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You may be a fearsome predator in your own right, but you're not at the top of the food chain in this short text-based "choose your own adventure" style game.

Play as an oddly sophisticated jumping spider who has decided to leave his comfy boombox home in a child's mid-1990s bedroom to see the world outside. With 12 unique deaths to discover and three paths to victory, you'll come across many dated references, from the well-known to the (possibly) obscure!

This was originally an entry for the 1.44 Floppy Disc Drive Event, in which developers had two weeks to make a game that would fit on a 1.44 MB disc. (I have polished it since then, and added more art.) I hope it provides just the right amount of cheese to elicit a chuckle, from anyone who likes "choose your own adventures", the '90s, and/or spiders.

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Spider Trek v2.0!

I have finally finished polishing this game! The most notable change is the addition of unique pixel art illustrations for each of the 12 possible deaths, but I also did the following:

  • Compiled from the latest version of Adventure Game Studio (3.5.1), which fixes a bug involving switching to fullscreen

  • Added a Quit GUI accessible by pressing Esc (Pressing Ctrl-Q still aborts the game as well)

  • Fixed typos/text formatting and made small changes to the writing

  • Altered the animation a bit

  • Changed the title Screen

Additionally, I now have a version for Linux*.

Have fun playing the game, but be warned: It's a spider-eat-spider world out there!

*To run in Linux, do the following:
1. Open the terminal and go to the folder containing the game
2. Run the command "chmod +x SpiderTrek"
3. Go into the data directory
4. Depending on whether you're using 32-bit or 64-bit Linux, run the command "chmod +x ags32" or "chmod +x ags64"
5. Go back to the main directory and run the command "./SpiderTrek"
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RPG Maker 2k/2k3 for life, baby!!
Couldn't get this game to run :/
I have played other AGS games fine, but this seems to be a new version not compatible with my OS.
So bummed to hear this. Would you mind telling me what your OS is and what error message you got?
RPG Maker 2k/2k3 for life, baby!!
The error is "Spider Trek.exe is not a valid Win32 application".

I'm using an old computer with an old Windows version from way before Windows 10. So I'm pretty sure the issue stems from that.

Since these older OS's are no longer supported, you have nothing to worry about from your side ;)
I'm running Windows 7 myself, so I wonder how that might affect the build. I'm not very tech savvy, but I'm going to look into this. I want to provide as many versions of the download as I can, especially once the game is finalized.

Thanks for taking an interest!
The game worked on the Windows version that I have.
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