Well it looks like the only advancing wall of doom in my case was the deadline which, unfortunately, has caught up with me. I’ve not managed to finish anything even resembling a complete game this time
My idea this time round was definately too ambitious for the timescale. I was trying to make a simulator game, which because of the nature of the thing, just isn’t playable until all the components of the game are in place.
What I was trying to do was create a rolling-wall-of-death-fortress simulator with an ecosystem of employees to keep happy in order to drive the fortress forward and crush larger and larger settlements under its treads as the game goes on. What I’ve actually ended up with is a system where you can place rooms and people and watch the people die very quickly due to the lack of food. You must place tracks to support additional rooms.
Here’s the zip with source, screenshot and windows executable:
Note: python 2.6 and pygame are required to compile the source.
I’d really like to go back to the game and finish it some time – I felt that I managed to keep on top of the code quite well, in terms of keeping it managable and not like a big ball of mud. I guess clean code doesn’t get the job done on time Hopefully I’ll be able to find the time to work on this some more at a later date.
That is, after I’ve finished playing all the awesome-looking entries that have caught my eye over the last 2 days