I have to give credit to phill and his buddies that ran the compo. They put together a nice website where everyone can post every detail of their progress. I think there was a total of 12,000 pictures posted during the competition. If you want to read through my progress the page is here
for those that actually have python,pygame,pyopengl,pyode installed...I do have all my source files so you can run the game. I still have to make a binary. download
a quick screenie of the game for screenshot whores.