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Cart #41422 | 2017-06-09 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA

Spin a web, eat bugs, earn points, and have fun!

8 Legs to Love is separated into six levels of just over two minutes each. The goal of each level is to spin an elaborate web and use it to catch bugs. Each level poses a different challenge for building and maintaining a web, and introduces new and exotic types of bugs. Complete a playthrough and work towards a personal high score! Or just have good time, there's no pressure.

Arrow keys - move
Hold Z - spin web
--> then Tap Z - place web

Fly (blue) - the most basic of bugs, +10 points
Happyfly (pink) - a bug that's having a good day, +20 points
Beetle (red) - chews through web, +30 points
Hornet (yellow) - will sting you unless you catch it first, +40 points
Firefly (orange) - explodes if left uneaten, +50 points
Dragonfly (green) - will shoot fireballs when caught, +50 points
Butterfly (rainbow) - a rare sight, +100 points

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P#41423 2017-06-08 23:19 ( Edited 2022-03-15 04:21)


This is really really fun! Well done!

P#41469 2017-06-09 11:34 ( Edited 2017-06-09 15:34)

love the physics of the web!

if you hold top+a direction you can fly in diagonal if you spam z :/

P#41487 2017-06-09 13:57 ( Edited 2017-06-09 17:57)

Wow! It feels so natural. You did a really great job on this!

P#41489 2017-06-09 14:04 ( Edited 2017-06-09 18:04)

This is a fantastic game, both technically and gameplay-wise! Hats off to you, sir

Only thing it's missing is the bug list in the game itself

And possibly a 2-player mode :)

P#41708 2017-06-16 21:39 ( Edited 2017-06-17 01:39)

This is utterly delightful :-)

P#41759 2017-06-18 13:09 ( Edited 2017-06-18 17:09)

I haven't had this much fun spinning webs since Spider-Man 2 on GameCube :>

Seriously, the mechanics are great and feel very smooth. It's fun both in concept and implementation. Well done!

My only suggestion is to use the input-agnostic <O> button glyph instead of "Z" when displaying button prompts/instructions.

P#41792 2017-06-19 17:10 ( Edited 2017-06-19 21:10)

Thanks for the feedback y'all! I really really appreciate it. I also wanted to respond to some of the comments:

@sax3: Yup this exploit naturally way I modeled the webbing. I could have programmed around it, but any solution had the chance of impacting regular gameplay... so I left it in! It's not game-breaking, just a tactic you might find after playing for a while.

@ilkke: As it stands the game is just 12 tokens and 2 sprites under the max. There's a lot of cool stuff I was hoping to packing (a survival game mode!) but I ended up having to cut it. 2 play would be rad though.

@kittenm4ster: I was torn about this. The <O> and <X> glyphs are the more PICO-8 way of doing things, but I tested the game and a lot of people got hung up on those symbols. Not everyone knows what PICO-8 is and some weren't even able to get past the start screen. So in the interest of reaching a wider audience, I went with the keyboard keys... but I didn't feel great about it.

Thanks again for playing :)

P#41798 2017-06-20 01:31 ( Edited 2017-06-20 05:31)

I would be great if the glyphs just changed into <Z> in web exports/no gamepad plugged in and <O> otherwise.

That said, this is a really cool game. Usually spiders are the enemy but you gave this little guy a chance to shine! It would be great if there was a faster "B difficulty" mode.

P#41799 2017-06-20 03:49 ( Edited 2017-06-20 07:49)

This reminds me of Spider: Rite of the Shrouded Moon
Except this might be a cooler mechanic!

P#44516 2017-09-23 20:09 ( Edited 2017-09-24 00:09)

This is like one of my top 4 games on here

P#44895 2017-10-03 23:06 ( Edited 2017-10-04 03:06)

The most fun (and terrifying) approach to level design I've seen in any game in a long time. Giant spiders might seem scary, but this game isn't scary. It's beautiful. Even if you're terrible at it, you can still have fun making spider webs. You have to appreciate the detail that goes into the web building physics as well as the climbing. Everything has a weight to it. I thought the demo was one of the best spider themed games I'd ever seen, but this is at least six times better.

P#48259 2018-01-17 02:15 ( Edited 2018-01-17 07:15)

This is so thoughtful and wonderful. Well done and thank you!

P#50510 2018-03-17 07:42 ( Edited 2018-03-17 11:42)

Beautiful game

P#51648 2018-04-15 18:36 ( Edited 2018-04-15 22:36)

Super creative. Lots of content. Challenging difficulty curve throughout the levels. I only wish there were a way to lose a level.

P#65175 2019-06-13 14:59

Really awesome game, great gameplay !

P#68383 2019-10-02 20:32

I'm new to PICO-8, have been playing with games, and thinking about starting something myself for a few days... but this is by far the most fun I had with a game! :) The gameplay itself is so much fun and everything else is spot on as well!

P#76652 2020-05-15 17:56

Wish the spiders in my house were like this. They just ninja around and sometimes show themselves at night.

P#81894 2020-09-16 14:14

Holy bananas, I love everything about this!! Beautiful concept, gorgeous visuals, super elegant introduction of creative new elements in each level. What a gem!

P#81904 2020-09-16 18:50

Great level designs; each provides new challenges and has its own unique visuals. I like that you added a level select menu; it's good for practicing levels but also for replaying favorites (mine is the house). It's also very fun to create the webs and the physics of that feel nice. Plus, the spider is just terribly cute. :) It's hard to stop playing!

P#94265 2021-06-30 21:16

This game is great, and I love coming back to it to get a new high score. It is really polished! Also, here are my scores:

P#98662 2021-10-14 23:13

I found myself involuntarily smiling at each level reveal. So beautifully done.

P#98676 2021-10-15 05:58

A really well presented and executed game - loads of fun

P#98682 2021-10-15 09:27

Building webs, leaping for bugs, and more stuff? Wonderful.

P#104751 2022-01-10 17:51

Super cute! I was expecting it to be way more boring than it was. Very nice rope physics as well.

P#117329 2022-09-13 02:05

Feel like I might be biased but, this is nice game.

P#117367 2022-09-13 15:50 ( Edited 2022-09-13 15:53)

I am not sure how tokens work, but if you had enough for a endless mode that would be fantastic. I have had many a web designs, but not enough time to make them.

P#117515 2022-09-16 13:53

Me want free play web building mode. No time limit

P#146528 2024-04-13 10:27 ( Edited 2024-04-13 10:27)

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