How many people will simultaneously watch a pixellated spinning rat?
This is the main question posed by spinningrat.online, our second forary into multiplayer meme games after popcat.click. Instead of relying on a simple leaderboard to promote engagement, we added a visual incentive - the more people watch simultaneously, the more rats appear.
Spinningrat.online is backed by a lightweight presence server written in Go, using Redis to manage active users.
I am particularly proud of its 404 page, which shows the rat floating endlessly in the void of space.