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Arachnophilia: The Spider Web Game

Tired of boring, predictable games? Has the same-old-same-old got you down? Well rejoice, for the next Dig Your Own Grave exclusive has arrived! I am so here for you fruitcakes. I am your pusher. I am your fat sweaty sugar daddy. I am the cushion for your pushin. I… might have crossed the line with that last one.

DigYourOwnGrave High Scores:
Gold Medal 1. Dogbert 1,415,558
Silver Medal 2. AndyZoo 1,004,483
Bronze Medal 3. birig 500,124
4. Slithergadee 493,748
5. IvoLucien 445,610
6. pixelsandwich 351,060
7. ken 339,859
8. bucktoof 331,754
9. PiZ 325,313
10. hentaiprincess89 308,072
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288 Littlegrey Comments:

May 5th, 2018 at 1:11 am meh says:

i died with my web exploding

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November 15th, 2016 at 12:30 am Rowicat says:

I ate two bats. Now I can die in peace. xD

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June 27th, 2016 at 9:27 am dp24014 says:

Just taking some time at 5:30am to play a game I remembered from my past.

I used to play this back in 2008/2009 or so when I was in 9th grade.

March 17th, 2015 at 7:25 pm scaredspiderlover says:

oooohhhh myyy I thought I was doing good... I guess I have a lot of playing to do to be as good as the rest of you, I hop that one day I will meet a hummingbird and one day even eat a bat congrats to the greatest of players, arachnophobic arachnophilliac sinning off hate to love relationship!!!!!!!!!!!!!! go spiders

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May 14th, 2014 at 11:42 pm Nature&Beast-Crazy Girl says:


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November 29th, 2013 at 12:47 am Nature&Beast-Crazy Girl says:

When I ate a queen bee... it killed me unexpectedly... :(

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October 29th, 2013 at 10:06 pm Mayanightstar says:

I got around 211,000 and then my browser crashed X(
I was taking screenshots throughout though and it was amazing, I had eaten like 5 bats and there was one time where there was two of every type of bug and a bat in a section about 1/12th the size of the web area.

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August 1st, 2013 at 3:26 am Sparks says:

Wow, I couldn't get past 6,000. Over 1mil is quite impressive

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April 8th, 2013 at 6:29 pm Slithergadee says:

Damn game crashed on me at 1,030,000 oh well, try again in a week or two... : (

March 26th, 2013 at 9:36 pm Flame says:

Woah,1M! And I thought my 5677 was high!
So yeah, tried the corner/half-the-screen thing first then read about it. Worked pretty good till my web just self-destructed. Then I died of starvation.

February 3rd, 2013 at 8:35 pm Snuff says:

I found that building webs in the corner/top of the frame actually works out really well. Bugs still fly into it but you aren't swamped with 'em. Never got a bat to fly into it though.

December 28th, 2012 at 1:18 pm Gray says:

I was ready with webbing when my web collapsed(I wasn't the 1st time), but the lines I put up just collapsed and I starved. WTf, I can't survive more than a few seconds with no web. Let me build again right away.

October 7th, 2012 at 9:30 pm Jack says:

69,927. 5 bats. Best I've done on this game.

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September 25th, 2012 at 4:57 pm Kalli Kobra says:

I can barely get 1,000 because ofnthe damn brown bug

September 24th, 2012 at 6:54 pm Mun-C says:

Freakin peice of crap hummingbirds have tourettes.

September 13th, 2012 at 11:47 am Jilok says:

This game is my life!!!!!!!!!!:)

July 4th, 2012 at 7:48 pm collby says:

i cant even get passed the dam queen bee because here gay mini bees came and destroyed my whole effin WEB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 12th, 2012 at 7:49 pm Jo says:

1,000,000? I could hardly get to 20,000 lol

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May 15th, 2012 at 10:45 pm Slithergadee says:

Garrrettt, we're very very patient and have little else to do on a Sunday. Except now I work weekends so don't have so much spare time : )
Also the browsers tend to crash after you get to 100,000 or so, so can be hard work getting to the million, I will attempt to regain my title at some point from Dogbert.... One day... Maybe when the kids are grown up...

April 11th, 2012 at 2:02 pm Random says:

a tactic I use now is to create a web using only horizontal and vertical movement as thin as possible, (best practiced in art mode). It gets massive amounts of bugs (for good or for bad) but you should make it up to the butterfly stage without to much trouble.

March 6th, 2012 at 12:59 am killian says:

some HEALTHY advice, if your web gets destroyed just make sure you have enough webbing and sit somewhere and make a web strand right in front of a ladybug and it will run right into it (because they're stupid and slow) and you can survive longer.

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January 17th, 2012 at 1:08 pm Garrrettt says:

How did someone get 1m score on this? o.o

November 19th, 2011 at 1:47 am killian says:

nevermind about "THE ARACHNID" and why hasn't anybody else posted anything?

November 5th, 2011 at 2:09 am killian says:

sorry, in my last comment i accidentally typed in
"ATONE time", but i meant to say"AT ONE time"

i oficially am going to type in "THE ARACHNID"
instead of my real name "killian" so nobodys gonna
see "killian"anymore.

November 4th, 2011 at 2:42 am killian says:

well drakeos,you should start building in a couple different areas nonstop i did,and then i had caught TWELVE STAG BEETLES IN MY WEB ATONE TIME!!!!! but then that f'n bitch stag beetle #THIRTEEN had to come and break almost my whole entire web so that all i had was a queen b.
Then all the things i said in my last comment happened.i don't know if that helps you so sorry
if it doesn't.

October 8th, 2011 at 6:24 am says:

I got to \The Bat\, but he is a effin bitch. i had a seemingly inpenetrable web (esspecially where he hit, in the middle). there was like a 5 min. lagg when he hit... lol, F you bat.

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October 3rd, 2011 at 12:44 am Drakeos says:

This game is a BIATCH. The damn Stag Beatles wrecked my god damn webon the dragonfly level.I need help any suggestions?

September 24th, 2011 at 2:54 am killian says:

i tried the corner thing. it didnt help much. i got to humming birds then 5 seconds later i died.

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September 6th, 2011 at 5:06 am Dogbert says:

I didn't bother catching any screenshots this playthrough but my strategy was to hang out at the corners almost the entire time. Near the end I stopped adding extra web and just coasted, eating my supplies at a steady rate so as to come to a comfortable stop just past the previous high score. I had beaten that score months ago but my browser crashed before I bothered to stop and submit it which led to my hiatus. Maybe a few months from now I'll aim for 2 million but I don't know if my sanity could hold out. The trick is to watch (many) movies in the background or catch up on your podcast/audiobooks.

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August 31st, 2011 at 1:10 pm vesperbot says:

A useful advice? Hmm, maybe you should ditch the initial webbing ASAP and build only in corners, so you would last longer? And cover the points where your web clings to the outside, so that a single bee won't rip it and drop half of your webbing. And use fanning tech with extra webbing crossing the main lines (so it will look like a fishing net when pulled).

August 16th, 2011 at 1:35 am killian says:

i need help. the stupid bees keep ruining my web.
i listened to what one of you said the "c" in the web thing. i have played this game literally like
1,019 times and i have only gotten to humming birds twice. can i get any USEFUL ADVICE!?!

August 5th, 2011 at 4:05 pm Haziq says:

This game is awesome! although i get berserk when the fireflies come and you know what happens next (if u dont its moths like the fireflies and get stuck andd breaks the web and the web is chained and becomes 0% web and you start saying I DONT HAVE ANY WEB and loseand get berserk) uhhh

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July 2nd, 2011 at 8:43 am Tako says:

I love this game its been one of my favorites for 2.5 years i got the bat last year but that was before i had an account so it didn't save my achievement

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June 21st, 2011 at 9:24 am rarar says:

FINALLY! I've been playing this game almost every night now trying to EAT A DAMN BAT! I feel so god damn accomplished.

May 1st, 2011 at 3:59 am bakufan says:

has anyone played kalidescope reef? the music is the exact same!

April 26th, 2011 at 3:49 pm PunkRockBaby says:

This game is so addicting, i cant get enough, and when i die, i get mad and have to play again and again....
Even my boyfriend started playing it, and downloaded it to him phone...
So who ever made this game knows how to keep people hooked...

