from GameChild import GameChild

class Animation(GameChild):

    def __init__(self, parent, method=None, interval=None, unfiltered=False):
        GameChild.__init__(self, parent)
        self.unfiltered = unfiltered
        self.default_method = method or self.build_frame
        self.accounts = {}
        self.register(self.default_method, interval=interval)
        self.current_elapsed = 0
        self.last_update = 0

    def build_frame(self):

    def register(self, *args, **kwargs):
        interval = None
        if kwargs.has_key("interval"):
            interval = kwargs["interval"]
        for method in args:
            if method not in self.accounts:
                self.accounts[method] = Account(interval, self)

    def play(self, method=None, interval=None, delay=0, play_once=False,
        account = self.accounts[self.get_default(method)]
        if interval:

    def get_default(self, method=None):
        if not method:
            method = self.default_method
        return method

    def halt(self, method=None):
        if not method:
            for account in self.accounts.values():
            if self.accounts.has_key(method):

    def is_playing(self, method=None, check_all=False, include_delay=False):
        if check_all:
            return any(self.is_account_playing(account, include_delay) for \
                       method, account in self.accounts.iteritems())
        return self.is_account_playing(self.accounts[self.get_default(method)],

    def is_account_playing(self, account, include_delay):
        return account.playing and (not include_delay or not account.delay)

    def reset_timer(self, method):
        if not method:
            for account in self.accounts.values():

    def update(self):
        for method, account in self.accounts.iteritems():
            if account.update():

class Account:

    def __init__(self, interval, animation):
        self.animation = animation
        self.time_filter = animation.get_game().time_filter
        self.interval_index = 0
        self.last_frame = 0

    def set_interval(self, interval):
        if isinstance(interval, int) or isinstance(interval, str):
            interval = [interval]
        self.interval = interval

    def set_delay(self, delay):
        self.delay = delay

    def set_play_once(self, play_once):
        self.play_once = play_once

    def set_args(self, args):
        self.args = args

    def play(self):
        self.playing = True

    def halt(self):
        self.last_update = None
        self.playing = False

    def update(self):
        if self.playing:
            if self.animation.unfiltered:
                ticks = self.time_filter.get_unfiltered_ticks()
                ticks = self.time_filter.get_ticks()
            if not self.delay:
                interval = self.interval
                if interval:
                    if ticks - self.last_frame < self.get_current_interval():
                        return False
                    self.last_frame = ticks
                if self.play_once:
                return True

    def get_current_interval(self):
        return self.interval[self.interval_index]

    def increment_interval_index(self, increment=1):
        index = self.interval_index + increment
        while index >= len(self.interval):
            index -= len(self.interval)
        self.interval_index = index

    def reset_interval(self):
        self.interval_index = 0

    def reset_timer(self):
        if self.animation.unfiltered:
            ticks = self.time_filter.get_unfiltered_ticks()
            ticks = self.time_filter.get_ticks()
        self.last_frame = ticks

    def update_delay(self, ticks):
        delay = self.delay
        if delay > 0:
            last_update = self.last_update or ticks
            delay -= ticks - last_update
            if delay < 0:
                delay = 0
        self.last_update = ticks
        self.delay = delay
from pygame.event import get, pump, Event, post
from pygame.locals import *

from GameChild import GameChild
from Input import Input

class Delegate(GameChild):

    def __init__(self, game):
        GameChild.__init__(self, game)
        self.subscribers = dict()

    def load_configuration(self):
        config = self.get_configuration("event")
        self.cancel_flag_key = config["cancel-flag-key"]
        self.command_key = config["command-key"]
        self.command_event_id = config["command-id-offset"] + \

    def disable(self):
        self.enabled = False

    def enable(self):
        self.enabled = True
        self.interpolator = self.get_game().interpolator

    def dispatch(self):
        if self.enabled:
            subscribers = self.subscribers
            for evt in get():
                kind = evt.type
                if kind in subscribers:
                    for subscriber in subscribers[kind]:
                        if not self.interpolator.is_gui_active() or \
                               hasattr(subscriber, "im_class") and \
                               (subscriber.im_class == Input or \
                                subscriber.im_class == \
                            self.print_debug("Passing %s to %s" % (evt,

    def add_subscriber(self, callback, kind=None):
        self.print_debug("Subscribing %s to %s" % (callback, kind))
        if kind is None:
            kind = self.command_event_id
        subscribers = self.subscribers
        if kind not in subscribers:
            subscribers[kind] = list()

    def is_command(self, event):
        return event.type == self.command_event_id

    def remove_subscriber(self, callback, kind=None):
        if kind is None:
            kind = self.command_event_id

    def compare(self, evt, commands=None, cancel=False, **attributes):
        if self.is_command(evt):
            self.add_cancel_flag_to_attributes(attributes, cancel)
        if commands is not None and not isinstance(commands, list):
            commands = [commands]
        if commands is not None:
            if not self.command_in_list(evt, commands):
                return False
        return all(key in evt.dict and evt.dict[key] == value for \
                   key, value in attributes.iteritems())

    def add_cancel_flag_to_attributes(self, attributes, cancel):
        attributes[self.cancel_flag_key] = cancel

    def command_in_list(self, evt, commands):
        return self.get_command_attribute(evt) in commands

    def get_command_attribute(self, evt):
        return evt.dict[self.command_key]

    def post(self, command=None, cancel=False, **attributes):
        attributes[self.command_key] = command
        self.add_cancel_flag_to_attributes(attributes, cancel)
        post(Event(self.command_event_id, attributes))
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)