Depot Games: Pinpin game
Project Status: Completed
Highest Popularity: #22 during June 2006
Links: Web Site, A port to Linux, thanks to Georgik, CLWP multi-threading package
Developers: Kees Moerman
Number of Players: 1
Ports: DOS, Linux, Windows
Source Code: Available Upon Request
Author's Description: Pinpin is a children's game (the name is based on the Dutch word for Penguin: 'Pinguin'). The goal of the game is to bring the baby penguins safely home, by playing the father or mother penguin figure. This is a non-violent game, no shooting, killing, and so on. Also, the player can not 'die', but you can loose points through various kinds of dangers. Age: I would guess 6 years and up. First time playing time is about 45 minutes for a 9-year old. Can be played in English or in Dutch.
It is an arcade-like game, where you control PinPin using the cursor keys to walk and swim hies/her way through the South Pole land scape. Find the babies, and bring them to the home iglo. Don't swim too fast, the babies are still small, and can not swim as fast as PinPin. Loose them, and they'll swim back to where you picked them up.
Pinpin is made using Allegro, plus the Mappy level editor and the CLWP co-operative multithreading package. I have a Windows version, but also a DOS and Linux version available on my pinpin page at http://www.keesmoerman.nl/games.html. Total download is about 600Kbyte.
Overall Rating: 8.7
Not a 'real' programmer, but like to program now and then, and Allegro is a great help to me. Esp. not having to know anything about windows, and still make games using DirectX (while also running under DOS and Linux). Thanks, Allegro! (View Profile)