BLASTR:ARENA: WebGL Pokki 1UP contest entry
Two students from Sydney, Nikhil Suresh and Jayden Tilbrook have developed a very impressive non-violent TV game show-styled shooter with WebGL & HTML5 Canvas for Pokki’s 1UP contest.
Here’s Nikhil’s description of the game:
BLASTR:ARENA: It’s an arena shooter which involves ‘blasting’ a prizeball into a goal to score points, while fending off ‘bombots’ that try and blast you away. All this in 60-second matches presented in the style of a TV gameshow (much like Monday Night Combat) but with an underlying non-violent gameplay mechanic that’s suitable for everyone.
The game features 2 graphics engines, a 3D one in WebGL and a 2D Canvas engine in case the client computer is slow or can’t run WebGL.
The game can be downloaded from the Pokki site (Pokki is a platform for creating Desktop Apps using HTML5 technologies, it’s currently Windows only but is slated for a Mac release in 2012).
Check out the video below for the gameplay in action.