The Forgotten Angel

The Forgotten Angel, version 1

I was far too ambitious with the scope and I didn't get going until really late. If you play it through you'll see lots of rough spots where I simply ran out of time. I feel like my usual attention to detail is really lacking here.

I did, however, have a first-timer on board for the music, marybee, and I think she did a great job.

If you run into any issues running the game before the submission deadline, let me know here and I'll try to get a fix in. Thanks!

Cosmologicon on 2014/10/12 02:07 of Universe Factory 19


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On Mac OS 10.9.5 I get this after turning on the engine and heading for Exelu at the very beginning:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "run_game.py", line 3, in 
    from src import main
  File "src/main.py", line 26, in 
    scene0.draw()
  File "src/gamescene.py", line 102, in draw
    state.state.drawviewport()
  File "src/state.py", line 253, in drawviewport
    e.draw()
  File "src/effects.py", line 24, in draw
    img.worlddraw(self.imgname, (self.x, self.y), self.angle, scale = scale, alpha = alpha)
  File "src/img.py", line 129, in worlddraw
    draw(imgname, vista.worldtoscreen(worldpos), angle = angle, scale = scale, alpha = alpha)
  File "src/img.py", line 123, in draw
    img = getimg(imgname, angle, scale, alpha, bad)
  File "src/img.py", line 114, in getimg
    alphas = pygame.surfarray.pixels_alpha(img0)
  File "/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pygame/surfarray.py", line 208, in pixels_alpha
    return numpysf.pixels_alpha (surface)
  File "/opt/local/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/pygame/_numpysurfarray.py", line 297, in pixels_alpha
    raise ValueError("unsupported colormasks for alpha reference array")
ValueError: unsupported colormasks for alpha reference array 
According to this post it's a bug in pygame. The quickest fix is to change line 103 of src/img.py from
alpha = round(alpha, 1)
to
alpha = 1
This will disable transparency on images, but it's only used for a couple special effects, so it should not affect playability. If you want to spend more time, there's a fixed version of pixels_alpha in gcewing's PyWeek 10 entry, in Game/Code/fixes.py. If you patch it to use that version of pixels_alpha, I suspect it'll work.
Thanks! I also had to set bad = False. And now You beat the game. See the README for the cutscene that didn't make it in. Thanks for playing!, but there's no cutscene in README! Who is going to explain the angels and all that? :)