Have you seen Google’s new easter egg? If you shoot on over to the Google and search for “zerg rush” your page will get attacked by Google zerg! You can defend against the attack by rapid fire clicking on the circles. This is, of course, a play on the popular video game Starcraft.
When my coworker discovered this at work on Friday, we naturally tried to compete to see who has the highest score. I was keeping track of our scores on our whiteboard, when I decided I should make a new webapp for people to log their scores.
I want to know who has the best score at this ridiculously simple game, even though victory doesn’t seem to be possible. So, I spent a few hours today and launched Zerg Rush Scores.
It’s amazingly simple, but does exactly what I want.
I was able to build on my experience with web2py and put together this fully functional app, start to finish, in just a few hours. To gain time, I used as much included functionality as I could and repeatedly stopped myself from adding new features. After all, for a site that actually serves no purpose, the beauty is in the simplicity.