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Strong Jesse - 1.01

Strong Jesse is a space shooter inspired by the classic arcade game asteroids.


Strong Jesse is a space shooter inspired by the classic arcade game asteroids. Instead of receiving points for destroying asteroids, the player gains points by picking up stranded astronauts and dropping them off at the mobile spacestation. Occasionally a Strong Jesse astronaut will appear and when this power up is collected your ship becomes invincible for a few seconds. It will blink gray and red to alert you of invincibility.Don't forget that you can change the music at any time. See how far you can get!

Requires Python3, plays properly on Linux and Windows with no additional dependencies.

Linux: python3

Windows: python


Press P(play) key to start the game.

F Key = Fire Weapon

D Key = Use Space Jump

A Key = Song Back

S Key = Song Forward

Q Key = Quit Game

Spacebar = Pause Game

Other Keys Used For Testing:

Z Key = Spawn Large Asteroid

X Key = Spawn Astronaut

*Youtube Video Here*

*DISCLAIMER: This is my first "real" game written in python. I know there are many other better ways to write this program. I tried to break the program down into easy to use and understand modules and files for anyone like me who is a newcomer and wants to take the code apart. I will be actively updating this game as it will be installed in a custom arcade machine upon completion (whenever that may be :P)

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!


Just a small update here. Cleaned up my mess of a title screen. Added an inexpensive particle system suitable for explosions or fireworks that is simple to use. Still requires only python3 and pygame.


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Strong Jesse 1.0 — 19 Jan, 2017

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