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April 16th, 2011 at 8:54 pm Dynamite says:

Ok, so I catch FIVE FREAKIN' BATS, but my score isn't high enough. So when I listened to Dogbert's idea, I caught six. Thanks, Dogbert!

March 25th, 2011 at 2:55 pm Manga high says:

I just got the high score 1,004,435
DIS GAME IS like cam millar

March 8th, 2011 at 3:12 am Master7 says:

This is a bit hard but it's ok.

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January 21st, 2011 at 11:00 am vesperbot says:

Dogbert, it's better if you would switch from chat tab to achievements if you play for long enough, because chat activity also strains flash engine enclosing its crash. And a full circle of webbing - really nice :) Now I'm officially the third in here.

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December 28th, 2010 at 8:59 am Dogbert says:

The reason for all my crashes seems to be this incredible lag I get from the way I build my web. I make so many intersections that sometimes there's no spaces at all, or there are only these really tiny triangles. If you do that the web is very robust but the game will give lag pockets lasting 10+ seconds when a strand breaks or you try and make a new one on top of the existing ones. With my new submitted score I noticed those lag spikes didn't show up until after the 500k mark partly because I left my web looser than usual. I ended the game prematurely because I was tired of it crashing and not getting a score. After all these tries I'm surprised there's any bugs left, I've probably eaten half a forest worth on the last one alone. I'll make a few more stabs at the #1 position before going on hiatus, but I still think this is one of the best flash games ever made.

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December 27th, 2010 at 8:35 pm Administrator says:

The online version is actually a bit flawed in that the game doesn't get any harder after you eat the first few bats. Subsequently getting a highscore beyond that point has more to do with how much punishment your browser/computer can handle, rather than your web or tactics. The game was never intended to handle games and scores as high as people have been getting.

In the mobile version (iPhone, iPad, Palm, etc.) we tweaked the game so that it gets progressively more difficult after you "win" by eating the bat. The balance between number of good bugs (flies, ladybugs, dragonflies, etc.) shifts towards more "bad" bugs (bees, fireflies, queenbees, etc.) In the mobile versions it's very uncommon to see a score over 30k.

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December 27th, 2010 at 9:00 am nika says:

Yeah, I see you have the achievements and one score submitted (a bit over 100k).
I can imagine it's frustrating, try updating your flash player ( and see if that helps.

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December 27th, 2010 at 7:32 am Dogbert says:

I've broken 500k a few times, but each time the browser eventually crashes. I've been using chrome but it says the macromedia plugin crashed and there's no way to send the score. Pretty frustrating, this is like the third time now.

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December 23rd, 2010 at 6:57 pm nika says:

Dogbert, that net looks awesome. Maybe you should use chrome when you play it here to avoid crashing. :)

December 23rd, 2010 at 5:51 pm Dogbert says:

I know it says you won't accept screenshots any more, and I don't know if it even matters since this was on kongregate, but I got a really high score and was still playing when the firefox flash plugin crashed on me. I saved a bunch of screenshots- here are three that show my progress.

This one was a little after getting 90k, it was the first time I got a score that high so I was excited:

This one shows me after getting 200k, at this point I was quite surprised I made it this far and I had to go to sleep pretty soon but I left the game on paused and came back to it in the morning (a few hours ago)

This is the last screenshot I had saved, my actual score was a few thousand higher than this and I was no where close to being beaten but then it crashed

Anyway I just wanted to share this to have a record of it. Arachnophilia is my favorite flash game and when I have more time in the future I'll try to beat this and the #1 high score!

November 27th, 2010 at 6:05 pm Jade martin says:

i love the game but, my webkeeps falling down. i have only gotten to level 7. it is a hard game!

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September 2nd, 2010 at 5:16 pm 1 eye daniel says:

finally in the top 50 :D ate 6 or 7 bats but gave up cos it got a bit boring. fantastic game btw

September 2nd, 2010 at 7:38 am jordan says:

Jonathan m you suck you got taken out by a single dragonfly i got the bat hahahaha i had 3 flies 2 dragonflies 1 beetle 6 moths and 1 queen bee and my web didn't break boya sucka

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July 25th, 2010 at 6:15 pm []D [] []\/[] []D says:

Finally got a Bat!
covered like 70% of the web but died because of 2 stag beetles in the same place, then a spam of queen bees and fireflies i couldn't catch.
i forgot the cancel key so i couldn't reach another bat in time.

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July 21st, 2010 at 10:32 am JASonWEB says:

i caught two bats in 12 and 14 level and then another one came and ruined my web-i made my personal record though-i think you can catch bats by making your web by as many lines it can take and have it in a good base that can hold it_your web must also be put in a corner..

Really nice game btw.-

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July 17th, 2010 at 12:45 am Ninatrek says:

I caught a bat a few years ago. I think it was by chance, and I wasn't even logged in with the account I barely used then.

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July 15th, 2010 at 11:49 pm Game Overlord says:

I was so close to catching the bat! I had like 50,000 moths trapped and like 20 bees with a queen, when that bat hit, I lost all but one little piece of web in the corner.

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July 6th, 2010 at 4:23 am vesperbot says:

so AndyZoo, you technically got a full circle - by that I meant that all edges of the map were covered with web, with an empty circle in the center. I'm sorry if you misunderstood me. And yes, this is a patience test past a certain threshold, I have quit adding web at 500k and lasted 70k more, you had enough patience to get a million. And that game also lasted a little more than a day. If I would ever play this more, it will be for relaxation only.

Administrator, yes, this outcome is possible, however, an Iphone will probably survive *hint hint*. I'd like you to refine the engine a little, so it should not permit double strands (they do occur sometimes).

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July 4th, 2010 at 2:14 am Administrator says:

I think your Nokia would explode if you tried to run Arachnophilia on it.

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July 4th, 2010 at 12:25 am Jeihot says:

I'm almost buying an iPhone just because of this. Make a nokia app!

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July 4th, 2010 at 12:01 am Administrator says:

The iPhone and iPad version of Arachnophilia will be out soon. It's very much true to the original, but we're tweaking the game so that you cannot play indefinitely. After eating the first bat things will get progressively more difficult to keep up with.

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July 3rd, 2010 at 10:26 pm AndyZoo says:

Hey vesperbot.. I tend to build at either side leave the middle clear, probably cover 60% or so of the screen, any more than that and you tend to catch too much and just cant keep up.... Took 2 days to get the million, I think you could keep going indefinitely if you were so inclined but it does get a bit tedious. Brilliantly thought out game though. Respect to the creators of Arachnophilia... : )

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June 29th, 2010 at 11:23 am vesperbot says:

geez, a million score of Arachophilia... well, now AndyZoo is a true leader over here. I won't personally take another attempt at getting close, I'm tired of levels lasting days straight, after last attempt to get a million at GC0, which was interrupted by power outage. Congratulations. I wonder though, did you manage to have a full circle of web?

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June 27th, 2010 at 9:04 pm []D [] []\/[] []D says:

well, i had like 50 flies in my web (i completely covered 1/2 the screen) but i ate all but 4, which was ok, but while i was doing that, i didn't realize the firefly.

5 Moths+ Center Of web= LOTS of dissapointment (adn starvation) when the web breaks, completly.

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June 23rd, 2010 at 7:52 pm AndyZoo says:

Well, cracked the million mark. Think I'd better stop playing this now. Don't think I can face eating another bug.
Main problem tends to be the stabiltiy of the browser, starts to hang after a few hundred thousand, sometimes will start again OK.....

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June 11th, 2010 at 9:17 pm AndyZoo says:

Wow I still got the high score. Unlucky Mathgeek007, 800,000, that's awesome, hopefully your browser won't crash next time.
: )

May 12th, 2010 at 11:39 am katie:P says:

me too, poop, me too. stupid bees!

April 16th, 2010 at 11:01 pm poop says:

i die because of fireflies and queen bees, i always take too long to get to them and then they kill my web!

April 16th, 2010 at 11:50 am katie:P says:

adicting!!!i love it!!! compliments to the creators!!!

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March 20th, 2010 at 10:36 am panda lover 91 says:

This game is awesome!!

February 22nd, 2010 at 7:02 pm JAD says:

I amonly 7 years old and I just ate 4 bats before I finally died because of the queen bees :(
I love this game!

February 20th, 2010 at 2:32 pm Mathgeek007 says:

WOW! I ate 12 bats, and then the browser shut down! I had the high score of 894,871,112! AAAAH!

