Running of the humans

Running of the humans

I'd never written a game, so thought I would try something as simple as possible just to start to understand how it is done. It just so happened that the Running of the Bulls was on in Spain the following week, so there you have the theme. If you don't know what the running of the bulls is, it's a stupid event where crowds of people, including lots of drunk tourists, harass bulls and then kill them once the event is over.

The first version of the game was HTML5/Javascript using the CreateJS framework. I made everything including playing guitar for the background music, with the following exceptions from free libraries 1) the image of the bull which I heavily modified 2) the "ole" and "zip" sounds for the players. When I updated my website, CreateJS seemed to be abandonware (it used to be cool!) so I rewrite it in Phaser. Code is here on my github page if you want to have a peek.


Hope you enjoy it, my best time is around 12 seconds. The trick is to start slowly but constantly speed up from the start and not miss any runners.