Final gameplay shot

Return of PrintStar

Everyone's favorite week of ignoring the outside world for the sake of programming. Wait, how's that different from other weeks? Hmm...


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Overall: 2.7
Fun: 2.1
Production: 2.8
Innovation: 3.3

6% respondents marked the game as not working.
0% of respondents wished to disqualify the entry.
Respondents: 31


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final version - win32 (py2exe)
PrintStar 2007/09/08 17:58
final version - all platforms
PrintStar 2007/09/08 17:52
Final gameplay shot
PrintStar 2007/09/08 16:22
Command lines are HOT!
PrintStar 2007/09/08 01:34
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My first released screenshot
PrintStar 2007/09/07 02:44

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Game complete, but online portion not

My game play is finally complete. The whole thing is driven by a sweet command-line interface (check out the Cmd objects in python!). The reason for this is that the game is meant to connect to a server to report scores at the very least and to allow versus play at best. That's now the hard part...

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Online Score database

While my game is a bit boring, I've successfully created an online game database! So if you connect to the main server before starting, all your scores are submitted to the database after each game.

The current standings are then served to a webpage at

The best part is that both the game server, the web server (which is proxied behind apache), and the database (sqlite3 in python2.5) are pure python and will be distributed with the game. Totally sweet.

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Done! Hooray!

I just uploaded final submissions (Platform-Independent and Py2Exe Win32 versions)! I think this is the earliest I've ever completed a PyWeek! Now I just hope I didn't miss some catastrophic hidden bug...


Mac-friendly version available

It was pointed out to me that my use of the right mouse button as the primary gameplay button was not particularly convenient for one-button Mac users. An updated version of the game is located here:

This version of the game offers the console command 'swap' which swaps the mouse buttons. Mac users should type 'swap' before 'play' at the command prompt, and the right mouse button is no magically the left mouse button (or your only mouse button).

Again, I apologize to my Mac friends. Enjoy!

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