The ice level

Flight of Icarus

In a prequel to the well-known myth, you must help Icarus escape the caves of Idaion, before he begins his ill-fated journey into the skies.


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Overall: 3.4
Fun: 3.2
Production: 3.6
Innovation: 3.3

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Flight Of Icarus - Final
Banni 2009/09/06 14:15
The ice level
krougan 2009/09/05 22:59
Title screen
krougan 2009/09/05 22:57
Nearly there :)
krougan 2009/09/05 02:51

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The game

After a gruelling session of coffee and brainstorming (I'm still buzzing from the coffee) me and banni have a game design!

You play as Icarus, flying through a cavern (beneath Crete?). If you go too close to any heat sources you lose feathers. Fortunately there are caches of feathers around in the form of birds. Shoot a bird, blasting it into a cloud of feathers to replenish your wings. The more feathers you have the greater your lift. There will probably be pickups cunningly situated near flames - valuable but dangerous to get at. There will also be gusts of wind at certain key points in the levels. If you enter a section with wind blowing into it you'll have to collect all the feathers in that part of the level to have enough strength to get back out.

Pictures to come.

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Stuff onscreen!

Got pygame drawing the collision geometry from a test SVG file. Now need to get it to show the raster image behind the vectors.


Background... now displayed. Collision geometry is loaded in from SVG file and converted into Box2D shapes.
Our character now has a world to collide with :)

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Got a crude bird animation in. This is taking ages.
Workflow is: pivot stickman animator -> bmps -> irfanView -> transparent pngs -> pygame


Nearly there

Got animation of the main character in. As well as shooting birds and making them burst into feathers. Tomorrow: level creation and sound integration. FFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU

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We are complete

The source is currently at
We will make an downloadable executable available tomorrow.  After sleep