January 1st, 2010 at 4:31 pm mgoulding says:

someone needs to get this little guy some raid. poor spider. what's a queen bee doin out anyways?? get back in that hive!

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November 16th, 2009 at 9:46 am MGT says:

omg best. game. ever. just ate 2 bats before I finally died from a bee over dose. I only made an account to comment this game, its awesome!!! love love love love love it! now to wake up at 4 am to go on school camp. .

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November 16th, 2009 at 1:15 am KindredDragon says:

Game is tough. I think I'm gonna win then BAM, a swarm of four queen bees n my web. What do I do with this problem? Ate them. Know what's wrong with that? You die.

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November 13th, 2009 at 3:42 am king billy says:

the best game ever.

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November 9th, 2009 at 3:46 am Adman007 says:

A good game.

November 9th, 2009 at 2:45 am Kevin Lin says:

I ate 12 bats!!

The trick is to focus on one corner and keep adding webs to it and eventually a bat will fly in. The first things that you should eat are: Queen bees, Fireflies,moths, and if you are desperate, Bats. Your welcome for the tip. ;)

November 5th, 2009 at 9:46 pm arachnoghost says:

love spiders, should make a game without limits, and undestructable webs... Shouldnt be that much enemys, it makes it too hard. Still... nice game!

October 31st, 2009 at 3:15 pm peopleperson says:

things keep destroying my web!! i didn't even make it to the bat level. need help with humming birds.

October 30th, 2009 at 12:17 pm Alex says:

WTF? My web is indestructible, but I'm hardly getting any bugs coming my way after the butterfly level.I just end up waiting and then eventually starving. Lame.

October 25th, 2009 at 4:26 pm says:

33,000, and 4 bats

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October 18th, 2009 at 5:40 pm KindredDragon says:

This is freakin hard. I get a good web then a swarm of bees, beetles, and dragonflies come and just destroy it. I haven't even seen a bat yet.

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October 13th, 2009 at 2:07 pm Signe says:

I ate a bat!

I love this game. Gotta love spiders.

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October 12th, 2009 at 1:35 am Rougebassplayersmexy says:

what noooooooooooooooooo i got the burning spider acvhment and i dont have it noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!

September 16th, 2009 at 7:08 am Lois Baldry says:

Wow this game is spidertastic!! I ate 2 bats and i am now a spider legend mwaaa ha ha die you small, weak, six legged insects spiders rule!!

September 4th, 2009 at 2:53 pm Ameseree says:

fun game, I find it easier if I make the web in a corner.

August 24th, 2009 at 3:02 pm Roooool says:

God! ate 3 bats an one was red and shiny! jaja, but then another f***ed my web :'( almost 25000, not bad for being at school ;)

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August 16th, 2009 at 3:19 pm ~purple~drumstix~ says:

i ate a bat! then another stole my web :(

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August 16th, 2009 at 11:52 am TdudeXD says:

view my channel on youtube, im sure if you search tdudexd and search on my channels video; arachnophilia tutorial, you'll find some help, GOOD LUCK. (im on the highscore list, 10th place, i know what im talking about)

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July 31st, 2009 at 12:21 pm felixdies says:

oh ma, those queen bees are so annoying

July 27th, 2009 at 2:40 pm BATSIZTUFF says:


July 25th, 2009 at 9:53 pm Luke says:

My web was like solid webbing and then the bat came along. No more web left :(

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July 2nd, 2009 at 8:04 pm Consensus says:


This game robbed me of some hours. But I ate two bats. Low score mind.

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June 27th, 2009 at 12:41 pm zerostar says:

i finally Ate a bat XD wewt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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June 27th, 2009 at 1:52 am Pondcreature says:

Well, I finally ate a fraking bat. I started out with 4 seperate webs on the corners, I think I got that trick from another comment, which worked pretty well but then started to slowly connect them & work towards the middle. It ended up kind of looking like a Native-American dream catcher.

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June 25th, 2009 at 10:27 pm zerostar says:

love this game but i always die when the queen bees pile up every time i eat a butterfly a queen bee pops up :O

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June 17th, 2009 at 3:18 am Pondcreature says:

I got an unimpresive 11,000 sumtin but I finally saw a bat but it plowed right through my web & then I was bombarded by fireflys/moths & lost my web.

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June 15th, 2009 at 10:43 am Aelaer says:

Aw, heck, it's been forever since I've gotten back to playing this. Good times right here - Got to get back into the swinng of it, and whatnot, again.

Used to have a high score here too, can't believe it either.
Well, anyone who hasn't played this or just gives up ... Game is well reccomended, and highly addicting. Don't give up, you might get the high score some day.

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June 14th, 2009 at 3:07 pm ReneRoo.Com says:

Ahh <:)
Feels good to go back and play an old-time favorite.

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June 12th, 2009 at 9:12 pm Jonathan M says:

Wait a second..What happend to the demo of that new DYOG game? Is that EVER coming?!

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June 12th, 2009 at 8:05 pm Charles iz kool says:

this game is harder than michael jackson at disney world! IMAO

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June 9th, 2009 at 6:51 pm finalhours says:

why oh WHY!! i lose all my web on queen bees why i want the godlike thing *crys like a baby*

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May 14th, 2009 at 11:13 pm CSX says:

Well, there went my web...
Darn moths/fireflies/butterflys/stag beatles >=O

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April 29th, 2009 at 7:13 pm IRON_MANBEARPIG says:

How in Manbearpigs name am I suppose to survive wave 8, I basically lost my entire web to the swarm of butterflies, and then it said stage 9 humming birds....When do you reach the bat? I must reach the bat before manbearpig or the world as we know it will be gone.

April 17th, 2009 at 10:12 pm bronzebreak says:

good idea Tarantula

btw i love this game-i got to lvl 4 though and then near teh end 3 stag beetles got stuk at same time-not 2 far away from eachother and tehn a 4th 1 gos thru 1 VERY IMPORTANT web adn they all go free... and my whole web breaks :'(

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April 9th, 2009 at 8:46 pm Tarantula says:

hey let them destroy half of web and onlycover half of the screen it works for me and i can eat them faster i got godlike invertibrate like 4 times altho i didnt know this site existed so im sad :'(

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March 14th, 2009 at 10:52 pm humandog says:

This is a cool game to play.

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March 14th, 2009 at 12:46 am sheephustlah says:

geez i cant stand this. the queen bees with the fire flys and the million moth march. things i hate....BUT WHY DO I KEEP PLAYING IT???

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March 2nd, 2009 at 9:35 pm rng4life23 says:

when do the bats come in.

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February 24th, 2009 at 6:26 pm Andrew27 says:

wow, im doing really good. then, after i get moths, they send 10 moths, 15 bees, and like 5 stag beetles all at the same time and wipe me out....

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February 21st, 2009 at 10:25 pm Metzington says:

Yay! I have all the achievements now!

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February 20th, 2009 at 12:31 am Towlie says:


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February 20th, 2009 at 12:10 am Turtleboy412 says:

Aha! I have been coming back to this game for how many months? And I finaly got that last acheivment!

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February 18th, 2009 at 4:33 am Andrew27 says:

this game is pretty cool. its fun making the web and its not an "easy" game cause of the friggin moths lol.

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February 15th, 2009 at 8:32 pm ShaneTheBane says:

I Got Up To The Level "The Bat" But He Went Right Threw My Web... Then I Quit Cause It Takes Forever To Get To Level 10.

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February 15th, 2009 at 8:30 pm Metzington says:

Damn you godlike invertebrate!!!

February 14th, 2009 at 5:30 pm thefrdeal says:

I was on and it said to come here for tips and strategies. where R they?

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February 14th, 2009 at 7:38 am the pwnee says:

I was doing really good. Then four stag beetles showed up and destroyed my entire web. I built a new one. An army of bees show up, and everything else stops spawning. Then the bees break my web, and I die. Argh. I'm done.

February 8th, 2009 at 12:41 am Cortnee says:

I finally got a bat. it took me a cuple tries tho. yay!! ^^

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February 7th, 2009 at 2:55 pm cortnee says:

really fun game, i had three bats fly by but they didn't hit my web,,, :'( so sad..

