By: Donald Lee, Henry Zhou and Matthew Quock
Date: August 27th - 29th 2021
Shark Cult is a web-based game created for SharkHacks3, an online hackathon from August 27th - 29th 2021 hosted by Major League Hacking. With this project, we were able to win in the prize category "Best Domain Name from Domain.com". Ever wanted to start a cult of sharks, or just practice your aim and eye coordination? Shark Cult is a web-based game where you tame sharks for points by clicking on them when they jump out of the water.
The inspiration behind the game comes from the shark theme given by the Hackathon. The gameplay is inspired by popular games such as Fruit Slash, and the idea of collecting sharks was inspired from popular Gacha games. We also decided to include Blahaj in the game because it’s a huge meme within MLH.
When playing the game, wild sharks will jump out of the water, and you can tame them by clicking on them before they run away. You don’t need to tame every shark you see, but if you attempt to tame a shark and fail 10 times, the game will end! The faster the shark, the more points you will earn. When you click a shark, it shrinks, becoming smaller to give off cute vibes and goes back into the water and swims back and forth. The more sharks you tame, the more sharks you will have at the end, and the higher your score will be! Additionally, a good reaction time and careful aim is essential to catch fast sharks. Don’t have that yet? Play more!
We plan to keep it up for 1 year, asking friends to try it out and give us feedback. If we get positive reviews, we may plan to improve upon the game by adding new features.