watermelons !! a fun post-pyweek2 game

pekuja, philhassey, and treeform got together on irc this evening and cranked out this whacky game about bouncing watermelons on a trampoline in about 4 hours. enjoy!

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lol, good stuff :)
Nice little game.

Highscore: 7514

official site with 1.1.0 version -- with on-line high scores! compete with everyone!

now available at http://www.imitationpickles.org/melons/

Ok... this game left me a bit confused, maybe obsessed. :)

I was waiting for something else to finish, so I decided to play the game a bit to see if I could pass my miserable 34k score. I decided to try using the mouse (which turned out to be much better than the keyboard). I played one round, got 25k. The next round I played, I realized I was taking longer than I usually took, and then when it ended I saw I got over 400k.

I have no idea how that happened. I've wasted around an hour (that's why I said "maybe obsessed") trying to reproduce that highscore, and I didn't even get close. Take a look at my highscore history at the page. Was it just luck, or is there a more reasonable explanation? I'm confused, nothing changed from that round in particular to all the other rounds, and yet there's a very big difference (even considering the way the score grows). What happened? :/

All I have to say is that I've never thought watermelons could be so evil. The weirdest part is that I feel defeated, because I've just wasted an hour without being able to get near that score again or figuring out what happened. That's actually kinda funny, though. I was just going to play a few rounds. :P
Tee: The scoring is exponential. Your 180k score is actually quite close to 400k. :-P Every time you bounce a melon, the score you get from bouncing that particular melon doubles, so doubling your whole score is mostly a matter of a few seconds.