I have just released pySpaceFighto! as free software under GPLv3. pySpaceFighto! is a two player, 2D vector graphic space fighter game inspired by the old arcade game space war. This is a belated Christmas present to the world, which I had originally worked on in the third quarter of 2011. I had intended to release it at the OSDC lightning talks that November (and again in 2012 – but the lightning talks seemed to have disappeared last year) but I hadn’t completed the splash screen and there were a few bits and bobs to be cleaned up. So, in the intervening year I ended up doing… practically nothing at all (I did manage a splash screen). I decided it was time to let it free.
The game has no sound (oops!) and no AI – strictly 2P only. However, it does come packaged with a basic vector font and some routines for designing your own ships (honest) if you’re that way inclined. I have played it with the resident games expert in the family and we thought it was hilarious.
Source code is available here: Sourceforge.
Pygame is a dependency, so it must be installed to run.
Not packaged, so instructions are:
* Download the tar file (or svn check out the trunk) then:
>tar xvf pyspacefighto_r4.tar >cd pyspacefighto-code/ >python spaceFighto.py