December 17th-20th, 2010
Theme: Discovery

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Eureka! Vaults of Knowledge

by badlydrawnrod - Competition Entry

This can be played on the web, or downloaded and run as a standalone game.

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Ratings

Coolness37%
#86Fun2.91
#107Humor2.27
#111Innovation2.82
#114Community2.82
#128Audio2.20
#130Overall2.77
#161Theme2.77
#226Graphics1.82

Comments

Hempuli says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:43pm

Interesting concept! But what purpose do the mushrooms serve?

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 10:17pm

Thanks. The green mushrooms cause the centipedes to go down a row and change direction. The magenta mushrooms cause the centipedes to dive straight towards the bottom of the screen.

If a centipede reaches the bottom of the screen then it steals a point of research.

stevejohnson says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 4:36am

OS X link is broken and the web version won't work for me either (latest stable Chrome).

hsmith says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 7:27am

man i love typing of the dead. this game was super fun. well done.

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 8:52am

@stevejohnson I am sorry to hear that.

The game is written using Processing, which is really just a simple wrapper around Java. In theory, the game should work on anything with a reasonably up to date version of Java 1.6. Unfortunately I don't have a Mac (I took it on faith that Processing would generate a working OSX build) so I don't know for sure what is going, but my hunch is that there's a problem with the version of Java.

Squax says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 12:46pm

I <3 typing games, this one is cool!

Works on my macbook, but runs a little slowly, nearly all java applets do for some reason though.

Works great on windows in chrome.

Sos says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:49pm

I think the wrong theme won :P

ranklar says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 5:14am

Failed to run on Windows 7 64 bit... call me crazy, but your game seems to resemble the game centipede an awful lot...

badlydrawnrod says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 8:33am

@ranklar the resemblance to Centipede is not a coincidence. I was thinking about old games and ended up with an unholy mashup between Centipede and Typing of the Dead.

barigorokarl says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 10:51pm

Nice game, especially how you stitched the theme in it ;)

KoryWazHere says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 1:15pm

=)

danblack says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 9:36pm

Nice implementation of the theme discovery.

Endurion says ...
Dec 29, 2010 @ 8:02am

Nice combination of centipede and a typing game. Gets really frantic later on.
The web version bails out but the Windows executable worked.

Benjamin says ...
Dec 29, 2010 @ 9:45am

nice mash-up ! I'm not really interested in typing game usually but your game triggered the atari 2600 memories and I could not stop playing :)

jolle says ...
Jan 3, 2011 @ 10:41pm

Pretty good game. In tight spots however, I tended to hit Esc instead of Backspace. Would be good if Esc just paused or something, not abandoned the game. Also, one time it began the wrong word when there were two words starting with the same letters. Not sure that's actually wrong, but it confused me at the time. Also, the medicine words appeared in two stages?

ThatSnail says ...
Jan 9, 2011 @ 5:14pm

Neat game, I like the mushroom idea. Why are there so many diseases?

Oh, and I got "humpy" as a word. Huh.

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