Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Spider Simulator

by Stechas - Compo Entry

Have you ever wondered how it would be to be a spider - taking lives to survive and giving lifes to young ones?
All you need to do, is to create a spiderweb and collect unfortunate flies.
But it's not so simple...spiderweb can easily get broken if you won't build it correctly.

Do you trust in your construction abilities? Prove it!

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Ratings

Coolness67%
#44Innovation4.13
#274Humor2.96
#289Theme3.82
#458Audio2.88
#512Mood2.97
#657Overall3.10
#750Graphics2.77
#761Fun2.87

Comments

Paperscraps says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:29am

Awesome concept. This game is super unique and fun. I really enjoyed it.

panda says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:31am

Apparently my construction skills suck! I wasn't sure how to make my silk stick to the rest of the web. Space? R?
Anyways I love the concept, and the graphics are pretty good!

lokijki says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:55am

Interesting game! I wish it were easier to move horizontally; this ended up being my strategy: https://www.dropbox.com/s/3vuugtt5qqgdu2s/Screenshot%202014-12-07%2022.53.37.png?dl=0

It worked, but it didn't really look like a spiderweb. :P

glaze_96 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:22am

Really unique concept! I've learned that my life as a spider wouldn't that long.

Mossy Frog says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:38pm

Who knew trying to make a web was so tricky, or fun! Great entry.

Zwergesel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:43pm

The physics are a bit wonky, but the concept is fun. The flies always seem to appear on the right side though, so I hung some threads from the ceiling there and just waited around.

cutandreil says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:44pm

Original game!
It's really hard to connect threads but we can win with the curtain strategy.

mutuware says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:59pm

I starved to death :(

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:50pm

A very original idea. A big problem was that the game made it very hard to build any structure other then a vertical line, and gives no incentive two.

Tokw says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:02pm

Great innovative game, only had one bug where after the 3rd set of hatchlings the flys would spawn to low for me to eat them causing me to starve to death :(

bigbazwa says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:02pm

Neat idea, I wasn't able to make anything resembling a web though. I starved.

MintArcade says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:03pm

I have starved to death - always thought spiders can survive without food longer. Overall nice game. Want to play more.

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:06pm

Awesome concept, cool physics!
With a lot of polish this can become something great.

Budi says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:11pm

Excellent idea! I really like the idea to create threads and join them to catch all the flies in the world! The only downside of this game is sometimes it's quite difficult to connect two threads together. But overall it's great concept!

ainokaisa says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 11:25pm

Oddly zen like game. Got 124 children. Then basically the fly's started to go so low that they got stuck to the window frame and starved.

dallonf says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 1:52am

It's an interesting idea, but it's really damaged by the wonky physics. Sometimes the spider will float way off of any strand, and sometimes it won't climb onto a strand that's right in front it. And other commenters have mentioned the the fact that it's more optimal to make a curtain on the right side than a web.

That said, while I say I didn't really like it, I did play it *way* longer than I expected. It certainly has a certain addicting quality to it.

Murchurl says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 7:07am

Cool concept! although I was quite confused with what i was meant to do!

Stending says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:17pm

Interesting concept! But hardly understandable at the beginning ^^

SuperDisk says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:25pm

Once I got the hang of it, it was pretty neato. I found that a handy solution is just to create an array of ropes at the top. Just like real life, it seems that the kids are useless, but hey. Good game!

Ping78 says ...
Dec 15, 2014 @ 10:01pm

Great concept. With some polish this could be a good game. :)

maybeimelias says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 4:04am

Haha, that was fun and unique. I was really hoping the children would help build out a bigger web but other than that it was well done.

hbocao says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:05pm

Very interesting entry. Kind hard to get the web together, but definitely an awesome idea. Keep working on it!

01rafael says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:30am

Great concept. I have the mosquito simulator. Let's combine our efforts! :)

lion123 says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:51am

Nice funny little game. -Deathbringer the Mother

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