Welcome to gulper.io, a fast-paced and competitive multiplayer snake game, against real players around the world, with a vibe of the Tron lightcycles game. It runs directly in a browser, so no download is needed — just enter your nickname and play! In this game you control a slithering worm-like creature; the goal is to collect as much energy points as possible and don't let others stop you! Hunt for energy, avoid collisions, team with other players, and make your way to the top of the global leaderboard!
Depending on the type of your device, the controls are the following.
On a desktop, move your mouse
to change the movement direction and hold the left mouse button
key to gain a speed boost.
On a touchscreen device (smartphone, tablet, ...), slide
your finger to move around, and press and hold
anywhere with another finger to accelerate.
On a touchscreen laptop, you control the game in the same way as on a desktop system by default, but it's also possible to switch to touchscreen controls. To do that, open the Settings
menu, and change the value of the Controls
switch to one of the two touchscreen control modes.
While you are accelerated, your length decreases gradually, and so does your score.
You should avoid hitting the arena border as well as other players' bodies — or you lose the game. If you hit other player's head, you lose also unless you hold the #1 spot or your opponent is much smaller than you.
The game can also be controlled with a gamepad: use one of the sticks
to change the direction, and hold one of the top (front) buttons
to accelerate. On a standard gamepad, you should be able to start the game by pressing the Start
button and go back to the main menu with the Back
You can join or create a particular room by entering its name in the Nickname input field after the nickname itself and a @
symbol (for example, Player@MyRoom
). If the specified room exists on the automatically chosen game server, and the room is not full yet, then you'll join it.
There are two kinds of rooms: public and private. Public rooms are created automatically, and player join them when they enter a nickname only.
Players can create private rooms to play with their friends by entering the same room name after a @
symbol. If enough players attempt to join a private room during certain time interval, the private room gets created and the waiting players join it; otherwise, they automatically join one of the public rooms (the same one) on the game server.
There is a Settings
menu, that can be opened by clicking the gearwheel button in the top right corner of the screen. The menu allows to tweak certain options, such as showing/hiding leaderboard, player nicknames and minimap. There are also Graphics
switches, that may help to achieve smoother gameplay on low-end devices. And finally, for mobile devices or touchscreen laptops, you can choose between control modes, joystick
Getting in touch
If you would like to give a feedback or have some questions, you can send an email to hello@=dummy=gulper.io
, or a message via Twitter here