from pygame.image import load

from dark_stew.pgfw.Sprite import Sprite

class Clouds(Sprite):

    def __init__(self, parent):
        Sprite.__init__(self, parent)
        self.dx = -self.get_configuration("clouds", "speed")
        self.load_from_path(self.get_resource("clouds", "path"), True)

    def update(self):

    def draw(self):
        rect = self.rect
        offset = rect.left + rect.w
        self.display_surface.blit(self.get_current_frame(), rect)
from dark_stew.pgfw.Game import Game
from dark_stew.pgfw.Configuration import TypeDeclarations
from dark_stew.World import World
from import Monsters

class DarkStew(Game):

    def __init__(self):
        Game.__init__(self, type_declarations=Types())

    def set_children(self):
        Game.set_children(self) = World(self)
        self.monsters = Monsters(self)

    def update(self):

class Types(TypeDeclarations):

    additional_defaults = {

        "joy": {"int": ["run", "action"]},

        "world": {"int-list": "dimensions",

                  "int": ["walk-step", "run-step"],

                  "path": "audio-path"},

        "floor": {"path": ["tile-path", "film-path"],

                  "int": "film-opacity"},

        "water": {"float-list": "speed",

                  "path": "tile-path",

                  "int-list": ["color", "opacity"]},

        "pool": {"int": ["framerate", "padding"],

                 "path": ["water-path", "ring-path", "led-path"]},

        "stool": {"path": "path",

                  "float-list": ["angles", "offsets"]},

        "led": {"path": "path",

                "float": ["angle", "offset"]},

        "aphids": {"path": ["path", "animation-path", "moving-path",
                            "standing-path", "sitting-path", "back-path",
                            "front-path", "side-path", "rod-path", "line-path"],

                   "int": ["rest-framerate", "walk-framerate", "run-framerate"],

                   "int-list": "collision-rect",

                   "float": ["initial-chance", "chance-increase"]},

        "monsters": {"path": "path",

                     "int": ["shadow-offset", "shadow-alpha"]},

from pygame import Surface
from pygame.image import load
from pygame.draw import circle
from pygame.locals import *

from dark_stew.pgfw.GameChild import GameChild

class Floor(GameChild, Surface):

    def __init__(self, parent):
        GameChild.__init__(self, parent)
        self.display_surface = self.get_display_surface()
        self.input = self.get_input()

    def load_configuration(self):
        config = self.get_configuration("floor")
        self.tile_path = self.get_resource("floor", "tile-path")
        self.film_path = self.get_resource("floor", "film-path")
        self.film_opacity = config["film-opacity"]

    def init_surface(self):
        Surface.__init__(self, self.parent.size)

    def paint(self):
        tile = load(self.tile_path)

    def fill_tile(self, tile, blend=0):
        for x in xrange(0, self.get_width(), tile.get_width()):
            for y in xrange(0, self.get_height(), tile.get_height()):
                self.blit(tile, (x, y), None, blend)

    def add_film(self):
        tile = load(self.film_path).convert_alpha()
        self.fill_tile(tile, BLEND_ADD)

    def add_holes(self):
        for pool in self.parent.pools:
            self.fill(self.transparent_color, pool)

    def draw(self):
        surface = self.display_surface
        for corner in self.parent.get_corners():
            surface.blit(self, corner)
from pygame import Surface
from pygame.image import load

from dark_stew.pgfw.GameChild import GameChild

class Monster(GameChild):

    def __init__(self, parent, path):
        GameChild.__init__(self, parent)
        self.path = path
        self.display_surface = self.get_display_surface()

    def set_image(self):
        image = load(self.path).convert()
        rect = image.get_rect() = self.display_surface.get_rect().center
        offset = self.parent.shadow_offset / 2
        rect.move_ip(-offset, -offset)
        self.image = image
        self.image_rect = rect

    def set_shadow(self):
        shadow = Surface(self.image.get_size())
        parent = self.parent
        rect = shadow.get_rect() = self.display_surface.get_rect().center
        offset = parent.shadow_offset / 2
        rect.move_ip(offset, offset)
        self.shadow = shadow
        self.shadow_rect = rect

    def draw(self):
        surface = self.display_surface
        surface.blit(self.shadow, self.shadow_rect)
        surface.blit(self.image, self.image_rect)
from os import listdir
from os.path import join
from random import choice

from pygame import Color

from dark_stew.pgfw.GameChild import GameChild
from import Monster

class Monsters(GameChild, list):

    def __init__(self, parent):
        GameChild.__init__(self, parent)
        self.current = None
        self.delegate = self.get_delegate()

    def load_configuration(self):
        config = self.get_configuration("monsters")
        self.shadow_color = Color(config["shadow-color"])
        self.shadow_offset = config["shadow-offset"]
        self.shadow_alpha = config["shadow-alpha"]
        self.path = self.get_resource("monsters", "path")

    def add_monsters(self):
        root = self.path
        for path in [join(root, name) for name in sorted(listdir(root))]:
            self.append(Monster(self, path))

    def open_random(self):
        self.current = choice(self)

    def close(self):
        self.current = None

    def update(self):
        if self.current:
May 17, 2018

Line Wobbler Advance is a demake of Line Wobbler for Game Boy Advance that started as a demo for Synchrony. It contains remakes of the original Line Wobbler levels and adds a challenging advance mode with levels made by various designers.

f1. Wobble at home or on-the-go with Line Wobbler Advance

This project was originally meant to be a port of Line Wobbler and kind of a joke (demaking a game made for even lower level hardware), but once the original levels were complete, a few elements were added, including a timer, different line styles and new core mechanics, such as reactive A.I.

f2. Notes on Line Wobbler

I reverse engineered the game by mapping the LED strip on paper and taking notes on each level. Many elements of the game are perfectly translated, such as enemy and lava positions and speeds and the sizes of the streams. The boss spawns enemies at precisely the same rate in both versions. Thanks in part to this effort, Line Wobbler Advance was awarded first prize in the Wild category at Synchrony.

f3. First prize at Synchrony

Advance mode is a series of levels by different designers implementing their visions of the Line Wobbler universe. This is the part of the game that got the most attention. It turned into a twitchy gauntlet filled with variations on the core mechanics, cinematic interludes and new elements, such as enemies that react to the character's movements. Most of the levels are much harder than the originals and require a lot of retries.

Thanks Robin Baumgarten for giving permission to make custom levels and share this project, and thanks to the advance mode designers Prashast Thapan, Charles Huang, John Rhee, Lillyan Ling, GJ Lee, Emily Koonce, Yuxin Gao, Brian Chung, Paloma Dawkins, Gus Boehling, Dennis Carr, Shuichi Aizawa, Blake Andrews and mushbuh!

You will need an emulator to play. Try Mednafen (Windows/Linux) or Boycott Advance (OS X)

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