HTML5: Epic Citadel On Unreal Engine 3

By | May 6, 2013 | 3 Comments


After Mozilla’s partnership announcement with Epic Games earlier this year, both companies have finally demonstrated the capabilities of HTML5 and JavaScript in a new video, which shows a web version of “Epic Citadel” demo that does not require any plugins to run.

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.


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  1. Przemysław Lib says:

    Small typo:

    asm.js is part of Firefox, however Emscripten is independent project. Emscripten is a crosscompilator, which can read C/C++ as input and on output we can get JavaScript or ASM.js subset.

    • En_joy says:

      asm.js is not a part of Firefox. Alpha versions of Firefox optimize for asm.js. All browsers and JS engines support it, since it is just a subset of everyday JavaScript.

      • Przemysław Lib says:

        Oh. Sorry.

        I was just stating that Emscripten generate code (in asm.js) which firefox interpret.

        ASM.js is “just” subset of JS, while firefox subsystem that handle it is called Odin Monkey.

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