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January 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm cowman1812 says:

fun game but i suck at it, i only got fly trap :(

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January 27th, 2009 at 10:38 am vesperbot says:

yep, a luck based element exists in here. I have earned 587k from my about tenth attempt, while 9 previous end up at some 200-8k, once I got screwed at level 2 (!) because stupid flies kept avoiding my web. I don't remember I might not earn even a 'fly trap' that time :)

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January 26th, 2009 at 11:22 pm Jonathan M says:

I did something like that, but this game screwed me. Fire fly fire fly dragon fly fire fly bee bee bee bee stag beatle

All hell then broke loose because ding! queen bee level. I decided to quit and not make anymore web because most of it fell down, I then died eating 4 queen bees and a bee to finish it. And that wasn't even 2 minutes past when I got the first queen bee.

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January 26th, 2009 at 6:25 am vesperbot says:

Hey Jonathan, you should expand your corners at something like level 7. You might look at Ivo's strategy for a good example how to do it. I have started with one big web first, then evolved to corners, then managed to get a full circle (once tho) out of 4 corners.

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January 25th, 2009 at 8:13 pm Jonathan M says:

That tip about small webs in cornors helped at first, but in the end it got me less points than one giant web did. =/

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January 25th, 2009 at 7:32 am nika says:

Arachnophilia is not only a game- it's a lifestyle. ;)

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January 25th, 2009 at 3:07 am Jonathan M says:

Dood, dis gaem r0x my s0x.

How in the bloody heck did you guys get 500K? I nearly broke my neck getting 5405!

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January 24th, 2009 at 10:27 pm ~*UCHIHA*~ says:

Here I am.

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December 31st, 2008 at 6:04 pm Zilikia says:


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December 29th, 2008 at 7:48 pm Blade says:

At one point I had eaten a bat lol...forgot to log in though. Now I can't do it again xD

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December 27th, 2008 at 12:15 pm Nileze® says:

Really fun game, but i do not understand how people can get such high scores in this game. I mean, won't you die of boredom or something?:P
btw: *I ate a bat:D* Hurray!

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December 25th, 2008 at 9:27 am vesperbot says:

Hello AndyZoo, wow I didn't think that the crash point is earlier. Maybe there's a problem of other software running in the background? I must say I have ruined the clipboard service and the antivirus while playing, because I had to use the browser for some work, and was intensively using both, as well as surfing the net when getting tired of web weaving. Or maybe that's because my comp has 768M memory, and yours has less, so I can play longer without the flash occupying the whole of my physical memory.

Alright, I'd better start it again :)

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December 23rd, 2008 at 7:14 pm AndyZoo says:

Hi vesperbot, yeah you do need to be patient. I've been playing this a bit over the last couple of weeks and the browsers crashed 4 times now between 350 and 450k bit tedious when it takes an hour for 100 thousand... :(
Tried both Firefox and Explorer, maybe /i should try Google chrome see if that's any better..
Happy Christmas all.

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December 16th, 2008 at 11:40 am vesperbot says:

AndyZoo, I think that starts to be a patience challenge, I ran out of it when I checked the scoreboard and found that I'm ahead. Also there could be a problem with the browser, my FF3 ate some 700M at the final point, though remained stable, I don't know whether it would last much longer.

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December 14th, 2008 at 10:06 am AndyZoo says:

Yeah ReneRoo 507,000 points, it was a loooong slow sunday : )
587,000 points for Vesperbot though. Might try and beat that over Christmas. It's the million challenge.
Azated is right, never build in the middle...ever

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December 13th, 2008 at 8:20 pm Bogan Brian says:

This game is good fun~
I might not be good at this game
but it doesn't stop me playing it >,<!

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December 12th, 2008 at 5:40 pm ReneRoo.Com says:

507,000+ points. Wow.


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December 8th, 2008 at 7:54 am vesperbot says:

naww, 'you can't sumbit your score if you have played the game not in DYOG'... you should warn at least. Behold all who is still here.

And that's an unaltered screenshot, I have a couple others done in the game progress to prove this one.

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December 5th, 2008 at 2:52 pm vesperbot says:

so... after several unsuccessful attempts and one still ongoing, I have discovered the source of the hanging bugs problem. Sometimes the game engine allows you to place a second strand that connects the two same joint as does the first one. If you attempt to cross it with a load balancing strand, the game hangs for several seconds, suspending the browser as well. I suppose that it's the conflicting between those two strands which one should be the first, or it might be an attempt to draw a precisely zero-length strand and calculate its angle in order to store at the joints. After those several seconds of hangup, the game resumes at normal pace, not allowing you to build the conflicting joint, and afterwards the bugs will persist in the air until you reload the SWF into the browser by refreshing the page.

I'm planning to draw a picture of a strategy like Ivo did, so he would be able to test it and compare.

November 27th, 2008 at 2:02 pm vesperbot says:

it appears that the game lags the most while the spider is moving across the thickly laid webbing of 10+ strands very close to each other, also it lags about that whole webbing hanging out there. Once you get your web ruined, the game stops lagging. For some reason the game lagged me a lot when the spider was about to lay a strand among lots of other strands being very close, sometimes the delay was horrendous, about half a spider's life. For some reason the first bat that came into my web was about level 16, all of them flew way above the webbing, by that time I had like 20k score. I have learned a good strategy off these comments and improved it a little, so I am now at 120k and still alive, just bored. Thanks for the game, I am enjoying it at my best, but could it be somewhat harder after level 20? I have heard that the 'donation' bugs were thinning after that point, seems that those which are in the main flow are enough for me to not to starve with my web covering some 20% of the area with a webbing so thick that no bat can break through at any point they flew so far, not speaking about everything else.

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November 19th, 2008 at 10:46 pm ^newguy^ says:

eating a bat is ez... just dont try to fill up the whole screen with web, use half of it or do like me and leave a big whole in the middle and just collect around the edge. its enough to stay alive and not to much that you get overwhelmed and your web completely falls apart. the only hard part is rebuilding if one of your corners gets knocked out. it can be a challenge to get a good structure back in there during the heavy attack by bugs

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November 15th, 2008 at 4:33 pm LetalNoise says:

omg this is my last achievement and its really hard admin do u have any tips that might help? this is my last 1 and the hardest 1

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November 13th, 2008 at 11:16 pm LetalNoise says:

omg dude Azated r u a moron if u dont put web in the middle the support is weaK EVERY 1 BUILD IN THE MIDDLE TOO ur right about the edges but not about the middle cause if u hav too many gaps if a stag beetle or a queen bee hits one of the edges wheer the gap is the whole thing will crumble

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November 11th, 2008 at 9:56 pm Just 4 Games says:

EvErY tImE i PlAy QuEeN bEeS bReAk My WeBbInG bUt StAy BeHiNd In MiD-aIr, ThIs GlItCh MaDe Me FoRfIt B-cUz BeEs KeEp CoMmInG!!! ♥♦♣♠

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November 9th, 2008 at 7:09 am Azated says:

Love the game. Just a few tips, have ALOT of support webs. Pick a corner in the start and make loads of diagonal support webs before fortfying it, then continue onwards with 2 other corners. NEVER build in the middle.

With the last corner, reserve it for only golden webbing for later levels. When you lose a corner, make it golden as well.

November 6th, 2008 at 3:10 am lilllllll says:

man! i got everything except the bat i had about 63 lines in the half the bat just broke right through them all.

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November 3rd, 2008 at 1:28 pm savageclaw says:

OMG! i finally got to the bats and then 3 attacked my net in like 15secs and distroyed it all -.-

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November 3rd, 2008 at 2:33 am E.Beth says:

It took forever but I finally got a bat. I think that I got something like three birds and maybe two bats along with countless dragonflies, bees, flies, and ladybugs before I died. Really fun.

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October 31st, 2008 at 1:48 am missfit says:

How is it that ALL my webs collapse at the SAME TIME and I am left with zilch?

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October 30th, 2008 at 6:19 am The Mighty Celestial says:

For any newbies, one trick for staying alive longer is to construct a web only on the 4 corners & leaving the center of the screen blank.
That way, when a corner web collapses, you'll still have 3 other webs to work with. Also, with the center open, it'll allow some bugs to fly freely thru & keep your webbing from getting overwelhmed by a large weight of accumulated bugs. This will also buy you some time to be able to construct a new corner web whenever one is disintegrated.

