( ^ a screenshot from a recent version of the game )
You and your opponent are pointy flourescent triangles (alternatively, sleek,
speedy space ships, or even '
you prefer). You are floating in space and must protect yourself from the
small colored orbs on your opponent's team.
To recruit these damaging orbs to your side, crash into the large objects. When the small orbs touch them, they will join your side and damage your opponent. The last floating dolphin wins!!1
To play the game, first build the game (see below). Then run this:
- Player 1 controls flight with the
- Player 2 controls flight with the
W A S Dkeys.
- To toggle fullscreen mode, press the
- To quit, hit
SDL, cairo, git and CMake need to be installed to build and run this game. The following command will install these packages for you in an apt-based packaging system, used by many distros of GNU/Linux: (Pacakge names may be different in newer or older systems.)
sudo apt-get install build-essential cmake git libsdl1.2-dev libcairo2-dev
Next, you need to grab the source code, if you haven't downloaded it yet. (The clone only needs to be done once):
git clone https://git.gitorious.org/spacedolphin/spacedolphin.git cd spacedolphin
To build the game in the spacedolphin directory, run:
mkdir build cd build cmake .. make
CMake will automatically build and statically link the included Chipmunk Physics library, without needing to install it.
In the future, you can pull the changes to update the source code:
git pull cd build make
Go nuts with it! :)