Design your own Pacman game in Processing: Ikamva Youth creates “Welcome to Khazatown”

Make your own version of Pacman

Pixel art characters designed by Talita and Onke

Pixel art characters designed by Talita and Onke

A warm welcome to the new group of Ikamvacoders who signed up at our winter school workshop on 27 June.

We spent an afternoon creating games and using a pixel art creator to design characters. Everyone was challenged to think of game stories which could fit the Pacman structure. Here there are three basic roles:

  1. The hero or she-ro (Pacman role)
  2. The opponent (Ghost)
  3. The target or goal (Pacman’s pills)

One group ( The Mighty Thinkers) designed three new characters.  In the Mighty Thinkers’ Pacman mod, you are a frog (hero),  and you have the goal of collecting golden eggs (target) while guarding yourself against the snakes (opponents) in the vicinity.

The three characters in Welcome to Khazatown - frog, snake, and egg

The three characters in Welcome to Khazatown – frog, snake, and egg

Playing Welcome to Khazatown: Watch out for the snakes!

Playing Welcome to Khazatown: Watch out for the snakes!

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You can download the game and try it yourself. Let us know what you think and show us any mods (modifications) that you make!

Download Welcome to Khazatown as:

If you’re not ready to change the game code, why don’t you try using your own pixelart characters in our game.

Here are characters designed by Talita and Onke – Tally the butterfly (hero) transfers pollen from one flower (goal) to the next, while the evil dustbin (opponent) gets in her way. Onke’s dustbin started life looking more friendly, but now he is Tally’s  opponent.

Pixel art characters designed by Talita and Onke

Pixel art characters designed by Talita and Onke

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