Ludum Dare 20
April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
Theme: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!
Multiplayer Zombie Garden Adventure - goffmog - Competition Entry
Aaarrghrghrghrgr! That was a nightmare.
It's a game about stealing jewels from a garden maze full of zombies.
all instructions can be found on the game's index page.
**Please contact me if you get a message about the server being down!!!**
This is a game designed for multiple players on 2 teams - It should run in any web browser that supports the HTML5 canvas element.... HOWEVER *USE CHROME* for best results as the networking will be smoother than any other browser.
I don't quite know where to begin describing the process of developing this game. Suffice to say I did something more complicated (by the networking) than I should have. The shooring mechanics are buggy and the graphics are barely more than placeholders but it was a rush at end to get some actual game mechanics in.
On the birght side, as an excercise in writing a multiplayer tcp server and client this was more successfull than I expected. Especially when leveraging web sockets in chrome. The speed is awesome considering it's HTML and people are used to this tech having a latency of a couple of seconds, nevermind 16ms!!.
If you're looking for the theme, it's the idea that you should take some team-mates into the middle of the maze with you, since you can't fight off the zombies on your own when carrying a jewel.
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