Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Slither

Category: Fun, Games

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Slither is a Web port of the age old Snake game.

Erik Johnson wrote the game, and had this to say about the project (available here on GitHub):

We’ve seen a million varieties of snake/nibbles games over the years, especially in Flash; however, I haven’t come across many that are implemented using Canvas. I’ve used it to simply draw the game area and used standard CSS2 and jQuery animation techniques to provide the rest of the UX support. The game itself uses an interesting combination of class-based components that allow for rich support of extensibility and ease of maintenance. The performance has proven quite well on all the current A-grade browsers (except IE of course :P)

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Wow, so this is the future of in-browser gaming?

Can’t wait to see Flash disappear from the web…

Comment by JohnP — May 14, 2010

Well this kind of game does not require Canvas at all. I did the same using only html and JS around … 2 years ago:

http://wilq32.adobeair.pl/SnakeGame/Wilq32.SnakeGame.html

Have fun ;)

Comment by wilq32 — May 20, 2010

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