Maze

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Maze
.xo BundleMaze-6.xo
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.POT file NEEDED

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Maze

A simple maze game for the XO laptop. You can play by yourself or race to solve it with your buddies. Up to 3 people can play on a single XO laptop and lots more can play when shared over the network.

Screenshot

Instructions

How to install

Download this .xo file from the Browse activity: Maze-6.xo

If you have an older version, you'll need to delete it before you can download the new version. There are instructions here: Activity_Upgrade

You can also use xo-get to install and/or upgrade Maze (as well as many other activities).

How to play

Use the arrow keys or game pad rocker or game pad buttons to move yourself around the maze. Each set of keys controls a different shaped player in the maze.

Try to find your way to the green goal in the lower right corner of the maze.

Each time you press a key, you will automatically move until there is a branch in the maze.

Press the + or - keys to make the maze larger or smaller.

If you share the Maze activity with your friends on the network then all of you can play on the same maze at the same time. Each player appears with their normal XO colors. Try to race to the goal.

How to develop

Maze is a standard python activity that uses olpcgames and pygame for graphics and events. You can find the source code here: http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=activities/maze or inside the .xo bundle. If you have suggestions or contributions feel free to leave a comment on the discussion page Talk:Maze.

Release Notes

v6

Updated license information.

v5

You can now play up to 3 players on each XO laptop, using the arrow keys and game pad buttons and game pad rocker each as separate players. I also fixed a problem that sometimes caused the maze to reset when a new player joined a networked game. This required changing the network protocol, so you can't play with other people unless everyone is using Maze v5.

v4

Fixed a bug that caused the game to slow way down when the players were far apart in the maze.

v3

Added support for the game pad keys.

v2

First public release.

v1

Beta version.

Testing (Yes)

Maze v6 has been tested on build 8.2-760. Maze v5 has been tested on build 653 and 703 under emulation and on build 8.2-760 G1G1 laptop.

Reviews

See Talk:Maze.

Bugs

Screen rotation is not working.

Sometimes the game will freeze for a few seconds.

Feature requests

  • I suggest a more cooperative multiplayer mode: everybody starts somewhere random and needs to meet at the same place. I don't like the race to the finish idea.
  • The maximum maze size is too small. I would like the maze to be bigger than the screen and scroll around Boulder Dash style.
  • Is there a way to change the maze size without restarting? There should be a way to control the maze size from within the activity.
    • Yes you can use the + and - keys to make the maze harder/bigger or easier/smaller. jminor 16:51, 13 March 2009 (UTC)


Activity Summary

Icon: Image:activity-maze.svg
Genre: Games
Activity group: Activities/G1G1
Short description: A simple maze game for the XO laptop. You can play by yourself or race to solve it with your buddies. Up to 3 people can play on a single XO laptop and lots more can play when shared over the network.
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Maintainers: User:Jminor
Repository URL: http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=activities/maze
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URL from which to download the latest .xo bundle http://wiki.laptop.org/images/5/53/Maze-6.xo
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URL from which to download the last .xo bundle that works with old releases http://wiki.laptop.org/images/5/53/Maze-6.xo
Activity version number: 6
The releases with which this version of the activity has been tested.
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