Game: Hunt The Wumpus : Global Edition

HTW:GE - Track down the Wumpus in a maze of caverns, with your friends (or foes) in this multiplayer, text-based suspense thriller! The closer you are to the Wumpus, the louder and faster its heartbeat as it senses your approach. Use this to your advantage and kill the beast before it gets you! Connects to a central server by default, or connect to others or run your own server with the supplied files. ** Winner of the Edinburgh Scottish Jam #sgj13 #edi Thanks for all the interest! **


True Colors: The game uses only the basic 16 colors: black, gray, silver, white, maroon, red, olive, yellow, green, lime, teal, aqua, navy, blue, purple and fuchsia. See color chart
More the Merrier: The game is a competitive or cooperative multiplayer "party game" (i.e., based on minigames, humor, 4+ players, audience engagement, etc.), meant for one screen or more.


1. Ensure you have Java 6 or above installed

2. Download

3. Unzip 

4. Navigate to : release/client/ folder

5. Run the script/executable depending on your operating system:
Windows: WumpusGlobalEdition-Win.bat
Mac OSX:

Client/Webstart/Play now! will automatically connect with central server.


The above should be fine for the majority of people to play.
Should you wish to run your own HTW:GE Server: (Warning: here be dragons!)

1. Ensure you have NodeJS installed:

2. Also install npm and use it to install coffeescript: sudo npm install -g coffee-script

3. Download

4. Unzip 

5. Navigate to : release/server/ folder

6. Run: coffee



Mac OS X+
Web standard (Html5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)
Web browser with special plugins (Unity player, Torque,...)
Linux / Unix
Webstart Client: requires Java plugin and web browser Rich Client: requires Java (Linux 64-bit, Mac OSX and Windows supported) requires connection to server Thin Client: Telnet/Putty and similar supported. Server: Default internet-based, or run your own (requires node.js )

Game website


Jam Site



Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 01:15


Martyn Rendall
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Peter David Bell
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Kevin Smith


Client-side programming: Peter D Bell
Server-side programming: Kevin Smith
Game design & testing: Martyn Rendall
#sgj13 remote server: Callum Dryden

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