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The Penguin Machine

The Penguin Machine - 1.0

S├ębastien Migniot (smigniot)



The Penguin Machine is a remake of The Incredible Machine by Sierra a few years ago on Atari ST and Amiga. In a world full of baloons, guns, basket balls and other candles, you have to fulfill a quest at each level. On one level the basket ball must ran throught elevators to reach the goal, on another, the candle must fire up a rope to let the cat dread the mouse, which runs in the cage and starts the rocket engine. It's simply incredible, full of physics and ready to blow your brain. I'm seeking for developers :)


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The Penguin Machine - 1.0 - Oct 7, 2005 account Comments

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February 4, 2008 1:50am - David O'Shea - nickname: (doshea) - 4/5
Looks just like the original (as far as I remember it), but some work is needed on the physics - it is possible to complete the level shown in the screen shot but I found I had to move some things around to stop the ball getting stuck on corners!

Also there is only one working level included (the one shown above) - I guess this is why the author is looking for developers.

With regards to the issue reported by Krzysztof Lichota, with Python 2.5 and 1.7.1 (under Fedora 7 I am using RPMs python-2.5-15.fc7 and pygame-1.7.1-14.fc7), I was able to work around the error by modifying src/surfutils.c - in the function isSurface(), change this line:




(note that this makes the comparison check against the class name that the error message actually claims it is checking for).
September 8, 2007 10:26am - Krzysztof Lichota - nickname: (klichota)
Could you update the game to run with Python 2.4 as 2.3 is rarely used?

On 2.4 it fails with the following error:
/usr/lib/python2.4/site-packages/PIL/ DeprecationWarning: integer argument expected, got float
im =, resample)
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "./", line 38, in ?
File "/home/krzysiek/tmp/ThePenguinMachine/tpm/", line 61, in run
File "/home/krzysiek/tmp/ThePenguinMachine/tpm/", line 86, in loop
File "/home/krzysiek/tmp/ThePenguinMachine/tpm/", line 225, in animateLevel
File "/home/krzysiek/tmp/ThePenguinMachine/tpm/", line 83, in computeForces
(float(object.x), float(object.y)),
ValueError: collisionPoint() 1st argument must be pygame.Surface

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