[ubuntu-uk] Pyweek Ubuntu-UK entry?

Thomas Ibbotson thomas.ibbotson at oriel.ox.ac.uk
Mon Feb 4 09:33:37 GMT 2008

Alan Pope wrote:
> Hi all,
> Hope everyone's having a good weekend.
> I've noticed that there is a pyweek game development competition coming
> up and the thought entered my head that (some of) Ubuntu-UK might want
> to put heads together and work on an entry.
> For those that don't know pyweek is a regular competition that runs for
> a week (this year it's 30th March till 6th April) and involves the
> development of a game in Python.
> It's not specifically Linux/Ubuntu based, but clearly we have a viable
> development platform given we have Python / Pygame and all the other
> necessary bits and bobs.
> I just wondered if anyone else might be interested in contributing. At
> first glance we would be in need of one or more programmers, musicians,
> artists and testers, along with maybe project management (!) and
> documentation roles to fill. 
> Personally I know a little python but not enough to make a nice polished
> game in a week, so I know I can't do this kind of thing on my own. I'd
> see this as a great way to promote our community and show what we can
> get done when we pull together. :)
> For more details check out their site and look back through some
> previous entries to get an idea of the level we're aiming at.
> http://pyweek.org/ - Site
> http://pyweek.org/6/ - March 2008 competition
> http://www.pyweek.org/d/1282/ - Announcement
> http://media.pyweek.org/static/rules.html - Rules
> The two previous entries which I quite like are 'Nelly's Rooftop Garden'
> - http://www.pyweek.org/e/rushed/ , and Trip on the Funny Boat -
> http://www.pyweek.org/e/Pekuja/
> Anyone else interested?
> Cheers,
> Al.
I've wanted to enter PyWeek for 2 years now, but it always passes me by. 
Unfortunately this year will probably be the same as I have an 
experiment scheduled to start 31st March. It has been delayed by 2 
months already, and there's a good chance it will be delayed further. 
Pencil me in, and I'll see what availability I have nearer the time. I 
learnt python 5 years ago, and have programmed bits and bobs in it ever 
since. I have also written one or two half games in PyGame, but nothing 
complete or even promising.


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