Worst case, a 2D-ish game with quirky controls and really clunky graphics. Hopefully something better!  


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Day 3 Meb25

Rough evening. I seem to know a lot of pieces for framework design but not how to easily assemble them. Felt like I took two steps back last evening. Today starting off simple and ugly and just building out what I have. I'm noticing that one benefit of this challenge is that it forces you to go past what works and is comfortable onto something that sort-of-does-what-you-want but at least you understand it. Normally I would table an issue and come back to it "later". This is forcing me through those situations in a productive manner. 

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Day 2 meb25

Still putting together basic game framework. At least have a good sense of text, player lives, powerups, and shields. Need to get game start and end setup. Hopefully roughed out this evening and maybe even a screen shot of framework. 

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Day 1 meb25

Ok. The theme is "6" , or 3! or 666 or 六 ...Day 0 for me is getting a pygame screen up and working with a couple of sprites and some collision detection between sprites and walls. If I'm lucky I'll get something to print on the screen as well. Will spend to some time figuring out a theme and game idea .... 

Well banged away at it (about 6 hours) and got an editor sorted out. I now have a single game room, user controlled sprite, enemies , basic collision (groupcollide, spritecollide) and a scoring system. Probably work on mechanics tomorrow, obstacles, enemy behavior and what happens after collision. Then aim for some sort of theme that makes use of my limited setup.....

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Day 0 meb25

Voted for "wonder drug" followed by "ripples". They seemed the most flexible topics. "Barber of Seville" as a topic?   I had to look up what that was and after reading the wikipedia page I'm pretty sure I still have no idea. Maybe it's where the "Figaro, figaro" chant comes from in old-timey cartoons when the cat prepares to sing. Just a theory.  Most python stuff I do is reporting related and never really used pygame so I'm officially  vaguely worried that I am out of my league here! There seem to be at least two danger zones. One is using pygame and two is having it install and play on someone else's machine. We'll see...