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When my children saw me plying mir first homebrew game for Nintendo DS the of course wanted to play too. This did not work as they expected because they are still to young for more complex games. Therefore I decided to create a very simple game with no hectic rush and no violence and no winners and losers - parents know why there should not be a loser ;-)

How to Play?

There are only two buttons required to play the game. Use the ← and → keys to move the penguin to the left or right. The only thing you have to do is to catch ten snow flakes. Once that is achieved you will be rewarded with a nice fire works. My children are really motivated and want to see that.


For Compiling

For Playing

Screen Shots

Move the penguin left/right Catch ten snow flakes Ahhh...

Copyright Statement

PinguDS Copyright (C) 2012 Holger Zahnleiter

This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. The program and its source code are published under the GNU General Public License (GPL). See http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt for details.


Creating this game would not have been possible without the achievements of the following persons/organisations:


http://devkitpro.org/ devkitPro/devkitARM, free C/C++ tool chain for Nintendo DS homebrew development. (Includes chains for PSP, WII and others.)
http://static.patater.com/files/projects/manual/manual.html Nintendo DS programming tutorial.
http://www.liranuna.com/nds-2d-tuts/lesson-1/ Nintendo DS programming tutorial.
http://dev-scene.com/NDS/Tutorials Nintendo DS programming tutorial.
http://www.nogba.com/ Free Nintendo GBA and DS emulator for Windows.
http://desmume.org/ Free Nintendo DS emulator for Mac OS X.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/?lang=de Audacity, a free audio editor available for many platforms. Nice for creating sounds for your game.
http://www.gimp.org/ GIMP, a free bitmap editor available for many platforms. Nice for creating sprites, tile and bitmap graphics.
http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.txt GNU General Public License V3.


Source code (pinguds-1.0.0-src.zip)
Nintendo DS executable (pinguds-1.0.0.nds)


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