from os import environ

from pygame import display, image, mouse
from pygame.locals import *

from GameChild import *

class Display(GameChild):

    def __init__(self, game):
        GameChild.__init__(self, game)
        self.delegate = self.get_delegate()

    def load_configuration(self):
        config = self.get_configuration("display")
        self.centered = config["centered"]
        self.fullscreen_enabled = config["fullscreen"]
        self.caption = config["caption"]
        self.windowed_flag = config["windowed-flag"]
        self.icon_path = self.get_resource("display", "icon-path")
        self.mouse_visibility = self.get_configuration("mouse", "visible")

    def align_window(self):
        if self.centered:
            environ["SDL_VIDEO_CENTERED"] = "1"

    def init_screen(self):
        flags = 0
        if self.fullscreen_requested():
            flags = FULLSCREEN

    def fullscreen_requested(self):
        return not self.check_command_line(self.windowed_flag) and \

    def set_screen(self, flags=0, dimensions=None):
        self.dimensions_changed = dimensions is not None
        if dimensions is None:
            if display.get_surface():
                dimensions = display.get_surface().get_size()
                dimensions = self.get_configuration("display", "dimensions")
        self.screen = display.set_mode(dimensions, flags)
        if self.dimensions_changed:
            interpolator = self.get_game().interpolator
            if interpolator.gui_enabled:

    def set_caption(self):

    def set_icon(self):
        if self.icon_path:
            print self.icon_path

    def set_mouse_visibility(self, visibility=None):
        if visibility is None:
            visibility = self.mouse_visibility
        return mouse.set_visible(visibility)

    def get_screen(self):
        return self.screen

    def get_size(self):
        return self.screen.get_size()

    def toggle_fullscreen(self, event):
        if, "toggle-fullscreen"):
            screen = self.screen
            cpy = screen.convert()
            self.set_screen(self.screen.get_flags() ^ FULLSCREEN)
            screen.blit(cpy, (0, 0))
from os.path import exists, join, basename, normpath, abspath
from sys import argv

from pygame import mixer, event, time
from pygame.locals import *

import Game

class GameChild:

    def __init__(self, parent=None):
        self.parent = parent = self.get_game()

    def get_game(self):
        current = self
        while not isinstance(current, Game.Game):
            current = current.parent
        return current

    def get_configuration(self, section=None, option=None, linebreaks=True):
        config =
        if option is None and section is None:
            return config
        if option and section:
            rvalue = config.get(section, option)
            if not linebreaks and isinstance(rvalue, str):
                rvalue = rvalue.replace("\n", " ")
            return rvalue
        return config.get_section(section)

    def get_input(self):

    def get_screen(self):

    def get_display_surface(self):
        current = self
        attribute = "display_surface"
        while not isinstance(current, Game.Game):
            if hasattr(current, attribute):
                return getattr(current, attribute)
            current = current.parent
        return current.display.get_screen()

    def get_audio(self):

    def get_delegate(self):

    def get_resource(self, path_or_section, option=None):
        config = self.get_configuration()
        rel_path = path_or_section
        if option is not None:
            rel_path = config.get(path_or_section, option)
        if rel_path:
            for root in config.get("setup", "resource-search-path"):
                if self.is_shared_mode() and not self.is_absolute_path(root):
                path = join(root, rel_path)
                if exists(path):
                    return path
        self.print_debug("Couldn't find resource: {0} {1}".\
                                   format(path_or_section, option))

    def is_shared_mode(self):
        return self.check_command_line("s")

    def check_command_line(self, flag):
        return "-" + flag in argv

    def print_debug(self, statement):
        if self.is_debug_mode():
            print statement

    def is_debug_mode(self):
        return self.check_command_line("d")

    def is_absolute_path(self, path):
        return normpath(path) == abspath(path)

    def subscribe(self, callback, kind=None):, kind)

    def unsubscribe(self, callback, kind=None):, kind)
import cProfile
from time import strftime
from os import mkdir
from os.path import join, exists

from GameChild import GameChild

class Profile(cProfile.Profile, GameChild):

    def __init__(self, parent):
        GameChild.__init__(self, parent)
        if self.requested():

    def requested(self):
        return self.check_command_line("p")

    def end(self):
        if self.requested():
            root = "stat/"
            if not exists(root):
            self.dump_stats(join(root, strftime("%Y%m%d-%H%M_%S.stat")))
August 12, 2013

I've been researching tartan/plaid recently for decoration in my updated version of Ball & Cup, now called Send. I want to create the atmosphere of a sports event, so I plan on drawing tartan patterns at the vertical edges of the screen as backgrounds for areas where spectator ants generate based on player performance. I figured I would make my own patterns, but after browsing tartans available in the official register, I decided to use existing ones instead.

I made a list of the tartans that had what I thought were interesting titles and chose 30 to base the game's levels on. I sequenced them, using their titles to form a loose narrative related to the concept of sending. Here are three tartans in the sequence (levels 6, 7 and 8) generated by an algorithm I inferred by looking at examples that reads a tartan specification and draws its pattern using a simple dithering technique to blend the color stripes.



Spice Apple

It would be wasting an opportunity if I didn't animate the tartans, so I'm thinking about animations for them. One effect I want to try is making them look like water washing over the area where the ants are spectating. I've also recorded some music for the game. Here are the loops for the game over and high scores screens.

Game Over

High Scores

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