The Emotional Core of Elephantopus

You are Elephantopus. You live in the deepest, darkest part of the ocean. You are looking for your one friend. Whilst searching, you will encounter many other wondrous ocean creatures, but there's a problem: the ocean is so dark and murky that you can only see things when you are close to them. Some of the creatures are friendly - they heal Elephantopus, or help it see further. Other's may chase and hurt Elephantopus. Can you survive long enough to find your one true friend? Use WASD to move Elephantopus. You'll need a browser that supports WebGL to play, like the latest versions of Firefox or Chrome. This game is one of caution and patience, but a complete playthrough shouldn't take more than several minutes. There isn't really an ending yet - the game is finished when a dialogue box pops up and says 'Yay!'... :)
Jam year: 
I am who I want to be
Web standard (HTML5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)
Technology Notes: 
The Emotional Core of Elephantopus is powered by WebGL and Pixi.js, a 2D graphics library for the web.
Installation Instructions: 

Unzip the thing and open index.html in your browser. YAY!


The proper source is in src/. It's written in LiveScript. If you want to change the code, you'll need to install LiveScript and run 'lsc -c -w -o js src/' from the root of the project.


The Emotional Core of Elephantopus was made by:

  • Leonie van der Linde - Illustration
  • Dee Saigal - Design
  • Joe Dytrych - Development
  • Douglas Pennant - Sound

Joe, Dee and Leonie are working to build Erase All Kittens, a game that teaches kids to code. Check it out!

Game Stills: 
Embed code: 
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