Game Sheet: Gondola
(from the original archive of "The Linux Game Tome")

Description:

Gondola is the ultimate shipping, shape sorting, barge unloading game of all time. Get the right shapes to the right places to score. But be warned: there are only a limited number of islands to build on and longer cables are expensive! Sort wisely to minimize loss.

Author: Matthew and Joseph MarshallCompany: Arctic Paint
Version: 1.1Category: Mia
License: freeCost:
Votes: 1      Vote->      Rank: 3 / 5        N.A.
Source? Yes     Sound? YesXWindow (X11)? Yes     Console? No
3D Accelleration? Yes     Multiplayer? NoPlay Online? No     Submitter: joey101
Other requirements:
Binaries for linux and windows are provided. For running source you will need:
* python 2.5
* pyglet
* avbin
* rabbyt
* simplejson
Homepage:
http://arcticpaint.com/gondola/
Last updated: 2009-03-23 23:02:19

Comments

Date: 2009-03-24 14:47:25     User: Mone     Subject: Gondola
Sounds interesting. Binary package only displays its version number in a window though.
     
Date: 2009-03-24 20:40:31     User: Draconishinobi     Subject: strange lag-outs
Sometimes the game lags out or stutters for some reason.
     
Date: 2009-03-25 10:06:07     User: Mone     Subject: Re: Gondola
I was able to run the source code now. The game looks nice, and gameplay is smooth. I somehow completely failed to see a strategic challenge.
     
Date: 2009-03-27 17:37:04     User: Judebert     Subject: Gondola
Looks like a lot of casual fun. Sound is interesting and well-suited for the game.

Unfortunately, I can't play more than a few minutes. I keep getting:

ALSA lib pcm_pulse.c:625:(pulse_prepare) PulseAudio: Unable to create stream: Invalid argument

Gondola: pcm_pulse.c:360: pulse_write: Assertion `pcm->stream' failed.
Aborted
This is on my Ubuntu 8.10 64-bit machine.
     
Date: 2009-03-29 19:54:40     User: joey101     Subject: Re: Gondola
It sounds like it crashes when a song finishes. Did you download the linux64 binary?

For future reference it's better to report problems via email than HP comments. Check the "Author:" link.