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This program turns still pictures into video games. It is free software, licensed under the GPL (version 2 or greater), and written primarily in Python and C.
The software was originally written for an exhibit at Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts in Manukau City, New Zealand. That exhibit borrowed the gallery's name, which the software has inherited. It is almost, but not entirely, appropriate: in Māori, te tuhi means something like “the inscription” but it seems to refer to writing rather more than drawing. Thus the name will probably change sooner or later.
make && make python-installis probably sufficient in each case.
./tetuhi path/to/some/image.jpg. If everything is working, a window should pop up with a game in it.
Also on Sourceforge is a tarball of test images. There's also a set of sounds, but that is a huge download.
The program can run in different modes. (use
./tetuhi --help for
clues, though not all options work). The simplest way is to call tetuhi
with the name of the file you want to play, but it can also be used in
“exhibition” mode in which it takes pictures upon the press of the
joystick button. The exact way it takes pictures varies, and is largely
up to you.
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