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Snake Democracy

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Game Information
Short Introduction: 
The classical game of "snake" in the hand of DEMOCRACY. Everyone can come on the website to vote for the next snake move! www.snakedemocracy.com
Web standard (Html5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)
Brief Play Description: 

“We won’t tolerate the dictatorship of one snake player anymore”
(Abraham Lincoln)

You like the good old game of "snake"? Turning left and right, growing, staying alive the longest you can?

But how would you feel about sharing the control... WITH THE PEOPLE?

In the web-game SNAKE DEMOCRACY, an unlimited number of players can join the ride and VOTE to decide where the snake should go next, knowing that a new move occurs automatically every 4 seconds, forward by default. Better yet, we provide a Twitter feed so you may call your friends upon this FUNDAMENTAL CIVIC DUTY (Unless you're a totalitarist dictator and want to play on your own, of course)... Also, every #snakedemocracy tweets bring MORE APPLES on the field!

And beware, to make a highscore, you must have the longest snake AND CONFIRM your score by biting your own tail... So chose wisely when this should happen, because the longer you will be, the harder it will be to stay alive!

(Almost democratic tip: every player can vote as much as he wants during the 4 seconds "election of the next move", by mashing a directional key... So an especially *convinced* voter may very well tip the balance in favor of his party)


Diversifiers and Credits
GGJ 2012 Diversifiers : 
Kiloplayer: (1024 players or more at once) The game supports 1024 players (or more) simultaneously.
Hive mind: (3+ players control the same avatar) Player avatar is controlled simultaneously by 3 or more people. They don’t have to, but may, control the same aspect of the character.
Team Image: 
Laurent Couvidou (code), Alexis Moroz (gd), Christophe Zerr (art)
Your rating: None Average: 5 (12 votes)


Wow! I'm VERY impressed by this

You French guys always know how to make a unique game.



Thanks a lot! Spread the word \o/



Crazy to develop, indeed. But we made it :) As of yesterday only people connected to the ISART digital LAN could play SnakeDemocracy. As of today, it's yours, world wide web: http://www.snakedemocracy.com. Enjoy!


... no really, it is !

Heavy server load, great success indeed :) Thanks to everyone who played it hard and right, we now have to kick it up so the server can handle hundreds of votes by seconds, even thousands of them.


EDIT : aaaah, sweet sweet memory leaks :) Our dearest ennemy


Democracy corrupted by the snake!

You get to vote on the snake! But it's almost like real democracy where you can stuff the ballot and pay to come out on top (in a future version! ;)). The fourth favorite game of the Parisian game jammers, and without a doubt, one of the crazyest!

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