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October 22nd, 2008 at 8:08 pm LetalNoise says:

HEEEELLLOOO is there any 1 PLAYING this game right now?

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October 21st, 2008 at 10:07 am RONEN says:

I'm lame at this game 'cause I've gotten past the Stag Beetles only once, and just barely. They always manage to hit my web on the main support web line, and knock the whole thing down.

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October 19th, 2008 at 10:38 pm LetalNoise says:

Ronen how r u lame at this game?

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October 19th, 2008 at 7:12 pm RONEN says:

I lov this game, even though I'm totally lame at it.

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October 18th, 2008 at 7:50 pm Buggyman says:

aagh! Stag beetles keep landing in the center of my nest and taking the whole thing out!!!

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September 30th, 2008 at 5:54 pm the_eater_of_YOU_:) says:


10 butterflies
30 hummers
500 dragonflies
1000 stags
100 bees yuck 10 qween bees yucky
5000 ladybugs
and 1,000,000 flies

p.s. i kinda over exagerated on a few of them

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September 13th, 2008 at 8:11 pm Boom says:

Gutted :/ Scored 200174 but hadnt created an account yet 0_o

Very addictive game, although I thought it crashed 2 or three times in that attempt :)

September 13th, 2008 at 6:10 am BliZZaRD says:

werry hard geame i couldnt pass burning spider i am too weak at this! :D

September 7th, 2008 at 3:06 am kilikx1x says:

this confuses me... the bat took out my hole web from my weaker corner!!


August 31st, 2008 at 10:31 pm Can-ned Food says:

Although I doubt this is an appropriate place to post a few feature requests for the next version...

1) a way to adjust game speed would be nice

2) I don't know, maybe the ability to review the effects of eating the different things while paused?


August 31st, 2008 at 3:03 pm PunkLegend says:

I like this game, couse I like spiders :3 they're so cuu~~te n_n
I only got 1299, cause my web was totally smashed :,

August 30th, 2008 at 3:13 pm doom7987 says:

My browser crashed somewhere in the 30k mark, just after I finished my second bat. I was doing really well too... Oh well.

August 30th, 2008 at 6:55 am says:

Man, I couldnt get past the first bat cause he hit RIGHT above this big pile of gold webs I made where I thought he was comin but nope =(((( My best score is 6709.

August 30th, 2008 at 1:35 am Craigbrian says:

I got 4321 almost got to bat level

August 30th, 2008 at 1:21 am Raykor says:

man i couldnt get past the first bat cause he hit RIGHT above this big pile of gold webs i made where i thought he was comin but nope =( my best score is 6899

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August 29th, 2008 at 11:41 pm IvoLucien says:

There's a sweet spot in the middle between starvation, too many captured insects, and too complex of a web. My technique allows you to build webs that are complex enough to crash the browser, so you have to be restrained, but eat fast so you only keep a few butterflies, a stag beetle and a dragonfly in reserve.

From comment #93: Folks have expressed enough interest in my strategy that I've created a graphic of my web building technique -

August 29th, 2008 at 5:52 pm Natter91 says:

I've finally figured out a good net strategy. Your web picture really helped, Ivo! I tried to copy it almost exactly but my browser crashed three times. I eventually found a good mix that caught three bats before it crashed my browser, AGAIN.

August 29th, 2008 at 3:08 pm nick says:

This game rocks but you should make it so you can choose what bugs come at you or a difficulty like easy medium or hard.

August 29th, 2008 at 1:42 pm Natter91 says:

I played this a couple days ago on Kongregate and ate a bat without too much difficulty. Now they've got a badge for that, and I can't even get past queen bees.

I hate beginner's luck.

August 29th, 2008 at 7:16 am says:

sign.. got like tons of moths on my web.. it took me abt 2 min clearing half the area when another 5 fireflies appear.. to think that a web that could hold 2 stag bettle on the same area crashing due excessive moth number.. even dragonflies's speed can't help me..

August 29th, 2008 at 12:51 am says:

please someone help me, is there a technique to going far on this game.

August 26th, 2008 at 10:07 pm Xutar says:

I was at 45k when I suddenly got rushed by 6-7 Queen Bees, I didn't know that was possible until now.

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August 24th, 2008 at 7:13 pm AndyZoo says:

Dammit ! Game crashed on me at 204,000
Ah well try again tomorrow.....


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August 20th, 2008 at 3:55 pm sonicyellow5 says:

The best i got was 2777 with burning spider and fly trap

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August 20th, 2008 at 2:37 am raynman says:

I really like the "snuck" sound the spider makes

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August 19th, 2008 at 10:36 am Dimsdale says:

final score : 1337.

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August 15th, 2008 at 2:41 am west 49 says:

got all 3 achivements :P

August 6th, 2008 at 12:07 am Mz. Hades The Elfin Warrior says:

I made a web on the art mode that was basically just a scribble, and it took 116 bees to completely destroy it.

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July 30th, 2008 at 3:44 pm AndyZoo says:

Yeah ! Sorry IvoLucien, I used your tips and advice then adapted the strategy a bit to suit me. Seemed to work OK. You're right though the game could use a bit more variety later on, but that's what being a spider is all about eating the same old stuff over and over.
It's an excellent game for a hungover Sunday but it came to midnight and it was time to switch off..Tooo tired.
Very addictive though. Now for the 1,000,000 challenge : )

July 27th, 2008 at 9:23 am Aasha says:

I didn't think I'd get a bat but I actually managed it by chance. 24531 points. I don't know how much the bat gave me but that's my highest personal rcord. ^^; Those queen bees are horrible pains in the butt though.

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July 24th, 2008 at 3:31 am IvoLucien says:

Hey cool, someone beat my high score! ^_^

The game really needs something new in the upper levels to keep one's interest much past 300k. Wonderful stuff though even so.

July 23rd, 2008 at 7:45 pm night says:

Totally awesome!!

July 22nd, 2008 at 2:43 pm mmg says:

si son lol jugando este juegos anden a marse un guevo noobs!!!

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July 22nd, 2008 at 4:28 am Issue says:

Woo, 17,000 lol level 15 i love this game!

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July 21st, 2008 at 5:08 pm BomBz says:

My net survived 1 bee queen 2 shiny fly's and dozen of bees and fly(shiny fly folowers) net got minor damage =P but in 2nd time when this happend my spider died from poisoning (really too many bees).
Net wast damaged at all in end =(

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July 16th, 2008 at 1:20 pm Phantom says:

I love this game and i am so lucky that i i stayed alive with one string i was thinking im screwed but hey i made it a lot longer :)

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July 15th, 2008 at 10:08 pm CHOWTIME says:

Dang it! i was almost done eating a bat then all of a sudden a stag beetle comes outa nowhere and knocks my whole web down

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July 15th, 2008 at 1:15 pm THIS IS SPARTA! says:

I starved because my whole friggrn web fell apart at lvl 6.

July 14th, 2008 at 10:31 pm PANTHER100 says: game ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

July 14th, 2008 at 8:04 am says:

(Oh, but I won't deny that it's still an awesome concept and game, just in case I gave the wrong impression)

July 14th, 2008 at 8:01 am says:

What I don't like about this game is the way your entire web can collapse all at once if you reach a certain critical mass.

Also, it feels like it'd be relatively simple to make a bot for this game; everything is just clicking on a location and priorities are easy to sort out.

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July 12th, 2008 at 12:21 am Slappy says:

Gah! A stag beetle landed in my web at the EXACT friggin' moment that I starved.

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July 7th, 2008 at 2:53 pm DarkBlade98 says:

Good game, pretty adictive

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July 5th, 2008 at 9:13 pm Chinchilla says:

So...Many...Moths! I hate those things! They are homewreckers.

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July 2nd, 2008 at 5:35 pm IvoLucien says:

When things get complicated later in the game, Arachnophilia will hang for short amounts of time, then start working again *IF* you don't click all over the place once it stops responding. If it slows down to a crawl or freezes, don't click on anything, and it will usually (under Firefox 3.0 anyway) come back again just fine... Until it needs to calculate a change in your web again.

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July 2nd, 2008 at 5:31 pm IvoLucien says:

Wow, sorry Tasha. I'm using Firefox 3.0 under WinXP sp3, with a dual core 1.8GHz CPU and 2GB of RAM. I had more problems with crashes before upgrading to firefox 3, if you haven't already, I'd suggest doing so. It's much more memory efficient and (so far) very stable.

