This is an implementation of the classic Daleks game. You, the player
(represented by an icon of a head with a question mark) are being
pursued by a number of Daleks
Who fame (represented by hourglass icons). Daleks are deadly but
See also the source and a bigger version of the game.
Each move of the game has the same pattern: you can move one step in
any direction to a clear field by clicking in that direction, or stay
where you are by clicking there. Then the Daleks all move one step in
your direction. If a Dalek ends up on your square, you die, and the
game begins afresh. However, if you're clever, you can get two Daleks
to bump into each other, at which point they both turn into a dustpile
(an 'i' icon). You win if there are no Daleks left.
When you win, the next level is started, with more daleks. When you
die, the game restarts at level 1. (Eventually, I'll implement a
global high score list.)
Two additional controls make the game more interesting.
Scoring: you gain ten points for each killed Dalek, twenty for Daleks
killed with a screwdriver. We maintain a world-wide list of high
- If you get caught in a tight place, you can click the 'Teleport'
button. This moves you to a random free spot on the board. Of
course, you could land right next to a Dalek, in which case you die
- You can also click the 'Screwdriver' button. This activates a
secret weapon, the 'Sonic Screwdriver', which kills all Daleks in your
direct vicinity. You can use each screwdriver only once. You get a
new screwdriver at each level. After using the screwdriver, the