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Feed Me Word Things

by beaugunderson - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Entire game was made while I was walking on a treadmill desk. Didn't do any work Saturday as I was at a Black Sabbath concert.

Somewhat inspired by Spaceteam.

After judging I hope to add a list of people's favorite words, leaderboards, more variety, and a revamped game mechanic.

I tested in Chrome and Firefox using the latest version of each on Mac and Windows--but if it fails in one try the other. :)

Source code on GitHub:

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nikkesen says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:47am

Nice to see a typing game in the compo

bhopkins says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:49am

Doesn't seem to be working for me, using chrome.
I see this message after pressing enter:
initialize warp
warp coil malfunction
sentient creep malform%%#
breach imminent
batton airhatch
reverse rotocoil
jettison humans
set us up the bomb
dowlink eng{#`%${%&`+'${`%&NO CARRIER

lulzfish_4 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:50am

I peaked around 63 WPM, but on the next level, I suddenly lost after the first word. (I think) It didn't let me restart since there were no words to choose from.

DanHayesGamer says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:51am

I liked it, though the second time I died there were no favourite words for me to click...

sparkleswirl says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 2:55am

Cute game. The voice saying "Feed Me Words" is both creepy and adorable.

zzForrest says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:23am

I was surprised to realize that I love this game for some reason. It's innovative, fun, humorous, and has good atmosphere. A typing game is all those things. Take my 5/5, and let me live in shame of this fact.

greysphere says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:26am

Really loved the audio. Fun game!

beaugunderson says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:26am

@bhopkins, Mac or Windows? If you look in the console is there an error?

Ravetcofx says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:36am

Good gob for working on a tread desk

flamecow says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:40am

Very neat! Damn those |'s, though. Always throwing me off guard.

drilltail says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 4:15am

I couldn't get it to work in Firefox; I had the same issue bhopkins described. In Chrome, however, it works fine for me.

Fun game with a nice flavor, I'm surprised at how much I got into it. Good job!

borden says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:39am

Really liked the whole tone of this.
The sense of impending doom ads a lot to the typing experience.
The graphics were great, as were the fake words. The sounds were a little obnoxious.

reostra says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:05am

Didn't work on Firefox 23.0.1, Windows 7 - played it on chrome, quite enjoyable!

LegacyCrono says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:13pm

Nice game. I liked the the atmosphere and the vague plot. Pretty well done. And coded while in a treadmill, wow! Good job!

MegaMasterX says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:07pm

The sound effects showed thoughtfulness, and I seriously enjoyed this game.

doonay21 says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:09pm

Hmmm word games are not my favorites, but this one seems really good! Nicely done!

Sergey Mohov says ...
Aug 31, 2013 @ 9:15pm

Sweet! If you don't believe that I'm giving this 5/5 for Graphics, just watch me.

X-0r says ...
Sep 10, 2013 @ 10:50am

Picking favorite words after losing is fun :P I so much hope to see a final most awesome word or something like that^^
The glitchy graphics gave it a nice look, but the sfx didn't fit too well, imo.
Anyways, it seems to be a good game to start learning how to type =)

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