‘Saving the World — One Pillow at a Time’

Originally created as an entry to the Pyweek 4 warm-up, pillows is an exciting “save-the-world” arcade game with a very unique premise! Features an original soundtrack by JDruid! Supports input via either keyboard or joystick!

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An unknown aggressor has launched several nuclear warheads.
Unfortunately, our only hope for survival is you.
You’re armed with an unusually large catapult and several ridiculously overstuffed pillows. The plan is to launch the pillows so they will land under the warheads and cushion the impact.

Be quick, and remember … only one pillow is enough to save Earth from certain doom!


If you’re using the Win32 version, all you need is Windows! If you’re not using the Win32 version (Mac OSX or Linux), you will want to make sure you have these installed before running the game:


Version 0.2.1 (October 12th, 2007)

  • Windows binary – pillows-v0.2.1-win32.zip (6.2 mb)
  • Debian or Ubuntu – Link to getdeb.net.
  • Source code (Mac OSX or Linux) – pillows-v0.2.1.zip (3.5 mb)
  • What’s New:
    • High-score file now saves to user’s home directory
    • High-score entry via keyboard is much easier (can use alpha keys)
    • High-score entry now supports holding the up/down keys to scroll, as well as analog input from joystick
    • After the game is over, the high-score screen is viewed automatically

Version 0.2.0 (October 9th, 2007)


All game code is licensed under the GPL 2.0.
All game content, music and graphics are licensed under Free Art License.

7 responses to “pillows”

  1. fabioamd87 says:

    is possible to have a package for ubuntu?

  2. fydo says:

    Hello Fabio,

    I’d love to have an ubuntu package available! (probably as a .deb file)

    I just need to figure out how to package it 🙂

  3. Joey says:

    Make it a lot of fun and it will package itself. Snowballz got into debian (thanks to Miriam Ruiz) and arch linux (I don’t know who is responsible for this one) without me lifting a finger.

  4. Shaun says:

    Ha! Fun as always buddy….and I’m not going to lie, I giggled just a bit with the countdown 😉

  5. silwol says:

    Packaged it for the current Ubuntu Gutsy. See http://ubuntugamer.wordpress.com/ for further information.

  6. Jane says:

    awww… I thought it was going to be a pillowfight game 😛

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