[ubuntu-uk] Pyweek Ubuntu-UK entry?

Josh Blacker jkblacker at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 11:14:15 GMT 2008

Thomas Ibbotson wrote:
> 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.
> Tom
If there end up being enough programmers, I'm more than happy to lend a 
hand with testing, documentation etc, having no 'real' skills whatsoever.

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