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Hungry Ants

by Dew - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is a Survival Game! In the tiny world of Ants.

There is a instruction button "?" whith all you need to know, if you are struck feel free to post i will reply!

In order to get more ants move the eggs that queens spawn(a pointer will appear when u move your mouse) to an egg room, after 30 sec a worker ant or a larva will spawn. Larvas need to be places in a Larva room in order to hatch!

Get in, build your Nest and figth exterior creatures, you have a 7 minutes free of enemies, get a little army before madness starts!

Only Work in Google Chrome and Firefox!! (It won't work in IE!!)

Save / Load Game NOT WORKING (Will fix later i prefered it to work :P)

Downloads and Links




mikolalysenko says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:44pm

Takes a long time to get started. Maybe set the timer for less than 15 minutes?

arhpositive says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:47pm

Couldn't get past the "Burn all ants to continue" scene in web wersion.

Dew says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:47pm

Yep I was working on that now is set to 10 minutes, which u get like 4 - 5 warrior ants and can survive attacks.

Dew says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:49pm

Burn all ants is a minigame that act like a loading, you can only continue once whole game its loaded just wait time may vary depending on your connection!

Danvil says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:54pm

I like ant games! Ant movement was a bit strange and necessary information is a bit hidden in the interface.

KevinWorkman says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 9:56pm

Didn't work in firefox, couldn't click any of the buttons. And I'm pretty sure you can't fix things like save/load after the submission time ends.

Dew says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:03pm

Yep I'm realizing that!!

Just click buttons.

@KevinWorkman Only tested on chrome ^^U

Tumaini says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:10pm

Nice game and great that it's cross platform.
One bug I noticed was that if during a game you go to the menu and then click on New Game, it will not reset all things. E.g. there will be lots of enemies, you statistics are not reset and there can be larvae in the ground.

artefon says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:12pm

I like the graphics. There are few ways to interact with game, although you fill like playing.

Thanks for the game!

Dew says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 10:24pm

@Tumaini yep that's true! I don't reset the game data if u press new game

@artefon I'm happy to hear that I would prefer to offer a much better product but 48 hours aren't that much hahaha

Sanguine says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 1:58pm

I think the game is good, but I really want audio too.

Dew says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:07pm

@Sanguine Sry but i didnt have time to compose anything

Raptor85 says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:50pm

doesn't work in firefox, locks up after the burning ants portion

Jack says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:50pm

interesting and cool, but a bit incomprehensible

Shigor says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:53pm

Doesn't work (tried in both chrome and firefox). Hangs after burning ants and showing menu.

runsintowalls says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:56pm

Nice graphics and theme, but it could go a bit faster.

quill18 says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:58pm

Great concept, but the actual gameplay execution was off (time required balance, etc...) I would definitely like to see an updated version of this.

Make A Game says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:19pm

I've got problems trying to play this game in Firefox, but it seemed to have worked alright in Chrome.

When I attempted to restart after learning the mechanics I got this bug ;-) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/7030527/Capture.PNG

What I liked the most:
-the intro;
-the liberty to express myself while building my ant colony;
-the underground art;

I missed a background music :(! The major flaw in this game, in my opinion is the HUD that was a bit confusing but the overall experience was very welcome.
Good job =D.

Dew says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 8:18pm

@quill18,@Make A Game I just fixed that bug! just needed to reset some data. And also fiex de firefox bug, firefox wasn't catchin the onclick event...

Sry about the music T_T

I need to improve the HUD i'll work on that!

Thx for playing!

Shigor says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:16am

It now works...
Showing food ammount on screen without forcing me to open stats would be nice. UI isn't exactly great but the biggest problem is that it's pretty slow :( waiting seven minutes with not much to do but occassionally move egg or larva isn't my idea of fun.

sampyxis says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:45pm

I like how complex the game could be - lots of code here.
I also like how it matches the theme really well.

Nocturne says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:55pm

Well, not the worst game I've played, but it's very slow to get started and without a tutorial it's a bit difficult to know how to go about things. I really didn't like the building mechanism as having to constantly press the t key to tunnel rather than drag and hold the mouse button was counter intuitive, and I found that if you create a tunnel where the ants are they bug out and get trapped spinning inb circles!!! The lack of sound also goes against it, although the presentation and graphics were of a high quality.

NAMKCOR says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 6:57pm

Not fun, I couldn't figure out what I was doing due to lack of real interface for food and such. Got bored very quickly. Good idea, but either too slow, too obscure, or just too shallow.

brus46 says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:24pm

It's quite a complex game! (I really like them) and the graphics are good too, i've enjoyed the loading mini-game :)
and.. the youtube video when you close the game ahah! really funny :D

Dew says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:56pm

@brus46 finally someone comments it ajajajajaj

@NAMKCOR i know... this was my 1º time I will go hardcore next ld.

