In the Life of a Werm: Shellbert's Adventure by Team M.E.R.M. (Morgan A., Riya P., Elysia I.)

Team M.E.R.M. (Morgan A., Riya P., Elysia I.) designed and developed this game at the Girls Make Games 3-week summer camp. They are finalists for GMG’s Demo Day competition, where the grand prize winners earn prizes sponsored by GMG's partners!  To learn more, visit

Game Summary:

In this story based action game, The Werms, a more advanced kind of species of worm, have their home underground near a pond. After a huge storm, Shellbert the Werm is separated from his family! After hearing rumors about The Fisherman, he goes on a quest to The Council to warn everyone and reunite with his family. Join Shellbert in his journey to find his family and save The Werms!

Game Controls:

To enter full screen, click the expand icon on the bottom right 

  • ARROW KEYS to move 
  • Up arrow key to jump
  • Space to shoot
  • Click for cutscenes

Game Story:

During a storm, Shellbert gets separated from his family! He wakes up some time later to get mail from the Mailwerm Frank, and hears rumors about The Fisherman.

Shellbert travels to the Council of Werms to gather an army of Werms to fight The Fisherman and save his family. Here he talks to local Werms and hones his fighting skills.

Shellbert and his army of Werms gather at The Fisherman's place to fight and save his family! He succeeds and is reunited with them.


The team loves books and are bookworms, and came up with “werm” from their initials all together (MERM) -- they wanted to be Werms!

About the Creators:

"We all enjoy playing instruments, specifically piano! We're all bookWERMs who love Harry Potter, and we all enjoy art and drawing. We all have a passion for games that has brought us together!"