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

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It's a tab

by brackcurly - 48 Hour Compo Entry

The tiniest place on the web: the favicon, 16 x 16 Pixels. Through a mysterious force you get sucked in this world of pixel madness. But you will realize soon that this isn't a place to stay and you have to escape from it before you turn crazy.

Unfortunately this game runs only on recent Versions of Firefox, Chrome and Opera.

This Game was made on the real life gathering in Darmstadt, Germany. Thanks to Spielmeister for organizing this event.

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Cyboot says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:27am

What a great Idea!

But only 1 more Level and my eyes would explode :D

Gemberkoekje says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:58am

Very innovative, even though I was confused for a minute there. I didn't rate the audio because I'm playing on a work machine without audio :)

keenblaze says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:50pm

Really tiny world! Unexpectedly and nice!

cr0ybot says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:51pm

That's really mindboggling that a game actually IN the favicon is possible. Did you look at this for inspiration? http://www.p01.org/releases/DEFENDER_of_the_favicon/

RadicalEd says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 12:57pm

It's imposiible to control! :D But the idea is great, well done!

Andrew says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 1:01pm

Awesome idea,the character pixel was a little hard to see though.

ilo says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:56pm

My eyes hurt, but it was totally worth it!

brackcurly says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:11pm

@cr0ybot No, I didn't know that game before, it's cool though. Actually I came up with this idea after I failed to program a serious game :)

icefox says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:34pm

Holy cats that's tiny.

Surprisingly easy to start playing though, considering there's no directions and you're straining your eyes the whole time.

Great job! Utterly unexpected, new, bizarre and trippy, and all that with only 256 pixels!

Pierrec says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:43am

The perfect idea!

Wyzfen says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:19am

wow. my eyes hurt. i love the frogger like room :)

bitbof says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 11:48am

Really really good idea!

johanp says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:59pm

Pretty nice idea, but extremely hard to play. :) Very cool!

Chaos_viper says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 7:51pm

Very nice idea!!! :D.. I could not finish the game because it's so tiny that my eyes hurt. But congratulations for the idea ;)

YSelf Tool says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 5:41pm

Great idea! But my eyes...

Kane says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 10:28am

Excellent game with the better idea of this LD ! I love it !
Maybe kinda hard sometime.

Codexus says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 12:08pm

Mmm, I think I just broke my eyes :) Good use of the theme!

madflame991 says ...
Apr 28, 2012 @ 7:51pm

Really unexpected

Apr 30, 2012 @ 9:36pm

Ahahaha this idea is brilliant.

Datamosh says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 4:28pm

My eeeeyes, haha. Unbeatable concept of Tiny World! This is the second time I play, first time I didn't realize anything happening on the tab. When I did, I just read the stuff, but didn't pay attention to the favicon. Luckily I read the comments. Perhaps you could change the background of the favicon to black! It would also make sense, since the browser remains black too ;) Cheers!

Johnicholas says ...
May 5, 2012 @ 2:30pm

Awesome work!

Alexandre says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 4:42pm

Very fun concept!
Hard to play as it's so small, but nice anyway!

Keirua says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 5:02pm

I think you win the prize for "the game concept is the closest to the theme". Too bad the player is hard to control :/

ratboy2713 says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 5:22pm

I love the idea, though it doesn't make for much of a game.

Madball says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 5:36pm

Haha, that was original. The controls were a bit hard because of the size.

kibertoad says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 8:34pm

Now that was amazingly inventive :)

Sestren says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 9:09pm

Very creative and well-executed. Painful on the eyes, but at least the game is short and sweet.

May 6, 2012 @ 9:56pm

Most original game yet! Very clever.

MadGnomeGamer says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 4:10am

WOW I was so not expecting that!! I had no idea it was even possible. I'm editing my favourites post.

Drabiter says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 5:00am

5 stars on Innovation.

chambers says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 7:01am

Tiniest world I've seen so far! Great idea, very innovative and well executed!

Jedi says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 8:58am

Really innovative however, "But you will realize soon that this isn't a place to stay and you have to escape from it before you turn crazy." The answer is yes-and-no. I realized it right away but still played the game to completion. Now I've turned crazy :/.

Dr.Pingu says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 3:48pm

my eyes ! my eyeeeees !
really innovative.

Bravo !

MadGnomeGamer says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 8:35pm

Wait, there's a way to escape? I thought you just got sucked in and trapped forever.

ratking says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 10:38pm

W - O - W XD This IS tiny!

BenW says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 1:38am

Probably the most unexpected entry so far.

chinchang says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 7:51am

innovative idea. The guy graphic was gud.

Puzzlem00n says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 8:49pm


Endurion says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 11:59am

Awesome :)

Sound didn't work though.

May 11, 2012 @ 3:56pm

Okay this is totaly awesome!! I love the idea, even if it was nearly impossible to play the game! :D Great idea!

Chaoseed says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 7:06pm


hungyg says ...
May 11, 2012 @ 7:51pm

This is an awesome idea!!! :D great job!

Oye Beto says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 5:56am

Wow.. it definitely is original.
My eyes hurt because my screen is 1080p so pixels are very small :P

kylerhoades says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 9:53am

That is seriously cool! Love the idea. 5 points for Innovation.

However, it ran very slow for me in Chrome and that combined with how small it is made it quite frustrating to play. I didn't have the patience to cross the lava stream on the tiny boat. Awesome concept though - very clever.

JonathanG says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 4:51pm

Very innovative, shame it's not a very long (or replayable) game!

Jacic says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 6:37pm

Absolute Genius!

davidllanos22 says ...
May 12, 2012 @ 10:11pm

The most wtf game I've ever seen!haha amazing! Good job!

Ranoka says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 11:34am

This entry is incredible, I hadn't thought of making a game in the tab icon! For a while I wondered if it was working/where the game was. My eyes are hurting now though, and I didn't have the patience to get across the moving lava part, I kept dying at the end. Amazing!

AD-Edge says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 1:29pm

Ha, unexpected! Didnt even know this was possible, nice one. I gave up in I think the 4th room though, was too tricky to get across the lava.

orangepascal says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 8:57pm

ouch.. my eyes... awesome idea!

MadGnomeGamer says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 2:08am

Ha! I KNEW this game would get a medal!

csanyk says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 2:33am

Doesn't work particularly well in Chrome, due to the <title> text overflowing the width of a Chrome tab, and for some reason the favicon doesn't display in my Chrome browser. Played it in Firefox and loved it.

Jezzamon says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 5:54am

Extremely painful graphically, but... wow

you are a genius.

callumm says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 11:42am

This is amazing. I really think this deserved to be ranked higher overall.

SonnyBone says ...
May 16, 2012 @ 5:07am


I wish I would've seen this during the compo. GENIUS!!!

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