That said, I think it was a nice demo but he has throw it out into the wild in the hopes someone will pick it up and increase perf and port it. The real honest answer is, we need a WebGL programmer willing to do it.
My game really needs better lighting, I'm left with 2 options.
1) hire a matte painter to do pixel art lighting on all my backgrounds. This means I can't really change my backgrounds in the future, but it would also be very detailed.
2) USe WebGL lighting to bounce off solids. This would be great to give me flexibility, but I would lose a little detail. I'm ok with this tradeoff.
I'm willing to chip in some $$$ to hire someone to do this. Think of it as a bounty.
@Ashley: I don't know if you have time to help, but I could use assistance in gathering documentation to give to a developer to look over. At this point I don't know what I'm talking about enough to give someone a gig. I just need a list of things they would need to do to make it work.
I would assume it would be a behavior or effect. That you attach to a sprite. It would be called "Light Source" or something. It's only job is to draw shadows and light on the layout, and stop when it hits a surface set to solid. Does that sound right?