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Longtime CodePen member Tim Pietrusky, (who you may know from his super-popular Pen Star Wars opening crawl from 1977) is kickstarting a tabletop game Bug Industries, “a card/dice game for us IT nerds”.

Tim’s taking a clever approach of unlocking stretch goals with community challenges. One of those challenges is creating 8 animations of the bug characters from the game right here on CodePen.

As always, the CodePen community is rising to the challenge! Here are two of my favorites so far.

Kevin Gimble animated “The Henchman”

See the Pen The Henchman – Bug Industries (SVG, Greensock) by Kevin Gimbel (@kevingimbel) on CodePen.

Gregor Adams gives “The Intern” a suitably goofy shuffle

See the Pen BUG INDUSTRIES | the intern by Gregor Adams (@pixelass) on CodePen.

You can grab the illustrations for the challenge at: https://bug.industries/codepen, and check out even more Pens with the Bug Industries tag.