Pyweek 19 / “Soul Trip”
We made a game for Pyweek 19 - It’s called Soul Trip and you can download it here: https://pyweek.org/e/HopelessOpus/
There’s more that needs to be done, but for a week-long challenge, I’m happy it’s playable and we got most of the elements we wanted in the game. The theme for this challenge was “One Room”. I look forward to working with mikekronberger and Andy again for Pyweek 20. :)
Here’s a gist of the gameplay:
- You’ve been selected to be sacrificed to the gods! Sacrifices take place in one very tall room, with the assistance of the community mystics. Let yourself be taken to the heavens, or collect life force and return to Earth.
- Grab the orbs representing your life force to fill up the bar on the left. Once your life force is full, your ghost will return to your body (to the awe and dismay of the mystics).
- Avoid the incantations - the mystics want your soul to reach the gods and they have the incantations to make your journey to the next world that much faster. Each incantation will lower the bar on the left, draining your life force.
- Your ghost will become pale with each hit, and momentarily become more opaque as you collect life force.
Judgement week has just begun and I’m already loving the other games. I’ll post again with screenshots of some of my favorite moments from some of our competitors in Pyweek 19. :)
Beth Israel W/ Stomach & Telepathy Problems
@ Sweatshop Gallery $7 9:00 pm
For most of us, Austin’s elusive Beth Israel are still very much a mystery. Those lucky enough to hear their eponymous 2013 cassette tape would far outnumber those lucky enough to catch one of their few live sets. When listening to Dental Denial, the duo’s debut LP, one hears that the lonesome dark-pop that sparked underground curiosity contains a new and exciting depth. Clearly benefiting from economy, within Beth Israel’s sparseness lies a refreshing sense of restraint that suggests English post-punk and NDW. Yet underneath the drum-machine precision of Dead Bodies lies an oddball humor that seems to wink at you from across dance floor. Like the weird loner kid that sat in the back of class, Dental Denial is equal parts menacing and alluring. Catchy, danceable and curiously surreal, this record satisfies those of us who have been waiting eagerly to hear what these Texans will do next.
Omaha baby blues featuring the stylings of:
Gavin Cordaro, Ryan McKeever, Blue Petersen, & Ameen Wahba