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


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
Last updated: 2009-03-23 23:02:19


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.
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.