Shark Attack!

Hang Man-style game using words from New Horizons Picture Dictionary

A quick, easy Hang Man-style game where you have a word on the screen and have to guess the letters to win.

Just press the letter you want to guess on the keyboard and see if you get eaten!

If you guess wrong, your ice cream gets eaten, one bite at a time! Once it's all eaten up, you lose.

I figured this is a less 'real violence' kind of game compared to Hang Man, considering Japan's stance on hanging and capital punishment.

The vocabulary comes from New Horizons's Picture Dictionary and includes months, days, animals, colors, shapes, and others!

(Please let me know what can be improved or expanded)


After careful consideration, version 1.1 has a little girl being (rightfully) upset about her ice cream being eaten by a shark!

Thank you Lucasmh and UonumaRobert for your ideas and support!

update 2

Put in an on-screen keyboard so that this game can be played on a tablet!

update 3
Hint button added

Submitted by Aurora Edutainment March 10, 2022 Estimated time: 5 minutes
  1. Lucasmh March 10, 2022

    I know its a zombie and not a person, but I still feel a bit weird about using sharks as the bad guys. On this side of the planet, they are being hunted pretty hard because people think they are monsters. Its a game, and a good one too, but my animal bio degree pulls me to making the sharks not eat anything but fish in my activities

  2. Aurora Edutainment March 10, 2022

    You make an excellent point! I have fallen into the trap of promoting unfounded stereotypes. If I decide to do a version 2, I'll change the theme to either something more fantasy or something better representing sharks :D

  3. VinShida March 10, 2022

    Just tried it. It's harder than I thought it'd be!

  4. Aurora Edutainment March 10, 2022

    It's definitely hard. It's got over 200 words to choose from, and it's all simple words so the letter count is pretty low a lot of the time.
    I could make a word list that the teacher can choose from before playing.

  5. prince4life March 31, 2022

    I'm interested in having the word list. I played the game and it's really hard.

  6. suzume April 1, 2022

    Who knew that guessing the word 'breakfast' could be so hard?!

  7. Aurora Edutainment April 5, 2022

    Game Update : Hint button added, which gives you the theme of the word (colors, animals etc)

  8. suzume April 6, 2022

    The hint button is super helpful. Thanks! I'm not sure if it's just me but doing this on the computer, once I 'win' the game and get the option to play again nothing happens when I click the 'main menu' button. I end up having to refresh the whole page to play again.

  9. Aurora Edutainment April 6, 2022

    Thank you for that! I swear, I try to fix one thing and two things break. :D
    The button should be working now :)

  10. suzume April 6, 2022

    Thank you! It's working now!

  11. stevenyc113 January 4, 2023

    This is really cool an useful now job. highly recommend it. Great sound effects too. I appreciate your work.

  12. Furachan January 5, 2023

    Wow, really cool. I have been doing a blackboard version with the whole class but this one will work well with students on their own. Thanks

  13. ShakaD268 October 4, 2023

    For the word notebook, the hint says stationAry and not stationEry.

  14. Lily Of The Valley June 13, 2024

    Wow, what a fun game!! Thanks for your hard work and huge thanks for sharing it! :)

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