As already said by Jon Ericson:

Tomorrow (or a bit later in your timezone), the game will be gone from the site.

So, I would like to request StackEgg to be available elsewhere. Is it possible to host the source code in GitHub? With that, we can win the internet three times:

  1. Someone will likely host the game somewhere and invite us to play more.
  2. Lonely players will be able to play alone.
  3. We can dig into the code and learn a thing or two.
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    I agree! I really liked the game concept, I hope they will make the code available. Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 0:50
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    Also, make it as a mobile app, and I'm sold :) Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 1:15
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    As a game, it is soul-crushingly boring. As a puzzle to figure out how a simple engine works, it is somewhat entertaining. Upvoted because I would like to see the source.
    – Air
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 3:57
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    I'll throw the core game logic wrapped in a console app onto Github when it's over (i.e. just the pure game, without voting, animation, etc.; decoupling the latter into a standalone thing would be too much work for a little fun thing).
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 18:30
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    @balpha since you mentioned "without animation", I hope the images can be salvaged (I know I can save the canvas image 1-by-1, but it's a bit tedious since it's always animating), since that's what I love about Stack Egg. But if it's impossible due to licensing, then that's okay. Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 18:53
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    @AndrewT. I hand-drew everything, so I don't assume licensing would be an issue. I'll look if I can find a good place to keep the animations.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Apr 1, 2015 at 18:59
  • It would at least be nice to see the final leaderboard now that it's over, be it only for just a few days. Does the non-obvious link just elude me or did it really just vanish without the possibility for checking the results of a game everyone took that serious? Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 14:34
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    @ChristianRau, The link is gone, but the address is still up. You can check it here. Anime & Manga won with 27 completed games followed by Code Golf with 21.
    – Zanon
    Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 14:49
  • Has anybody hosted it yet?
    – nobody
    Commented Jan 10, 2021 at 12:34

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That's it, April 1st is over everywhere in the world :(

I have, as promised, put the game's core logic into a Github repo. You can find it at https://github.com/StackExchange/stackegg, if you want to check out exactly how what actions influenced the game.

If you just want to relive the animations, you can find all of them at http://stackexchange.github.io/stackegg/.

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    Yay! I was hoping that the frontend would become open-source too (so we could play with other people), but this is still going to be fun :D
    – Doorknob
    Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 12:11
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    @Doorknob Make your own frontend! You're a coder, right? ;-) Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 12:19
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    +1000! Awesome, second only to the Unicornify :D Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 12:30
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    @cky or better, submit a pull request
    – Sklivvz
    Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 12:35
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    @Sklivvz Nah, I consider this a code dump, don't really want to maintain it as an open-source project. I'll make it MIT-licensed as soon as I get permission, though (that's just a formality), so fork away afterwards.
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 12:38
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    Did you calculate the optimal strategy for each round or am I going to have to do it myself?
    – mmyers
    Commented Apr 2, 2015 at 16:39

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