Games


Monday, February 26th, 2007

Vox Imperium: Civilization via Ajax

Category: Games

Bill Renner has created Vox Imperium, a Civilization clone ported in Ajax. Have fun doing a view-source on the main game page.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:59 am
7 Comments

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3.8 rating from 29 votes

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Wabble: Web 2.0 Scrabble

Category: Games

Ryan Buterbaugh has created an Ajax version of Scrabble on the web called Wabble (mirror). The application doesn’t require any registration, and uses the Taconite framework as the base.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:32 am
5 Comments

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3.6 rating from 34 votes

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

The Internet’s first live shopping game show.

Category: Fun, Games, JavaScript

Jellyfish (previously mentioned here) took their “smack shopping” promo to the next level last week with the introduction of “The Smackwheel”. Billed as “The Internet’s First Live Shopping Game Show”, the user picking the closest percentage-off to the actual best deal gets a chance to step up and spin. The js wheel is “broadcast live” Read the rest…

Posted by Jim Halberg at 3:10 pm
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3.8 rating from 16 votes

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006

3D Rendering in JavaScript

Category: Games

We need more spinning 3D objects in our applications. Well, of course we do not, but this proof of concept is interesting to see. The demo renders arbitrary triangles using pure JS/DOM/CSS (no use of canvas and co. here). Brendan Eich showed off some very nice canvas demos at the show last week, including DOOM Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:08 am
20 Comments

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4.1 rating from 49 votes

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

Google Image Labeler: Collaborative Tagging Game

Category: Ajax, Comet, Games, Google, GWT, Usability

Google has released Google Image Labeler, a streaming Ajax app that makes it fun to label (tag) images apparently built with GWT (via TechCrunch). It’s a real-time collaborative app, where you work with an online partner, assigned by Google, to look at the same image and decide on some labels together. It works like this: Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 4:53 am
18 Comments

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4.2 rating from 90 votes

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

Top Ten Web 2.0 Games

Category: Fun, Games

Bored at work (or at home, for that matter) and looking for something to do? Well, this page might have just the ticket for you. It lists out a “Top 10” of some of the more popular Web 2.0 games offered on the web, as ranked by the number of exit clicks each has gotten Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:10 am
10 Comments

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3.3 rating from 35 votes

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

Grand Strategy – Ajax-enabled Risk Clone

Category: Games, Showcase

Ever feel like you want to play a good, forever-lasting game of Risk but just don’t have a board (or are somewhere where you couldn’t play it that way if you wanted?) Well, Bryan Brunton wrote in to tell us about a game inspired by this classic war game that’s fully Ajax enabled – Grand Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 7:13 am
3 Comments

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3.8 rating from 25 votes

Wednesday, June 7th, 2006

World Cup Predictions with fo.reca.st

Category: Games, Showcase

The world cup starts this week, so now is the time to get your predictions in! Fo.reca.st is an Ajax app tracking predictions for the upcoming tournament. There’s some nice use of Ajax here, and fortunately creator Alexander Kozle has produced a walkthrough of its features. There’s a custom CSS stylesheet defined for each team, Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 5:46 pm
16 Comments

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3.5 rating from 39 votes

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

Ajax-enabled Multiplayer Battleship

Category: Games, Showcase

In the trend of Ajax-enabled games that we’ve been seeing lately, Sinkmyship.com introduces their own offering – a multiplayer version of Battleship. We’ve looked everywhere for an online multiplayer version of the first RTS game EVER! However we were dissapointed in what we found, and decided to create our own. As they say, the rest Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 5:52 am
9 Comments

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3.7 rating from 56 votes

Friday, May 19th, 2006

Yahoo! UI Tetris

Category: Games, Showcase, Yahoo!

Dustin Diaz is at it again. This time he has created Tetris using the Yahoo! UI utilities. The game uses a combination of: Event Utility DOM Collection It even looks nice :) Play Tetris NOTE: there is a SVG version of Tetris too

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:26 am
12 Comments

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4.1 rating from 29 votes

Wednesday, April 19th, 2006

Porting Spring Sudoku to Ajax

Category: Games, Java

Glen Smith explains how easy it was to refactor his Java-Spring Sudoku solver to use Ajax. I’ve added Ajax goodness to my little Spring-powered Sudoku solver. And it was a total snack. You can double click on individual cells to solve just that square, or use the “Solve” button to solve the whole puzzle. You Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 8:24 am
5 Comments

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3.4 rating from 17 votes

Monday, April 17th, 2006

Dutch Pipe: Open-Source Avatar/Chat/Virtual-World PHP Framework

Category: Games, PHP, Toolkit

Looks like you could have a lot of fun with this new PHP framework. Dutch Pipe has similar features to the other virtual-world/avatar sites we’ve seen earlier (e.g. Hive7), but is actually an open-source framework rather than a single (stovepiped :-) destination site. Using the framework, any developer can integrate a virtual world into their Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 7:09 am
10 Comments

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3.6 rating from 56 votes

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Bunny Hunt IV: Ajax Shoot-Em-Up

Category: Games, Showcase

In time for Easter, Cameron Adams (The Man in Blue) has released a clean and simple Ajax shoot-em-up: Bunny Hunt IV (caution – link not bunny-safe). The announcement says it all: In the grand old tradition of making bloodthirsty games about religious holidays, I offer you Bunny Hunt — a tribute to the cute little Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 1:52 am
4 Comments

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3.3 rating from 25 votes

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

WEBoggle – Ajax Multiplayer Boggle

Category: Ajax, Games, Perl

In this post on the Ajax Magazine blog, there’s mention of WEBoggle, an Ajax-enabled web-based multiplayer game of Boggle. WEBoggle is a web-based Multiplayer Boggle Game where you can play and have fun, but the website was already down this morning the second time I check it to write about it. The game is too Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:50 am
5 Comments

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4 rating from 35 votes

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Ajax Multiplayer Chess

Category: Comet, Games, Prototype, Showcase

Piotr Dachtera has created a full interactive multiplayer chess server based on Ajax (using Prototype and Script.aculo.us). There is a lot going on in the game such as: Built-in chat Drag and drop of pieces Animation of pieces as they move

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:32 am
14 Comments

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4.2 rating from 92 votes

Friday, February 17th, 2006

Opera Nintendo Browser

Category: Business, Games, Mobile

Opera will be producing an official web browser for the handheld Nintendo DS platform (via Anne’s Weblog): In Opera’s agreement with Nintendo, Nintendo DS users will now be able to surf the full Internet from their systems using the Opera browser. The Opera browser for Nintendo DS will be sold as a DS card. Users Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:18 pm
12 Comments

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4 rating from 30 votes