Also, I should emphasize that the corner web in the last panel of that 'tutorial' is too dense, and caused my machine to briefly hang a few times as I finished it. Somewhere about halfway in between the density of the 2nd to last and last corner webs would be best.

July 2nd, 2008 at 4:56 pm kristófer says:

... I always get so many flies that they ruin the whole web and then I don't get any...

but if I pass that the bird comes and tares the whole thing apart in one hit

July 2nd, 2008 at 8:27 am Tasha says:

lol thanks Ivo! Your web crashed my comp twice!

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July 2nd, 2008 at 5:26 am IvoLucien says:

Folks have expressed enough interest in my strategy that I've created a graphic of my web building technique -

Admittedly that's only one part of the whole strategy, but I think it's one that's hardest to describe in text.

Another aspect of the game that's challenging, in a subtle way, is making sure to not build *too much web* since the game slows down based on web complexity and number of bugs on screen. Early on you need three corners, then later you only need (and can handle) two corners. Have fun!

July 1st, 2008 at 3:05 pm arachnid says:

for waterpolodude.

the way to catch a stag beetle is to make alot of webbing so that atleast five strands of webbing are attached to it, then kill it. have a good time, hope you

s0ulreaper3, I totaly agree with you, it always brings those destructive moths, my suggestion is to eat the fireflies a fast as you can. hope you win as well.

June 30th, 2008 at 5:55 pm arachnid says:

this game freaken rocks, but I wish that the freaken dragon flies wouldnt tear everthing apart.

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June 30th, 2008 at 2:00 pm foamylord says:

This game is really fun, but I always die by the time I eat like 3 dragonflys.

June 30th, 2008 at 1:46 pm preditor says:

this game is frigin awsome but cant get past the damn humming birds!!!

June 29th, 2008 at 7:36 am XDRAGONRIDERX says:

OMFG... i kept getting to the ****ing Bat and it ruins the whole game!! i'm gonna KILL THAT BAT.

June 28th, 2008 at 6:19 pm arcane says:

kool game hard nd fun at the same time i like hard games :D:D its sooo kool :P i just want to get to bat lol highest i got level 6 or 7 :P very nice game tho

June 28th, 2008 at 3:59 pm cornchips says:

omg!! i finally saw the bat! it scared the crap outa me and wrecked my whole web

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June 28th, 2008 at 8:50 am Criks says:

fly - 5p Humming bird 500p
lady- 15p
bee - 25p BAT 2500p
beetle 50p
dragon 30p
queen 25p
butterfly 300p *fanatic* (:

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June 28th, 2008 at 7:56 am Criks says:

WoW, this game isn really hard, all u hae to know is that u build all over the map in beginning, but eave one corner completey empty, and when the beetles come u make that corner in yelow web only.

Aftr that u let everything be destroyed so u can do the same to the other 3 corners, the best made corber u stack butterflies and dragonflies and eat the rest rapidly, only build new web when u got a complete corner destroyed and build it again with yellow and u can go on forever.

what kills u tho is the lag ... my spider stopped moving at 144k even tho i had all 4 corners and lots of food ... oh well u have to make huge pauses to avoid it i guess i only had 2 short.

June 27th, 2008 at 11:46 pm cornchips says:

newguy is right. tou can last alot longer if u just protect the corners. doont use the middle at all. alot less bugs will hit your net,and you wont get ovwe whelmed, and u will last alot longer.
btw eirc, i think the order is flies, lady bugs, bees, stag beetle, fire fly/moth, queen bee, dragon fly, butter fly, humming bird, the bat.

June 27th, 2008 at 8:06 pm Eric says:

What are the order of bug I know it got Fly then Ladybugs and so on but what are the order of the bugs..
someone plase answer me

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June 26th, 2008 at 5:04 pm IvoLucien says:

I've been playing for an hour or so the last three nights (pausing and continuing the same game), but have to reboot my computer for work purposes today. I was at 422k as of last night, so I took a screen capture, then played for a bit to see how long I could survive without maintaining the web. I finally starved at 445k, but could have gone indefinitely.

If anyone wants to see the screen shots or ask questions, email me at ivolucien at geemail dot calm. I used three corners early on, then down to two mainly yellow corner webs after about 50k.

June 26th, 2008 at 2:37 pm player1 says:

Wow, this game is awesome. It has all the elements that a game should have. It has good music and good effects. It has a good storyline, and it helps us be more aware of nature. It is suitable for most people - it has a lot of random clicking for those people who like action games, and it also requires some thinking, planning, and engineering skills. It is also very addicting.

June 26th, 2008 at 2:00 pm a says:

mr admin guy, i enjoyed this game, it was fun but very frustrating. could you please put a continue option that will refuel my health and webbing and will reset my score or something? if so i will be happy. thanks in advance.

June 26th, 2008 at 11:38 am Bleh! says:


the bees can take out massive amounts of web and u almost never catch them, and fireflies hit in packs with 1-4 at a time aargh! i play this a couple of days ago and got a good score for a noob almsot got a bat but now its impossible cos if u eat 3 fireflies the last one gets the whole web

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June 25th, 2008 at 9:11 pm IvoLucien says:

Oh, and the main reason that it's very hard to get scores beyond a certain point (60-120k depending on your machine) is that the game starts lagging horribly. My highscore (171k) took almost four hours to achieve, but I played it as 5 or 6 separate sessions, with long pause breaks while I did other things.

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June 25th, 2008 at 8:58 pm IvoLucien says:

Each interconnected section of web has some sort of overall strength, beyond what the red stress lines show you. If you have too many things on that overall section of web, the whole thing can vanish when the "final straw / dragonfly" lands on it. The suggestions that talk about doing corner webs allow for one (separate) section of web to be destroyed and leave you with one or more sections of web remaining. ^_^

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June 25th, 2008 at 8:47 pm Jonathan M says:


Oh well.

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June 25th, 2008 at 8:42 pm s0ulreaper3 says:

I feel your pain.

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June 25th, 2008 at 8:19 pm avengedvayne says:

dang, finally get to the level with the bat and he flies through and destroys my whole web and i run out of web and health

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June 23rd, 2008 at 9:55 pm Timothy says:

I only got to hummingbirds and none of them actually appeared before I died. : (

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June 23rd, 2008 at 5:17 am avssrs says:

Make the web in corners only... 2 corners will do. Forget about remaining web. Keep eating everything that gets caught in web (eat fireflies & queen-bees quickly!).

15k... not a big score but ate a couple of bats and would've probably survived for quite long since I stashed up some lady bugs & flies in a corner. Careful where you keep this stash as you don't want to weaken the web too much... in a corner right next to tree is a good spot.

And when waiting for insects, keep weaving and clicking on flies to form your queue. If something urgent (firefly, queen-bee, bat) comes along then hit space to break the queue so you can eat that first. Forget about centre bats, the easiest to catch are the more "tree-side" so bide your time and wait for those.

Great game, Teale. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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June 20th, 2008 at 12:35 am s0ulreaper3 says:

Soooo frustrating! I hate fireflies..

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June 20th, 2008 at 12:07 am Timistehmasta! says:

fireflies are fine, its those stupid queen bees that really get you

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June 19th, 2008 at 6:33 pm 22{{♥}}22 says:

i finally ate the bat!! i am so excited!! lol.. i have been obsessed with this game ever since the acheivments have came out!

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June 14th, 2008 at 10:48 pm audioxience says:

I got really bored with this game the 1st time i played it, but the achievements brought me back, now I realize how fun it is, good job admin and friend.

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June 7th, 2008 at 10:22 pm ^newguy^ says:

actually sarah your wrong. A great strategy is to totally avoid the center of the box and get the corners and sort of make a circle in the middle with no web in it. Thats the big mistake that beginners make is trying to fill the whole area with the web but you have too many captured bugs that way and eventually they overwhelm your web and it all falls apart and its impossible to recover. Ive gotten 100,000 before but i could get way more i just stopped because it was getting boring since i had been playing for like 2 and a half hours.

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June 3rd, 2008 at 3:33 pm bunny_killer says:

damn fierflies..! they ruin everything :P

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June 3rd, 2008 at 12:07 am IvoLucien says:

Died when the web disappeared and I couldn't move my spider. I was saving the yummy hummingbirds and bat for leftovers... Ah well, another time perhaps.

