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Choke on my Groundhog, YOU BASTARD ROBOTS

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Here’s my 2008 Assembly game dev entry. (If you’re an Assembly visitor, please go vote for it! I don’t want to lose by 10 points to Jetro again.)

Choke on my Groundhog, YOU BASTARD ROBOTS

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Download

Groundhog_r05.zip (7.0 Mb) (Release 5)

Instructions

Robots are always bastards. There’s no way around it. We build them and they killed us all. Well almost all, I’m the Earth’s last survivor. But with my time traveling groundhog sidekick I’m going to destroy the robot liberation army and take back Earth.

Control with [WASD or ARROW KEYS]. Aim and Shoot with mouse [LEFT BUTTON]. When you die press [SPACE] to travel back in time.

Trouble shootting
If you have problems getting the game to run I’d suggest on installing the newest DirectX 9.0c drivers and making sure you have .Net Framework 2.0 installed.

The game is lagging
If the game lags you can disable the background grid by using the parameter -no_grid.

I want to run the game in fullscreen
You can do that by adding the parameter -full.

Credits
Game Design, Code & Gfx: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )

Music: Retroboy – entering evil base. The song “entering evil base” is freely available at http://8bitcollective.com/music/retroboytimo/Entering+Evil+Base+%5B48HOURCHALLENGE%5D/ under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 Generic -license.

Greetz
Experimental Gameplay Project
tAAt
XZM
TIGers
Special love to cactus, because he’s cool and he allowed me to use the character rotation idea from Brave Karma Warriors.

Choke on my Groundhog, YOU BASTARD ROBOTS uses: SDL and SDL_Mixer.

Jimmy’s Lost His Toilet Paper

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

It’s summer and it’s been raining like hell here in Finland. Perfect weather for making games! Here’s yet another made in under seven days game.

Jimmy’s Lost His Toilet Paper

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Download

tp.zip (5,9 MB) (Release 1.0.1 (fixed the .dll bug) )

Instructions

Jimmy lives a simple life. All he’s got is a roll of toilet paper. Until the faithful day that his TP rolled away. You play as Jimmy on his epic adventure to get back all that belongs to him and find love and meaning to his life on the way.

Control Jimmy with [ARROW KEYS]. Press [DOWN] (or [SHIFT]) to hold on to the toilet paper and drag it with you. You have to collect all of the toilet paper in the level to get to the next one.

[SPACE] restarts the level.

Trouble shootting

If you have problems getting the game to run I’d suggest on installing the newest DirectX 9.0c drivers and making sure you have .Net Framework 2.0 installed.

Credits

Game Design, Code & Gfx: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )

Music: GOBODOBRO – New orleans. The song “New orleans” is freely available at http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/19066 under the  Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported.

Sound Effects: crate_hit_ground_01.wav, crate_hit_ground_02.wav, player_hit_ground_01.wav, player_hit_ground_02.wav, player_hit_ground_03.wav are from Sample package “Crashes Strikes and Whacks” by FreqMan. They are lisenced under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.
player_jump.wav is from 31arrow shot.wav by gezortenplotz and
switch_click.wav is from click 1 d.wav by TicTacShutUp Both are lisenced under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

The game uses Erin Catto’s Box2D physics engine.

Inspiration source: Experimental Gameplay Project.

Jimmy’s Lost His Toilet Paper uses: SDL and SDL_Mixer.

The game itself is under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.

Planet of the Jellies

Sunday, June 1st, 2008

Today is the 1 year birthday of Crayon Physics. The game was released 1st of June 2007. With everything that has happened it’s somewhat hard to believe it’s only been a year.

To celebrate the Crayon Physics’ birthday and to keep up with the traditions of this blog, here’s another monthly game 🙂

Planet of the Jellies

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Download

jellies.zip (6,3 MB) (Release 4)

Instructions

You have to save the planet from invading space invaders. The space invaders have a weakness if they are stacked according to the match-3 rules they will die and disappear!

Click space invaders to drop them. Try to stack them in piles (or lines) of three or more.

Trouble shootting

If you have problems getting the game to run I’d suggest on installing the newest DirectX 9.0c drivers and making sure you have .Net Framework 2.0 installed.

