from os import environ

from pygame import display, image, mouse
from pygame.locals import *

from GameChild import *

class Display(GameChild):

    def __init__(self, game):
        GameChild.__init__(self, game)
        self.delegate = self.get_delegate()

    def load_configuration(self):
        config = self.get_configuration("display")
        self.centered = config["centered"]
        self.fullscreen_enabled = config["fullscreen"]
        self.caption = config["caption"]
        self.windowed_flag = config["windowed-flag"]
        self.icon_path = self.get_resource("display", "icon-path")
        self.mouse_visibility = self.get_configuration("mouse", "visible")

    def align_window(self):
        if self.centered:
            environ["SDL_VIDEO_CENTERED"] = "1"

    def init_screen(self):
        flags = 0
        if self.fullscreen_requested():
            flags = FULLSCREEN

    def fullscreen_requested(self):
        return not self.check_command_line(self.windowed_flag) and \

    def set_screen(self, flags=0, dimensions=None):
        self.dimensions_changed = dimensions is not None
        if dimensions is None:
            if display.get_surface():
                dimensions = display.get_surface().get_size()
                dimensions = self.get_configuration("display", "dimensions")
        self.screen = display.set_mode(dimensions, flags)
        if self.dimensions_changed:
            interpolator = self.get_game().interpolator
            if interpolator.gui_enabled:

    def set_caption(self):

    def set_icon(self):
        if self.icon_path:
            print self.icon_path

    def set_mouse_visibility(self, visibility=None):
        if visibility is None:
            visibility = self.mouse_visibility
        return mouse.set_visible(visibility)

    def get_screen(self):
        return self.screen

    def get_size(self):
        return self.screen.get_size()

    def toggle_fullscreen(self, event):
        if, "toggle-fullscreen"):
            screen = self.screen
            cpy = screen.convert()
            self.set_screen(self.screen.get_flags() ^ FULLSCREEN)
            screen.blit(cpy, (0, 0))
from os.path import exists, join, basename, normpath, abspath
from sys import argv

from pygame import mixer, event, time
from pygame.locals import *

import Game

class GameChild:

    def __init__(self, parent=None):
        self.parent = parent = self.get_game()

    def get_game(self):
        current = self
        while not isinstance(current, Game.Game):
            current = current.parent
        return current

    def get_configuration(self, section=None, option=None, linebreaks=True):
        config =
        if option is None and section is None:
            return config
        if option and section:
            rvalue = config.get(section, option)
            if not linebreaks and isinstance(rvalue, str):
                rvalue = rvalue.replace("\n", " ")
            return rvalue
        return config.get_section(section)

    def get_input(self):

    def get_screen(self):

    def get_display_surface(self):
        current = self
        attribute = "display_surface"
        while not isinstance(current, Game.Game):
            if hasattr(current, attribute):
                return getattr(current, attribute)
            current = current.parent
        return current.display.get_screen()

    def get_audio(self):

    def get_delegate(self):

    def get_resource(self, path_or_section, option=None):
        config = self.get_configuration()
        rel_path = path_or_section
        if option is not None:
            rel_path = config.get(path_or_section, option)
        if rel_path:
            for root in config.get("setup", "resource-search-path"):
                if self.is_shared_mode() and not self.is_absolute_path(root):
                path = join(root, rel_path)
                if exists(path):
                    return path
        self.print_debug("Couldn't find resource: {0} {1}".\
                                   format(path_or_section, option))

    def is_shared_mode(self):
        return self.check_command_line("s")

    def check_command_line(self, flag):
        return "-" + flag in argv

    def print_debug(self, statement):
        if self.is_debug_mode():
            print statement

    def is_debug_mode(self):
        return self.check_command_line("d")

    def is_absolute_path(self, path):
        return normpath(path) == abspath(path)

    def subscribe(self, callback, kind=None):, kind)

    def unsubscribe(self, callback, kind=None):, kind)
import cProfile
from time import strftime
from os import mkdir
from os.path import join, exists

from GameChild import GameChild

class Profile(cProfile.Profile, GameChild):

    def __init__(self, parent):
        GameChild.__init__(self, parent)
        if self.requested():

    def requested(self):
        return self.check_command_line("p")

    def end(self):
        if self.requested():
            root = "stat/"
            if not exists(root):
            self.dump_stats(join(root, strftime("%Y%m%d-%H%M_%S.stat")))
May 17, 2018

Line Wobbler Advance is a demake of Line Wobbler for Game Boy Advance that started as a demo for Synchrony. It contains remakes of the original Line Wobbler levels and adds a challenging advance mode with levels made by various designers.

f1. Wobble at home or on-the-go with Line Wobbler Advance

This project was originally meant to be a port of Line Wobbler and kind of a joke (demaking a game made for even lower level hardware), but once the original levels were complete, a few elements were added, including a timer, different line styles and new core mechanics, such as reactive A.I.

f2. Notes on Line Wobbler

I reverse engineered the game by mapping the LED strip on paper and taking notes on each level. Many elements of the game are perfectly translated, such as enemy and lava positions and speeds and the sizes of the streams. The boss spawns enemies at precisely the same rate in both versions. Thanks in part to this effort, Line Wobbler Advance was awarded first prize in the Wild category at Synchrony.

f3. First prize at Synchrony

Advance mode is a series of levels by different designers implementing their visions of the Line Wobbler universe. This is the part of the game that got the most attention. It turned into a twitchy gauntlet filled with variations on the core mechanics, cinematic interludes and new elements, such as enemies that react to the character's movements. Most of the levels are much harder than the originals and require a lot of retries.

Thanks Robin Baumgarten for giving permission to make custom levels and share this project, and thanks to the advance mode designers Prashast Thapan, Charles Huang, John Rhee, Lillyan Ling, GJ Lee, Emily Koonce, Yuxin Gao, Brian Chung, Paloma Dawkins, Gus Boehling, Dennis Carr, Shuichi Aizawa, Blake Andrews and mushbuh!

You will need an emulator to play. Try Mednafen (Windows/Linux) or Boycott Advance (OS X)

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