maximalist: GBGames LD#11 ‘minimalist’ minigame meets survival horror

So here is my entry for mini-LD#5. It’s a cover of GBGames LD#11 entry, ‘minimalist’, turned evil.

Download: maximalist (maximalist_0.12_miniLD5.zip, 4.6 Mb, md5: 68ada72418f029f9d7f5e81ca4792863)

(see below for the README)

Gameplay video


You may wonder why the fullscreen resolution seems strange (800×480). Well, if you owned an Asus EeePC 4G Surf (701), you may not wonder so much.

Libraries used:

Tools used:

  • The Gimp
  • Sfxr (DrPetter saves the day, yet again)
  • Audacity
  • oggenc

I used a scanner to ‘photograph’ various items around the house (including myself) to provide source images for further manipulation.

Assests:

  • “Squealer” font by Ray Larabie
  • A scan of my face
  • A carved wooden ‘skull’ box on my desk
  • Some hand drawn sprites (exit and glowstick)
  • Me screaming into the microphone

All in all, I had a fun, relaxed weekend making this game. I’ve got to remember to relax a little more during Ludum Dare competitions, it really seems to help.


The README

Installation, playing

On Windows, run maximalist.exe .

On Linux or other platforms, run:
$ python maximalist.py

Dependancies (Linux or other only):
Python (2.5 +) ( http://www.python.org .. you probably already have it)
Pygame 1.7.1 ( http://www.pygame.org )
Rabbyt 0.8.2 ( http://matthewmarshall.org/projects/rabbyt/ )

(hint for Debian/Ubuntu: $ sudo apt-get install python-pygame python-setuptools; sudo easy_install Rabbyt==0.8.2 )

Backstory

You are venturing into a dungeon or something. You think.
Actually, to be honest, you don’t know how you got here or
what you are doing here. All you do know is that there’s
something nasty lurking in the dark. The big bag of glowsticks
slung over you shoulder is your only friend.
All you want to do is Exit. And keep Exiting, until it’s safe.

Gameplay

There are 25 levels. Using a glowstick costs 5 points. Exiting a level gets you 10.
Getting your brains chomped by a nasty halves your score.
Try to get the highest score you can.

Controls

Move the mouse. Click the mouse buttons.

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