TextWidget for PyGame

Note to self: Check out TextWidget before I finish my (unreleased) SimpleMenu module  … I may be able to use TextWidget within the SimpleMenu framework …. or the work may have even been done for me since they look similar in spirit.


Packaging a Python game for distribution on Windows — py2exe and cx_Freeze

I do my game development on Ubuntu Linux. In case you hadn’t noticed, unlike pretty much every Linux distro, Windows does not come with Python installed by default. For distributing games written in Python on Windows, it’s nice to create a compiled executable version (using py2exe or cx_Freeze, for example) that can unzipped or installed with two or three clicks, without requiring a separate Python installation. Gamers will typically give up if they have to go on a wild goose chase to install Python, Pygame and maybe something else just to get your lame game to run. (Hey, that gives me an idea for a great game – “Software Dependency Wild-goose Chase”. Actually, it would probably be un-fun. Scrap that idea.)

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New release of Shoodar (v 0.11)

Shoodar is a little game I’ve been writing, mostly to learn Rabbyt (although these things tend to grow beyond learning exercises ….. :P). Essentially it’s just a silly vertical shooter, but there is an Ikaruga-inpired twist. It’s in early stages of development, but I’ve put a playable version up in the Games section

No nice installers and stuff yet, but the README in the archive gives some instructions for getting it running under Debain flavours of Linux.