Ridiculous shark game!
October 3, 2018 8:11 AM   Subscribe

This lovely post has me addicted to this ridiculous game And this article seems helpful- BUT I don't have any shrimp or sponge! What am I missing?
posted by Ftsqg to Grab Bag (9 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
How many dolphins have you got?
posted by flabdablet at 8:23 AM on October 3, 2018

Dolphins- dolphins 10.2K + 8/S
posted by Ftsqg at 9:07 AM on October 3, 2018

I took a peek in the javascript of the game and under homeactions.js it lists the prerequisites of "getShrimp" as needing 5 sponge and the upgrade "seabed geology" which needs the upgrade "crystal container". The prerequisites of "prySponge" which gives you 1 sponge is the upgrade "sponge collection", which also requires sea bed geology.

Then later it lists getting a sponge farmer as costing 200 coral glass and requiring the upgrade coral circuitry, which needs the automation upgrade and coral glass smelting.

Does this help?
posted by Iron Carbide at 11:26 AM on October 3, 2018

Based on what Iron Carbide is saying, that gives me an in-game thought: have you explored the Laboratory yet? I completely missed it for a while, it's a menu near the top. Doing stuff in the lab might unlock them.
posted by tchemgrrl at 12:07 PM on October 3, 2018

Have you EVER had shrimp? Before you find the... thing (minor spoiler), you're not going to have access to shrimp nor sponges. Only certain areas have them and you don't start there.
posted by FakeFreyja at 1:19 PM on October 3, 2018 [1 favorite]

posted by this-apoptosis at 7:22 PM on October 3, 2018 [1 favorite]


That's a condensed version of what I said, immediately after this was posted, but my comment was deleted :)
posted by intermod at 8:23 PM on October 3, 2018

...and now it seems to be down, just as I figured out my own sponge/shrimp problems.
posted by ApathyGirl at 3:54 PM on October 4, 2018

You need to do stuff in the Laboratory at the top. But not EVERY world has sponge and shrimp, so it'll depend on which world you find yourself in. (I've also become OBSESSEDDDDD with this game based in the last month, so also please feel free to MeMail me for more.) You might also find this more helpful than the part about Essence Farming.
posted by Charity Garfein at 9:11 PM on October 4, 2018

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