Decent at Python, noob at game devOk, so...
I'm Aexis. I have decent experience with Python and I've made some games with it, but I've never used any of the popular libraries. That is to say, I've never made a game with graphics or sound. Yep. All-text terminal games.
This is my first game compo, period. I've had a tab with the Pygame site open for some time, and when I saw something on the news posts about a game compo I clicked the link and ended up here. I signed up and completely forgot that I have a lot of other things to do this week...
So since the first few days I didn't have time for/forgot PyWeek, if I make and release any game it'll be basic. But the primary thing is that I do have a Python text adventure game... thing (it's not a proper library because you can't import things from it, but it is a framework) that I was interested in using. It's called pystage. (I adopted the lowercase naming convention because it looked consistent.
By the competition rules, that might count as a codebase, but it's just a basic structure to follow to get the game to work the way most TAGs do. And I was interested in releasing that, too, but I'm not sure through what channels I'd go about doing that. I'm hoping, then, that this Discussion board is similar to a forum.
For anyone who could answer:
1. Does this discussion-board/forum stay open after this PyWeek ends? If not, is there another place on or related to this site I can go to continue publicly and perhaps collaboratively working on pystage?
2. I am doing all of my stuff in Python 3.2.3. Would the majority of PyWeek prefer I use Python 2.x?
3. Seriously, pystage is just "start with a few variables, go into a few major while loops, then make the rooms into if blocks, getting input from the player with a basic input() prompt, etc." (3.x replaced raw_input() with input().) Can I use it and not be called a cheater?
More questions later. Thanks in advance.
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