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A Tapeworm's Adventure

rated 3.28 / 5 stars
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Action - Shooter - Horizontal Flight

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Apr 24, 2010 | 5:06 PM EDT

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This is a game about the adventure of Tapy the tapeworm. This was my first game and was made within a week's time in order to be part of an educational kids learning program to inform the kids about parasites. This is a slightly enhanced version of the game (the kids had a skip button if they could not beat it). Anyways enjoy the game and good luck on the final boss.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Pretty cool!

This is not bad at all for a first game! i actually found the boss somewhat difficult :P Also a thumbs up for using my song in the boss level, i thought that was pretty neat seeing as how my stuff is almost never noticed, much less used :D
Looking forward(no pun intended) to more submissions by you! :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Fun and informative, the way learning should be!

Interesting way to teach kids about tapeworms!! I found the boss quite hard, but then realized that the hit box was larger than the actual boss shape. Oh yeah, why does the score reset between levels? I also wish there were some indication of how much time was left in each level, in case I died near the end of the level or something heh.

I was also wondering, at the very end if I remember correctly there is a picture of the kid in bed with perhaps a thermometer in his mouth. Is elevated body temperature a typical symptom of a tapeworm infection? Is it also typical for white blood cells (the immune system) to be able to attack and kill a tapeworm, in the stomach or elsewhere? Is contaminated water the most common way to get a tapeworm infection? Sorry if all this sounds anal, but even though you are aiming this for an audience of children (age?), it'll be good to see how much scientifically-accurate information you can cram into this game while still leaving it fun, informative, and accessible for your target audience. :) If you've already shown this to the kids, what info did they manage to take away from this game? Hopefully they did not think that spit can actually kill Tapy! ;-)

Cantdoright responds:

Ha I had some of those similar questions from my group members when i was making the game. My biology teacher said the game was fine and informitive enough. Also the usaul age groups for the kids were from 8-12 or so since they were girl scouts who were acompanied by their parents, so if they made a huge leap of questioning the parents would inform them otherwise. Alot of the students at my school thought the game was awesome and I am glad you also enjoyed it. I truely do wish I was able to add more information in the game, but with only a week i needed to get a general story across to the kids and I need to make simple ways to understand sick and happy as well as challange. maybe on my next educational game I will be able to make it more accurate.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


xD 'twas an ok game, not marvelous but ok. the game was overflowing in the cute department but lacking in the gameplay department but good for a first go. Hope to see what other games you make after this.

Cantdoright responds:

HA alot of kids thought he was a catipillar but none made a tofu connection! Glad to hear it was okay for you and I will definatly be making more games once I find an awesome programer to work with. Thanks for playing the game and try looking at my other stuff while you wait!


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Not bad for first submission

some of the game parts were ok, maybe next time you could animate your cut scenes

Cantdoright responds:

Ha indeed, I am an animator and I wish I could have animated every cutscene, but with only a week to work on a project you can't get too much done. I am really surprized I was able to finish on time. Anyways thanks for playing and I am glad you liked certain parts.

P.S. I really have 4 submissions in total now, but this is my first game!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Regular game...

...but i like the hard bosst and the cheese :3.THis game is not the style of NG...they dnot like it...but u can make cool games...i hard and be creative.

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Cantdoright responds:

Thanks man, and I knew it was not NG's style, but any help and viewing from the world is great in my book. The cheese seems to be everyone's favorite part and I will stive to make better games (with the help of an awesome programer). Thanks for playing and I am glad you enjoyed it!