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Breakdown Countdown

by Luthwyhn - 48 Hour Compo Entry

The greatest accomplishment in the history of our people is only seconds away! We're finally going into space, to explore the great unknown! The countdown timer ticks away... Media from all over the globe have swarmed to our space center. T-minus 24 hours... The World President has arrived to watch the launch in person! T-minus 1 hour... Our brave astronauts are sealed away in their capsule. T-minus 10 minutes... The fuel lines are removed, the hatches are locked, all systems are go. T-minus 1 minute... WHAT'S THIS?! Through some cartoonish twist of fate, our glorious space-faring ship has suddenly collapsed into pieces on the launch pad! It's too late to stop the ignition sequence! Quick, send the engineers in the put it back together as best they can! It's all riding on your skills now! T-minus 10 seconds...

Created in ~18 hours using Python, PyGame, Bfxr, and GIMP.
By Blayne 'Luthwyhn' White.

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zn01wr says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:45pm

Interesting concept! It would be great to see what you must build, but it was done in 48h so it's ok.

DaanVanYperen says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:03pm

Ok, help me out here XD. Windows 7 user having some issues getting this running.

- Downloaded&Installed Python: (grabbed 64 bit win ver)
- Downloaded&Installed Pygame: (grabbed py33 64 bit).
- download and extract archive (CTRL+S downloads it)
- clicked ''

I get stuck at:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "", line 20, in <module>
from Helper import *
File "E:\Downloads\Blayne_LD27_reakdownCountdown\", line 15
except pygame.error, message:
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

tombsar says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:38pm

@DaanVanYperen It looks as though you are using Python 3.3, which is too new for this game. Download Python 2.7.5 instead, and you might have more luck!

tombsar says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 10:42pm

A good start, but it isn't really playable... I couldn't work out what I was supposed to do, and there was no time to work it out!

Endurion says ...
Aug 30, 2013 @ 5:24pm

Sorry, won't install Python.

Pack it with a runtime and your game will be tested by a lot more people.

tompudding says ...
Sep 8, 2013 @ 7:07pm

It was very confusing, but I launched a rocket, hooray!

MrBlade says ...
Sep 14, 2013 @ 2:12am

Nice work! This is the poorman's Kerbal. Hah. Good job on photoshopping the background. Haha! It took me a few tries to launch. Nice sounds. Slightly below average graphics. Fit the theme very well. Keep it up! I hope you make more stuff in the future. 6/10; Not bad for a ~18 hour build.

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