Since I'm now working in computer games, I thought I'd send
mini-game e-cards this year.
Having just seen the beautiful March of the Penguins,
I was inspired to make the following seasonal game, which has
almost nothing in common
with how penguins actually live.
Play the role of a penguin trying to keep your penguin chicks warm
the Antarctic winter (by standing on them). But you also need to keep
yourself fed on fish or you will starve. Controls: Use the mouse to move your penguin
(he'll follow the cursor). When you're near the edge of the ice shelf,
a 'jump' button will appear -
click on this to jump into or out of the water.
The weather gets colder (with chicks freezing faster), then
warmer if you make it through winter. The fish/fish-skeleton in
the top right indicates how much food you have left.
Play the game...
It's only been tested on my browser (Firefox v1.5), so
it may not work on yours (or it may look rubbish).
Try reloading the page if you have problems.