Category: HTML5 Games
IE is no longer a requirement.
Now here’s something pretty awesome. Recently, Microsoft has created a new website called PlayBoxie, which allows PS4 and Xbox One owners to play various HTML5 games using a controller.
While PlayBoxie already includes a handful of games, the software giant is said to be contacting more game developers and asking them to include controller support.
As long as it supports WebGL.
Hover, a capture the flag game from the 90s era is coming back. Thanks to Dan Church (who approached IE Team), you’ll be able to relive your memories and have some casual fun. The goal is simple: capture more flags than your AI opponents. You may also collect various power ups that will help throughout the game.
Ironically, it won’t work on Internet Explorer 10 or lower, since it requires WebGL and Microsoft was too stubborn to include it in the previous versions of IE.
What happens when you use Canvas element to draw graphics and allow people to express their creativity and experience the worlds they have created? Canvas Rider!
It’s simple: blast some music, open one of the random levels and enjoy. Be warned though, it’s pretty addictive.
Following the awesome Google Racer experiment, the search giant has just revealed another game: Roll It.
What is it? Roll is a PC and phone combo where a phone is used to aim and roll the ball while the PC renders the result. It’s pretty fun and supports up to 3 players, check the video above to get a better idea.
The best part? According to the video, it took them only 3 days to do so, thanks to asm.js and Emscripten, which first appeared in Firefox 22 Alpha.
Earlier last year, Microsoft has helped the developers behind Contre Jour, a visually stunning game for all the platforms, to port it to the web.
Now, the software giant has announced the availability of a new version, which includes a total of 20 new levels and two new worlds. While neither Petit nor Microsoft shared any visitor numbers, it was revealed that there were close to 1 million visitors from the Brazil alone.
If you haven’t played Contre Jour already, grab your headphones and check it out.
Free of charge.
If you had a PC in the 90s, there is a high probability that hearing someone say “Westwood Studios” will send shivers down your spine. Unfortunately, all good things come to an end. The studios were later bought out by the EA Games, a lot of people left to join Petroglyph Games, Command & Conquer franchise was turned into a joke and your childhood memories were pushed down the drain.
After a sugar coated promo from the Microsoft, it’s time to put their claims into a test and find out, how good or bad Internet Explorer 10 really is when it comes to gaming and HTML5 performance.
Thankfully, a game developer from Scirra.com did a bunch of tests and let me tell you, the results are pretty ugly. Why? Mostdly due to no WebGL support.
Real Life Scenarios
If you were hungry for some HTML5 action, here comes a popular iOS game, which has been ported to Windows 8 and the web.