Monday, April 25, 2011

Feedback on A Cat has 9 Lives

Fun: 1.9 / 5
Production: 2.5 /5
Innovation: 2.1 /5
Respondents: 22

Positives - Good score on production.
Negatives - Fun element. More planning is required. People when playing the game are looking for entertaining experience, this is a learning.


  • It's a working game, at least.
  • The cat seems quite grizzled by the fence
  • Very simple game without much depth or challenge.
  • Not a bad effort considering you were learning pyglet during PyWeek. Now that you know it you can move on to more ambitious games. :)
  • Has potential.
  • A pleasant minute's entertainment.
  • The low acceleration and lack of friction make it very hard to get a reasonable velocity while still being able to avoid the edges. This makes it very frustrating to chase down the randomly hopping items.
  • Not too bad but definitely too frustrating for me. ;)
  • this game needs more work
  • nothing to say
  • It is better than most games, because it works. I didn't like the game, but it is finished, so a plus for that.
  • I could not run it on two computers. I finally run this on third one (which had Windows) and saw this.... at least it works.
  • To short! And the random teleporting stuff was just frustrating.
  • It works fine. Perhaps a nice basis for a game. Needs more, please. :)
  • Really frustrating gameplay (probably intended).
  • Cat feels like it's sliding on ice.
  • I could never catch that damn mouse.
  • DULL, and i don't seem to have 9 lives at all.
  • Needs a lot of work on little things, like you shouldn't have to quit the
  • program to start over when you lose. It's not the funnest snake-like game I've
  • ever played, but you did have a good variety of items to catch, even if the
  • sprites weren't that well integrated. Given that we're controllig a cat here,
  • these controls weren't very agile.
  • Excellent. I like cats.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The game is here:

A Cat has 9 Lives


The player can make Catty move in different directions using the arrow keys. There is a thrust involved when going forward and so player has control the pace.  Catty will be presented with 9 lives, things which catty likes, which include mice, milk, wollen balls and other things.  Catty has to collect all 9 lives to complete the game. They appear in random and some scroll past the screen and they are very quick to disappear.

Catty has be careful while going in any direction because if it hits the surrounding barb wires, it is death!.  

Friday, April 8, 2011

Screen Shot2

The objects move, I am following a tutorial to read about pyglet and try the game.

Screen Shot 1

A cat has nine lives

It is an Asteroid like game. 

The cat should not hit the barb fench, but the cat moves in the direction pointed by the keyboard. The cat should catch nine life-lines which follow random patterns.

Things required, copyright free Images of

1. Cat, png format. 80 x 80 or 100 x 100.
2. Lives of Cat. Things which cats like. Need Nine items. Size, 80 x 80 

The images should be in png with transparent background. I am hunting for these, if you find any, add to the corpus. (just email me).

Monday, April 4, 2011

Slow start..

It is a slow start, but a start anyways.  I am just having the Merlin's sqaure in mind and then started with trying out some code in pyglet.

To get involved at this stage, I would suggest.

1. Think of Merlin's square game and if you get fancy ideas, please write down.
2. If you think, some other game correlating with the theme would be better, please share the details.
3. Try pyglet library which we will use to develop the game.

For step 3, you can install python and install this library called pyglet and then in the examples directory in the pyglet download, try the different games and get an idea of what kind of games can be written using pyglet.

I have written some examples codes to familiarize myself with that library, you can try out those examples too to get an idea.