Penga, a penguin physics game
June 10, 2022 8:02 AM   Subscribe

Penga, a penguin physics game
I recently integrated Planck.js into a client's product and wanted to reuse that knowledge to make a fun game, so I picked an idea and tweeted along as I refined & built it.

The penguin theme only narrowly won a poll up against Henga (henge of stone blocks), Venga (Vengaboys/bus) and Wenga (former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger).
Role: creator
posted by malevolent (7 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

I thought I done hacked it, but unfortunately it doesn't count penguins you bump into the water using other penguins. 😞
posted by Rhaomi at 1:30 PM on June 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

Sorry, it's harsh but necessary - I found it created problems with when to give you the points (reset timer? have a queue build up?) and distorted the game too much, you could just grab one penguin & knock the rest off while carrying the royal around (similarly, letting you switch penguin would've led to a chain of knock-on effects).
posted by malevolent at 12:04 AM on June 11, 2022

I really, really enjoyed the twitter "dev thread" with the code shots. Thank you for taking the time to make those notes, they've inspired me to have a look at planck.js myself.
posted by samworm at 2:00 AM on June 11, 2022 [1 favorite]

I got to 11 but still lost the emperor's crown:
posted by the antecedent of that pronoun at 7:55 AM on June 12, 2022

Haven't noticed the game freezing at all & there are 20 penguins, which makes me think perhaps you didn't scroll down..?
posted by malevolent at 10:46 AM on June 12, 2022

Okay, silly me, it didn't cross my mind that the game was scrollable!
posted by the antecedent of that pronoun at 12:22 PM on June 12, 2022

... any way to ensure it's scrolled so that a row of pengiuns is partially on-screen? I saw with a fresh load that there's a prompt to scroll but that it disappears when you throw your first penguin.
posted by the antecedent of that pronoun at 1:40 AM on June 13, 2022

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