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Pygame-made space-invaders-esc game where you battle alien spiders across the solar system

Project description

Interplanetary Invaders

Computer game where you battle alien spiders across the solar system

Note: this will work for Linux, but it has not been tested for Windows or Mac

Installation for Linux


  • python >= 3.7
  • pygame between 1.9.5 and 2.0.0.dev1
  • humanize

Installation will also add a ".desktop" file in the Games catagory of your applications on Linux

Installation using pip via PyPI (recommended)

sudo pip3 install interplanetary-invaders

For Ubuntu users:

Run as root

apt install python3.7
python3.7 -m pip install interplanetary-invaders

Installation using pip via github

sudo pip3 install git+

Alternate Installation

git clone git+
cd interplanetary-invaders
sudo python3 install

With the alternate install, by keeping the git repo, you can update anytime with a git pull, and optionally build afterwards, or just run:


Run the console script:


Or run the "ii_game" module:

python3.7 -m ii_game

If you did an alternate install run this in the git repo:


Using and playing the game

Gameplay Screenshot

After launching the game and selecting Play, a list of profiles appears. (These profiles are stored in $HOME/ii_game-data/) Once a profile is selected, map mode is entered. The LEFT, RIGHT, TAB, HOME, and END keys are used to navigate the map. After selecting a mission and continuing through the briefing and inventory mode, a mission begins. The controls are LEFT and RIGHT to move (or a and d) and SPACE, UP, or w to fire.

At some point you may see an item (Item) After touching an item, it will disappear and go into your item storage ( Item storage) An icon representing the item will be visible in your item storage. Press the number key on your keyboard that equals the one below the item's icon (i.e. If the item is in slot three, it will have a "3" under it, and you must press <3> to activate it.) The items vary from mission to mission (and planet to planet)


When using the "2x Fire Rate" item without the "Auto Gun" item, it is easiest to fire faster by pressing the UP key.

Press F2 to take screenshots. Screenshots get stored in your data directory. The data directory's position gets printed when the game launches.



Uses the GNU GPLv3 License. See the LICENSE file for the full license.

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