The hero of our story

Flight of the Pink Elephant

Your wife has been captured by cannibals! Trample your way through the jungle as a one-elephant rescue mission and as with all of this PyWeek's entries — do not get caught!

You need a keyboard to play this game. If you don't have one you can still watch a video of the game to get a taste.


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Overall: 3.5
Fun: 3.4
Production: 3.3
Innovation: 3.8

Respondents: 22


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With a glorious victory song!
cyhawk 2010/08/29 23:03
Now with one less crash.
cyhawk 2010/08/29 19:23
Now with sound effects!
cyhawk 2010/08/29 16:57
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Smaller screenshot for diary entry
cyhawk 2010/08/29 00:41
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cyhawk 2010/08/29 00:36
On time but silent
cyhawk 2010/08/29 00:32
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cyhawk 2010/08/26 22:16
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The hero of our story
cyhawk 2010/08/26 21:12
Concept "art"
cyhawk 2010/08/26 18:02

Diary Entries

Day 5 = day 1

Catastrophe! We've only realized it's PyWeek already on Tuesday as we went to bed! Yesterday as we recuperated from the panic we threw around some lovely ideas but now they are all in the bin, in favor of Flight of the Pink Elephant!

Now that we have this beautiful concept art all that's left is cutting it into pieces and pasting it on a computer screen! I have already composed a "doom-doom-boom" soundtrack using only three keys of the piano so the audio department is also covered.


Save the Pink Elephant

I invite you to test Flight of the Pink Elephant, a game where you have to save your wife from the cannibals by trampling their huts and crunchy bodies!

I like to draw but going with blocky 3D saved a lot of time and worked out nicely this time. The game is simple and unpolished but I find some moments lovely (for example if you're running very fast and a cannibal lassoes you they can end up being dragged through the air) and it's a game insofar that you can win and lose and the outcome is correlated with your cunning. I haven't had time for pits, rocks, rivers, lions, jumping cannibals and pickups dropping from huts but the basic idea is still expressed.

I won't tinker with the gameplay but I'll upload another version tomorrow that has sound. We have some music composed but unrecorded and I love making goofy sound effects so we're going to allow ourselves this little slip. For stricter or more eager judges the silent version is already up! Enjoy!

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