As PyWeek Approaches

Posted March 19, 2007

PyWeek 4 is fast approaching, for those who dont know what that is, python programmers are given one week in which to build a computer game almost completely from scratch. Five themes are announced one week before the competition and competitors are allowed to vote on which they like best. At 00:00 UTC (GMT) time the final theme is announced and the competition begins. Entries are judged by innovation (how the theme was implemented in the game), fun, and production (video/audio quality, etc). The entire competition is held worldwide over the internet by its founder Richard Jones. You can see our previous entries on our team website.

One of the other pyweek entrants (also the winner of the second comp) got the brilliant idea of a practice week, and since Id already started a project for that purpose I entered that. The practice week is basically a slower pyweek with no rules, just to let everyone get their game development mode running.

My practice project is a realtime strategy (RTS) where you basically command a group of rangers as they run around throughout the forest ambushing the enemy.

Menu Screenshot Castle in Forest