A downloadable game for Windows

This was a prototype I built in Gamemaker:Studio, which has game-play similar to the Hungry Hungry Hippos game, but in this case you are Chameleons trying to catch the most flies. There are power-ups that will increase your tongue speed or increase how many flies you can catch at once. Also there are bees to avoid as they will paralyze your tongue for a couple seconds.

It seemed like a great idea on paper, but as people played it, it didn't seem all that fun. So I shelved the idea.

The game is for 1-4 players (One player mode was going to be a beat the clock mode, but it was never implemented). It's best to use gamepad/controllers but it also supports joint keyboard play (which gets crazy with four players).

More information

Published127 days ago
AuthorGreg Squire
TagsArcade, GameMaker, Multiplayer
Player countSingleplayer


ChameleonChowDown.exe (17 MB)


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Pretty cool prototype. I could see 4 player being pretty fun! I just did the 1 player and beat the level- not super engaging by yourself. Maybe I will play again later with my son when it can be competitive :)