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A jam submission

MinesimulatorView game page

Submitted by Dave22153 — 9 hours, 53 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Fun - Did you have a good experience?#172.1673.250
Creativity - Was the idea good?#182.5003.750
Functionality - Did it work, were there any major bugs?#192.3333.500
Overall#201.8002.700
Appearance - How were the graphics/art?#231.3332.000
Sounds - Did sound make the game better?#240.6671.000

Ranked from 4 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Submitted

A bold idea to separate the UI into a text window for output and a separate UI window for input. But I think it would be more user-friendly to unify those in the same window.

The game idea is nice, but I felt a lot like the game killed me off randomly even though I didn't make a mistake (at least none which was obvious to me). Frustrating deaths which aren't the player's fault is something you might want to avoid.

HostSubmitted

Like minecraft but without the time investment, i like it! The text adventure style was a nice change of pace and having GamerSkill as a stat was really funny to me.

Submitted(+1)

"Due to dug straight down into lava player got the foolish mistake ending" :(

I did win once by killing the enderdragon, but only by chance. It's a nice minecraft-player simulator even though the UI is crude.

Developer

Thanks for the feedback. I'll go for a better UI next time.

Submitted

Sorry, but I couldn't get it to run. Can you maybe add some detailed instructions how to run it for people who have never worked with Python before?

Developer

As I said in the game description, this is a Python file, so you will need python installed.  You can download the version for your OS here: https://www.python.org/downloads/.  Make sure you download version 3.x (the latest is 3.7), as it will not work with version 2.x (sorry).

Extract the minesimulator.zip file attached to the game into a folder. Make sure all three included files are present.

  • From the command line navigate to this folder and run  `python minesimulator.py`.
  • Without any command line, you open IDLE (preinstalled with python). Use File->Open (Ctrl + O hotkey) and choose minesimulator.py you extracted. Then in the new window, Run -> Run Module (F5 hotkey).

I have not used any external libraries so you should definitely be OK to run it as long as you have a normal installation of Python.

Submitted (5 edits)

I tried to run it in the command line and got an error message:

C:\Users\Philipp\Desktop\minesimulator>python minesimulator.py
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "minesimulator.py", line 62, in <module>
    from tkinter import Tk
ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'tkinter'
Developer (1 edit)

You are using Python 2.x. 

In this version the tkinter module is called Tkinter (note the capital T). You can either download version 3.x, or rewrite in the files where you see tkinter to Tkinter. 

Submitted

If I enter "python --version" (in the same directory) it says " Python 3.7.4". Running a Search&Replace over all 3 files to change "tkinter" to "Tkinter" did not help either. Same error message, but now it complains about Tkinter not found with a capital T:


Developer

Hmmmm... 

The tkinter module is part of the standard Python library so it is extremely usual that you do not have it (neither tkinter nor Tkinter). You may have renamed the tkinter file. The only think I can think of then is to reinstall Python.

I'm sorry you weren't able to play the game without troubles. I'll make sure to pack my game into a directly executable file next time.

Submitted(+1)

I solved it: When I installed Python I selected the option to only install py launcher and not IDLE. For some reason, tkinter is only bundled with the development environment.

I might post a comment about the game itself later.

Submitted(+1)

Simple game - reminds me of the type  of games we used to type in from magazines many years ago. Kept me entertained for a while working out the criteria of the game.

Developer

I'm glad you enjoyed it.