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GROUPS SHALL NOT BE TOLERATED

Reons is a reflex and strategy game based in an electronic themed environment.
You are the Creator. Reons are Your creatures. They were designed for solitary life, as You are in front of your computer. Until they became gregarious and reproductive. Their grouping is an insult to Your Solitude. You must disband them.

THEY ARE TOGETHER. THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Reons was developed under the Global Game Jam 2009 rules:
"As long as we have each other we will never run out of problems"

Paris timezone adjectives to be implemented:
- developing
- falsifying
- trapped

The theme and adjective were implemented from the Reons point of view instead of the user point of view. As long as Reons have each other they can reproduce, heal, but will be subject to the user's wrath, seen as a godly figure who has decided that Reons must live alone, as he is.

The applied adjective is developing, as Reons develop as long as they are together.
Additionally trapping and isolating a Reon is a weapon usable by the user.

Team Information
Number of Members: 
2
Full Name / affiliation / email / role: 

Marc Planard / NA / caseatconstruct [dot] ath [dot] cx / code and graphics
&&
Jean Laporte / NA / document_02atyahoo [dot] fr / music and sound effects

Contact: 

caseatconstruct [dot] ath [dot] cx

Game Submission
Version: 
1.0
Installation Notes: 

Reons works on 32bit GNU/Linux systems.

Distribution for other systems will be developed at a later stage.

Reons requires the following to work:
* Python (2.5 preferred) http://www.python.org/
* Pygame (1.8.1 preferred) http://www.pygame.org
* python-opengl (3.0.0 preferred) http://pyopengl.sourceforge.net/
* SDL and SDL-mixer (1.2) http://www.libsdl.org/

These packages are probably provided by your
favorite Linux distribution...

A Graphic Card with OpenGL capabilities is needed.
(Tested on Nvidia GeForce7400 and
ATI Radeon 7500)

For an obscure reason, the archive file has been renamed after upload, so you will have to rename it to "reons.tar.bz2" to decompress it easily.

After extraction, Reons can be played by running "reon.sh" from the release directory.

Brief Play Description: 

You must separate the groups, even if it means their deaths.
Three weapons are available, bombs, viruses and walls.

  • Bombs do not kill but scare the Reons away.
  • Viruses can be inoculated to a Chosen Reon to help him live in Your Solitude, as the others will flee him.
  • Walls to isolate Reons in Your Solitude.

Controls are mouse and keyboard based:

  • Click to act.
  • UP & DOWN ARROWS to change action
  • LEFT & RIGHT ARROWS to circle around the world.
Game Files: 
Game Characteristics: 
Casual
Core
Puzzle
3D
RTS
Retro
Arcade
PC
Platforms: 
Other (Explain in the description)

KRRKRR

Next version and beyon...

Reons development continues!
It now can be ran on windows systems and all the aspects of the game have been vastly improved!

For new releases, check this out : http://corpsmoderne.net/reons

New screenshot:
http://corpsmoderne.net/reons/reons/reons/doc/screenshot1.png

KRRKRR

Test on other plateforms...

A mate has tested Reons on others systems:
- Gentoo 32bit with Nvidia GPU : works after a re-compilation of the sources ( binary release broken)
- Freebsd 32bit with Nvidia GPU : works after a re-compilation of the sources

In both cases, you have to hack a little bit the Makefile, which is definitely broken for anything but the original test system. I'll post a patched version as soon as possible.

If you have a 32bit *nix system with Nvidia or Ati drivers and the above libraries installed, you can probably get Reons to run. If you're stuck with the compilation, feel free to drop me an email (see the contact team email)

*EDIT* tested with an Intel GPU : strange display errors, game unplayable... And big issues on x86_64... I'm having a look.

--
Marc aka case

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