April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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by BuffaloPhil - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Spider simulation! Build a web to catch the insects, once they've been trapped, move in for the feast. Avoid birds. Browser only- some difficulty with sound and music in some browsers... Please play with Chrome. EDIT: The mouse cursor needs to be over a section of tree or web in order to build more web. You also need more than 0 webbing (acquired by eating bugs. When the icon in the bottom right is red, one of these conditions is not true.

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BuffaloPhil says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 3:19pm

Instructions are included, but I'll post here as well. WASD keys to move, mouse to aim and build webbing. Insects will become stuck to your traps and can then be eaten. Building a nest acts a respawn point. Thanks for checking it out!

Andrew says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:55pm

It took a while to get used to it but not bad. I liked that I could save myself from falling by shooting a web at the tree.

Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:57pm

Neat concept, felt very original. Had a little bit of trouble maneuvering across some of those branches, but overall I thought the controls were pretty good.

cobrajs says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:04am

Awesome game! I think that's the first spider related game I've ever played, too. Graphics are top notch, and I like the nice touches like the grass at ground level. Well done sir!

KevinWorkman says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:11am

Cool game, nice idea. Reminded me of this: http://www.digyourowngrave.com/arachnophilia-spider-web-game/

I like the freedom and outdoorsiness (that's a word now) of your game, though.

kutuup1989 says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:57am

Very cool idea! Pretty fun and challenging too!

vigrid says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:02am

Great interpretation of the theme, I'm really impressed! Original concept - please make a tablet version of this game, I want to shoot webs :)

BuffaloPhil says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:08am

Thanks for all the kind words! What an awesome community here.

uberneen says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:09am

I really enjoyed this, even though I detest spiders. I fired up Chrome to hear the sounds and the music was great. I'd love to see web upgrades, or spider growth so you can eventually feast on the bird.

Sestren says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:20am

The graphics, sound, and music are all top-notch for a 48-hour entry. The control is well-executed and the game is fun. I love coming back to my webbing to find new insects caught there. Gameplay is a tad bit on the shallow side (not much to do once you've built your nest except rack up a high score), but overall, I think this is an amazing entry.

Sestren says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:39am

Not sure if you were aware of this already, but I got a 404 on the Source link.

BuffaloPhil says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:57am

@Sestren- Hey, thank you for pointing that out- I had entered the wrong link... I edited above- it's at http://dirigogames.com/ludumsource/ARACHNID.rar if you still have trouble. Thanks for the compliments!

kirbytails7 says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:24am

Not bad! It got a little boring after the first couple of minutes, though, but it looks great.

oldtopman says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:26am

Cool game, but I'm not sure what the point is, or where the challenge lies. I'll just assume that it was cut due to time.

gavin5564 says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:24am

Cool Game.

FaBrito says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:30am

I enjoyed the controls, even though I coudn't quite understand what made the web unavailable and for how long. I'd probably remove the web after the insect were eaten, because with the predefined path when it respawns end up catching the same bug over and over.
Congrats on the originality! ;)

Shigor says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:06pm

Very good! Nice art, excellent music, quite innovative gameplay. Could use some more possibilites (maybe I missed something, I gave up with score about 25). About the only thing I disliked was the "clunkiness" of the controls while moving on the webbing or on thin stick, spider allways moved for a while into falling mode, it was bad to control... maybe moving spider after a fall more to the center of the stick would help?

Apr 25, 2012 @ 9:10pm

Web-building mechanics were a bit mystifying. But fun use of the theme, and interesting game.

BuffaloPhil says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 10:22pm

Yeah, I can see that is confusing. The mouse cursor needs to be over a section of tree or web in order to build more web. You also need more than 0 webbing (acquired by eating bugs. When the icon in the bottom right is red, one of these conditions is not true.

ekunkeo says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:05am

very neat idea.

I spent a long time trying to catch the birds in my webs, but either I didn't make enough webbing, or you just can't do it. Oh well :(

davidllanos22 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:08am

Very cool game! Spiders rules! Great graphics :)

Rybar says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:42am

This is a fantastic entry for 48 hours. crawling controls are a little clunky, moving at odd angles when the controls are 8 direction, but that's really all I can complain about. The difficulty could ramp up quicker; bird is very easy to avoid.

the8donut says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 9:06am

Interesting concept and mechanics. Loved the music as well!

R3ason says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:44am

Pretty fun! It was a little hard to walk along some of skinny sticks, but then again, perhaps spiders face this same challenge every day? :D Thanks!

icefallgames says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:51am

Great music and very nice graphics. Interesting gameplay mechanics too. It seemed a bit too easy, but overall this is very well done.

otaviogood says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 1:52am

That was a really cool idea. Just needed some longer-term goals or difficulty ramp up or something. I know it's hard in 48 hour though. :)

AlwaysGeeky says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:22am

Nice , great graphics and cool interesting gameplay... I love it! :)

evilseanbot says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 1:14am

Looks great! Ran too slowly on my machine to play, though.

Zillix says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 1:20am

Pretty cool feeling of being in a world! Loved the idea you were going with

raarlac says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 2:07am

One of the most original ideas in this LD! I loved the concept and the execution. I think the graphics just need a little more polish, but overall is great.

summaky says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 10:14am

It takes too much time to start falling and I became bird food because of this so many times :-D The music is great, but is a pity it doesn't loop, breaking the mood. I was unable to make webs as cool looking as the ones in your screenshots, but I had fun nonetheless.

netguy204 says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 2:53pm

Clever use of the theme!

Visually it looks good. The audio and music is good too.

I found myself wishing I could fire cooler looking webs. Granted, I can stay in one place and design an awesome spider web but it won't do me any good since I have to go to the bugs.

I also didn't think birds felt particularly threatening.

Fun, clever, nice look and sound. Good game!

ratboy2713 says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 9:17pm

I liked that you put the instructions right up front, most games don't do that. Very pretty, though you move kindof slow.

someone says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 9:09pm

Music didn't work for me. (Firefox 11.0 64bit Linux).
Very cool game though. Did start to get a bit slow around 300 points.
Starting to fall seems a way too slow, I mostly died when trying to navigate a thin branch or web and the spider kept stopping to fall for a few pixels.

May 5, 2012 @ 2:54pm

Nice idea! I like how the game scales up and gets prgoressively more complex.

marudziik says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 8:28pm

Great idea. I love the sandboxy feel to it, it's really awesome. I wish there were some levels, or some goal to accomplish - but it's very, very entertaining nonetheless. A pity that sound doesn't work in firefox.

noddy2006 says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 12:38am

I found the movement a bit frustrating (especially the falling mechanic - having no control when falling especially), but the gameplay was pretty unique, so I enjoyed it overall

Make A Game says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 12:42am

I liked it. Collected 50 bugs before closing the game. I even tried to build a proper web, in hopes that I could trap a bird. No such luck. I wish there were more objectives.

May 12, 2012 @ 10:27pm

I echo the trouble others had with maneuvering, but it was a matter of time before I got it. Lovely mood as wel!

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