OK, 100k people landed on the server and AWS wants all my money so I've added a (hopefully) non-annoying advertising link in the header. Should you feel like clicking that to throw a penny or two towards the server costs, I thank you! This isn't a money grab, but I'd hate to pull the plug because of money.
Sorry, I didn't mean to tease you about multicolor pigs. Those are on the way, but you're gonna have to earn them. In the meantime, you might be able to unlock some new pig types...
What's that bomb button do? 🤔
Multicolored pigs? Inconceivable!
JEEBUS PEOPLE, there are so many of you now that I have an actual AWS hosting bill of meaningful magnitude! I'm in a bit of a bind as I really don't want to slap banner ads all over the page just to make ends meet...but I gotta do something. So, let's try an experiment.
See that button down there? That's a Patreon button. I just need a few rich and amused folk to click that button and pitch in $1/month or something and I think I can keep the pigs flying long enough to add some more features. It's either that, or March of the Ads, or MicrotransactionLand.
WTF JUST HAPPENED - traffic here spiked 6000% so I've had to make some hasty server changes. Things may still be a bit janky from time to time as I make tweaks to keep things from crashing.
Flying Opera Pigs is now a serverless application, I hear that's what all the cool kids are doing these days.
Farewell, oh StumbleUpon, we hardly knew ye.
Google Plus buh-bye, too.
Pig counts should be more 'realtimey'
Removed the Monero mining module. Many malevolent measurements measured.
Migrated everything into a shiny-new automated build process - that's right, the pigs are getting ready to soar higher than ever before!
Experimenting with browser-based cryptomining donations as an alternative to banner ads. Hosting costs money, y'all!
Added exploding bacon
Laying some groundwork for future features...
Added tracking of global (and I do mean global) pig production and destruction. Statistics are now displayed in real-time about how many pigs have ever been created or destroyed here.
Added a pulse effect to the global stats numbers whenever additional pig activity has been detected
Display flying pig count, so you can count your pigs.
There are big plans headed to the Flying Opera Pigs! After randomly looking at some web traffic stats, I realized oh crap, people are actually looking at this page. So I'm adding something for you to do once you get here.
Migrated code into a game engine, for future features.
Added controls to add or remove flying pigs. I have no idea how many you can add before crashing the browser, so go nuts!
Improved mobile compatibility (music triggered on click).
Increased the number of flying pigs.
Initial release. Animated pigs, flying over a scene in an opera house.