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Short Introduction: 
You're a crew of murderous Goblin buccaneers on the hunt for treasure and fame! But how to make your crew stand out? Light your boat on fire! You have a limited amount of time per life to wreak havoc and collect as much loot as you can. When you do finally explode, you immediately respawn, so gather up your powerups again and blast back in to action!
Platform/System: 
Web standard (Html5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)
Platform note: 
Works best in Firefox, will play in Chrome (see installation notes)
Brief Play Description: 

Choose a level and jump into the fray! As an up and coming Goblin Buccaneer, you need to become as infamous as possible. To inspire fear in your enemies, you've set your boat aflame! You have a limited amount of time before your ship burns to a crisp. Before that happens, you must destroy your enemies. Every enemy defeated grants you more infamy, as well as a cannon to salvage. Each cannon you pick up gives you added firepower! When you're finally destroyed, you receive more infamy for each cannon attached to your ship. Go out in a blaze of glory, you get more points! Battle enemies and die as many times as you want to increase your infamy, and become the most notorious Goblin around!

The theme of Ouroborous inspired us to develop mechanics around death, rebirth and consumption of your own being. In Flotsam, death and rebirth is inevitable and desirable to obtain more points. After death, the player consumes the pieces they left behind, restarting the cycle of death and rebirth again!

Diversifiers and Credits
Team Image: 
Credits: 
From left to right: Alex Taylor - Audio, Steve Taylor - Programming, Risa Nielsen - Design, Mike Nielsen - Design, Ethan Ransom - Programming, Jared Evans - Design/Art/Team Lead, Seth Bell - Design. Not pictured: Joseph Pearman - Art
Downloads
Game Files: 
Installation Notes: 

1. Unpack the zipped Flotsam files
2. Run Firefox or Chrome
3. If running Chrome, use this command line argument: --allow-file-access-from-files
4. Open Flotsam.html
5. Enjoy!

Controls:

Movement - W,A,S,D
Fire Cannons - Left Click

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