Check this game out by Tiger Style available for apple and Android devices here.
I’m a little late to this one given that it was released in 2009, but is worth mentioning. Made by Tiger Style Games, you play the role of a jumping spider exploring an abandoned mansion. While catching insects, you explore this visually stunning world trying to unlock the mysteries within.
Even though the game is biologically inaccurate (jumping spiders don’t create orb webs), I can overlook that fact because the game is impressive in design with its simplicity and little characters. Kudos to the development team for making a game where you play a spider!
And absolutely awesome is the fact that you can even catch insects mid-air!
Definitely worth e the $1.99 and it may even get the arachnophobes out there to see the beauty in spiders. Have fun!
Did I mention that jumping spiders are awesome? Well, they are.
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Excellent article! Do you know about the Bechdel Test? A fascinating way to look at all things creative – books, films, games.
Perhaps the lack of female decision-making characters is a reflection of our society; we haven’t truly embraced the changes brought in by legislation. I think it could take a hundred years or more.
The danger is that if boys growing up now don’t see strong female heroes in their natural leisure environment, it will skew their view of 50% of the population. More importantly, they will look desperately backward and unattractive to the more confident, educated and balanced girls and women around them. And everybody wants to date, right?