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Dinos in Space

Dinos in Space - pre-release

John Saba (sabajt)



tile-based puzzle game where you must guide a crew of space-traveling dinos into space stations.

if you're really clever, collect all the snax...

there's an in-game tutorial that shows you all the controls as you go.

there's an in-game editor as well so you can create your own puzzles!


Almost complete version of the logic puzzle game I've been working on for a year now.


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Dinos in Space - final release (windows + mac) - May 16, 2012
Dinos in Space - final release - May 5, 2012
Dinos in Space - pre-release - Apr 9, 2012
Dinos in Space - d1 - Jul 19, 2011 account Comments

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May 6, 2012 11:07am - Carsten Eggers - nickname: (masterlee)
Wisch i could run it on Linux but py2exe messed it up a little bit.
April 14, 2012 3:19am - Daniel Petri - nickname: (danielpetri1)
No problem! Thanks for the tip :)
April 11, 2012 2:19pm - John Saba - nickname: (sabajt)
also, thanks for the nice words.
April 11, 2012 2:18pm - John Saba - nickname: (sabajt)
You can create games like this, just keep at it! I used py2exe to make the exe. All you have to do is customize the setup script py2exe generates for you for your game. There are plenty of tutorials on how to do it and even a script in the pygame cookbooks but if you need help let me know!
April 10, 2012 8:51pm - Daniel Petri - nickname: (danielpetri1) - 5/5
Amazing. Wish I could create games like this one. Oh, and how did you converted your pygame file into .exe?

Congrats and thanks!
July 25, 2011 7:15pm - Steven Grace - nickname: (hrothgar)
You did solve the problem with the last mission. The only level I can't solve is Coral, but I'm still trying. Thanks.
July 22, 2011 11:19am - John Saba - nickname: (sabajt)
On another forum, someone was having performance issues. Has anyone else encountered these issues?
July 20, 2011 7:29pm - John Saba - nickname: (sabajt)

Thanks for trying it out and the feedback! Modified the loop level so players can't use that trick (I totally didn't see that!). The dino becoming trapped really is a feature rather than bug, but I will make sure to add to the tutorial that getting stuck is the same as failing the level. I suppose I could have the game recognize when this happens, so it tells the player the failed as well. I believe I fixed the error with the last mission, so if you give the new build a try, let me know.
July 20, 2011 3:47pm - Steven Grace - nickname: (hrothgar)
Fun puzzle game, harder than I expected. Worked fine for me on Ubuntu Linux, even the sounds. Couldn't solve the last two missions yet. The last mission (Just For Fun) crashed with an error "error: failed to load WarpOpenInA0.png"

On level #6 (Loops), I see that a Dino can pass back through the initial launch space. That lets a player "cheat" by placing a gray up arrow below the launch and a right gray arrow two squares above it.

I also noticed that a Dino can become trapped between a gray arrow and an arrow of it's own color in an infinite loop. If a yellow Dino goes down through a down gray arrow and then hits a yellow up arrow it bounces back and forth, stuck.

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