Snowballz

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Snowballz
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GenreRTS
Latest release0.9.5.1
Release dateOctober 15th, 2007
DeveloperJoey Marshall
Code licenseGPL
Media licenseGPL
P. languagePython
LibrariesRabbyt, PyGlet

Snowballz is a RTS game written in Python, PyGlet and Rabbyt by Joey Marshall. The game is entirely licensed under the GNU General Public License.[1] The latest version of the game is 0.9.5.1 released on October 15, 2007.

Gameplay[edit]

In Snowballz, players can directly control combat units, but not the workers. These warrior penguins throw snowballs, as suggested by the game's title Snowballz. When a penguin dies, it is frozen in an ice cube. When a penguin gets cold enough, it will try to save itself by running back to the base igloo. At a certain time later, it will emerge with full health.

Workers automatically gather resources and perform other tasks such as building structures that support your clan.

Release history[edit]

This is a list of all the releases in Snowballz's history.

  • Version 0.0.2 announced on November 20, 2006 on pygame.org.
  • Version 0.0.3 announced on December 19, 2006 on pygame.org.
  • Version 0.0.4 announced on January 15, 2007 on pygame.org.
  • Version 0.9 announced on May 5, 2007 on pygame.org
  • Version 0.9.2 announced on May 28, 2007 on pygame.org
  • Version 0.9.3 announced on June 12, 2007 on the homepage.
  • Version 0.9.4 announced on July 10, 2007 on the homepage.
  • Version 0.9.5 announced on October 08, 2007 on the homepage.[2]
  • Version 0.9.5.1 announced on October 15, 2007

on pygame.org.

On July 17, 2008, Joey said he stopped his active development of SnowballZ.[3]

Availability[edit]

Snowballz 0.9.5.1 runs everywhere where Python 2.5 and Pygame do.

Debian lenny/sid and sid repositories include snowballz package version 0.9.5.1-2 (all platforms). It is maintained by the Debian Games Team and has been uploaded by Miriam Ruiz and Barry deFreese.[4]

The game is also packaged by the Fedora Games SIG in RPM form for Fedora..

Receptions[edit]

As of 17-12-2008 Snowballz had an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars based on 4 ratings on the Linux Game Tome.[5]

References[edit]

  1. Snowballz's copyright text file at Debian's packages page
  2. Pygame.org page for Snowballz
  3. No More SnowballZ
  4. http://packages.qa.debian.org/s/snowballz.html (acc. 2008-12-18)
  5. Happypenguin page for Snowballz -- accessed on 17-12-2008

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