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Space Domination - 0.2

Jami Couch (fbcouch)



I plan for Space Domination to be an open-ended game in the sense that I'd like to provide a storyline myself, but leave it open for others to easily add their own custom missions and campaigns. For this reason, I have implemented many of the specific game assets in XML. Currently, the main game mechanics are in place while I build around these to create a fully functional, challenging, and fun platform. Furthermore, I would eventually love to add networked cooperative play.


New in Release 0.2:
  • A new mission which features a space station with turrets
  • Improved AI - the AI will lead the target now and won't fire when its friends are in the way
  • Options menu - you can now change your "callsign" and the dimensions of the game window on the options page. The minimum window size is 1024x768 (though I may change this to x600 in future versions to account for netbooks...)
  • New graphics - I've been playing around in Inkscape with vector graphics, which I used to design all the sprites that are used in the game now (other than the explosions).
  • Multiple weapons - You can swap between lasers and missiles with the number buttons 1 and 2, respectively.


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Space Domination - 0.3 - Sep 5, 2012
Space Domination - 0.2 - Aug 13, 2012
Space Domination - 0.1 - Aug 9, 2012 account Comments

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August 10, 2012 10:23pm - Jami Couch - nickname: (fbcouch) - 5/5
Thanks for the feedback, guys! I should mention that the screenshot above is from the latest development version :)

@mieze I'll look into replicating that bug & making the suggested change this weekend. Also I'll look into shortening the prelogo or just making it skippable. It is when I do preloading, but that doesn't take much time.

@steelo Yeah I need to make the game pause if the window loses focus. I'll look into that. The explosion sprites are from Thanks for reminding me, I need to add an attribution for that. I'll check out your space game as well :)
August 10, 2012 7:25pm - Carsten Eggers - nickname: (masterlee) - 5/5
On my GNU/Linux machine it works. What Python version are you using?
August 9, 2012 10:28pm - Teb Toddy - nickname: (steelo) - 5/5
good fun, sadly only 2 missions, though i managed to fail on the second mission even! One training bot went out of the picture and i tabbed into internet explorer to read the comment below. when i get back i see myself just getting killed by the returning bot. evil! i'm working on a little multiplayer space game just like this, check it out if you want at i would love to use this explosion animation of yours, please let me know if you made it yourself or where you got it from ;)
August 9, 2012 3:48pm - miezebieze - nickname: (mieze) - 5/5
I encountered (and fixed) a bug, that kept missions from starting:
In '' You several times use the construct
# if 'key' in attrs: do_stuff(attrs.get('key'))

Somehow this does not work on my system (Gnu/Linux). I changed all occurences of this to
# if attrs.has_key('key'): do_stuff(attrs.get('key'))

If You're interested in the error log:

There's not much right now, but I like what I see.
What I don't like, is the prelogo. It's not skipable and stays there soo long. If it's really a preloader, you should add a progress bar.

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