46 Million Turkeys

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is a game by Kevin.

Android

Download from Google Play here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.StaticVoidGames.Turkeys


This is a live wallpaper. Once it's installed, do a long press on your background, go to live wallpapers, and select 46 Million Turkeys!

Desktop

Play this game offline by downloading the jar.

Open Source

Download the source here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

About

You can run this game as a jar on your computer. Sit back and watch the turkeys and think about how big 46 million really is. Click the screen to add your own turkeys. Press U to toggle unique turkeys. Press R to restart.

This can also be used as a live wallpaper on Android devices!

What was your inspiration for the game?

Every year, Americans kill an estimated 46 million turkeys for Thanksgiving. The 46 Million Turkeys Project is an art exhibit that aims to collect 46 million turkeys. This is a submission to that exhibit, as well as an entry to the Charity Game Jam for the Peace Ridge Sanctuary!

To show just how big 46 million is, this live wallpaper continuously adds turkeys to your background. Even at 60 turkeys per second, it would still take over a week to reach 46 million!

It's easy to imagine two turkeys, each with their own unique physical attributes and even personalities. It's harder to imagine ten unique turkeys. What about a hundred? A thousand? 46 million?

When thinking about numbers like 46 million, we lose sight of each turkey's unique attributes. They become a blurred flock of feathers instead of a collection of individuals. Even if you eat meat, it's important to keep in mind that these animals aren't a worthless factory input. Maybe by helping you think about where your meat comes from, this live wallpaper will help you be more thankful for it.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Did you run into any challenges while creating the game?

Definitely. I've never created a live wallpaper before, so I had to become more familiar with the Android lifecycle. I also had to deal with drawing to an image, which has its own complications thanks to OpenGL. And the settings screen is my first sans-framework Android app!

Do you have any future plans for the game?

I'm hoping to have the desktop version featured in the 46 Million Turkeys exhibit!

Gaspard [] - November 25, 2013
What did you like about the game?

330 TPS Wow :O!

I didn't stop staring for 3 minutes straight at least, until someone spoke to me!

I know 50000 is a lot, but never realised that the computer is extremly fast too, 330 turkeys per second= 330 Hz, so what about the 2,7 GHz? It's a tonne.

One minor point:Yay I'm french, no thanksgiving here!

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