MiniLD #72 : elympics — hosted by dollarone — February 2017

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by Linus123xbb - Mini LD Entry

a/left arrow - slow down
d/right arrow - speed up
w/up arrow - steer left
s/down arrow - steer right
esc/enter - restart

Avoid the shots of the enemy ship and try luring it to hit the asteroids for extra points.

An atari-like game I made during the 4 hour journey to a ski resort and the 4 hour journey back home with some changes done afterwards as well. Very simplistic gameplay but I didn't have time to do anything more fancy. The game is made with python and it is based on a tweaked version of pyrex8's atari library I found on github ( I added support for displaying text and added borders.

The code is horrible but my focus was just to get the game working and I didn't have time to think about the code quality because I wanted to do pretty much do the whole game within the less than 8 hours I had.

Simply download the zip file for windows and run the starscape executable file to run the game on windows.

If you want to try the game on Linux or Mac you will need to install python3 on your machine. After installing python3 you can run:

pip install -r requirements.txt

This will make sure you have all the dependencies to run the game :D

Downloads and Links


DirtyAxe says ...
Feb 26, 2017 @ 7:20pm

The idea is rather fun and simple , but the ui is not very user friendly.

Feb 26, 2017 @ 8:40pm

Hey, I am having some last minute problems with my scoreboard. Would it be possible for you to email a piece of code demonstrating how you got the scores into your game to ?

Linus123xbb says ...
Feb 26, 2017 @ 10:33pm

@PixelFormedStudios the scoreboard feature was made in python using the requests library. I'm not sure how to do it in gamermaker, sorry!

automatonvx says ...
Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:08am

argh i almost beat your high score

dollarone says ...
Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:52am

This game has the best intro/start. "Oh hai a spacesh.. GAME OVER" :)

Awesome game mechanic, really enjoyed it. It goes mental past 10k but that makes it more interesting! Excellent work!

Berbecarul says ...
Mar 1, 2017 @ 5:03pm

Very nice game, it would look amazing in an arcade machine.

dollarone says ...
Mar 2, 2017 @ 3:04am


this is by far my most played game of this minild :D

Linus123xbb says ...
Mar 2, 2017 @ 9:18am

@Berbecarul thanks for the feedback I appreciate it :) @dollarone glad you liked the game, feel free to give a rating over on gamejolt! Can't believe you got to 14k! Impressive haha.

Linus123xbb says ...
Mar 2, 2017 @ 9:47am

@dollarone your highscore lead was shortlived though, I managed to get to 15.8k haha

dollarone says ...
Mar 2, 2017 @ 10:53am


that's amazing, well done!

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