links // 2010.09.09 08:21:24 [hh]

Retro-Arcade-Games im Browser: "Akihabara"

Das Projekt "Akihabara" hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, basierend auf HTML5 eine Arcade Game Engine zu erstellen. Die aktuellen Beispiele auf der Web-Site sind bereits ziemlich vielversprechend. "Akihabara" besteht aus einer Reihe von JavaScript-Libraries, welche das HTML5-Canvas-Tag und Standard-Hooks verwendet.

"Akihabara is a major Tokyo shopping area for electronic, computer, anime, and otaku goods. You can find any sort of old & new videogames, starting from the 8-bit era to modern motion-sensing videogames. But is also the promised land for nostalgic gamers who has left the heart in their Super Nintendo and actually sees the world in pixels.

The Akihabara which you can download here is my personal dream too. It is a set of libraries, tools and presets to create pixelated indie-style 8/16-bit era games in Javascript that runs in your browser without any Flash plugin, making use of a small small small subset of the HTML5 features, that are actually available on many modern browsers.

I wrote this for fast game developing/prototyping, since Javascript is not only a funny scripting language but is also available quite anytime during the day, for some coding-on-lunch-break (my unique spare time). The engine is not very refined but results are enjoyable on Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Opera. Games run in the same way on all these browsers and on all the supported platforms, that are virtually all ;). Using Javascript gives you a nice side effect too: games are also playable on modern mobile devices like the iPhone/iPod, Nintendo Wii via Internet Channel, Android devices and the just arrived iPad."

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