Unofficial Father - Son TeamI am a non-programmer marketing consultant that is working with my teen age son to develop very simple video games. It is a form of bonding. My son is in middle school in California and enjoys FPS games. Over the weekend, we started working on a simple game. I am not registering us as an official PyWeek entry since we are pretty novice at programming and do not have enough time to work on this for a week. I am also not sure I am following all the rules.
However, I wanted to thank the people that are participating in the challenge. I enjoy reading about the projects. It is a great way to learn new techniques and feel a sense of community.
My rudimentary concept is to use actual digital photographs to provide a scrolling of a view from up/down/left right. We are using a panoramic 360 view image and repeating it when the viewpoint gets to the edge.
We are using a Logitech RumblePad as the only way to interface with the game. It seems similar to the XBox 360 controller that my son likes.
I can see how this could easily fit into the theme of "One Way Trip," perhaps using actual photographs of things to hit that are sprinkled around the playing field.
The primary development platform is ubuntu Linux with gimp, audacity, and komodo edit for my son. I am using emacs. Right now, we are only using Python and Pygame, no other libraries. I hope to share some updates this week and participate in the community. After our session last night, we have sound working as well as different images for the gun position, planes are flying as targets with collision detection on the bullets.
I do not know very much about programming, but I wanted to thank the people for organizing this event and for the participants for sharing their stories and information.
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