Pissed Off Penguins A Free and Open-Source Game

by Andrew on December 9, 2011 · 4 comments

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Kris Occhipinti is currently in the middle of creating a 2D game created using the Blender 3D game engine. The game, called Pissed Off Penguins, looks similar to the popular “Angry Birds” game most of you have likely heard about. I wanted to outline this open-source project and expose some of the unique techniques Kris is using to both fund this project and create the game itself.

The first thing I found interesting was that Kris is using the project funding platform Kickstarter.com to raise the funds for developing the game. The way I understand Kickstarter to work is a project idea is proposed, a donation goal is set, and if the goal is met within the time threshold, the project is successfully Kickstarted. People that donate to the project, known as “backers”, are given all types of incentives depending on the amount they donate. Check out the incentives for this project. Donations start at $1.

The second unique thing about the POP project is the entire process is being documented on Kris’ Youtube channel.  Each video he puts out shows a different step or an update on the games’ progress. You can see how the game looks as it’s being created, each step that’s taken and each mistake that’s made. This type of documentation really provides a valuable training resource for users interested in a similar game startup and it’s a great incentive for people to donate and be apart of the project.

Be apart of this project by backing it at Kickstarter!




ed December 10, 2011 at 5:50 am

This project appeals to me. I believe that the funding model should work and gives the author cash incentives to fulfil what the users want. This type of model appeals more to games than applications so I hope to seem ore like this.

Kris Occhipinti (A.K.A. Metalx1000) December 11, 2011 at 9:42 am

Thank you for sharing this here.
The game is coming along Great!
I have people from the community helping with things like Music and Art.
The Game it self is using the Blender 3D Game Engine 2.60, so it will run on Linux, Windows, Mac OS, and FreeBSD.
As stated above, every set of the creation is being recorded. Each video is between 3 and 15 minutes long. And each video has a Blend file to go along with it. So, after watching a video, you can download the Blend file I create in the tutorial and look at it.
I’ve been using Blender for years now, but this is my first time creating a 2D game in a 3D environment. So, this is learning experience for me as well as the end user watch the tutorials. Watching the videos you will see all the mistakes I make. You will see how I change things and make them better as I go along and improve the game.

Blender also uses things called Logic Bricks. These Logic Bricks allow for some pretty advanced game creation little or no coding. Although Logic Bricks can get sloppy as the game gets larger, I choose to use them as much as possible to encourage non-programmers to get involved.

The Game will also be some what modular. Level can be created simple by taking a base level I will supply on the website and clone objects such as blocks and penguins. Once the new level is created is can will be very easy to just place it in a folder and add it to the game. I plain on having a site up in the near future for the community to submit level.

Please consider backing this project. We only have 7 days left to meet our goal and we are less then half way there.

Thanks again.

Rex Djere December 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm

@Kris Kudos on developing the game! I can’t wait ti see the final product. I know that you will reach you donation goals.

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