This score was achieved using an orb around the outer edge of the screen. There is a way to overlap strands very close together if you get a very narrow angle and join strands away from endpoints. Have fun!

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May 31st, 2008 at 2:17 am sarah_whorpole says:

I got 2 dragon flies b4 i died my advice is keep ur center REALLY STRONG AT ALL TIMES then branch out. P.S although fire flies attract alot of bugs eat them fast...2 many bugs totally wreak ur web thats what heppend 2 me!

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May 29th, 2008 at 9:33 am Mightyteddy says:

Rly cool game but now I got annoyed:P I got score of 47k and I couldn't submit it since I was not logged in. And when I pressed "log in" my score dissapeared:(

May 28th, 2008 at 7:35 pm waterpolodude says:

I can't catch stag beetles. Any suggestions.

May 27th, 2008 at 10:18 pm Lunaraia says:

Hi I tlayed this game and it's great, problem is, im terrible at it, can't even get past the queen bees, acually, so I was wondering if it would be possible for the creator to add a causal mode to it, a mode where you have infinite web or health, or both, but you won't get any points, this way even those wo aren't all that good at this game could get to see the bat and sutch, if you added that this game would be perfect in my opinion, more perfect then it already is, that is

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May 27th, 2008 at 6:18 pm Cartman101 says:

hmmmm, i noticed that the web falls appart when the middle intersection is destroyed, so my suggestion is to make a strong middle web, instead of protecting a corner.

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May 27th, 2008 at 11:45 am scottishmonk117 says:

Games addicting.

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May 27th, 2008 at 1:42 am Lobo. says:

ok the scores just went crazy insane... it took over an hour for me to get my 75000 score... I don't even want to know how long it takes to get 300 000!

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May 25th, 2008 at 10:47 pm sir colton says:

Same here, i love this game but am really bad at it

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May 24th, 2008 at 9:31 pm Original says:

Ok I need some tips for this game. I terribly suck at it because all these moths and bees always kill my web.

how do I avoid these situations?

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May 23rd, 2008 at 11:30 pm I will win all says:

no i think that happened to me but it might be when there are bugs on the web and when it is was destroyed they seem to stay there. I had to build a string to them to eat them because one was a firefly and the moths killed me.

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May 23rd, 2008 at 3:54 pm Administrator says:

mhuzzell, if you're experiencing glitches make sure you've updated to the the latest version of the Flash Player. If that doesn't help, we might have to blame your computer :)

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May 23rd, 2008 at 3:20 pm mhuzzell says:

After about an hour of play, the game always seems to start freezing up and malfunctioning... insects get caught in the middle of nowhere, for instance -- which is pretty annoying when they're fireflies or queen bees. Does this happen to anyone else, or could it just be my computer?

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May 23rd, 2008 at 8:32 am I will win all says:

lol cool game gets a bit boring though lol i got 100,040 but i thought it was first lol becuase for some reason my highscore board was old. oh well lol

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May 22nd, 2008 at 12:35 am pixelsandwich says:

It was a nice game, but it just never got any harder. The bugs came pretty much at the same rate at Level 41 as Level 10. I only stopped because by that time I was bored out of my mind.

Have fun playing this game everyone.

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May 20th, 2008 at 10:35 pm bigheeno says:

oh man i am so hungry! got 85 000 at 1 am last night, dreamt all night about vector flies getting caught in my web (and that continuous munching) and with bleary red eyes made it to 130 000 this morning and decided 'alright, i've got an essay due tomorrow, and i'm hungry, i'll just leave my web, no more fixing and see how far i get'.. 45 000 points later and i figure i can always come back next week and see who's up the top =)

*woot my first top score in any game ever, its made my day, 'thanks for webbing with teale! please fly again soon!'*

*munch munch* spiders rule

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May 20th, 2008 at 6:22 pm teale says:

Afiag - You might say this is an Alaskan spider, because I'm Alaskan myself. But lots of the enemies in the game, including stag beetles and humming birds, don't live up there, at least as far north as Fairbanks, where I'm from.

bigheeno - There actually is a facebook group about the game. Feel free to join, and of course invite all your friends:)

mhuzzell - As you found out, to fix the crashing you can upgrade to the latest version of flash. I'm afraid I can't help you with the mis-clicking problem, though. I think playing in full screen is your best bet.

Don't forget to digg the game if you enjoy playing it!

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May 20th, 2008 at 6:17 pm Locke says:

Lol. I didn't have trouble feeding the spider, i had trouble eating all the bugs!

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May 20th, 2008 at 2:20 pm mhuzzell says:

This game is awesome (one of very few I've ever been good at!), but it keeps closing while I'm in the middle of playing. The first time, internet explorer froze, when I was at 17-thousand-something. I downloaded the new flash which seemed to fix that.

Then, playing again, I accidentally clicked on the 'Dig Your Own Grave' headline bar, just over the top of the game, and it redirected me to another page -- I was at 73-thousand-something points. It happened again just now -- when I had 115-thousand-something!

Is there a way to fix this, besides playing in full screen?

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May 19th, 2008 at 11:53 pm bigheeno says:

so cool, want on my facebook or somewhere i can share it XD, aboslutely love it, its my new favourite time filler while procrastinating over assignments!.. maybe its like a canadian spider.. they do things differently up there.. damn bees..

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May 19th, 2008 at 11:51 pm MelB says:

i really like this game and find it extremely addictive. for me the best strategy was to construct a "C" shaped web around the edges of the trees, ignoring the middle other than the occasional travel line from the top of the C to the bottom. I ate three bats!!!

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May 19th, 2008 at 8:52 pm Afiag says:

I'm assuming that this spider lives in Alaska during the dark months or something, because daylight never comes. That, and I doubt a spider could eat several bats and hummingbirds all in one night. [Among the insane amounts of insects.]

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May 19th, 2008 at 7:56 pm Aelaer says:

Yay! I've eaten two bats the last time; Total of three of the whole gameplay - Not the same day, of course ...
Of course, two Queen Bees came by, my web turned out to be too small in the end, and no bugs on it ... So I couldn't replenish my life in time. And no other bugs come by when a Queen Bee's on the web. So bad luck for me ...

May 19th, 2008 at 6:27 pm Caesar_X says:

Teale, nice job with the game. It's a lot of fun!

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May 19th, 2008 at 6:25 pm Locke says:

Fun. I just made a really strong web in the corner and i survived. Only problem is that i was always in danger of starvation. Great game.

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May 19th, 2008 at 6:11 pm Aelaer says:

Man. Kicked off the score list! Well, its good while it lasts ...
I would Digg it. However, for the moment, I cannot ... But it simply is a fun, addicting game! I do think I'll never get tired of it ... Despite my small fear of spiders. Gotta work that out ...

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May 19th, 2008 at 4:58 pm teale says:

Thanks for checking out the game everyone! If you enjoy it, please digg it. The more people who know about the game, the more likely that you'll get more quality content like this from Dig Your Own Grave!

Digg It!

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May 19th, 2008 at 1:56 pm Legendin says:

Thank you for the link Nika! I was unaware of the forum as you can tell.

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May 19th, 2008 at 12:15 pm cynnicysm says:

i...i...have nothing bad to say about that comment..

for once.


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May 19th, 2008 at 7:03 am nika says:

Great comment, Legendin.
No need to apologize about the length, but feel free to discuss the topic on the Forum where your insightful thoughts about the game will find a grateful audience. :)

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May 19th, 2008 at 6:44 am Legendin says:

I am very impressed with this game. In my opinion, it is very well designed.

It is original, simple, and educational without sacrificing entertainment value. The interface is very streamline and intuitive. Most people think simple controls are a given in flash games, but I can point you to many that are not so sleek in their interface. I especially like that you can que your moves ahead.

The game itself is very simple with clear instructions and clear explanations of what the enemies do. The designer didn't try to add too many upgrades, abilities, or meters to watch. There is definitely power in simplicity and I think a lot of game designers forget this.

Choice is the essence of strategy and this games offers a lot of choice. You can build your web in any way and eat the enemies you catch in any order of your choice. The only random element is how the enemies spawn, which doesn't downgrade the strategic element and is good for replay value. I'm sure there are only a few strategies that are really effective, but at least the game lets you explore and experiment on your own to find them.

