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Slingshot (video game)

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Slingshot (video game)

A game of Slingshot
Developer(s) Jonathan Musther, Bart Mak
Stable release 0.8.1p / 4 July 2007
Written in Python
Operating system What Python and Pygame support (at least Unix-like and Windows)
Type Personal computer game
License GPL

Slingshot is a turn-based strategy video game set in the gravity fields of several planets.


  • Gameplay 1
  • Critical reception 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Slingshot is a two-player game set in a two-dimensional field of planets in space. Each player controls a spaceship, one on each side of the screen, and the goal is to successfully shoot the other. The players are encouraged to use as little power as possible (using gravitational slingshots to achieve this) by the scoring system which deducts points for using more power. Slingshot is a graphical update to the popular classic game Gravity Wars.

Network play and a C++ rewrite are planned for version 1.0.[1]

Critical reception

Linux Format reviewed version 0.8p, comparing it to the DOS game, Gorillas (1991). It was felt that Slingshot was not a game with depth, but was fun two-player game taken in short bursts.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Space-based gravity shooter: Slingshot". Linux Format: p. 75. October 2007. 

External links

  • Official website
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