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Billy! Cleanup on aisle 5!

by endermath - Jam Entry

Smash all the jars in the supermarket in 10 seconds to make sure you get fired.

Windows Version
1. Unpack .zip file
2. Double click on billy.exe
3. Use mouse to play

Python Version
1. Python 2.7, available at
2. pygame 1.9.1, available at
3. pybox2d 2.3b, available at
1. Unpack zip file
2. Open terminal and enter "python"
3. Control game with mouse

Graphics: Alli
Sound Effects: Alli
Music: Alli
Code: TDbear & Endermath

Font: 3D Thirteen Pixel Fonts by Florian Contreras from

Code: Python with pygame and pybox2d
Editors: Sublime Text 2, midnight commander, vi
Graphics: Pickle, Gimp, Pixen
Audio:, bfxr

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ENDESGA says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 5:46am

very interesting :)

andersca says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 6:09pm

Very cool game!

SusanTheCat says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:30am

The physics were well done and the jar contents were cool.

motty says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:46am

Cute and fun. Silly but in a good way.

Minor quibbles:

I found the 3d boxy font a bit hard to read. I am old.

To get it to run on Linux I had to make a symlink from thedude_cut.png to theDude_cut.png. Suspect a typo somewhere.

That said, great effort.

murilo says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:49am

Pretty fun! I actually played to the 16th level, but it never got much more difficult and started getting boring. But nice game otherwise! I like the graphics too!

Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:51am

cool game! quite simple but fun at the same time

Tainted_Code says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 12:52am

Very cool! The physics were pretty smooth, good job!

KhaoTom says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:04am

Awesome. I love being a clumsy, crotchety old man that gets to break things and get away with it.

endermath says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:24am

Thanks guys for all your feedback :)
@motty: Thanks for spotting the typo, it should be fixed now.

Kad says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:30am

Fast and fun!

awppy says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:56am

Overall a fun little jar-smasher. Cool song.

Mironix says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 1:16pm

Very interesting humoristic idea, gives me the vibe of funky smugglers and angry birds. pixelart serves this game well.

Cryovat says ...
Aug 28, 2013 @ 8:39pm

The Game Over and level title screens are a bit on the lengthy side. I failed a lot and the waits got annoying. D:

Fun concept though, and the sprites are great. Love the old man. And I'm envious of your music work. :)

Annoyingly, the pybox2d that ships with Ubuntu is 2.0.2 and crashes the game. :(

Steps snipped from the pybox2d page:
sudo apt-get install build-essential python-dev swig python-pygame subversion
svn checkout pybox2d
cd pybox2d
python build
sudo python install --force

Ossi says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 1:57am

Funny idea! I really like how your arm stretches and the items in the jars are pretty silly. Very catchy background music, although the sound effects did seem a bit too loud. Simple and effective, good job!

jwolf says ...
Sep 7, 2013 @ 11:23pm

I think the difficulty could ramp up a bit more quickly and it could use a bit more variety to the physics (not sure what--exploding jars?), but that aside it's an interesting and well put-together game.

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