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SCALE - Team Awesome

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Team Awesome
Andrej Karpathy - Programmer
Daniel Lister - Programmer

Make your way to the end goal by using the power of scale to your advantage. The twist? The world scales, you don't.

How to Play
Left Click - Roll ball towards the mouse
Right Click - Jump
Scroll Wheel - Scale
R - Reset

Shift + Click - Teleport to mouse
- use only when stuck (honour system)

Watch the video if you can't figure out how to get past a certain section. Some parts are brain teasers.

Installation Instructions
Medium Install - Python Game
  1. Install Python 2.6.2+
  2. Install Pygame 1.8+
  3. Download Game, Unzip and double click "main.py".

Technologies Used
Python, Pygame, PyMunk

Fun Facts
Team Awesome 2008's impressive Choon. These boys are PyGame poster children.

Team Awesome loves to confuse your beloved TOJam organizers. First, they called themselves Team Awesome which is easily confused with the original Team Awesomo. Second, they called their game Scale which is TOJam 4's theme. Extrapolating, they'll name their first child kid, and second child child.

Jim's Corner
Holy Freak is this game good. Not only does Scale feature a brand new mechanic (scaling the world while you remain the same size), but it's clevery integrated into the gameplay. Game features many genius puzzles and situations that require true understanding and mastery of your scale ability. Like Portal's portals, this game forced me to think in new ways. At the very least, they must submit this to the GDC 2010 Experimental Gameplay Workshop. Best Use of Theme? Absolutely... not to mention one of the best games ever created at TOJam.


*** Video Contains Huge Spoilers ***

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The Peanut Gallery

July 29, 2009 2:36:14 PM

I didn't get a chance to play this at the end of the Jam but boy was I missing out!  This game is fantastic and I am somewhat surprised it didn't win one of the people's choice awards.  Was probably pretty close though.  Jim you are totally correct.  This game should be definitely be heading over to the experimental gameplay workshop.

October 25, 2009 12:08:23 AM

 Very cool and creative game. Got to the end, and then (after some effort) was able to jump out of the ending box into freefall. FPS were a bit slow on my little netbook sometimes, but always lots of fun. Great work!

December 15, 2010 8:31:44 PM

 I was very interested in trying the game, but complex Python Installing stuff prevented me from doing it. First I tried a Python 3.1.3 with pyGame 1.9.1. No luck, complains about a syntax error on a ' mark on the main.py. Then I tried Python 2.7.1 with pyGame 1.9.1 for 2.6. Well, pyGame was not found (in retrospect, obviously since it was meant for 2.6). I then installed pyGame 1.9.2a0 for 2.7, and was overjoyed to get the main screen and sound!

But alas, I enjoyed the moment too early. now python complains about an float that should be an integer in pyGame drawcircle. 

If anyone has experience in getting this to run on Windows 7 64bit, help would be appreciated. What combinations of Python and pyGame should I install and where could I find them? (For instance I had to google for a build of pyGame that was targeted for Python 2.7, it wasn't on their main site)