from os import listdir
from os.path import join

from transistors.GameChild import *
from Slide import *

class Slides(GameChild):

    def __init__(self, parent):
        GameChild.__init__(self, parent)
        self.current = 0

    def load(self):
        slides = []
        directory = self.get_resource("introduction-images-path")
        for path in sorted(listdir(directory)):
            slides.append(Slide(self, join(directory, path)))
        self.slides = slides

    def reset(self):
        self.current = 0

    def advance(self):
        looped = False
        current = self.current + 1
        if current >= len(self.slides):
            current = 0
            looped = True
        self.current = current
        return not looped

    def draw(self):
from pygame import image
from pygame.transform import smoothscale

from transistors.GameChild import *

class Slide(GameChild):

    def __init__(self, parent, path):
        GameChild.__init__(self, parent)
        self.path = path
        self.destination = self.get_screen()

    def load(self):
        size = self.destination.get_size()
        self.slide = smoothscale(image.load(self.path), size).convert()

    def draw(self):
        self.destination.blit(self.slide, (0, 0))
class Parameters:

    ints = ["time-limit", "display-frame-duration", "display-wait-duration",
            "terrain-size", "orb-size", "orb-padding", "manna-size",
            "cells-type-count", "audio-bg-channel", "terrain-border"]

    floats = ["territory-initial-coverage"]

    tuples = ["display-dimensions"]

    paths = ["introduction-images-path", "capture-path"]

    str_lists = ["territory-colors", "keys-reset", "keys-capture-screen",

    bools = []
import re
import os
from os.path import isfile, join

import pygame

from Parameters import *

class Configuration(dict):

    assignment_operator = "="
    comments_operator = "#"
    field_separator = ","
    keys_prefix = "keys_"
    true_values = ["yes", "y", "true", "t", "1"]
    def __init__(self):

    def set_file_path(self):
        path = "config"
        if not isfile(path):
            path = join("/usr/local/share/transistors/", path)
        self.file_path = path            
    def parse(self):
        for line in file(self.file_path):
            line = line.strip()
            if len(line) > 0 and line[0] != self.comments_operator:
                (lval, rval) = map(
                    str.strip, line.split(self.assignment_operator))
                if lval in Parameters.ints:
                    rval = int(rval)
                if lval in Parameters.floats:
                    rval = float(rval)
                if lval in Parameters.bools:
                    rval = True if self.is_true_value(rval) else False
                if lval in Parameters.paths:
                    rval = os.path.join(*rval.split(os.sep))
                if lval in Parameters.tuples:
                    rval = eval(rval)
                if lval in Parameters.str_lists:
                    rval = map(str.strip, rval.split(self.field_separator))
                    if self.is_key_assignment(lval):
                        rval = map(lambda key: getattr(pygame, key), rval)
                self[lval] = rval

    def is_true_value(self, rval):
        return rval.lower() in self.true_values

    def is_key_assignment(self, lval):
        pattern = "^" + self.keys_prefix + "*"
        return re.match(pattern, lval) is not None
from transistors.GameChild import *
from transistors.EventDelegate import *
from terrain.Terrain import *

class World(GameChild):

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

    def subscribe_to_events(self):

    def respond_to_state_change(self, evt):
        if evt.state == "introduction-finished":

    def activate(self): = True

    def set_music(self):

    def deactivate(self): = False

    def add_terrain(self):
        width, height = self.get_screen().get_size()
        terrain_width = self.get_configuration()["terrain-size"]
        terrain = []
        for ii in range(width / terrain_width + 1):
            for jj in range(height / terrain_width + 1):
                terrain.append(Terrain(self, (ii, jj)))
        self.terrain = terrain        

    def update(self):
            for terrain in self.terrain:
from pygame import Surface, Rect, Color

from transistors.GameChild import *

class Terrain(GameChild, Surface):

    def __init__(self, parent, coordinates):
        GameChild.__init__(self, parent)
        self.coordinates = coordinates

    def init_surface(self):
        width = self.get_configuration()["terrain-size"]
        Surface.__init__(self, (width, width))

    def set_rect(self):
        rect = self.get_rect()
        ii, jj = self.coordinates
        offset = self.get_width() / 2
        rect.topleft = ii * rect.w - offset, jj * rect.w - offset
        self.rect = rect

    def set_background(self):
        background = Surface(self.get_size())
        self.blit(background, (0, 0))
        self.background = background

    def set_clip(self):
        width = self.get_width() - self.get_configuration()["terrain-border"]
        Surface.set_clip(self, Rect(0, 0, width, width))

    def update(self):

    def clear(self):
        self.blit(self.background, (0, 0))

    def draw(self):
        self.get_screen().blit(self, self.rect)
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)