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Since March 2012 I’ve been a regular contributor to the CreativeJS site. The site aims to showcase stand-out creative uses of web technology as well as offering a growing collection of tutorials. As you may expect I tend to drop mostly gaming and demoscene related articles 🙂 Here’s the list so far:
Get bitten by the Lunch Bug
Visual 6502 and the Microchip Archaeologists
Grand Theft Auto WebGL
Wizard of Wor
Radiotheraphy Demo by Alcatraz and Scoopex
VIP 2 Demo by Popsy Team converted to WebGL
Trigger Rally – online Edition
If you only check one, please check the top article – Lunch Bug, a brief review of the great new game by Lost Decade Games.
Pixel Blasting 3D Jellyfish GPU Melting 4k Demo22nd Nov 2011
There have been some really inspiring demos and games released recently, here’s a collection of a few (hit the jump for the full list)
Bits ‘n Bites is a pretty awesome blog featuring some cutting-edge WebGL work. The pretty picture above is from a 4k demo called Frank. A proper multi-part with great synth track and seriously sweet effects. All for a sum total of 4096 bytes. Be warned though it’s likely to make your GPU cry – don’t even go in here unless you’re packing some serious graphical firepower. The Frank blog post details how he handled the compression, music generation and shaders. Fascinating reading.
Also from the same site (I apologise, I don’t know the name of the guy creating these works of art) is a WebGL port of the Windows demo Muon Baryon. Another demo well worth watching. But probably the most interesting thing of all is Sonant Live. A browser based music tracker with JS replay using generated synth sounds. Really awesome!
Talking of shaders: check out Shader Toy to build them in real-time online 🙂
200,000 Stage3D Particles Dancing to Daft Punk27th Oct 2011
200,000 Stage3D powered individually moving z-depth sorted particles, dancing around a 1280 x 720 (or fullscreen) display to a Daft Punk soundtrack. It can only be Simo Santavirta. No surprise he’s part of the demo crew evoflash who I’ve blogged about many times before.
Check it out (Flash Player 11 required of course)
And while you’re in a browsing mood you ought to click your way around his Gallery. Because there are lots more incredible effects to see. Personal favourites include Salmon Flying Into Ladas Back Seat, Ray Slime and the old but still great Little Green Men (needs a web cam)
PlayJam’s Stage3D Shoot-em-up26th Oct 2011
This is a sweet little game from Pawel Kwietniak at PlayJam, that again shows that Flash devs seem to really like making shoot-em-ups with Stage3D 🙂 It runs smooth and fast on my PC at 1280 x 720 resolution. I really liked the vector semi-wireframe style graphics, and although the game isn’t complex it does have power-ups, different alien formations and even a boss fight.
Have a play! And follow Pawel on twitter. Oh and when the game says “Press OK to Continue” it means “press Enter”.
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