When the page first loads up, you will see a small white box below. If not, you may not have a java capable browser. The white box means the game is still loading. Once the game has loaded, it will disapear and begin to give you messages. The game is rather large, about 200 kilobytes in size, so it will take a moment to load. So, get a glass of water or something. If this is your first time playing, read the information below. It is very important. Also, if you haven't read the instructions, read them now. They are short and will help you out in the long run. One last thing, you must create an account to play WormQuest, and if you haven't, click here now to create a new account. Otherwise, enjoy!
Important WormQuest is constantly under construction. Seven sectors have been planned out to be added into the universe. Four have been added. There are still over 200 stars to explore, which is enough to keep you busy for many hours. I will be very open to any kind of feedback you can give me on the game. I have never seen a java game like this on the internet, and I am curious as to how people will respond. If you have any feedback, please use the message board for any comments on the game That's what it's here for. If you think anything should be changed/added, I will be very open to your suggestions. Keep in mind that I may not be able to change much of the game until after the final judging of this entry has been finished. So, anyway, have fun, and if you don't, tell me why you're not. Like I said, WormQuest is very open to change!
Known bugs There are a few bugs that I have yet to work on in WormQuest. Here is a brief listing.
Java is a relatively new technology, and because of this, there are many bugs and incompatibility quirks. I tried to test WormQuest on as many browsers as possible. If you find any bugs, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail the team at email@example.com.
Also, this game is still in the beta state. I hoped to have it finished by the ddeadline of July 31st, 1997. This does not mean that you cannot play the game and learn from it. It is fully functional and fully entertaining.
One last thing to take note of is the accuracy of the information. All of the names of stars, magnitudes, and spectral types are accurate to my knowledge. Also, the distance from the sun for each star is a good, close estimate. However, we were unable to obtain the masses and ages of stars, so this information had to be generated based on the spectral type and magnitude. All of the information that is given in the dialogues has been researched thoroughly and will be as accurate as the books and web pages we got them from. Keep in mind that astrophysics and stronomy are fairly new realms of science. New advances are coming up every day that are making current knowledge obselete. Perhaps someday, you will be blazing new paths in this world of science and making new discoveries that were never before thought possible.