Opera Developer Ports C++ Game to HTML5

The game, originally written in C++, gets the HTML5 treatment and is being translated to JavaScript. The latest snapshot has still ways to go to reach the state of a playable game, but Moeller says that 100,000 lines of code have been moved and technologies such as WebGL with a Canvas2D fallback are working already.

The demo enables users to direct the game's main character, but ladders and doors are not functional. The focus is here is, of course, on the word demo, as it shows the possibilities of running a game within a browser and how we may be playing video in a few years down the road. If you run the demo, notice the smooth background animation as well as integration of Google webfonts.

According to Moeller, this brief demo is about 11 MB in size and has been tested on Windows 7, Mac OS X, Ubuntu Linux and iOS with the current browser versions of Opera, IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

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  • 68jghjr5fgjYou cant port a game to html5, html isnt a programming language. You mean they ported the game to java. Whats so special about that again?


    Java is not Javascript.
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  • You cant port a game to html5, html isnt a programming language. You mean they ported the game to java. Whats so special about that again?
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  • Please God, let HTML5 die. Dumb Apple-whores keep droning on about it for years while Flash gets the job done.
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  • 68jghjr5fgjYou cant port a game to html5, html isnt a programming language. You mean they ported the game to java. Whats so special about that again?


    Java is not Javascript.
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