Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Scary Snake

by beastletsplay - Compo Entry

This is my first game made for ludum dare, it is very basic because i am new to making games, This is my first game made in pygame. It is just a basic snake game. Use the arrow keys to control the movement of the snake.

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flukeshot says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:55am

Too scary for me. I particularly enjoyed pepe.png sitting in the root of the game.

Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:56am

Nice first entry, looking forward to seeing improvements next compo. :)

Erlend Aakre says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:56am

Doesn't work for me (terminal window just opens and does nothing) when I try to launch the .exe file (win7)

Andrew Deem says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:59am

Can't rate high on innovation, and the game doesn't fit the theme, but it works and is fun. Good work, and best of luck with your other games.

intXparts says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 11:37pm

Congrats on your first LD game! I really liked the simplicity of it and it fit the growing theme nicely. Nice job!

Mikaza says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:31pm

Nice first game, good luck for the next one !

Phil Strahl says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:40pm

Congrats on your first entry -- you've made it! :) I enjoyed it, gave me fond memories of NIBBLES.BAS if anybody remembers it.

rzuf says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 3:59pm

A cool snake clone. :) Congrats on finished game!

blubberquark says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 9:49am

I see how it fits the theme "growing".

Quitting the game on losing can be very annoying. I did the same thing with my first LD game (also written in pygame). It is better to put something there like "Press SPACE to exit" than nothing at all.

Also some advice for coding things like snake and tetris: Try to keep the coordinates small (so lead_x_change in your code would be 0,1, or -1) and multiply by an up-scaling factor in rendering like:

pygame.draw.rect(gameDisplay,orange,[XnY[0]*SCALE, XnY[1]*SCALE,1*SCALE,1*SCALE])

That makes it easier to change the resolution later.

- bob

mahjong50 says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 7:22pm

Good job with finishing a game.
Maybe next time try to improve the controls of your game, since I can accidently kill myself by moving in the other direction.

camlang says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 8:32pm

Nice little game. It's not fit in themes, but i think it is cool to create own engine for little games. Good luck with your next games!

Sean says ...
Jan 3, 2016 @ 8:07am

I noticed that when you lose the game, it just throws an error and quits. Here's the error text:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Python34\lib\site-packages\cx_Freeze\initscripts\", line 27, in <module>
File "", line 112, in <module>
File "", line 44, in message_to_screen
NameError: name 'font' is not defined

Other than that it's a good first effort!

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