Monday, March 31, 2008

Looking Cute

Yeah ... but how is collision and AI going to work?!!!

I need to get basic player code working by the end of today!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Leveling the Playing Field

This is only my fourth week programming in Python, and second week of learning Pyglet.

There is no way I am going to write a level editor!

Thinking about tile based games made me think of a spreadsheet. But the format needs to be cross platform and hopefully there is some free code in Python available to help me get rolling.

Open Document Format

I was fortunate enough to find examples in Python to import .odf files. I was using Google Spreadsheet which can export .odf just for fun, but OpenOffice has more compact exporting and I can directly edit the file on the hard drive.



RoboCute is my entry in the PyWeek 6 competition.

I was trying to think of some kind of juxtaposition to make things more interesting.

My first thought was Caveman Robot. Click the link for hilarity.

Then I thought about the movie Robot Monster. I watched that movie as a kid and it freaked me out. I saw it again last winter and I laughed so hard I fell off the couch!

What about Robot Viking I asked myself? Hmm ... still not original enough.

Finally RoboCute came about because I gave up trying to do my own tiles. So I'm using the most fabulous tiles I've ever seen! Free or not. Luckily their free.

Visit: Lost Garden: Danc's Miraculously Flexible Game Prototyping Tiles

Call me a wimp, call me unoriginal, but there are some interesting challenges ahead from choosing this tile set!