Posts Tagged ‘owls’

I’m in, as they say

Posted by (twitter: @wjlroe)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 6:24 am

An owl sits in front of a large monitor showing lots of Clojure code. An iPad to the right and mechanical keyboard in front.


So it appears I have an idea for an unconventional game with unconventional weapons (no weapon is pretty unconventional as weapons go isn’t it?). I can’t promise my pixelart owls will look as regal and splendiferous as the fine specimen what sits and judges me from betwixt my monitor and keyboard.

(The code onscreen is warmup-weekend code, not actual LD code, yet).

Tools I shall misuse:

  • ClojureScript (because I’ve started digging this hole and I might as well continue)
  • Pixen (for the art most splendiferous)
  • Overtone & Clojure (for the composing of the music most enigmatic)
  • Emacs (I don’t know why I mentioned this but it’s a tool and I use it)


Super Tower Ascent 2 – Final

Posted by
Sunday, August 10th, 2008 6:56 pm

Here it is, friends. I hope it works on windows. I was really laggy on the only windows machine I could test it on, but I’ll try it on my windows partition later tonight. It works as intended on my Mac though. I’ll try it on Linux tomorrow as well.

I was rather uninspired at the end, but I hope you all enjoy it anyway! I feel like I had time to do a game with larger scope, but I didn’t have an idea that was big enough.

Get It Here

The Mac and Windows dists should work now, please let me know if they don’t.

Junktowers final

Posted by
Sunday, August 10th, 2008 6:51 pm

Screenshot of Junktowers

Got it done!

Jump through the levels and grab the golden owls to win.

left/right = move
spacebar = jump
r = reset level
ESC = exit

Used pygame, pyopengl and pybox2d.

Py2Exe version for windows here.
Source version for everyone else here.

EDIT: Check Bikko’s awesome comment if you want a quick guide on building pybox2d in linux

Rise Of The Owls

Posted by
Sunday, August 10th, 2008 6:25 pm

Rise Of The Owls

It’s a TD game that takes place inside a tower. You will enjoy it if you learn the hero abilities! It’s fairly easy to win (though sometimes it seems insane) once you know how, but to get a high score requires great skill and daring.

win32 version: Click On Me (1.12mb)

If it doesn’t work for you, you can try the command line argument “opengl” to run it in openGL instead of DirectX. Probably won’t help, but hopefully it works anyway!


Posted by
Sunday, August 10th, 2008 12:14 pm

[updated with bbfreeze link instead of just sources]

Here is the final entry:

It should contain now an “owl.exe” which supposedly will work without python/pygame/pyopengl. It’s made using bbfreeze. No idea if it actually works. If you have the three dependencies, then running should work instead.

Not really done, but I’m too tired to do anything anymore. It’s possible to reach the top, just recorded a video of it, will post it later. It’s way too hard/tedious in any case. In the end, I wasted too much time on little things (like getting the 3d-wrap-around done) and spent way too little time on the actual gameplay and level design. Oh well, still was lots of fun, I coded more-or-less non-stop :)


Oh, nice comments..  editing here as a reply. A few things:

If you run into a cat while carrying a block, it will respawn at its original position. So you can always get the map back to its original state.. just can be somewhat tedious :)

The tunnel cat jump is rather easy, harder jumps are waiting further up. The three mice below it should give you a hint about the solution :)

If you don’t want to repeat the two times of tedious block-building in the beginning, open up “data/The Tower.txt” in a text editor, then find the “P” in line 79 (and don’t ready any lines below to avoid spoilers :P), and replace it with a “.”. Then go to line 30 or wherever you want and replace a “.” by a “P” :) After tunnel cat some more difficult jumps and two less tedious blocks puzzles await, so if you actually played until up there, it might be worth it :)

He’s watching me…

Posted by
Saturday, August 9th, 2008 6:22 am

Inspiration Owl

Owl Club

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Friday, August 8th, 2008 3:16 pm

Owl Club

Breakable Owl

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Friday, August 8th, 2008 7:01 am

Breakable Owl

Theme Owl Series, #2.

Awkward Themes

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Friday, August 8th, 2008 6:55 am

Owls should open the contest

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Friday, August 8th, 2008 6:48 am


Atomic Owls

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Friday, August 8th, 2008 6:37 am

Owls And Grandmas

Posted by
Thursday, August 7th, 2008 9:36 pm

Who doesn’t love inside jokes?

LudumDare - Where Owls Slap Your Grandma

My First Non-MiniLD

Posted by
Thursday, August 7th, 2008 6:48 pm

This will be my first real LD too. I’ve only participated in the first MiniLD thus far.

As for tools:

  • Macbook
  • Python
  • Pyglet
  • Pixelmator
  • Pixen
  • Internet
  • Ibanez S520EX (guitar) with Behringer V-Amp 2 and Reason


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