Fight the Tide!

An eight-player text-only SMS game of foot-to-foot (no punching) combat on an Atlantic beach. The players each try to defeat the others and be the last one standing, while using the crashing waves to their advantage.
Jam year: 
Crowd Control
Generic mobile platform
Technology Notes: 
A Ruby application running on a Linux server that uses the Twilio API; no special software required for the players, although standard messaging rates apply.
Installation Instructions: 

Install Ruby and the necessary Twilio API gems, then set the following environment variables before running: TWILIO_SID, TWILIO_TOKEN, and TWILIO_NUMBER. Twilio and carrier message pricing applies, so be careful!



Code and Text: Joe O'Rourke

Special Thanks to Justin Demetroff for naming the game.

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