OMG - HTML5 goes NOVA!

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Post » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:19 am

At the Google IO conference this week, one of the many interesting announcements was the production of a game called Strike Fortress. This game is written entirely in JavaScript and looks like it used HTML5 all the way (Web Audio API, Web Sockets (with node.js), WebGL, etc.). The impressive thing is that it was written in 5 months by 11 students.

The game was sponsored by Electronic Arts but is more of a tech demo than a commercial game. You can read about it here: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/e-a-and-google-got-game/. And you can see a video of the game in action at the blog of the guy who led the team here: http://noahbench.blogspot.com/2012/06/strike-fortress.htm.

At the moment, the game only runs in Chrome and only on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and (I assume) on the new Google Nexus 7 tablet that was unveiled today (I'm a hardware person as well as software and I salivate at the idea of a 4-core Tegra tablet made by Asus ... and only $200).

Anyway, this can do a lot to convince people to look at HTML5 and help Construct 2 grow.Bob Thulfram2012-06-28 02:20:36
Check out my HTML5 Firefox OS Game Programming and Game Playing blog at http://firefoxosgaming.blogspot.com/ and my book on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZUYIGO. I wrote a newer post on using Construct for Firefox OS at http://firefoxosgaming.blogspot.com/201 ... -game.html.
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Post » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:59 am

Nice too see things moving. But it's not clear what screens are mobile. The bottom right one is it not appears to be running that smoothly. I hope things continue to get better.
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Post » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:58 am

[QUOTE=Kiyoshi] Nice too see things moving. But it's not clear what screens are mobile. The bottom right one is it not appears to be running that smoothly. I hope things continue to get better. [/QUOTE] The top two screens are the actual game. The bottom left is a debugging screen. The screen on the bottom left is blank for half a minute, shows a 3-screen setup, and then shows the tablet that the game is running on. Bob Thulfram2012-06-28 05:00:42
Check out my HTML5 Firefox OS Game Programming and Game Playing blog at http://firefoxosgaming.blogspot.com/ and my book on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZUYIGO. I wrote a newer post on using Construct for Firefox OS at http://firefoxosgaming.blogspot.com/201 ... -game.html.
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Post » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:59 am

Looks like a cool tablet, hopefully its powerful.
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Post » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:05 am

[QUOTE=alspal] Looks like a cool tablet, hopefully its powerful.[/QUOTE] Pretty powerful. Quad-core Tegra from Asus. Specs at http://www.google.com/nexus/#/7/specs

I want one!!!
Check out my HTML5 Firefox OS Game Programming and Game Playing blog at http://firefoxosgaming.blogspot.com/ and my book on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IZUYIGO. I wrote a newer post on using Construct for Firefox OS at http://firefoxosgaming.blogspot.com/201 ... -game.html.
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Post » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:09 am

So what's that like in comparison to an i5 or other tablet processors.
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Post » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:38 am

[QUOTE=alspal] So what's that like in comparison to an i5 or other tablet processors. [/QUOTE] Given the current state of processors, I've heard that the CPU is slightly faster than iPad and the GPU is slightly slower. There's only so fast you can make 'em run these days. It won't seem slow compared to other Android tablets, but until it comes out, there aren't any easy comparisons.
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Post » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:04 am

-interesting topic
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Post » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:39 am

about the tablet it has many things that you will don't like it in the future like camera,3g and so on... but for gaming its really good ^^
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Post » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:33 pm

[QUOTE=zsangerous] about the tablet it has many things that you will don't like it in the future like camera,3g and so on... but for gaming its really good ^^[/QUOTE] All I want is a game machine!

This tablet is the new HTML5 game console!
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