade says ...
Sep 12, 2013 @ 8:17pm

Won't start, sorry. Running the .bat gives some file not found error, running creates a pygame window and then closes right away. Let me know if you find a fix!

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