Why did it have to be snakes?
June 8, 2013 4:51 AM   Subscribe

They told you not to enter.
You, an explorer didn't listen
"I will find out the mystery of snakes."

ROOM OF 1000 SNAKES
(A game, uses FPS controls, make sure to have sound on, requires Unity, probably a decent graphics card, and some appreciation for silliness.)
posted by JHarris (22 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Awww...I died with the snakes. Walkthru?
posted by es_de_bah at 5:14 AM on June 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


I think you just wrote the walkthrough, es_de_bah.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:02 AM on June 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


Why did it have to be snakes?
posted by jquinby at 6:03 AM on June 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


well, dang. shoulda read the title.
posted by jquinby at 6:04 AM on June 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


I was going to complain about the FPS controls, having to use the mouse with the ARROW keys (and not the WASD keys like a "real" FPS) and then the spacebar, E and F keys just made for difficult gameplay.

Then I died.
posted by Blue_Villain at 6:20 AM on June 8, 2013


I took a room rapidly filling with snakes to remind me that I kind of like that Verve song.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:58 AM on June 8, 2013


WASD worked just fine for me. I made it all the way to the lyrics before getting snakepiled.
posted by FatherDagon at 7:22 AM on June 8, 2013


Bittersweet Snakephony.
posted by item at 7:23 AM on June 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


The only way to win is not to play.
posted by Foosnark at 7:34 AM on June 8, 2013 [2 favorites]


Bittersweet Snakephony.

'Cause it's a bittersnake symphony, this life
Try to mash the F key
Take some snakes to the face then you die
posted by Dr-Baa at 9:27 AM on June 8, 2013 [6 favorites]


I took a room rapidly filling with snakes to remind me that I kind of like that Verve song.

If I were given the choice between one and the other, sure ...



I also appreciated that the sand texture had watermarks.
posted by RobotHero at 10:16 AM on June 8, 2013


I've played it several times just in case there's a way to avoid "dying with the snakes." Even my somewhat formidable keypressing abilities were not enough to hit the F key fast enough to avoid suffosnaketion.
posted by JHarris at 10:29 AM on June 8, 2013


1. They DID tell you not to enter. You just had to find out the mystery of snakes.

2. One of Unity's lasting legacies may be that it makes creating 3D games simple enough that people can throw together quickie one-joke "games" like this rapidly.

3. It's possible to survive quite long into the song, not if you hit the F-key fast enough... but if your browser loads the death Tumblr message slowly enough that the snakeulation has time to continue.

4. RobotHero is correct, the sand texture has watermarks in it. I would have noticed except my face was full of snake. (There's a Metafilter tagline if there ever was one.)

5. I admit it, I had a gigglefit the first time I played this. I really think someone should point this out to John Oliver, who appears, from The Bugle, to have an appreciation for the silly-value of the word snake. He probably could use a distraction from preparing for hosting Daily Show around now.

6. The death page has a 90s design aesthetic that reminds me greatly of the similar, classic, venerable Find The Spam.
posted by JHarris at 10:51 AM on June 8, 2013


sooooo many snaaaaakesss!

I laughed, thanks :D

Indeed Unity makes games like this relatively easy to throw together. It's really amazing for prototyping ideas rapidly, once you are familiar with the workflow. They recently made publishing on both Android and iOS free as well.
posted by meta87 at 11:00 AM on June 8, 2013 [1 favorite]


Why am I laughing my ass off at this.
posted by Cram-It Chris at 11:08 AM on June 8, 2013


"Failed to Download Data File." Yeah! Go Unity!
posted by Green Winnebago at 11:48 AM on June 8, 2013


Room of snakes? Pfff. How about a lake of roaches?
posted by neckro23 at 5:15 PM on June 8, 2013


Yay for JHarris remembering to flag it as a Unity app! I get SOOOO tired of going over to see some new multimedia marvel, and clicking, and cussing, and refreshing, only to give it up as I happened to be rocking Linux that day.
posted by Samizdata at 5:35 PM on June 8, 2013


Yep, I make sure to flag all necessary platforms these days.
posted by JHarris at 7:56 PM on June 8, 2013


Dude. I was actually a little bit nervous when the game started. Smoke started coming out of the holes and it started shaking, and I was like OH NO SNAKES ARE COMING AREN'T THEY. And then it wasn't so bad, but I died.
posted by SpacemanStix at 8:32 PM on June 8, 2013


I think the best thing about it, essential to the mood, is that they aren't angry snakes. They're just snakes. They even look somewhat friendly. It's their numbers alone that do you in, you're simply overwhelmed by snake.
posted by JHarris at 12:08 AM on June 9, 2013 [3 favorites]


Yay for JHarris remembering to flag it as a Unity app! I get SOOOO tired of going over to see some new multimedia marvel, and clicking, and cussing, and refreshing, only to give it up as I happened to be rocking Linux that day.

Though it's also fun to see some new multimedia marvel, learn that it was written for a platform that you actually have, click, cuss, and refresh, only to discover that it's not that unity.
posted by dcrewi at 7:27 AM on June 9, 2013 [2 favorites]


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