Floating Point Leviathan is an odd little game where you hunt a massive whale with spears, but the floating point shifts (causing the visuals to become less stable) each time you hit the whale.
For those unaware of the term, floating point precision errors are errors in video games that cause increased jitter and instability the further you go from the world’s center. Floating Point Leviathan takes this concept and builds an entire game around it.
You find yourself in an underwater environment with a massive whale swimming around overhead. Your goal is to harpoon the whale several times, but each time you do hit the whale then the floating point shifts, causing the whale and the entire game world to become a little less stable and more jittery.
It’s a short, but fun little game that beautifully illustrates what floating point precision errors. The way the world becomes more jittery with each hit is a very cool effect.
Controls: WASD – Movement, Mouse – Aim, LMB – Fire, Spacebar – Jump
Available On: Windows & Browser