@sampyxis thx for watching the code all build from scratch without using libraries :P

@Nocturne yep anoying bug.. i have to add the delete tunnel option :P

Cake&Code says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 12:55am

Surprisingly really fun! Interesting take on the limited supplies idea, makes me really want to build the best ant farm ever!

I did manage to crash the game, semi-accidentally. When placing tunnels you can actually click on very edges of the right or bottom of the screen and it will place a tunnel outside the visible playing field (though you'll see the inner sprite change to suggest it goes on). When an ant walks in that outside world area the game freezes with a "Cannot read property 'build' of undefined" error. Actually, having the mouse outside the playing field with any object selected through errors constant in the console, these just happen to be silent errors and don't crash the game.

Anyways, it was really fun and an awesome idea with pretty great art! Nicely done! :)

Dew says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 1:21am

@Cake&Code I'll check on that! Thx for the report ^^

10WonXero10 says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 10:59am

I really liked this, had a little trouble getting it going, but I just downloaded the source package and ran it locally from there.

Played this for over an hour, trying out different strategies, 2 queens, more egg rooms, more storage, etc. and I think either the enemies are too strong or the soldiers are too weak because one termite will sometimes kill 3 soldiers without problem. Maybe the enemies could despawn after a few minutes to let you get back on your feet?

Other than this, excellent job, I really got into this game.

Dew says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:34am

@10WonXero10 the source contains my work after 48 hours the web version has bugfixes and balancing try it out ^^

namuol says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 3:27am

After a long wait I've got a bunch of workers and warriors, but they aren't collecting food! How do I make this happen?

Dew says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:54am

@namuol this is automatic u just need to let them out

toadd-y says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 1:41pm

Awesome graphics! awesome gameplay! man! you are outstanding! huge amount of work done here. Nice job!

Fireblend says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 1:56am

Out of all ant-related games in the compo, this one might be my favorite :D I wasn't too sure of how to feed the queen, however; my food counter never seemed to go past 0. Playing with the design of your nest was pretty cool though, and the graphics are superb. Nicely done.

tfendall says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 2:03am

Cool game. I created one of each kind of room and had some workers going out consistently, but didn't see my food stores rising and I couldn't figure out how to feed the queen. I'm sure given some more time I could figure it out. Either way, this was a neat concept and fit the theme well. Good job!

uberneen says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 2:08am

It's an interesting game and I held off threats for a while before being overwhelmed. It would be nice to have more granular control over your ants so you could retreat workers and advance soldiers instead of being at the mercy of their appointed rounds.

R3ason says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 11:55pm

Oh dear, I got overrun by white ants! Pretty fun game, though! I like the building concept; perhaps allow the player to keep building tunnels, though, rather than clicking one tunnel piece and then having to re-select the tunnel tool? (played in Firefox; don't know if Chrome works better). Really liked this; thanks!

machinas says ...
May 3, 2012 @ 7:01am

long load time after buring ants to continue, seems like this project is a bit ambitious in scope for a 48 hour jam. I had particular trouble with the UI. There's an amazing amount of content here, but I found it pretty difficult to play / figure out. If you could make the UI easier to understand, could see this one being really interesting.

HybridMind says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 4:21am

Entertaining even though the UI is very hard to understand. It took me the longest time to understand that the eggs underneath the queen were part of the background art. I had thought the 'click to move eggs' was just broken for the first few minutes. Once I realized that the background art was there I could start to spot the actual items. Didn't understand how to control what eggs turned into ants vs larva (which I think turned into warriors then?) I didn't even know there was an outside world until very far into the game when I noticed the arrow icon. So yeah, very hard to understand, but a lot of cool things going on here. I played a few times but didn't do very well. I enjoyed the graphics.

AD-Edge says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 5:29am

Nice graphics, all my ants got owned by big white ones though. Was a fun game to play, except the hotkeys didnt work for me so building was tedious and slow.

Dew says ...
May 4, 2012 @ 3:57pm

@AD-Edge they are not working on firefox sry i have to fix it.

Catman says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 4:30pm

Pretty cool!! I like how you can switch between underground and over! The burn the ants is a nice addition too!

robcozzens says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 6:37am

It sure looks like you put a lot of work into this, but I didn't really get what I was supposed to do.

TobiasNL says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 8:20am

Nice gfx, but I didn't find the game very entertaining. The hotkeys didn't seem to work, so I had to click the tunnel button quite a few times:P I'm using Firefox. I like the map on which you can see the ants looking for food.

Hatscat says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 8:36am

Very good game! but a litle too slow and too hard after 4min, there are no way to reversing the situation when we lose

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