UPDATE: This thread is really old, but I've updated the game since then without making an announcement. No new options on controls, etc. Game still runs on Blender 2.41 and earlier only. The new link is http://www.blendenzo.com/Files/MarbleLabyrinth0.8.zip. Old links on this page are dead (I switched webhosts since then). I will be making a more thorough update soon.
I know you all sit up at night unable to sleep because you're wondering "What kind of game projects is blendenzo working on? I mean, I know he made that level for Social's Freezeline game, but what else has he done?" Well, I've got the cure for your insomnia. Presenting Marble Labyrinth v0.7! Here are a couple of screenshots. The downloads are below.
I am making available four downloads:
- High-res (1024 x 768) fullscreen Windows executable (zip file, 2.8MB)
- Mid-res (800 x 600) fullscreen Windows executable (zip file, 2.8MB)
- Low-res (640 x 480) fullscreen Windows executable (zip file, 2.8MB)
- Blend file for my non-Windows friends and the curious (zip file, 650kb)
[up-arrow] and [down-arrow] keys rotate the playing table forward and backward. [z] and [x] keys rotate left and right.
Known issues with Marble Labyrinth version 0.7:
- I built this game in 2.41 with Sumo physics. It doesn't perform well in 2.42 with the new Bullet physics engine.
- Also, I've included a .mod music file. If you want the music to play, you must have Python 2.4 and Pygame 1.71 installed on your computer.
In making this game I was trying to be accurate to the original wooden toy, which is very challenging, so you may find this game difficult (I've only beat it once).
- Potential falling through issues. I am planning to rework the playing table and add secondary collisions. If your computer is fast to run every frame, you shouldn't have a problem.
- There's a funny shading issue near the back left corner (you can kinda see it in the second screenshot above). That should get fixed when I rework the playing table.
- If you tip the table all the way forward or backward, then all the way to the left or right, the bottom face of the outer box will show through, causing your ball to reset to the "start" position.
Enjoy! I welcome your feedback and any suggestions on how I can improve the game (criticisms are also welcome as long as they are constructive).