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Worm Simulator 2014: Ultimate Home Wrecker Edition

by MarsBar - Jam Entry

W,A,S,D = Move
Tap Space = Jump (Hold = Fly this is a Known Bug)
Left Mouse Click = Dig

Caffeine Powered = Programmer
Mars Bar = Artist

Use the Standalone versions as the web build isn't as good

Game Objective(s):
Dig, Destroy, and Collect Fancy Hats! With Infinite Voxel Terrain for all your digging pleasure.

You play as a worm in this game, not just any worm though... a sand worm XD Caffeine Powered and I hope you enjoy it folks, I wish we had more of the remaining time to work on it, unfortunately we both had to work our full time day jobs :'(

Warning this game is a Very Buggy, as Caffeine Powered & I haven't had more than 48hrs to work on this 72hr project due to life and stuff.

Anyway, if you like this game please share it and rate it. Thanks!

Music acquired from

Downloads and Links




eldog says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:13am

Gargh! This game looks so good! Like Dune! Can't play it because I'm on linux though :(.

Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:21am

Fantastic, the only thing that bothered me was the buggy feeling of the worm and the appearing of houses out of nowhere.. Very nice work :D

Apr 28, 2014 @ 10:21am

Can't help but smile. What an amazingly qwerky game.
Had to play it on low quality though as ultra crashed out :(

Also, can I recommend you upload in .zip as I'm not sure windows does .rar by default (I used 7zip to extract it).

Music was cool though :)

juaxix says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 11:15am

Nice use of the terravol plugin, also:
Bloom, SunShafts, AntialiasingAsPostEffect, Vignetting, Flares, dune worm model,etc...
So, you changed the textures for sand, add dune particles and set the skybox, add the model to the controller and the huts with a particle fx and a collider to pick them...but without any gameplay this is may try something like "Effing worms" or "Worm Madness" , since the sources are from different authors you are in time to complete gameplay and present it as a Jam entry ;)

martijn says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:32pm

Probably the best hat simulator since team fortress 2.

It doesnt work very well as a game though

MarsBar says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 6:51pm

@eldog This game idea was definitely inspired by the Sandworms of Arakkis and also those nasty Sarlacc's :) Also a Linux build is up as per your request :)

@Sam Oates Games thanks and great suggestions, the game has now been uploaded in a .zip :)

MrShortee says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 9:43pm

Biggest flaw: I wasnt able to get a good view on my ~50 hats.

zillix says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 5:50am

fantastic! I feel like you really captured the nuances of the life of a worm

Thorig says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 6:08am

Great! I love games where I can destroy everything, but where is the hunter. The worm has to eat;-)

eldog says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 8:14am

Thanks for the Linux build!

Was fun being a worm. I like the idea of exploring a huge desert.

Warboys says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 5:45am

Great sense of speed, I felt like the smoke monster form lost. Movement of the worm was a bit floaty though, might be more interesting if it felt it had more weight.

yo_milo says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:01am

Collecting hats does not make a lot of sense, but it is a good game nevertheless... I had problems returning to the surface... THAT IS HARD!

mtinkerhess says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 6:09am

Nice dynamic terrain generation and destruction! I like the animation on the worm, how the tail changes direction based on how you move. Nice model for the worm too.

I had the game crash a couple of times, I think once was because I used the high graphics setting and the other time was because I dug too deep.

demonshanker2 says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 2:16pm

Very cool, its amazing you guys were able to put this together that quickly! Infinite terrain and decent graphics, color me impressed.

voxel says ...
Apr 30, 2014 @ 3:45pm

This is 110% the best Shai Hulud hat sim I have ever seen. There are not enough stars on the vote form for how much fun this is

Quady14 says ...
May 2, 2014 @ 12:59am

This game is literally sex. 100 out of 10.

koe415 says ...
May 5, 2014 @ 12:42am

Game looks great but the hats look out of place. The digging felt smooth but the game would hitch often when moving to new areas. I kind of wish there were some type of objectives in the game. Reminds me of the old Tremors movies. I eventually got stuck in one of the buildings and couldn't destroy my way out of it.

kirbytails7 says ...
May 8, 2014 @ 6:44am

Heh, nice. I like how the tunnels carved themselves out irregularly.

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