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Jellyfish Quest

Jellyfish Quest - 0.1

Ben Whittaker (neb)

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Jellyfish Quest is an adventure game in which you play as a jellyfish out to rescue your girlfriend from Japanese fishermen. Features the flexible game mechanic of grabbing stuff with your tentacles, a rather silly plot, and tiny, tiny, graphics. And when I say tiny graphics, I mean the entire game has a resolution of 32 by 32 pixels. If that's too small, pressing + or - changes the size of said pixels.

So far there are only a couple levels and a rough implementation of the basic game mechanics, but 25 levels complete with bosses, puzzle elements, explosions, and amusing plot twists are planned.

Feedback would be appreciated.

Links

Home Page: https://sourceforge.net/projects/jellyfishquest/
Source: http://sourceforge.net/projects/jellyfishquest/files/JellyfishQuest0.1.zip/download

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Releases

Jellyfish Quest - 0.2b - Mar 6, 2011
Jellyfish Quest - 0.2 - Mar 1, 2011
Jellyfish Quest - 0.1 - Jan 23, 2011

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August 30, 2011 5:26am - Niriel - nickname: (niriel)
The game was crashing for me too because of this int/float thingy. I came up with the same patch as Max Powers'. Looks like it's working now ! I hope it's not going to mess up the collision detection code or anything.
March 28, 2011 8:17pm - Leif Theden - nickname: (bitcraft) - 4/5
Music really added to the experience! I look forward to more levels. =)
March 9, 2011 4:42pm - Johannes Charra - nickname: (jcharra) - 5/5
Very cute! Well done! But my eyes started to hurt after a while ... :)
March 7, 2011 7:32pm - Ben Whittaker - nickname: (neb)
Oh right, that bug. I'm afraid that's pure laziness on my part - the error is completely benign and non-fatal (at least on my system) so I hadn't gotten around to doing anything about it. :/
March 7, 2011 4:06pm - Max Power - nickname: (paolo)
Here's the patch with correct whitespace: http://pastebin.com/2zKuFMch

damn you, bloody whitespace killing comments!

;)
March 7, 2011 4:00pm - Max Power - nickname: (paolo) - 4/5
there's a bug in objects.py (at least under pygame 1.9.1/python 2.7.1)
here's the fix:

--- objects.py 2011-03-07 21:52:50.000000000 +0100
+++ objects.py 2011-03-07 21:52:31.000000000 +0100
@@ -27,7 +27,7 @@
def get_at_tol(mask, pos, pos2 = (0, 0)):
size = mask.get_size()
if 0 <= pos[0] - pos2[0] < size[0] and 0 <= pos[1] - pos2[1] < size[1]:
- return mask.get_at((pos[0] - pos2[0], pos[1] - pos2[1]))
+ return mask.get_at((int(pos[0] - pos2[0]), int(pos[1] - pos2[1])))
else:
return 0
March 6, 2011 10:56pm - Ben Whittaker - nickname: (neb)
It would appear that the download is getting cut off when it's downloading from sourceforge. It seems to be uploading fine, since I can download, unzip, and run it without problems if I use FTP, but the zip file gets corrupted if I try to download it using the website. To get around this I'm finding another place to stick the file for the time being.
March 6, 2011 12:04pm - DR0ID - nickname: (dr0id)
on windows it cant be unzipped. Maybe the file got corrupted on upload?
March 2, 2011 7:05pm - Ben Whittaker - nickname: (neb)
xzcallaway --
I don't know why that would be - I zipped the files using the compress option in Nautilus, and it unzips fine for me using FileRoller. Maybe the archive got corrupted when you were downloading or something?

realcereal --
Thanks!
I'll see about making the + and - keys work more consistently across layouts, but in the meantime you can always use the menu option, right?
"Scuba Dive" is about ten years older then I am by the looks of it, but I can definitely see the resemblance.
March 2, 2011 5:46pm - Juanje - nickname: (realcereal)
Hi,

I really, really,*REALLY* like the concept and the retro theme. Please go on! BTW, cannot increase/decrease size with "+" and "-" keys (maybe because I use a spanish keyboard?).

This game reminds me of good old "Scuba Dive" (http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseekid.cgi?id=0004381 )

Congratulations!
March 1, 2011 11:03pm - Zachariah Callaway - nickname: (xzcallaway)
I've downloaded three different programs on Ubuntu that extract from zip files, and I can't get any of them to unzip your new release.
January 23, 2011 7:54pm - Ben Whittaker - nickname: (neb)
Yeah, I'll be doing that next release. Good to know the graphics work well.
January 23, 2011 6:16pm - Jack Anderson - nickname: (corporalmustard) - 4/5
I think the tiny graphics are brilliant, but it might help to default the scale to 4x or something similar
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