Credits

Game Design, Code & Gfx: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )

Music: Dana Countryman – Cocktails In Space. The song “Cocktails In Space” is freely available at http://www.comfortstand.com/catalog/001/index.html under the  Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 1.0 license.

Sound Effects: bubble_hit_01.wav, bubble_hit_02.wav, bubble_hit_03.wav, bubble_hit_04.wav, bubble_hit_05.wav, bubble_hit_06.wav, bubble_hit_07.wav are from BUBBLES POPPING.wav by Hell’s Sound Guy. They are lisenced under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.
click_ok.wav is from click 1 d.wav by TicTacShutUp and
click_deny.wav is sampled from click 1 off click.wav by TicTacShutUp. Both are lisenced under the Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License.

Thanks to Sami for lending his camera (even though I didn’t have enough time to use it).

Inspiration source: Experimental Gameplay Project.

Planet of the Jellies uses: SDL and SDL_Mixer.

Evolution SHMUP

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

I’m extremely sorry for the delay in posting the game. I had some further trouble (I forgot my server’s MYSQL password), but the game is finally online. Conveniently I can now also participate in the TIGSource’s Procedural Generation Competition (which launched May 5th) with the game…

So the game is actually something completely different for me: a Javascript based browser game, called Evolution SHMUP.

Click here to play Evolution SHMUP

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It’s basically just your standard shooter. But the cool thing about it is, that the game’s data is generated “randomly”. Everything from the way the player moves to enemy patterns are “randomly” generated.

Randomly is in quotes because the game uses very Darwinistic way of generating the data. Every time you play a game, the game keeps track of how long you played that particular game. And the way that a game is generated is by selecting few of the more popular games and mashing them (randomly) together. Hopefully this process will create a game that is even more interesting and thus will be played even longer. The plan is to create the ultimate game, that is so addicting that once people stumble upon it they can’t quit playing it. And then the game will evolve consciousness and it will start taking over the world by itself. And thus Skynet was born…

Credits

Code, graphics, design: Petri Purho (petri.purho [at] gmail.com).

The game was inspired by Creative Synthesis’ research project: Human Tended Gardens of Evolutionary Design.

Few of the background patterns are from Kaliber 10000’s Pixel Pattern Collection. The following designs were used:
Pink Mudejar by Pantero Pinco,
Be Glad…it’s Plaid! by ingternet,
bowtie by ingternet
Sucr by Goksel Goktas,
ak 18, ak 12, ak 16 and ak 17 by Andreas Köberle,
Estoria Pisser by Dan LeRoux,
SCCO by Richard Schumann,
pattuan by vitto,
tridimencional and mosaico by Wagner Campelo,
Canvas Expression by Joel Abad,
yep by Itai Rabinowitz,
RP02, Der Rote Salon, Der Gruene Salon, shocking yellow, Vercetti Mansion and Wat Yai – Phitsanulok by Roland Peschetz,
archipelago pattern by Anton Repponen.

Small-Time Scorched Earth Invasion

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

TIGSource hosted another one their funky game development competitions. This time you had to create a game based on a name you got from the Video Game Name Generator. Much like in the real industry; you get a generic name and then you have build a game around it.

My entry was coded pretty much during the last day of the competition. It’s called Small-Time Scorched Earth Invasion. Basically it’s a mash up game, I mashed in Scorched Earth with Space Invaders and Missile Command. “Small-Time” in the title referes to the development model…

Sorry for messing up the game a month schedule again. I blame the deadline of the competition.

Small-Time Scorched Earth Invasion

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Download

Scorched_release1.zip (6,3 MB) (Release 1)

Instructions

You play as the scorched earth tank and your job is to defend the earth from space invaders. The development progress can be best described as “Small-Time”.

Move with “A” and “D”, aim with mouse and fire with left mouse button.

Space invaders and your rockets will do damage to earth if they hit the planet. Try to survive as long as you can.

Credits

Game Design, Code & Gfx: Petri Purho ( petri.purho (at) gmail.com )

Music: Mr. Fab – Bossa Super Nova. The song is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 1.0 license. It is freely available at http://www.archive.org/details/csr020 under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 1.0 license.

Inspiration source: Experimental Gameplay Project.

Small-Time Scorched Earth Invasion uses: SDL and SDL_Mixer.