Maneuver your spider through a maze blocked by ants, trying to jump on the flies (that fly-away unexpectedly). You get points for jumping on flies, but lose points if you run into an ant, or an ant jumps on you.
Watch out for the computer-controlled spider, which will steal all your points if it jumps on you. If it does, you can get your revenge (and points back) by jumping on it. But you never know what direction it's going to go – it might get you again!
If you've never played this game before, check out the help information in the link below to quickly learn how to play it. Otherwise, the computer-controlled spider (and ants) will have their way with you while you try to learn by way of the school of hard-knocks...
New Features In Version 8.1
The game has been converted from an applet to an application, and therefore you can re-size its window (or even make it fill the entire screen), as you see fit.
The context-sensitive help has been improved, and can be accessed within the application itself (but this requires full permissions, so it can't be used in the sand-box version).
The numeric key-pad can be used as an additional game controller, allowing multi-player games. Unfortunately, this does not work on Mac OS X systems.
The version running in your browser (requiring the Java plug-In) has been removed. The newest Windows browser no longer includes a Java Plug-In.
There are now sound-effects, and a music soundtrack included. For the music soundtrack, the full-permissions version is required.
You can watch a demo-video of it below.
The link below takes you to the help information:
Insecter Help Info
The Java sand-box version of the game is not allowed to access your Internet browser, so its “Help” button is disabled. But the help information can be accessed by clicking the link above.
Sand-box version, compared to Full version
The sand-box security restraints prevent an application from accessing your files, reading the system properties, or using your Internet browser. The full version, on the other hand, runs as a normal application, with all-permissions.
The application is launched via JNLP (Java Web Start), which works on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux.
The two links below run on your machine strictly within the Java sand-box security restrictions. If it were to request additional permissions, Java would ask you if that were okay, before allowing it to run. If the application were to attempt doing things not allowed within the Java sand-box, it would be terminated with a security exception.
Insecter Game (JNLP Sand-Box version) – Use this link for current systems
Insecter Game (JNLP Sand-Box version) Linux/OpenJava7– Use this link for Open Java 7 on Linux
If clicking one of the above links doesn't start the application (after maybe answering a dialog or two to allow it to run), click below for more instructions:
(if clicking the link doesn't start the application)
The full version of the application
For the full version of the application, that runs with all permissions, as a normal application, use the link below. As is required by Java security requirements, it uses a trusted, revocable, code-signing certificate (of Laeramin LLC, by DigiCert, on AeresRealm.com).
Insecter Game (JNLP Full version)
The full version includes a music soundtrack, and allows you to use the “Help” button (which uses your Internet browser). You are required to accept the license agreement in the full version.
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