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i'm Philipp (schlompf), interface-design student at University of Applied Science in Potsdam. Layout invaders is my project for the workshop "typography and automation" by Fabian Morón Zirfas.

layout invaders teaser image

I set out to create a game to be played inside InDesign. After some fiddling around, googling and reading all i could find about the capabilities of indesign scripting language, i had a functioning gameloop and working keyboard input. And about 2 weeks later, layout invaders was playable. It's a space invaders inspired game for InDesign.

original repo here


download layout invaders here

fork it and help me code better :)

layout invaders was my first game and larger project done with javascript. The code might be a little rough around the edges, so go fork and improve it :)

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Copyright (c) 2012 Philipp Geuder

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions: The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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