The difficulty curve progresses in a nice linear fashion consisting of the introduction of new enemies, all sporting different abilities, with each new level. After all the enemies have been added then the game attempts to overwhelm you then, when failing at that, starving you. And, trust me, it will starve you at some point.

In my opinion, one downfall is the length of time it takes to play. The difficulty curve is very good but plateaus after the introduction of the bat until it starts it's linear progression again when the game begins to starve you around level 23. The starvation should kick in a sooner to shorten the length of the game and make the difficulty continuously linear.

How the enemies stack when they hit your web is also important and I think the enemies that hit later should stack below the enemies that had hit before them. That way moths wouldn't cover up fireflies, for example, so you could eat them before things get too out of hand.

The last, really nit-picky thing, is the que line when you are building a new web strand. It really shouldn't be broken. The line should be solid blue, or another bright color, because sometimes I make really short web additions and no line appears because the unshaded part of the broken line, not the blue part, is the one that is marking the addition. That makes it look like I did nothing at all.

I apologize for the long comment. I like to talk about game design in an educational fashion. I'd love to hear other opinions. I look forward to a sequel.

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May 19th, 2008 at 5:47 am Legendin says:

Was going for 100,000 but clicked on a Queen Bee when I was at low life and died. Just goes to show you have to be careful where you click sometimes.

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May 19th, 2008 at 2:54 am morhkt says:

It does eat a lot, but think about the enormous amount of webbing it sh**s.

May 19th, 2008 at 2:29 am Guggy says:

W00T! A legend among spiders? Sounds pretty cool.
But that spider bites more than he can chew. I mean, a small spider the size of a ladybug eating queen bees, dragonflies, beetles, bats and much more? I find it weird how much this spider can eat.

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May 19th, 2008 at 1:38 am Iceman06 says:

My epic web was catching too many bugs that i couldn't eat fast enough, so it just all fell

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May 18th, 2008 at 11:55 pm Kiwi says:

ok this game is definitely cheating, becasue everytime I get going, an entire swarm of who knows what shows up, and takes out my entire web, so i dont have any food or webbing and I die.

btw, great game admin!

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May 18th, 2008 at 10:58 pm dahitman101 says:

@ Legendin:

Thanks for the useful tips I built on the 4 corners and got 4th place. Very good strategy :)

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May 18th, 2008 at 9:46 pm Aelaer says:

Huzzah! Ate two bats, and made it up in the 20,000's! Okay, my goal's complete. Time for a break ... Haha
Good luck, peoples!

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May 18th, 2008 at 9:33 pm xdrngy says:

I got a plan now! Now all I have to do is successfully pull it off...

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May 18th, 2008 at 9:05 pm Aelaer says:

I've finally gotten past it all ... And in the 16,000's, too!
Half my web destroyed, low of life, and I was 'smart' enough to eat a Qeen bee ... Hmm. There's my problem! Didn't get to eat a bat yet ...
And yeah, those Moths get to be a pain ...

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May 18th, 2008 at 8:49 pm xdrngy says:

MASSIVE OVERLOAD!!! My web was too big and too strong until I couldn't find the fireflies under the moths...

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May 18th, 2008 at 8:31 pm Aelaer says:

Yeah. Tends to be a messy-web - But I was going good and long in the last one. Until there were a bit too many Lightning bug, and a mass of moths destroyed my perfect web ...
Always the moths.

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May 18th, 2008 at 8:13 pm Lobo. says:

if stuff as big as dragon flies are still breaking your webs, then your not making them strong enough...

I like my gold, so that's all the help your getting from me!

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May 18th, 2008 at 7:59 pm Aelaer says:

Now I've been having trouble getting anywhere past the Queen Bee level. Perhaps I need a break, going soo many hours straight on this game ..
Its addicting!

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May 18th, 2008 at 7:53 pm ShadoCrytr says:

It seems we're getting some pretty in-depth strategies for this game. :P That's definitely a good sign for something as simple as a flash game...

Awesome game, like I said on the forums.

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May 18th, 2008 at 7:06 pm Aelaer says:

M'hm. The corner-webs are doing me good, except when it comes to Queen Bees, Dragon Flies, and other large, strong animals they tend to break them down easily ...

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May 18th, 2008 at 6:45 pm Legendin says:

Making 4 very strong mini-webs in the corners is definitely the way to go. At least that's what got me as far as I did. Even if 1 or 2 go down you still have the others bringing in some food. Don't worry about making them look nice. Just build them as messy and as strong as possible. You can expand toward the center once they are stable enough.

Your eating order is very important as well. I always eat fireflies first, because moths are a pain in the ass. Queen bees are second, because the bees spawn toward the middle of the area and not where the queen bee actually is, unlike moths with fireflies. Bees come next, because for as small as they are they put an abnormally large amount of stress on the web. Then after that I eat things in decreasing order of size that put the most strain on my web: bats, hummingbirds, dragonflies, beetles, and moths. Butterflies toward the end since they take so long. Finally lady bugs.

I actually don't eat the flies at all if I can help it. They put hardly any strain on your web and they are great to save when you are about to starve or need more web to build. I will only eat them for clean-up if they get way too messy or congested.

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May 18th, 2008 at 5:02 pm Aelaer says:

Aww, JKybett, you beat my score! If only I was thinking the one time I got 6,000 some, and sent that in ... Lol
I've gotten up to the Bats until I starved. My webs tend to be always a mess ...
Afiag, I do the same thing, but I always end up with a mess ... Now I've been going for webs at the corners and sides, occasionally the middle ...

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May 18th, 2008 at 4:41 pm Afiag says:

Oh, I do love this. It's so fun. And I get all proud of myself when I repair my half ruined web.

So far I haven't really stuck with a web scheme, I just kinda make it one big mess. Initially I do tend to go for classic web style, since obviously it works for spiders in real life.

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May 18th, 2008 at 4:40 pm JKybett says:

WOW! I got 10th place! This is the happiest day of my life :)

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May 18th, 2008 at 11:55 am Aelaer says:

This game is addicting, fun, and holds some great facts ... I actually had been looking for a game related to a Spider's life on the web ...
Oh, the fun! :p
Sadly, my very 'wild' web was soon destroyed by Queen Bees and Moths ... Leaving me with a small corner, until the Butterflies finished me off. Haha

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May 17th, 2008 at 11:47 pm ]-[is (T)agesty says:

Ugh.. I suck :(
It takes sooo long too, but its still a good game.

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May 17th, 2008 at 9:14 pm duckwariorrandom says:

I actually learned stuff in thisgame with the facts button. Great addition to the DYOG games.

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May 17th, 2008 at 4:23 pm Lobo. says:

so taco likes mudkips....

just not awesome games that take time

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May 17th, 2008 at 7:00 am tacomaster says:

Wow, it takes so long,

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May 17th, 2008 at 1:55 am Ripley says:

I hate those fireflys. A few always come then a whole bunch of moths come and my whole web falls apart. Fun game though.

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May 16th, 2008 at 9:13 pm Administrator says:

The game was actually created by a friend of mine, Teale Fristoe. I only helped a little bit :)

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May 16th, 2008 at 9:11 pm Lobo. says:

Im really impressed, this game is awesome

Keep up the good work admin!

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May 16th, 2008 at 5:24 pm Loyde77 says:

fun game.....quite enjoyable.....nice work mr. admin! dude!

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May 16th, 2008 at 5:15 pm p00pd0g says:

WOW! great game sr.!

It is very fun and original! I'm impressed!

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May 16th, 2008 at 3:29 pm Legendin says:

By the time I had died of starvation I had eaten 2 bats. Here's the thing: You're always going to get enough bugs to eat, until around level 22 where they start to increase the time between the good bug spawns. Your little web is like insect grand central station. The real problem is all the stress that is put on your web. You just can't eat fast enough and keep up the maintenance. Here's a tip: Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

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May 16th, 2008 at 3:28 pm Lobo. says:

ok legendin thats just rediculous

howd you do it?

May 16th, 2008 at 12:47 pm Mick says:

Got 7694, and I ate a hummingbird.

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May 16th, 2008 at 10:13 am nika says:

Actually, 'fat sweaty sugar daddy ' is what's crossed the line for me (and provoked some nasty visuals)- I'm perfectly fine with the cushion- pushin' part. ;)

I suck terribly at this game, but I still like it a lot.

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