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Game Information
Short Introduction: 
In Whirlstrom, you are a fish swimming in a large pond. The aim is to eat the prawns - but watch out for the Evil Fish, who relentlessly tracks you down!
Mac OS X+
Linux / Unix
Brief Play Description: 

You play a fish swimming in a quiet fish pond. If you take no action, you swim around in a constant circle. You can switch to an adjacent circle at any time by pressing Space. Keep pressing Space to meander around the pond, looking for prawns.

Items and Power-ups

- Prawns: These make you swim fast. Collect them all to finish the level! Note: victory condition not implemented yet.


- Evil Fish: Appears after a short timeout once you leave your home circle. This fish will relentlessly follow the whirlpools you create. Don't let it catch you! Tip: The Evil Fish will take the shortest path around the whirlpools. If you go the long way around a lily pad, you can trick the Evil Fish into crashing into it. Also, the Evil Fish can be killed by attacking it from behind.
- Lilies and rocks: Avoid the plant life in the pond or the rocks around the edge.

Play Modes

- Single-player: Collect prawns while evading the Evil Fish.
- Two-player: Deathmatch: attack your opponent from behind, or have them crash into obstacles.


- Spacebar: Switch to the next circle. Hold the button down to create the circle larger - this makes you go faster, too.
- Enter: (player 2 only) the same as Spacebar.

Diversifiers and Credits
GGJ 2012 Diversifiers : 
Scribbl’d: (All art is hand drawn) All artwork is hand drawn and scanned in.
Team Image: 
- Campbell Barton: Programming, integration, modelling. - Shelly Du: Textures, composition. - Alex Fraser: Programming, integration, modelling, animation. - Bianca Gibson: Programming, sound, music, marketing.
Installation Notes: 

1. Install Blender 2.61: http://download.blender.org/release/Blender2.61/
2. Unzip whirlstrom.zip
3. Double-click on whirlstrom/menu.blend

Alternatively, start Blender, choose File > Open, browse to whirlstrom/menu.blend, and press P to start the game.

Player one: spacebar.
Player two: return.

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