Thursday, July 17th, 2008
Wow. He went and did it. The entire game runs in the favicon!
Obviously since this little game makes use of canvas and the toDataURL method, it does not work in Internet Explorer, and Safari does not seem to support PNG favicons. Prefer Opera or FireFox, although FireFox 3 suffers from garbage collection hick ups when playing in the favicon.
The game logic isn’t really complex but remains true to the original Defender and provides enough action for 16Ã—16 pixels. The original game mechanics would make Defender of the favicon insanely difficult. Therefore a few adjustments were done : none of the enemies fire at you, your Defender got upgraded with a shield, and finally the Landers do not mutate into unstoppable war machines after abducting a humanoid but wander in your general direction.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:06 am