Although I’m not taking part in this year’s Global Game Jam, I coincidentally decided to also put together a small game over the last two days. It was a feat only made possibly by the friendliness of the LÖVE 2D engine, a free weekend and several pots of tea.
Inventory Tetris a silly idea I’ve had bouncing around in my head for a while now, a literal interpretation of a phrase often heard in reviews and forums. I chose to parody Resident Evil 4 specifically (the merchant makes me laugh), but I thumb my nose equally at Diablo, Deus Ex and every other game that turns inventory management into a block puzzle. If the main character isn’t even seen carrying a briefcase, your commitment to spatial realism is moot.
You can run the game yourself in two ways:
- Download the Windows-only executable.
- Run InventoryTetris.exe to play.
- Download and install LÖVE (it’s multi-platform and very small).
- Download the source files.
- Double click InventoryTetris.love to play.
You can access the source code by unzipping InventoryTetris.love, and everything is GPL licensed so you’re free to distribute and modify the game as you please. I hope you enjoy my silly little game, please leave your questions, comments and bug reports (I’m aware of one or two) below.
Update: I’ve uploaded version 1.1, which fixes the “left side” bug and corrects a minor audio issue.